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Print's February 2014 Issue

Print’s February 2014 Issue

The Sex & Design Issue: This month, we take a tasteful look at everything from sex itself to sexuality. Plus, we draw attention to the artists and projects, such as the racy Secret Behavior magazine, that explore sex. We even sneak behind the black bars of censorship to understand why certain comics are so...

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Image of the Day, 01/10/2014: Wordless News illustrations

South Carolina-based illustrator, Maria Fabrizio, has spent most of the last year creating illustrations based on the day’s news. For example, the below illustration was creating after Fabrizio heard a story about NASA’s plan to shrink-wrap an asteroid. The project spawned a blog, Wordless News, and Fabrizio will create images for NPR’s Morning Edition...

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What’s YOUR Design Live, Sam Harrison?

Veteran HOW Design Live speaker Sam Harrison returns to the stage in Boston. This year's program is completely customizable; Harrison tells us what he's planning for his conference agenda.

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10 Fantastical Holiday Gift Ideas for Color Fans

Sharpen your pencils and fire up your browsers, color-mavens. The holidays are officially on, and it’s high time to go shopping. Here are the top 10 color-themed gifts this holiday season: First, the splurges. I fell instantly in love with these color-wheel rugs by French designer Constance Guisset for Italian rugmaker Nodus. Thanks, Fast...

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Aaron Draplin Interview, Part 1: “Go Grab It!”

Hailing from the Midwest and calling the Pacific Northwest his professional home, Aaron Draplin (of Field Notes and DDC fame) is the guy you want to talk to at any design event: generous, talented, funny.

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An Offbeat History of Wrapping Paper

Imprint’s longtime color columnist, Jude Stewart, is writing a new series on patterns in design. Previously, she asked whether ornament is really a crime, spoke to the founders of a London-based “pattern consultancy,” and toured Philadelphia University’s patterns archive. Here’s a holiday statistic that’ll blow your hair back: The Guardian reports that we collectively use...

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7 Smashing Holiday Gifts for Pattern Design Fans

Crazed for patterns? Short on holiday-shopping ideas? We got you covered! Below we’ve gathered fantastic gift ideas for anyone whose eyes sparkle at the notion of a kicky pattern design. Start with Fido. A sharp dog counts as a clever fashion accessory (even as his value well transcends that role). Why not outfit your...