America-Can Do.

When there were real jobs in this country, this is what this country made: real cans (the little can that could?). These ash cans and garbage pails represent the concerted efforts of the sheet metal industry … and what the sheet metal industry made graphic designers make into promotional booklets with handlettered type and hand-drawn imagery. This was the economy, industry and business at its best. Forces of manufacturing, marketing and commercial art joined solidly together like the seams of the can to the bolts of the base.

 

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The 2017 PRINT RDA: Final Deadline. Enter Now!

Enter the most respected competition in graphic design—now open to both pros and students—for a chance to have your work published, win a pass to HOW Design Live, and more. 2017 Judges: Aaron Draplin / Jessica Hische / Pum Lefebure / Ellen LuptonEddie OparaPaula Scher. Student work judges: PRINT editorial & creative director Debbie Millman and PRINT editor-in-chief Zachary Petit.

Draplin image: Leah Nash. Hische: Helena Price. Lupton: Michelle Qureshi. Scher: Ian Roberts.

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