Stilla

— Stilla is a headline typeface for anyone waiting for Poster Bodoni to shrug off its restrained precision and get a little funky. Remaining true to its Fat Face brethren (e.g. Normande, Falstaff), Stilla is primarily defined by thick verticals, …

Fabrica’s exhibition “Les Yeux Ouverts”

Approaching the staircase leading down to “Les Yeux Ouverts” (“Open Eyes”), an exhibition of Fabrica currently on display at Paris’s Centre Pompidou, I braced myself for the expected succession of blunt, cause-driven campaigns and personal experiments following the design rubric …

Photographic Testimonies

— Since the American Civil War, photography has played a central role in crafting narratives about conflicts and disasters, whether domestic or international, natural or man-made. As photographic technology has changed, so has our shrewdness in interpreting these documents, allowing …

Flexion

In the late ’70s, John Langdon discovered that he could manipulate letters to form words that read the same from the right and the left. He has since carved out a strong career as a designer and letterer specializing in …

2008 Student Cover Winners

This year, in the grand tradition of the public choosing an American idol and a favorite dancing star, Print opened up voting for its 44th annual Student Cover Competition for the first time. We uploaded the covers of three finalists—chosen …

City Limits

By Marc Andresen   Nobody wants to talk about Hurricane Katrina anymore, and I can’t blame them. Two years have passed, and for people living outside the Gulf Coast the disaster is old news. But for New Orleans designers, talking …

RDA 2008: South

— “If I didn’t watch the news, I wouldn’t know there were economic problems,” chuckles Larnie Higgins, president and creative director of Planet Studio in Atlanta. “I was bracing for hard times, but suddenly it’s boomtown,” says Woodrow Holliman, creative …

RDA 2006: Southwest

By Angela Voulangas We knew something was up. The first indication was a substantial increase in submissions from all over the region; then, as we started contacting the winners, they confirmed, with surprising consistency, what we had started to suspect: …

Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign looks familiar

   Everyone loves a winner–sometimes so much so that they decide to rip him off. A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times reported on uncanny similarities between two campaign websites, one for Israeli prime-minister candidate Benjamin Netanyahu and …

Rodchenko

Did the rigor of the grid bring bread to the proletariats or liberation to the Gulag? Depends on whose manifesto you pulled from the press, or which agitprop poster you peeled from the wall. While these posters’ political impact may …