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Observer: Pinning Down Pinterest

Rick Poynor explores why Pinterest—despite early criticism—has found its place in design as a respected archive of visual finds.

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32 Award-Winning Ad Designs

As we look ahead to our Legends in Advertising Awards—the early bird deadline of which is today—we take a look back at the best ad designs from the last three years of the Regional Design Annual.

Print August 2014 Issue

Print’s August 2014 Issue

Print Magazine’s August 2014 Issue is the Lessons Learned Issue. In this issue, we take a look at how the past has played an important role in the present and future of design and the lessons we have learned along the way.

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Oh, Behave: The Observer Column

Rick Poynor on sexual representation and “Secret Behavior” magazine, created by collage artist James Gallagher. Originally published in the Observer column of the February 2014 issue of Print Magazine.

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Dreams of Drawing: How to Become an Illustrator in 2014

For any kid who went through a Crayola phase or doodled her way through high school, illustration seems like an ideal line of work. As with any dream career, however, the perks often overshadow the challenges. For every artist with a full list of client projects, there are quite a few more struggling to turn breakout Behance popularity into mainstream recognition. The industry is saturated, the competition is fierce, and the internet—the proverbial blessing and curse—has turned everyone (or is it no one?) into illustration superstars with hoards of followers.

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Print’s June 2014 Issue

In this issue, we take a look at how the entrepreneur shift has paved the way for a new chapter in social innovation design and delve into what being a design entrepreneur really means. Plus get insight into what it takes to break into the world of illustration.

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Leigh Guldig on her Cover Illustration for Print

Illustrator Leigh Guldig, who is one of the 20 2014 New Visual Artists, discusses her approach and process in creating the cover for the April issue of Print. Our art director also provides comments.