Author Archives: James Gaddy

Revisiting the Things You've Been Meaning To Do

Last year, while illustrator Joanna Neborsky was interning at the Brooklyn studio Citizen Scholar, she was asked to create some illustrations to accompany a poster that the studio had made about reducing your impact in the world. The project would eventually become “Things You’ve Been Meaning To Do,” which was posted to the studio’s...

Five Questions with Keegan McHargue

One of our favorite shows this year was back in September at the W/ Gallery, a small gallery space in the Lower East Side curated by the young talented designers Rebecca Jimenez and Jiminie Ha. And while the entire program this year was strong, including work from 2×4, Leong-Leong and Stand Up Comedy, the...

Milton Glaser's eBay Competition

Milton Glaser offers his posters for sale on his own site, where you can buy reprints of his famous Dylan poster, an unsigned Hugh Masekela for $300, or a signed Lovin’ Spoonful poster (above) for $200. Some of them may be more expensive based on scarcity. But he was surprised when he began posting...

Inside the 2010 Regional Design Annual

Each summer, when we begin discussing options for the cover design of the Regional Design Annual, the biggest question is how to present American design as both six distinct regions as well as a whole. Digital technology, for all its benefits, has rendered fluid regional design identities. So we kept coming back to the...

Design Classics: The Dutch Police Identity and Striping

A recent trip to Amsterdam has confirmed one more reason why the Dutch rule: They have the coolest police cars in the world. Designed by Studio Dumbar in 1993, the striping, in particular, is yet another example of the functionality and artistic invention that manifests itself so frequently on the streets of Amsterdam. The...

Introducing the Image of the Day Archive

If you’ve been following our Twitter, you’ll know that every day, the Print staff selects one image—a great poster, package, photograph, illustration, logo—created by graphic designers, past and present, from around the world. And now, we’ve created an archive of the collection here on our blog, where it’s easier to browse, comment, and recommend...

Our Favorite Moleskine Collaborations

Over on the Print website, Michael Silverberg looks at the analog success of Italian notebook publisher Moleskine: The company’s masterstroke was capitalizing on the link between the notebooks and icons such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Hemingway, who used similar-looking ones long before the brand existed. The lineage strained credibility (“It’s an exaggeration,” one...

5 Picks from 365, and Milton Glaser, Now at AIGA

Last night, the AIGA National Design Center held an opening reception for two exhibitions: the 31st annual “365″ competition, which highlights the best 125 pieces of graphic design from last year, and Milton Glaser’s “In Search of the Miraculous,” a three-part show that gives a peek into the mind and influence of the industry’s...

The Week in Imprint, 8/20

In case you were on vacation this week, here’s a quick summary of the articles you may have missed: Ecstatic Publishing: An Interview with Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz The lead singer of Sonic Youth and Prinz, a former editor at Rizzolli, discuss their new publishing venture and how they manage business attitudes with...

Faile Erects a Ruined Temple in Lisbon

Last month, street art collective Faile finished a public installation in conjunction with the Portugal Arte 10 festival in Lisbon. The duo’s creation, Temple, is a full-scale, half-demolished wreckage of a church constructed in Praça dos Restauradores Square. Here’s how the collective describes the concept: Temple marks the duo’s migration from a more strictly...