publication design

Rare Vintage Articles About Comics And The Comic Book Industry

(Please note: All 3 articles discussed in this post are available in their entirety as downloadable file links. To access, click on the blue highlighted title of the article.) Having been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid, any books written about them and the industry itself has always...

Design Kosovo

Since Kosovo is in the news for the current renewed border conflicts with its Serbian neighbors, it is useful to know that the country is more than a hot-spot for violence. It has a thriving design community with a robust design magazine, Kosovo 2.0 (and website). Here’s what the editors say: Kosovo 2.0 pulses...

25 Years of The New York Book Show

I am embarrassed to admit that, until last week, I had never heard of the New York Book Show. I love books! and have worked in the book industry for nearly 15 years but, nope, never. If a friend of mine hadn’t invited me to the event I probably still wouldn’t know about it....

Radiohead Lets Out a Universal Sigh

Radiohead must drive music executives bonkers. Their last album, “In Rainbows” was downloadable on the web for whatever the buyer wanted to pay. For their follow up, “The King of Limbs”, they have created a very limited printed newspaper that will be given away to customers purchasing the CD and vinyl versions. Called The...

The Gordon Geckos of Grunge

This year marks the 20th anniversary of “grunge,” or as David Markey aptly named his documentary about Sonic Youth’s European tour, 1991: The Year Punk Broke. The film, which came out the following year, captured the post-punk subculture on the verge of mass appeal, a time when jocks and stoners alike rallied behind dissonant...

How We Created Milton Glaser's Slideshow in Flash Catalyst

This isn’t Where the Wild Things Are. And I’m not Spike Jonze. When I first got word that I would have the opportunity to convert the brochure from Milton Glaser’s new exhibit at the AIGA into an interactive project using Adobe’s Flash Catalyst, I was excited … and a bit daunted. Aside from the...