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Words – and Images – on Ed Fella

Ed Fella’s AIGA Medalist profile sums him up succinctly: He’s “one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century.” And now he’s retiring. But having been friends since I first interviewed him for Emigre back in 1993, I figure that “retire” will be more like a change of treads, appropriate for a...

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Print’s 2013 New Visual Artists: Final Part

These are the final examples of the work displayed for the 20 New Visual Artists. See the entire feature, plus so much more, in the new April 2013 issue of Print Magazine. Pick up your copy here! Jordy van den Nieuwendijk Age: 27 Title: Illustrator From: Zoetermeer, the Netherlands Lives In: The Hague, the...

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Print’s 2013 New Visual Artists: Part 4

Here are four more examples of the work displayed for each of the 20 New Visual Artists. See the entire feature, plus so much more, in the new April 2013 issue of Print Magazine. Pick up your copy here! Ana Domínguez Age: 29 Title: Graphic designer and illustrator From: Barcelona Lives In: Barcelona Click...

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Miguel Covarrubias’ Face Time

Miguel Covarrubias  (1904-1957) was a Mexican painter, writer, and anthropologist. He was also one of the most inventive caricaturists in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker back in the day.  In 1923 he left Mexico for New York City on a government scholarship, and his incisive caricatures soon began to appear in these and...

Print’s Portfolio Review Winners: Kevin Cantrell

Ever since a senior project at Brigham Young University required him to design a rebranding program for Italian opera house Teatro la Fenice, Reader’s Choice winner Kevin Cantrell has been hooked on typography and lettering. “As the project continued, I knew it was something I wanted to delve more into; however, the opportunity to...

Using the Design Process to Resolve Project Conflicts

“You decided to change directions…?” (cue the internal tears) Ahhh…that feeling inside that whispers, “I’ve just wasted a week on a design and now the strategy has done a u-turn spraying me with its exhaust of angst and chaos as it soars by. Everyone is looking at me like I should completely be on...

Andy Warhol's Attraction to Herbert Bayer's Lips

When Alexey Brodovitch was art directing Harper’s Bazaar, he ran a striking cover by Herbert Bayer for its 1940 “College Fashions” issue. A three-quarter view photo of a woman’s face is duplicated in two rows of four: a clear newsstand eye-catcher. Brodovitch went on to commission an up-and-coming illustrator named Andy Warhol for several...