Million Dollar Babies
From swanky strollers to haute couture high chairs, Modernism—or a version of it—has conquered the kids’ market.
BY LESLIE SAVAN
And That’s the Way It Isn’t
Have fake news graphics taken over the role of the political cartoon? We report. You decide.
BY JIM HANAS
Stars and Stripes, Literally, Forever
Forty years of presidential-campaign graphics.
VISUAL PUNDITRY BY SAM POTTS
“Martinizing” the Movies
Retro billboards? Gore-resistant flooring? Designer Martin Charles, Hollywood’s go-to man for print on the big screen, has it under control.
BY MICHAEL DOOLEY
Kill Your Darlings
Book designers’ favorite covers don’t always see the light of day, so we asked eight designers to show us their cherished runners-up.
BY PETER TERZIAN
The Little Imprint That Could
Pulling its books off the shelves at Barnes & Noble was just the beginning of one publisher’s quest to create a branded imprint.
BY ANGELA STARITA
Don’t Worry About the Government
Public policy shapes our lives, but few really understand how it works. One organization is coming to the rescue—with design.
BY LISA SELIN DAVIS
Pushing the Envelope
An ephemera nut finds an unlikely treasure trove: letterheads.
BY PENNY WOLFSON
Clean Slate Club
The whiteboard is on its way out, but a dynamic collaborative tool is showing businesses what interactive communication can do for them.
BY JUDE STEWART
Creativity + Commerce
PRINT’s fourth annual international business graphics competition.
INTRODUCTION BY AKIKO BUSCH
Where we’re calling from.
Red vs. blue, Adidas vs. Wal-Mart, Helfand vs. scrapbooking, and the Human Blockhead.
Violent verses, tuneful bottles, and one crazy dream.
The Green Screen
With the help of interactive design, sustainable living can be a lot more fun.
BY JEREMY LEHRER
Design critics can only gain from accepting their own evolving history.
BY RICK POYNOR
Martin Kace, founder and creative director, Empax.
BY STEVEN HELLER
Vol. 22/no.1 In the Cleveland mayoral campaign of 1967, it was politics not as usual.
BY MARTIN FOX
Click to Run Obama online.
BY ANDREI MICHAEL HERASIMCHUK
Plus: Apps to ease billing, project management, and presentations. And Paul Shaw reviews Liber in Hot Type.
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, by Todd Oldham; Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation by Hans Bacher
REVIEW BY JOHN CANEMAKER
The Next Page: Thirty Tables of Contents, by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, and Jessica Helfand.
REVIEW BY JOHANNA DRUCKER
Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice, by Rick Poynor
REVIEW BY VICTOR MARGOLIN
Willie & Joe: The WWII Years, by Bill Mauldin, edited by Todd DePastino
REVIEW BY JAMES STURM
BY CLAIRE LUI