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Paolo Soleri’s Visionary Book

Paolo Soleri, a visionary architect and designer of Arcosanti, the eccentric arts settlement in the Arizona desert that was a mecca for young creative-types during the hippie-era and a pioneer of the sustainable architecture movement, died at 93 this week. …

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Post-Modern Storybook Illustrations

I consider myself very lucky to have been exposed to children’s books as a kid that were published way before my time—it gave me a wonderful perspective on everything from design and illustration to historical content. A good example is …

Tom Bodkin, Chief Creative Officer

Tom Bodkin, who has either held or currently holds positions of art director, senior art director, design director, assistant managing editor, and deputy managing editor of The New York Times was recently, well deservedly named its Chief Creative Officer, a …

The Baffler's New Colors

The Baffler #22 is the first full color issue in its history. That’s pretty monumental, especially since most color magazines are now entering their digital stages. I asked John Summers, editor-in-chief and Patrick J.B. Flynn, design and art director to …

Debbie Millman to Design 2013 RDA Cover

We’re beyond thrilled that Debbie Millman has agreed to design the cover for the RDA this year! Print Magazine (www.printmag.com) is pleased to announce that Debbie Millman (http://debbiemillman.com/ @debbiemillman) will be designing the cover of its Regional Design Annual issue which …

War and Type

On the home front during World War II, New Yorkers received a regular diet of good and bad news through screaming headlines on the front pages of the city’s tabloids. Illustrator and satirist Rick Meyerowitz’s father, Hy, kept dozens of …

Hirschfeld, Do Re Mi, and Peacock Feet

  I’ve always loved Al Hirschfeld’s work. It seems so timeless and each image he created was always a treat to visually wander through—even without his playful “Ninas.” He had solidly established his style of designed caricature by the mid …

The Vintage Speedball Textbook

I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasn’t until taking a calligraphy course in college (with Professor …

A Garland for Garland (Ken)

Sometimes you can know a person but not really KNOW that person. I have known or known of the veteran British designer Ken Garland for ages. But not until now, with the publication of his stunning monograph, Ken Garland: Structure …

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 …