Author Archives: Allie Strauss

10 Design Gifts for the Holidays

It’s finally that time of the year when we scour our bookmarks folder and unearth blogged-about, artistically pleasing treasures to bestow upon the most deserving of our designer friends (or, let’s be honest, ourselves). From Pantone-hued shoes to 19th-century-style eyewear, here are ten products that caught our eye this year. Expressions of typographic love...

The Designers Who Starred in the Summer’s Biggest Viral Video

    By now, you’ve probably seen the irresistible music video for the Japanese trio Sour, which has already gotten more than 1.2 million views on YouTube. The video’s directors–Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Maggie Nakamura, and Masayoshi Nakamura (who was profiled in Print two years ago)–choreographed the action and then asked the band’s fans...

MoMA’s Summer Campaign Reads Your Mind

What do “bad-tempered chair,” “she-goat” and “skeletons fighting” have in common? In the Museum of Modern Art, New York’s recently launched, infographic-style summer advertising campaign, such phrases colloquially and quickly illustrate the museum’s summer art schedule with exhibits from the likes of industrial designer Ron Arad (creator of his own version of the “Well...