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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Songbird Janet Klein's Hotsy-Totsy Music Designs

By day, Janet Klein is a printing industry representative and sidekick to world-class designers and art institutions. By night—and on weekends—she’s a uke-playing chanteuse. And here in Los Angeles she’s a legend among aficionados of early 1900s ditties, and vintage …

Eliza Frye: How to Succeed in Comics, Online and Off

When Eliza Frye used Kickstarter to fund her first hardcover collection of graphic stories, she raised more than double her goal amount. In this, the conclusion of our two-part talk, she discusses a variety of topics, including online comics, comics …