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On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

I have been fascinated with how designers self-identify and describe what they do both to clients and to the design community. There is something brave about stating “I am…” and brazenly filling in the rest, planting a flag, carving out a specific niche in our visual field with a new noun or adjective. So...

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A Visit to Milton Glaser’s “Camp”

I never cared for the Camp sensibility. Sit through a “so bad it’s good” flick? Please! I barely have time for good-good movies. My notes on a Sontag lecture I endured: “So dry and detached it’s deadening.” And anyway, Camp is so 49 years ago. But I love “The Camp Followers’ Guide.” This cheap...

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Beyond Comic-Con: The Wonder Women of Comics

One of the most significant comics events during San Diego Comic-Con this week isn’t even part of the official program. It’s the “Wonder Women: On and Off Paper” exhibition.

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Join Adobe at HOW Design Live — June 2013

Adobe is a proud sponsor of HOW Design Live, and has incredible things in store to help sharpen your design skills, and get you re-inspired to create your greatest work yet. Want to win an Adobe® Creative Cloud™ 5-year membership?

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Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Seymour Chwast (and Martin Luther King Jr.)

A notable quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 88 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

Another Swastika Heard From

Although I have no intention of writing another book on The Swastika, I continue to acquire Swastika artifacts when unusual ones appear. This magazine, La Svastica, an Italian weekly journal of politics, art and science was not intrinsically a pro-Nazi organ, although this cover suggests otherwise. The masthead, while not the most appealing type...

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Image of the Day, April 30 2013

This ambitious large-scale branding campaign for a project called idBrooklyn is looking to kickstarter for funding. Check out more here. Via Creative Roots.

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EVOLUTION STEVEN HELLER More images from The Paper Coffee Cup         An afternoon Skype with It’s Nice That        Publishing. Curation. Events. Creative direction and talent scouting. Is there anything It’s Nice That can’t do? Directors Will Hudson and Alex Bec launched a website in late 2007 as an...

The Return of Print in Motion

—  Thank you for your interest in Print in Motion.  The deadline for this competition has passed.  Winners will be notified by December 31, 2011.   PRINT IN MOTION is Print magazine’s competition dedicated to motion graphics. All winning entries will be featured on our website and receive a special mention in an issue...

Ephemera Road Trip Roundup

Back home after a whirlwind road trip across the U.S., Print contributing editor Penny Wolfson picks out a few favorites from the journey.   On our very first day, we stopped in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, whose preserved downtown “diamond” includes this ironwork sign from the Brockerhoff Hotel, built in 1864-65, with its clean letters bordered...