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Bradbury Thompson’s Ga Ga Moment

Steven Heller draws attention to Bradbury Thompson, editor/designer of Westvaco Inspirations and art director of Mademoiselle magazine with a short profile and several examples of his work.

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Meet the 2014 Regional Design Awards Judges

Print’s editors take the task of selecting Regional Design Awards judges very seriously. We’ve finalized our prestigious roster of 2014 RDA judges. Will they see your work as they curate the next class of winning designs?

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New Jersey’s Got Talent, Ya Know!

Those of us who reside east of the Hudson and west of the East rivers are grateful we don’t live anywhere else. Yet, despite all the Jersey put downs, its not such a bad place. In fact, aside from bridge lane closings and the incredible number of Jersey mayors on trial or in prison for graft and corruption, the Garden State has a fair concentration of very talented illustrators, a number of whom appear in an exhibition organized by Chris Gash, and feature the following Jerseyians.

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Italo Lupi Sees All, Does All, Shows All

Italo Lupi and Italian Graphic Design are synonymous. His most recent book, Autobiografica Grafica (Edizioni Corraini), is a memoir of design (an autobiographica), aesthetics and art — of the half century he has helped guide and influence Italian practice. I asked Lupi to tell me about book and the joys of designing.

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FHK Henrion Remembered, Revisited, Regaled

My nominee for the best design monograph of 2013 is FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer (Unit Editions). I asked Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions to explain more about the process of creating this significant volume and FHK Henrion who Shaughnessey explains is “the most important British (though German born) graphic designer ever.”

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Louis Danziger: Happy 90th

Lou Danziger once offered these words of advice: “Work. Think. Feel.” Work: “No matter how brilliant, talented, exceptional and wonderful the student may be, without work there is nothing but potential and talk.” Think: “Design is a problem-solving activity. Thinking is the application of intelligence to arrive at the appropriate solution to the problem.”

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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.