Author Archives: Colin Berry

Design by Surprise

A couple thousand years ago, legend has it, a Chinese cook was fooling around with a mix of charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter—common kitchen items at the time—when they ignited. Initially alarmed, the cook became interested, packing some into a bamboo tube, which shot out and—BOOM! Fireworks were born. Something beautiful borne by accident. How...

Mikey Burton

[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.] Illustrations for undergraduate viewbook for Loyola University, Baltimore. Agency: 160 over 90; creative director: Dan Shepelavy; designer:...

Always With Honor

[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.]   Illustration for Monocle, Issue 25, 2009. Art director: Ken Leung.   Always With Honor (Tyler Lang,...

Wildfire and Frezno

One in ten Americans lives in California, but nearly everyone everywhere equates it with big dreams, infinite possibility, and endless promise. And catastrophe: earthquakes, fires, human lives lost or mislaid. Two recent volumes of photography explore these twin takes on the Golden State, and Wildfire, Sasha Bezzubov’s collection of images taken in the aftermath...

Hannah Cho

— Scroll to see more images   The first thing you notice about Hannah Cho is her unshakeable joy. She calls herself “blessed,” “grateful,” “thankful”; she describes others as “wonderful” and “the best.” Endearing and exuberant, and prone to hyperbole, she experiences events you and I might call fun as “the funnest time ever.”...

Dustin Arnold

  Dustin Edward Arnold is an anachronism—a young designer more strongly connected to the aesthetic of eras and cultures long past than to his own. Whether creating elegant letterforms or laying out chic housewares catalogs, he favors the meticulously hand-crafted, the stylistically baroque, the exquisitely ornate. There’s something Parisian about his work: timeless, opulent,...

RDA 2007: Far West

  From the Rockies to Diamond Head, designers across the West describe business in one word: thriving. “It’s great to be a designer in Denver right now,” says Joe Conrad, a partner at Cactus, a 24-person studio in the city’s Lower Downtown district. “The country is starting to realize this is a great place...

Ana Bagayan

  When she was 6 years old, Ana Bagayan and her family moved from the Armenian capital of Yerevan to a place halfway around the world: Burbank, California—suburban and American, as unlike Yerevan as the sun is the moon. Imagine: a little girl leaving a familiar city of 1.2 million with an ancient history,...

Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign looks familiar

   Everyone loves a winner–sometimes so much so that they decide to rip him off. A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times reported on uncanny similarities between two campaign websites, one for Israeli prime-minister candidate Benjamin Netanyahu and the other for U.S. president-elect Barack Obama, designed by Blue State Digital in Washington,...

Mike Piscitelli

  Director-photographer Mike Piscitelli is calling from Ventura, where he’s scouting a location, stuck in traffic, and talking about his past. Born in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, he moved around a lot: Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana. “I grew up skateboarding and made my first music zine when I was 14,” he says. “I took...