Author Archives: Claire Lui

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...

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...

2008 Student Cover Winners

This year, in the grand tradition of the public choosing an American idol and a favorite dancing star, Print opened up voting for its 44th annual Student Cover Competition for the first time. We uploaded the covers of three finalists—chosen by judges Miranda Dempster, art director of Art + Auction; Andrew Horton, art director...

Advice from Nelu Wolfensohn

We’ve been running our Student Cover competition annually since 1964. Each entry is sent in by a professor who chooses five students from the school’s senior class to submit to the competition. Though we don’t always print the name of the professor in the article, we do note and respect the work they do....

Shelf Life: Faber Finds

— Faber & Faber’s new series Faber Finds, which resurrects out-of-print books using print-on-demand technology, prints each copy one at a time, eliminating warehouse stock and allowing for an almost infinite list. John Seaton, the editor of the imprint, who was hired to find and add new titles to the series, says that he...

New York magazine’s new Agenda

There’s been some sadness around this office that New York decided to get rid of their High Priority feature, a half-page graphic that opened their listings section each week. Created by a different designer every issue, High Priority showed off the talents of designers new and established, with the only restriction being that the...