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Howler Magazine Scores!

Robert Priest and Grace Lee have produced a wealth of smart, elegant magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine and the late, great Condé Nast Portfolio. They’ve made their mark in the digital world as well, creating the award-winning O, The Oprah Magazine app, interactive pieces for The Fiscal Times, and, most recently, Turnstile, a digital...

Andy Warhol's Attraction to Herbert Bayer's Lips

When Alexey Brodovitch was art directing Harper’s Bazaar, he ran a striking cover by Herbert Bayer for its 1940 “College Fashions” issue. A three-quarter view photo of a woman’s face is duplicated in two rows of four: a clear newsstand eye-catcher. Brodovitch went on to commission an up-and-coming illustrator named Andy Warhol for several...

Songbird Janet Klein's Hotsy-Totsy Music Designs

By day, Janet Klein is a printing industry representative and sidekick to world-class designers and art institutions. By night—and on weekends—she’s a uke-playing chanteuse. And here in Los Angeles she’s a legend among aficionados of early 1900s ditties, and vintage design. Accompanied by Ian “You Turn Me On” Whitcomb and her other “Parlor Boys,”...

Micro Fiction

A few years ago, Yin Yin Wong came across the Dutch writer Jan Wolkers’s 1969 novel, Turks Fruit, in a dusty corner of a secondhand store. She had first read the book as a high school student, but now that she was studying graphic design, the cover, by Jan Vermeulen—with green-and-orange letters on a...

Richard Wilde, My Hero

Last night Richard Wilde, the chairperson of the BFA Graphic Design and Advertising program at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, was inducted into the One Club’s Educator’s Hall of Fame at Gotham Hall. I was honored to give the induction speech to 400 guests. Below is a version of what...

An Illustrated Visit to the Sister Corita Kent Show at the Tang Museum

There is an art show of Sister Corita Kent’s work up right now at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and it is very good. The show includes several of her amazing serigraphs (another word for silkscreens (I just learned that)), original watercolors, a video of Sister Corita...

Covering Print Magazine, 1940-1953

The magazine we all call Print has had a half dozen different names since its inception in June of 1940. It was originally a limited-edition periodical that discussed the endless techniques used in the graphic arts industry, and even included original prints and tipped-in features within. From its first edition up to Volume VII,...

Bob Gill Lends a Hand

There are few things more rewarding to an art director than working with someone you respect, and in that sense, my tenure at Print has seen an abundance of rewards. In the February issue alone, I got to hang out at the Pencil Factory “art directing”—i.e., chatting up the many great, friendly designers and...

Ambassadors of Goodwill: Vintage Matchbook Advertising and Design

I picked up this salesman’s catalog for the Mercury Match Corporation of Zanesville, Ohio, about 25 years ago at the big antique show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. I remember the purchase vividly—I was over the moon, but tried to act all cool as I attempted to barter the price down from $35 to the far...

RDA Selects: Yes, It's a Real Pencil

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1. American Odysseys book cover by YesYesYes Design (New York City): Joe Shouldice (creative director/art director/designer); Vilcek Foundation (client); yesyesy.es “It is a full-size, fully...