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Tina Roth Eisenberg, Swiss Miss

— Scroll above to see more images FOR TINA ROTH EISENBERG, who has run her seminal design blog out of New York since 2005, making her favorite dish meant reaching out to her homeland: “For a second, I was afraid the cheese and white wine would separate. I called my sister in Switzerland for...

Peter Buchanan-Smith

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Matteo Bologna, Mucca Design

— Scroll above to see more images HAVING WORKED WITH the likes of star restaurateur Keith McNally, it seems as though Mucca founder Matteo Bologna would be right at home in the gastronomic world. Nope. “I was deported from Italy because I don’t know anything about soccer and I don’t cook,” Bologna jokes. “This...

Archive of Print’s webcasts

All of our webcasts are recorded and available for purchase. Please click on a title in order to purchase that webcast in our store.   May 29, 2009 The Brave Zig While the Rest Zag A Packaging Perspective on Creating Stand-Out Work The shelves of America’s supermarkets and drug stores are cluttered with bland...

Alan Dye, Apple

— Scroll above to see more images APPLE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Alan Dye thinks his design and cooking practice have plenty in common: “Design to me has always been about a plan for action. And in this way, cooking is very similar. You always start out with a problem to solve, but how you push...

What a Gentleman!

— Above: Photograph of book covers by Joel Voelker IN 2006, THE BRITISH designer David Gentleman blanketed London’s Parliament Square with 1,000 large paper cards, each one holding 100 splatters of blood-red ink. This installation, a protest against 100,000 lives lost in the Iraq war, was a stark new turn for the veteran artist,...

LUST: An Exercise in Non-Branding

— Scroll to see more images.   WHAT WAS MORE interesting to us than the fact that it’s a marijuana package is the idea of how you can deal with branding strategies in different ways, breaking loose from the swollen language brand managers use. Marketing concepts eliminate anything that differs from the values they...

Base: The Joys of (Re)Appropriation

—   BECAUSE MARIJUANA is illegal, smokers currently tend to appropriate the packaging of readily available, mass-produced products: Altoids tins, film canisters, hollowed-out pens. As these packages have been co-opted by marijuana smokers, we thought, “Why should we impose a new package?” There’s a whole ritual and tactile experience that goes with smoking, and...

The Heads of State: True to the Street

—   OUR DIRECTION is essentially about preserving the spirit of buying pot illegally. The rituals and customs of scoring a bag of weed are so ingrained in pop culture that to ignore them simply because marijuana is legal seems to do a disservice to decades-old pot culture. The brand is built around a...

Strømme Throndsen Design: The Mass-Market Approach

— Scroll to see more images   WHEN WE WERE thinking about building packages, our thoughts went back to the old days, when smoking cigarettes was popular in the upper classes and ladies carried cigarette cases. These days, everyone uses cases for products such as iPods, cell phones, and so forth. In this sense,...