"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 …

2012 New Visual Artist: Jerome Corgier

By Jane Lerner Looking at Jerome Corgier’s type sculptures, with their suggestive, amorphous shapes, can be a bit like gazing at clouds. In his love for pure typography, Corgier often strips down forms until their meaning loosens. Letters “immediately lose …

2012 New Visual Artist: Drea Zlanabitnig

By Ian Volner “When she started out, she was in awe of everything, completely sweet and lovely and terrific,” says Pentagram’s Paula Scher. “Now she’s still that, but she’s also savvy as all get out.” Scher is talking about Drea …

2012 New Visual Artist: Erin Schell

By Justin Sullivan By all accounts, Erin Schell was doing well. She had a good job designing book jackets for a large company. But there was one minor issue: “I found working for a corporation and having a comfortable job sort …

2012 New Visual Artist: Sang Mun

[Editor's Note: For the last 14 years, Print has featured an annual issue called the New Visual Artists, which introduces and profiles 20 of the most promising rising talents from around the world in the fields of graphic design, advertising, illustration, digital …