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Print is an iconic design and visual culture brand encompassing a venerated magazine, a website, premium book and e-book lines, and the Regional Design Annual, one of the most well-respected design competitions in the industry.

Founded in 1940, Print seeks to build a dialogue about design by detailing the intersections of art and culture. Rather than focusing on the how-to of design, the experts who write for Print cover the why—why the world of design looks the way it does, how it has evolved, and why the way it looks matters.

To fulfill its mission, Print focuses on a broad stroke of visual culture today, covering everything from publication design to interactive work, motion graphics, corporate branding, exhibitions, illustration and socially conscious design.

Print is bold. Distinguished. Challenging. Experienced. Savvy. The longest-running stateside graphic design publication, it has won five National Magazine Awards—the industry’s highest honor.

As the design world has evolved over the decades, Print has been right there with it, and will continue to evolve to bring its readers the best design writing from the most prominent authors, legends and critics in the field today. Print’s contributing editors and regular writers include such top design thinkers as Michael Dooley, Steven Heller, Claire Lui, Debbie Millman, Rick Poynor, Ellen Shapiro, Paul Shaw, Jude Stewart and Douglas Wolk.


Print Staff


Zachary Petit | Editor-in-Chief, Print
Zachary Petit is an award-winning journalist and a lifelong literary and design nerd. Prior to joining Print and HOW as senior managing editor, he was the managing editor of Writer’s Digest magazine, and executive editor of several related newsstand titles. Alongside the thousands of articles he has penned as a staff writer and editor, his words have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Melissa Rossi’s What Every American Should Know book series, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and many other outlets. In his free time you can find him on pilgrimages around the globe, staring contentedly into the depths of old-world machinery at such destinations as the Mackenzie Printery in Ontario or the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. @ZacharyPetit


Adam Ladd | Art Director, Print
Adam Ladd is a graphic designer at heart and has a high sensitivity to foundational design principles, straightforward concepts and execution that scrubs the extraneous. Coming from a print and identity background, his work has ranged from logos and posters to infographics and illustration. He recently operated as his own identity design business, during which Adam was able to invest in self-promotional efforts, which included industry-recognized articles and videos. One of those videos was done with his then 5-year-old daughter about branding. It gained one million views in one week and is in use internationally by business and design leaders, a college class and an art installation. Adam shares life with his wife, Trish, and his two daughters, Faith and Lily.


If you are interested in writing for us, please contact editor Zachary Petit.