Print’s June 2012 Issue

The Play issue, from NBA branding to Lego urbanism.

On the Cover: Symphonic Band—Univ. S. Illinois / 1965, by Paul Octavious, from the series “Grandpa’s Records.” Octavious says: “My Grandpa Jud used to play records for me all the time as a kid. I would sit on his floor while he propped his feet up, sat back in his worn leather chair, and smoked apple tobacco from his pipe. Whether it was rock or gospel, Grandpa’s head would nod to the rhythm of the beat. I would always know what record was playing by the spinning colors and patterns in the center of the player. The rotating gradients would put you in a trance, only to be stopped by Grandpa changing the record.”

Print's June 2012 Issue - The Play Issue

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FEATURES


PRINT Singles: Living in Lego CityLiving in Lego City
Police checkpoints. The Burj Khalifa. Bears. What kind of urbanism is Lego creating?
By Alexandra Lange
PRINT Singles: Meet the McDonalds Mets
Meet the McDonald’s Mets?
The push to sell uniform ads
By Paul Lukas
PRINT Singles: Mighty Mississippi
Mighty Mississippi
The grit and gospel of a Portland record label
By Douglas Wolk
PRINT Singles: 2012 Hand Drawn Competition
Hand Drawn Competition
Our annual look at the best in illustration
PRINT Singles: Touch and Go
Touch and Go
Patrick Smith’s subtle worlds
By Bill Kartalopoulos
PRINT Singles: Re/Creation
Re/Creation
A visual essay on our work away from work
By Ted McGrath

UP FRONT


Errata
A Correction

Grids+Guides
Steven Heller hits the bull’s-eye, Cass McCombs talks type, and Charles Schulz gets naked.

DEPARTMENTS


Dialogue
Steven Heller gets straight to the point with David Rees.

Stereotype
Paul Shaw and Stephen Coles judge an Olympics of type.

Interaction
A theory of amateur information design

Best Practices
How should companies present transparency?

Observer
Rick Poynor on designers’ latest efforts to self-publish

Education
Western-style design education comes to Doha, with a few hiccups.

IN BACK


Back Issue
Martin Fox digs up sports and symbols from the archives

Reviews
Teal Triggs on a visual history of the London riots, and Margaret Eby on Stefan Sagmeister at the ICA Philadelphia

The Goods
A monolith for the digital age; Norah Jones meets Russ Meyer; a self-published novel gets a new face; and a tool for fuss-free quotes.

In the Studio
Lust’s high-tech 17th-century Dutch office

One Perfect Thing
The playing card

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