2011 Creativity + Commerce Competition Winners

The Creativity + Commerce competition is meant to highlight the best business-focused design from around the world: logos, identities, annual reports, advertising campaigns, signage, and corporate brochures. But over the years, that world has sometimes seemed very small indeed, with …

Dialogue: Arachne for the Digital Age

The New York–based textiles company Maharam is a fourth-generation, family-run business. It has been reinvented by each successive generation, which probably accounts for its unusual longevity in the dysfunctional realm of family businesses. Louis Maharam, its founder, was a Russian …

Poster Children

A new generation of designers revives the quintessential Polish art form. A poster for the Polish release of Citizen Kane 2010, by Homework. Henryk tomaszewski created a colorful broadside for Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane in 1948, when the film arrived …

Color in Design Awards 2011

Last year, Print and our sister publication, HOW, teamed up with Pantone to cohost the first ever Color in Design Awards. A team of color experts from Pantone and the design industry (Pantone’s marketing director, Giovanni Marra; Print’s former art …

Scenes from a Revolution

Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy   The Egyptian revolution was an uprising of all classes and all ages in which over 800 people lost their lives. It was also a war of words and images, a creative outpouring of anger and …

Breaking Through Boundaries — Dialogue with Paola Antonelli

— She is the best friend that graphic design and typography have in the museum world. Conceiver of such exhibitions as “Safe: Design takes on Risk,” “Humble Masterpieces: Everyday Marvels of Design,” and “Design and the Elastic Mind,” Paola Antonelli, …

State Mottos: A Designers’ Atlas

— The project Fifty and Fifty, via the talents of illustrators from across the country, constructs a new view on America’s traditional state mottos. According to creator Dan Cassaro, the original idea, which came about during a road trip two …

Little Black Books

  Fifteen years ago, Moleskine bet on paper and won. Now it ponders its future in the digital world.   At the beginning of my interview with two Moleskine executives in the company’s sparkling new Manhattan offices overlooking the Hudson …

Image of the Day: April

  April 30, 2010   LIZ WOLFE   Liz Wolfe —   April 29, 2010   KATE MCCGWIRE   Kate MccGwire —   April 28, 2010   TYLER LANG   Tyler Lang —   April 27, 2010   COME DE …

The Story of “O”

—   Once upon a time, the film industry people asked the design people to create their movie poster but to make it like a logo–you know, for posters, merchandise, and branding. “Just give me the letter O,” the design …