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La Petite Mort: Michael Ventura of Sub Rosa Talks Creative Side Project

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally featured in the Print Fall 2016: Special Typography Edition as A Little Death by Karli Petrovic. Grab a copy before they’re gone! La Petite Mort: A Creative Side Project by Sub Rosa Words by: Karli Petrovic What happens when some of your design firm’s brightest creative ideas end up on the cutting-room floor?...

Los Angeles Views "Graphic Design: Now in Production"

At a Hammer Museum panel last month, Willem Henri Lucas introduced himself, Gail Swanlund, and Brian Roettinger as three L.A.-based designers who were about to discuss a current exhibition of contemporary graphic design in which none of them were included. Asking the audience to keep that perspective in mind, Roettinger, SCI-Arc’s former design director,...

Scott Dadich on Best Practices in Digital Magazine Publishing

Early last year, Scott Dadich hosted a webinar about magazine publishing on the iPad that provided an insider’s perspective on the rapidly evolving field. In the year and a half since that broadcast, a lot has changed in the digital-publishing sphere. So we’re thrilled to have Dadich returning to host a follow-up presentation, Best...

The Cutting Humor of Art Director Michael Gross

Designer kids these days. They’ll never experience the toxic aroma of rubber-cement fumes. Or feel the intense drama of an X-Acto knife slicing into their thumb or plunging head-first into their knee. But Michael Gross remembers. In fact, Gross and his National Lampoon co-conspirators immortalized such experiences in a parody of the graphic design...