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.
In part 2 of our interview with designer Aaron Draplin, he talks about the genesis of the Field Notes brand of workhorse notebooks, and how a personal project became a successful business.
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."
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.”...
Charles Coiner's most impressive contributions are those in the realm of art directing fine artists. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jean Carlu, Georges Roualt, Miguel Covarrubias, Edward Steichen, A.M. Cassandre and Georgia O'Keefe all contributed to ads for companies like Dole Pineapple, DeBeers, Boeing, and Container Corporation, thanks to Coiner.
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.
She's a hopeless romantic in search of love while he is a serial dater who is well aware of his inability to commit. Designers Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman embark into dangerous territory — dating — and will document it all with art.
With censorship growing in the comic world, Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss II is now among the most forbidden comics, including The Story of O.
Within a 1955 insert of Print, there was an insert written and designed by Will Burtin titled "A Program in Print: Upjohn and Design" seamlessly folded into the magazine.
Ed Fella’s AIGA Medalist profile sums him up succinctly: He’s “one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century.” And now he’s retiring. But having been friends since I first interviewed him for Emigre back in 1993, I figure that “retire” will be more like a change of treads, appropriate for a...