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The Black Experience in Graphic Design (1968)

The author of a 30-year-old Print article on diversity, Cheryl D. Holmes-Miller, surveys the industry in our summer 2016 issue to see who is designing the solution to a problem that continues to this day. Here, we dig into the Print archives to share the articles that started the conversation. For more, visit www.printmag.com/summer-16 The...

Beautiful Graphic Design from Designer of the Week Galen Smith

Designer of the Week: Galen Smith

Meet Designer of the Week Galen Smith, a lover of graphic design history, ephemera and visual weirdness in the world around us. You may recognize his beautiful graphic design work from the 2015 Regional Design Annual, in which Smith was recognized as representing the top talent from the NYC region. [View all of the 2015 RDA winners online, and if you want to see...

An L.A. View of Meggs's N.Y. School of Design

Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual and editorial errors. Marxist and feminist critics might deal with the two Martha Stewart...

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

You are reading this, which means that you don’t need me, or anyone else for that matter, to explain to you Steven Heller’s encyclopedic knowledge of graphic design and visual communication. He has partnered with the art director and writer Veronique Vienne, compiling the new book 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design. The title...