Print’s February 2013 Issue

The Illustration Issue: This month we sketch out a portrait of illustration, capturing the field in its many guises. Rob Walker has an epic look inside the Pencil Factory warehouse, long a creative hub for Brooklyn designers. Meanwhile, Fritz Swanson profiles the Dutch illustrator Tim Enthoven, known for his meticulous, uncanny vision; and Steven Heller sits down with R. O. and Nicholas Blechman, world-class designers who happen to be father and son. We’re also proud to introduce “The Last Word,” a new visual column in which the legendary Seymour Chwast will illustrate the final utterances of notable people, starting this month with P. T. Barnum. You’ll find it, appropriately enough, on the last page of the magazine.

Print Magazine February 2013

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FEATURES


Print Singles: Interior DialogueInterior Dialogue
Baltimore’s Sarah Templin brings together illustration, painting, and graphic design in an artful line of handmade textiles.
By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson
The Pencil Factory: An Oral HistoryThe Pencil Factory: An Oral History
Are the designers and illustrators sharing space in this Brooklyn building a gang, a scene, a movement—or none of the above?
By Rob Walker
Print Singles: The Tiny Worlds of Tim EnthovenThe Tiny Worlds Of Tim Enthoven
A rising Dutch illustrator uses detachment as a form of revelation.
By Fritz Swanson
Hey, Art Directors—What Do You Think About Illustrators?
We couldn’t very well run an entire issue on illustration without talking to these gatekeepers and tastemakers of the publishing world.
By Print Staff
Thoughts Of An Uppity Illustrator
Illustration should be more than just a foil for the text.
By R. O. Blechman
My Son, The Art Director. My Dad, The Illustrator
A dual profile of R. O. and Nicholas Blechman
By Steven Heller

UP FRONT


Grids+Guides
Tiny Jan Vermeulen replicas, Corita Kent gets a retrospective, and Kate Bingaman-Burt never skips a daily drawing.

DEPARTMENTS


Interaction
In his first column for Print, Paul Ford wishes for a new language of data visualization.

Dialogue
Steven Heller interviews the illustrator, artist, and entrepreneur Gary Taxali.

Stereotype
Paul Shaw on pictorial type, and Stephen Coles on icon web fonts

Best Practices
Can prototyping help save the world?

Observer
Rick Poynor on the perils of ultra-simplified illustration

IN BACK


Back Issue
Martin Fox remembers Antonio, who reinvented fashion illustration.

Reviews
David Barringer on Ken Garland: Structure and Substance, Teal Triggs on the M/M (Paris) monograph, and Debbie Millman on coffee mugs by Milton Glaser

In the Studio
Oliver Munday’s foosball heaven

COMMENT