Author Archives: Claire Lui

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Best Book Covers: Penguin Drop Caps

Jessica Hische's collaboration with Penguin is a lovely nod to the printed word—and an unusual and intriguing twist to a personal project that got its start online.

The Best Book Art of 2012

Plus one cover that was absolutely inescapable   One can hardly talk about book covers in 2012 without mentioning this year’s surprise megabestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey (Vintage)—not as an example of good design but as proof that covers can be less important than word-of-mouth and other intangibles. As everyone knows by now, the...

Peter Mendelsund Crowdsources a Cover

  Black Jack, by Osamu Tezuka, is the story of a renegade surgeon and a seminal work in the Japanese manga canon, and yet, little known outside of Japan. Vertical Press hopes to introduce the series to American readers with its new English paperback edition of sixteen volumes, each with a sophisticated color block...

Janine Rewell

  [Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.]   Suntan design created with tanning booth and vinyl stickers, 2008. Concept/model: James Titterton.   From:...

Bondé Prang

[Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.]   A 3-D reinterpretation of a nativity scene created by Girard.   Bondé Prang From: New Castle,...

Paper Wedding

When I was working on my story about cut paper for the October issue of Print, I interviewed Grace Bonney, of the popular blog design*sponge, and she said something that I found particularly interesting: “Rob Ryan is a cult figure for those Etsy people, but now he’s selling on Etsy!”     Image by...

Paper Goes to the Movies

It’s hard to think of a trend that’s more in fashion right now than cut paper. In celebration of all the cut paper that’s floating around, I wanted to write a little bit more about a couple of trends that I only touched upon in “Running with Scissors,” my article on this subject in...

Jennifer Daniel

— Scroll to see more images   “I think what I’m good at is being funny,” says Jennifer Daniel. She gives this matter-of-fact self-description when asked whether she has any big plans in the works—say, a book or a gallery show. She thinks about it and says no, that she wants to stick with...

Rumble in the Hobby Lobby

The legendary Ali-Frazier bout had nothing on the egos and wounded pride that surfaced in the war between the scrapbookers and the graphic designers on Design Observer in 2005, when Jessica Helfand wrote a scathing post about contemporary scrapbooking, calling the crafters “people whose concept of innovation is measured by novel ways to tie...

Gary Fogelson

  Recently, Gary Fogelson’s building super stopped by. “Hey, you’re a designer, right?” he asked. “Can you do an ad for my tile business?” Other designers might have declined a request to put together a classified ad, but Fogelson has been seriously considering the assignment. “I think there are two connected problems in [New...