Print’s October 2012 Issue

The International Issue

We’re the first to admit that we can be a parochial bunch. Our offices are in New York, and the city tends to have an outsize presence in these pages. So for this issue, we decided to try something different: no stories on New York designers. And why stop there: no Americans at all! Instead, we looked to other parts of the world, focusing on places that traditionally don’t get enough attention in design magazines, including ours. You’ll notice that a few stories have a toe or two, or even a foot, in the American sphere. (Hey, it’s a global world, and we’re not perfect.) And we make no claims that this is a comprehensive report on how graphic design is being practiced everywhere—that would be impossible. Think of this issue instead as a collection of postcards from interesting places, from the manic print shops of Cairo to the colorful back roads of czarist Russia.

Print Magazine October 2012
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FEATURES


PRINT Singles: Local ColorLocal Color
The early-20th-century Russian photographer who created a surreal version of InstagramBy Bryn Smith
PRINT Singles: Lines of CommunicationLines of Communication
To get its message across, a Parisian design studio wants to change the way we read.By Véronique Vienne
PRINT Singles: Collage TownCollage Town
The noisy aesthetics of Cairo’s business-card districtBy Matt Hall
2012 Creativity + Commerce AwardsCreativity + Commerce 2012
Print’s annual showcase of the best in business graphics around the world
International Bodies
A collection of global players, from the UN to the International Cat Association
By Raymond Biesinger
Global Briefing
Design scene reports from China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Italy, Israel, and Singapore
Fist to Face
An exclusive excerpt from Print’s new monograph on Mirko Ilić
By Dejan Krsic
Dinner with the President
A bicontinental design studio aims for the gut.
By David Barringer

UP FRONT


Grids+Guides
Bruce Mau Design rebrands Canada, Steven Heller scrutinizes the boarding pass, and Slavs and Tatars install a psychedelic Muslim library at MoMA.

DEPARTMENTS


Dialogue
Steven Heller interviews the Iranian designer Majid Abbasi.

Best Practices
Using satire to subvert greenwashing

Interaction
To reach a global audience, Western designers must learn how to wrangle.

Stereotype
Stephen Coles and Paul Shaw on non-Latin scripts

Observer
Rick Poynor asks: Why is today’s rebellious design so well behaved?

IN BACK


Back Issue
Martin Fox revisits a postwar landmark of book design.

Reviews
Teal Triggs on Women in Graphic Design, and Claire Lui on an interlocking book by Thomas Heatherwick

In the Studio
Astrid Stavro’s breezy Majorcan refuge

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