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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...

Turn on the Switch

    Marlon Darbeau is a graphic designer who works and lives in Trinidad and Tobago. He is also an editor of the mysteriously titled Draconian Switch, the only design e-mag on this paradise island to cover artists and designers in the advertising field. Past issues can be downloaded here. And the current one,...

Ephemera Road Trip: Seeing the Signs

I like scenery as much as the next person–the lush Pennsylvania mountains, the reminiscent-of-Huck-Finn islands in the Mississippi, the barren landscape of eastern Montana–but the truth is I like people and history better. And there’s nothing that shows the mark and march of humankind more than signs, painted in giant black block letters on...

tonypacko

At Tony Packo’s in Toledo, Ohio, they’ve come up with a writing surface previously unknown to man: the hot dog bun. Packo’s is a Hungarian place with a black stamped-tin ceiling and city themed memorabilia that’s been around for 77 years; butit was “discovered” in the 1970’s when Jamie Farr’s cross-dressing Klinger character mentioned...

MoMA’s Summer Campaign Reads Your Mind

What do “bad-tempered chair,” “she-goat” and “skeletons fighting” have in common? In the Museum of Modern Art, New York’s recently launched, infographic-style summer advertising campaign, such phrases colloquially and quickly illustrate the museum’s summer art schedule with exhibits from the likes of industrial designer Ron Arad (creator of his own version of the “Well...

News, 08.03.09

  Marisa Meltzer reviews Shelf Discovery, a book of essays about Young Adult fiction books that are focused primarily on girls:    Each essay has a mix of nostalgia, analysis, memoir, and feminist revision that can make even the guiltiest read feel like it held a vital role in our coming of age. Take...

News, 07.31.09

Over at The New Republic, Jed Perl says that the Met’s “Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages” is one of the most original shows he’s seen in 7 years:    The entire show fits into three galleries, but what galleries they are! [The curator Melanie] Holcomb has gathered books and manuscripts from...

Resources for Sustainable Design: Books

Resources for Sustainable Design: Books   By Jeremy Lehrer   It’s intimidating to learn a new aspect of your design practice while navigating a  demanding schedule. Set aside some time every day or every week when you can investigate this aspect of design and learn how you can begin following its principles. Below is...

Peter Buchanan-Smith, Best Made Co.

— Scroll above to see more images PETER BUCHANAN-SMITH in a rarefied world, making elegant lookbooks for Isaac Mizrahi and pared-down packaging for Philip Glass. But his preferred cooking method is very down-to-earth: “The preparation itself is what I love most: selecting wood, chopping wood, making a blazing fire, poking the fire, blowing on...