F+W Media is pleased to announce that Aaron Kenedi has accepted the position as the new Editor-in-Chief of Print.
Aaron brings more than 15 years of professional design and editorial experience to the position. He has written, edited, and designed books, magazines, newspapers, and web sites for companies including HarperCollins, Bulfinch, ESPN, TV Guide, Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Aaron was the founder and editor-in-chief of Shift Media and also served as editorial director of Miller Media, a book design firm in San Francisco. He has collaborated with leading editorial and design thinkers John Miller and Mario Garcia, and was a founding team member of Danilo Black with Roger Black in San Francisco.
“The Print brand has enormous potential for growth and development,” says Print publisher Gary Lynch. “I am confident that Aaron’s diverse background, skill set and experience will enable Print to achieve its potential and accelerate its growth as a business.”
Founded in1940, Print is dedicated toshowcasing extraordinary design on and off the page. Covering afield as broad as communication itself—publication and book design,animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters,exhibitions and street art—Print coverscommercial, social, and environmental design from every angle.Engagingly written by cultural reporters and critics who look at designin its social, political, and historical contexts,Print explores why our world looks the way itlooks, and why the way it looks matters.
In 2009,Print was awarded the National Magazine Award for GeneralExcellence for the second year in a row by the American Society of Magazine EditorsMagazine Editors. A five-time winner, Print has been cited numeroustimes by the Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, The ArtDirectors Club, and The Type Directors Club.
In its 2008 citation, ASME wrote: “Proving that just looking great isn’tenough, Print stands out in a cluttered field withits expansive view of its subject, its relentless curiosity, and itsdetermination to look at design not in a vacuum but as a crucialgateway to popular culture, the environment, even politics.”