Jeffrey Docherty

  On Jeffrey Docherty’s desk, there’s a marked-up copy of the science and culture magazine Seed, where he works as art director. He flips through a recent issue, pointing out a handful of practically imperceptible design errors he has tracked …

The Girls’ Guide to Writing and Publishing

— At an engagement party in Seattle last year, I found myself contemplating the hostess’s bookshelf: a collection of pink covers adorned with high heels, shopping bags, and tall slender women on the go, their cellphones firmly in grasp. Just …

Radical Traditionalists

In Hollywood, you’re nobody unless your job description is a multi-hyphenate. A mere actor’s got nothing on an actor-writer-producer-director-swimsuit model. So it’s no surprise that Los Angeles artists use the same strategies. It’s not enough to be a painter; you …

Interview with Joe Sacco

  Print: Why is now a good time to release the expanded version of Palestine? Sacco: In some ways, it’s a sad commentary that a book like this, set during the First Intifada more than 15 years ago, still has …

Ian Allen

  When Ian Allen learned that the storied Bethlehem steel mill in eastern Pennsylvania was going to be turned into a 126-acre casino and entertainment complex, he couldn’t resist making the trip. Allen, a low-key Seattle native who has traveled …

R. Kikuo Johnson

  Consider the case of R. Kikuo Johnson and Night Fisher. When he was a landscape-painting RISD undergraduate, Johnson spent three years working on his debut graphic novel, a tale of growing up in Hawaii and contending with prep school, …

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith can’t talk about design without touching on collaboration and community. “Nothing we do can happen in a vacuum,” says Smith of his design process. “There always needs to be a writer, there always needs to be a client, …