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Eight Album Covers from Heavy Rotation

In Peter Terzian’s essay anthology Heavy Rotation, twenty contemporary writers remember the record albums that influenced and inspired them. We looked at eight of the covers of those albums and found a handful of interesting stories about how they came to be.   Joni Mitchell: Blue (1971)   “Out of the side of my...

Image of the Day

— Scroll above to see more images.   August 31, 2009  ANDREAS NICHOLAS FISCHER Andreas Nicolas Fischer August 27, 2009  EVENING TWEED   Evening Tweed   August 27, 2009  TIMKO+KLICK   Timko+Klick via GOOD Transparencies Archive   August 26, 2009  WHY NOT ASSOCIATES   Pigeons & peacocks by why not associates   August 25, 2009  HEY...

Creativity + Commerce

Do you have what it takes? Creativity + Commerce showcases outstanding business-focused print and interactive design from around the world.  This highly selective competition features the best branding campaigns, websites, advertising, corporate brochures, annual reports, identity systems, packaging, catalogs, motion graphics, and signage produced to communicate with a company’s audience, investors, employees, or the...

Graffiti at Gawker

    The roof of Gawker’s headquarters was littered with street art yesterday evening at the press preview of the exhibition “MOM & POPism,” sponsored by Gawker Artists. The show, curated by graffiti maestro Billi Kid, fuses the work of 28 street artists with photographs from James and Karla Murray’s latest book, Store Front:...

News, 08.04.09

  Over In Print, we’ve put up a classic piece from last year: book cover designers such as Paul Buckley, John Gall, and Peter Mendelsund talk about their favorite designs that were rejected and never used. Carol Devine Carson’s favorite was a 2001 novel called Dogwalker:   Outside the office of Carol Devine Carson,...

News, 08.03.09

  Marisa Meltzer reviews Shelf Discovery, a book of essays about Young Adult fiction books that are focused primarily on girls:    Each essay has a mix of nostalgia, analysis, memoir, and feminist revision that can make even the guiltiest read feel like it held a vital role in our coming of age. Take...

News, 07.31.09

Over at The New Republic, Jed Perl says that the Met’s “Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages” is one of the most original shows he’s seen in 7 years:    The entire show fits into three galleries, but what galleries they are! [The curator Melanie] Holcomb has gathered books and manuscripts from...

News, 07.30.09

We’re not the only ones relaunching a website: NPR launched a redesign on Monday as well, with a new tagline: “Always On.” Over at Poynter, Steve Myers says that the navigation is vastly scaled back, for the better, and audio is presented in a way that provides “a variety of active and passive listening...

A note about the new site

Welcome to the new printmag.com. Here are a few of the new features you’ll find: We’ve got a blog now! Read more from your favorite contributors, including Steven Heller, Ellen Lupton, Andrea Dezso, and Jude Stewart; we’ll be adding new faces to the roster every so often. Plus, the Obsessions column, written by House...

Khoi Vinh

— Scroll above to see more images AS DESIGN DIRECTOR of the New York Times website, Khoi Vinh has set the standard for extending print publications to the online world. He draws a parallel between cooking and learning how to design and code on the web: “A little bit of knowledge and skill leads...