Author Archives: Caitlin Dover

Review: William Kentridge at MoMA

— It’s perplexing, but true: There is only one truly world-class fine artist working today who consistently uses animation. William Kentridge, the South African multimedia artist who is the subject of a well-deserved retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art that opened last week, has been making richly detailed short films using stop motion...

New York City: Q&A with Rob Trostle of Mother New York

    Rob Trostle of Mother New York was the art director for this identity for the Webby awards. The system was a winner in the New York City section of Print‘s 2009 Regional Design Annual.   What’s your favorite thing about being a designer in New York?   Being able to ride a...

New York City: Q&A with Genevieve Williams and Dan Cassaro of SVA

    Genevieve Williams was the creative director and Dan Cassaro one of the art directors for the Senior 2008 book for the School of Visual Arts. The book (above) is a winner in the New York City section of Print‘s 2009 Regional Design Annual.   Print: What’s your favorite thing about being a...

East: Q&A with Lisa Sherman of Comella Design Group

    Lisa Sherman is a designer at Comella Design Group, based in Bethesda, Maryland. Their self-promotional wrapping paper (above) is a winner in the East section of Print‘s 2009 Regional Design Annual.   Print: What’s your favorite thing about being a designer in Washington, D.C.? Lisa Sherman: The D.C. area is full of...

East: Q&A with Ian Hamilton of Ripe

    Ian Hamilton is the senior designer at Ripe, based in Washington, D.C. Their logo (above) for the Art of Peace Foundation, an organization that strives to find peaceful ways to resolve the Tibet conflict, was a winner in the East section of Print‘s 2009 Regional Design Annual.   Print: How do you...

Drawn In

So many fine-art books are designed in such a staid, expected way that a book like One Thousand Drawings comes as a treat: Tracey Emin and Rizzoli could so easily have just thrown a bunch of her drawings on heavy, high-gloss stock, slapped one of her more risqué images on the cover, charged $100,...

Regular Features

I’m exactly the wrong person to review Sarah Stolfa’s book of photographs, The Regulars. Her portraits of patrons at a Philadelphia dive are simply candy to someone like me who loves any portrait—a blurry iPhone snap, a 17th-century Dutch likeness in oils—better than any other kind of picture. But believe me, Stolfa’s photos are...

Review: Art and Copy

There’s a point somewhere around the middle of Art & Copy, the new documentary about the ad business from filmmaker Doug Pray, when the camera follows David Kennedy through Wieden + Kennedy’s stunning Portland, Oregon, headquarters. He leads us through the airy, wood-rich spaces filled with artwork, pointing out some employees jamming in an...

Live Webcast August 27: Designer Be Good

Our Twitter giveaway of three free passes to this webcast has ended. Thank you for participating!   How good are you? No, we’re not talking about your design chops. We’re talking about creating positive change in the world. Designers everywhere are becoming more involved in good causes—and attracting clients who also want to make...