2012 New Visual Artist: Jungyeon Roh

By Justin Sullivan Soon after Jungyeon Roh began working as an illustrator, she had an unpleasant revelation. “I realized that we are just sitting and drawing all the time,” she says. “It’s really not healthy at all!” Movement is essential …

Parsons Design Students Get "Aligned"

 By Tara Gupta Parsons The New School For Design is set to unveil a new student exhibit called Align, whose aim is to connect design students directly to potential employers. Challenged by their instructor, Rob Trostle (of Mother) to come …

2012 New Visual Artist: Lisa Hedge

By William Bostwick Lisa Hedge spent her first New York winter in Long Island City, working for Takashi Murakami’s studio, Kaikai Kiki, mixing 3,000 shades of green paint. “It was an insane design experiment in a way,” she says. “Matching …

2012 New Visual Artist: Ryan Thacker

By William Bostwick The infographic shows incarceration rates around the world, each country a rectangle in a prison yard, each rectangle a scatter plot of milling inmates. What you notice after a few minutes: The uniform colors are accurate, from …

"From the Inside, From the Heart": Type Designer Nadine Chahine

By Catherine Dixon Nadine Chahine is an award winning type designer specialized in Arabic fonts. Since 2005 she has worked for Linotype combining design with sales and marketing, though as the company’s Arabic type design programme has gathered momentum, so …

Image Non-Stop: Kraftwerk Iconography

 by Aleksandar Maćašev Kraftwerk really showed you how to follow the signs, to get references, to learn your history. … Kraftwerk made having a cultural intelligence cool. –Peter Saville, Wallpaper*, October 2011 Kraftwerk’s rich and influential audio-visual body of work …

2012 New Visual Artist: John Passafiume

By Jane Lerner Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” would make an ideal soundtrack to John Passafiume’s meticulous, mellifluous lettering and illustrations. “The baroque tendency to embellish is now considered excessive, but it’s something I happen to take seriously,” Passafiume says. …

2012 New Visual Artist: Olimpia Zagnoli

By Jane Lerner Cover for Green Like July’s album “Four-Legged Fortune,” 2010 Olimpia Zagnoli, it can be said, is the youngest New Visual Artist ever. Born on February 29, 1984—a leap day—she has technically celebrated only seven birthdays. “When I …

Dissent Makeover

By Aleksandar Maćašev The annual Belgrade design conference, “(Graphic) Designer: Author or Universal Soldier,” was subtitled “Action” this year, and included a street exhibition called “Design of Dissent,” consisting of works featured in the book, Design of Dissent by Milton …

2012 New Visual Artist: Tracy Ma

By Ian Volner Careerwise, Tracy Ma has just landed on the moon. The 23-year-old designer, born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, wrapped up her undergraduate studies at Canada’s York University in 2010, and for the next year and …