The New Visual Artists are Print’s annual picks of the best 20 young designers in the world, as nominated by a small and discerning group of judges. This year’s crop—technically 21, since Team Thursday is a duo—hail from Brooklyn, Iran, South Korea, Portugal, Palo Alto, Rotterdam, and Minneapolis. They make illustrations and graphics, websites and jokes. Behold, the class of 2013!
Grids+GuidesAperture redesigned, a new magazine for urban thinkers, and roaring new scarves by Pinar&Viola
EvolutionSteven Heller considers the long history (and uncertain future) of the university seal.
Ask JenniferPrint’s new advice columnist, Jennifer Daniel, answers readers’ most vexing questions.
InteractionAn elegy for the text box, by Paul Ford
StereotypePaul Shaw and Stephen Coles pick seven recent typefaces worth embracing.
ObserverRick Poynor on the unwritten relationship between graphic design and photography
Commencement AddressesWhat to tell designers just beginning their careers: Two visual essays by Matt Dorfman and Astrid Stavro.
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RecessionalA visual essay by Scott Stowell
Back IssueMartin Fox rediscovers a remarkable magazine designed by high schoolers.
ReviewsColin McSwiggen and Mariah Nielson’s mimetic take on Michael Rock’s Multiple Signatures; plus, Kokoro & Moi’s new Nordic identity
The Last WordSeymour Chwast intercepts Amelia Earhart’s final radio transmission.