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Memories of JC (Jean-Claude Suares)

In the wake of the tragic passing of JC Suares, an art director of the New York Times OpEd page, we take a minute to pay tribute to a man who helped launch numerous careers, including that of a valued Print contributor — Steven Heller.

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Beyond Comic-Con: The Wonder Women of Comics

One of the most significant comics events during San Diego Comic-Con this week isn’t even part of the official program. It’s the “Wonder Women: On and Off Paper” exhibition.

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Ads with Strings Attached

There is a proud history to be told of the “hang-tag,” those printed bits of heavy paper or board attached with string, ribbon, wire or plastic that attaches to the product in some way. Unlike most forms of print ephemera, …

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History For The Price Of Peanuts

I can’t say I think of Planters’ Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little “Paint Book” from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.

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Advertising Meets Interactive Design

I recently interviewed interactive designer Jonathan Harris about his work for the October issue of Print, which is focused on storytelling through design. During the interview, Harris referenced an essay by David Foster Wallace (“A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never …

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Typography that Sells Clothes

Printed on the heavy card stock, these vintage clothes tags were pinned to the garments that they sell. But most impressive was the way the price stands out.