publication design

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All The News That Fits

The New York Times was first published as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. It’s America’s oldest daily. It was quite a different paper: “We shall be Conservative,” wrote its Republican publisher, Henry Jarvis Raymond, “in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good;—and we shall be Radical in...

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Math and Science Italiane

Italian education is pretty good. Partly because the publications used by students are so appealing. Explore a few examples.

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Paolo Soleri’s Visionary Book

Paolo Soleri, a visionary architect and designer of Arcosanti, the eccentric arts settlement in the Arizona desert that was a mecca for young creative-types during the hippie-era and a pioneer of the sustainable architecture movement, died at 93 this week. His desert property was a laboratory where he erected buildings that were harmonious with...

Google Siglio

If you Google Siglio, you’ll get Lisa Pearson’s passion. She has always been very interested in both the literary and the visual arts, in the interdisciplinary, in the things that don’t fit neatly, that spill over, that resist a single definition. So she founded a publishing house called Siglio. She produces books that she...

A Magazine Is an iPad That Doesn’t Work

This has been flying around the interwebs all day: a baby who’s confused that she can’t get a magazine to work like an iPad. On the one hand: yes, it’s fascinating that she thinks a magazine should work the other way. On the other: this is totally unscientific. what if she’d been taught magazines...

Baseline At 60

  To coincide with the 60th issue of the British design magazine, Baseline, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Maidstone and the international typographics magazine Baseline is mounting of a new exhibition. In the last 17 years Baseline has employed 20 students and graduates from UCA Maidstone’s Graphic Design: Visual Communication and Illustration...

Up Yours: Anarchist Fanzines

If you’re passionately nostalgic for the British anarchist scene in this era of law-abiding conservatism, the Boo-Hooray exhibit space is presenting “IN ALL OUR DECADENCE PEOPLE DIE,” an exhibition of fanzines presented to Crass, the UK anarchist punk band, between 1976 and 1984. Boo-Hooray is at 265 Canal St. #601, New York, and open...

Where’s Adobe Taking Us?

So now that we’re all coming off a long weekend, I have a broader look at an issue we’ve all been discussing lately: where design’s marketplace is going. The short answer to that is: screen-based devices. We all know this. Print is going to continue to become more of a specialized practice area, just...