Surprise! You’re browsing the shops in Terminal 2 at SFO, San Francisco International Airport, with a half-hour to kill before your flight boards. In a bookshop window you come upon a printing press, no, a semi-abstract sculpture of a printing press that also looks a bit like an old-fashioned school desk. A sign printed on Arches paper in beautiful Trajan-style lettering reads: T Y P E
GIVES BODY AND VOICE
TO SILENT THOUGHT.
THE SPEAKING PAGE CARRIES IT
THROUGH THE CENTURIES.
Subscribe to Print Magazine for intelligent insights into design history and the state of the industry. Sign up today and get a free download—Typography Today. American art had been drawing from Sunday newspaper funnies in various ways long before Roy Lichtenstein’s painted comic books panels Popped onto the gallery scene. In 1950s New York, Robert Rauschenberg affixed Moon Mullins, Gasoline Alley, and Terry and the Pirates onto his paintings and assemblages, recontextualizin
The 2016 Regional Design Annual competition is officially open and accepting entries! Enter today. The current exhibition, WONDER, features environmental installations by nine important contemporary artists, each of whom was invited to select a gallery and create an installation inspired by the space. The result engages the senses: sight, smell, touch. No touching allowed, of course, but there’s a tactile quality to the materials—the wood, the rubber tires, the glass beads, t
150 years ago, when Macmillan England published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, it set off a revolution in the art of children’s books. 75 years ago, when Walt Disney—who’d directed the live and animated Alice’s Wonderland in 1923—opened his Burbank, Calif., production lot, he set the stage for that city to become the hub of the entertainment industry. And today, Alice, art, and animation have converged there for a celebratory exhibition, “Curiouser and Curiouser.” Burbank
Brander, typographer, web designer. Today’s market requires unrivaled multimedia design skills. Be prepared for anything with the Multidisciplinary Design Kit from MyDesignShop. Even if you might not know Oskar Schlemmer, if you’ve seen Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance or New Order’s True Faith—with their eccentric costumes and mechanical movements—then you’ve had a taste of this Bauhaus Master’s multimedia design aesthetic, as both music videos are contemporary takes on his famous Tr
For designers who find imaginative, experimental publications sexy, Printed Matter’s second L.A. Art Book Fair was an orgy of visual delights. An international array of over 250 exhibitors displayed thousands of books — from the handprinted to the mass produced — throughout MOCA’s labyrinthian Geffen Contemporary. The four-day event attracted 25,000 visitors and garnered critical praise. Admission was free. Beyond that, Brodovitch’s Ballet could be yours for $25,000. Mostly,
Styling by Jay Barry Matthews So, I am obsessing over another video like I did a few weeks ago with Robyn’s “Indestructible.” Same reasons too: amazing simple ideas, immaculately implemented by talented artists, bringing a song to life in a rush of pure pop adrenaline. This is Human Life’s In It Together, which is an amazing mixture of late-80’s Chicago house and Italo-Disco. Burbling synths over a nu-disco beat, and styling like whoa. The stylist is Jay Barry Matthews, and
Soooooooooooooo, ignoring Gawker’s trademark snarkiness and refusal to get art, there’s a gorgeous project there that they picked up from the Tate Modern. This is an installation of a hundred million porcelain sunflower seeds created by Ai Weiwei. He says it’s symbolic of his interactions on Twitter, which makes perfect sense to me, but only if you also include all the sensory experiences of these seeds. Imagine the grandiosity of being in a field of a hundred million smooth
[Ed. note: Steven Heller also discusses the work of Dalton Ghetti in today’s Daily Heller. What are the odds two Imprint contributors would write about the same guy on the same day?] I usually have the attention span of a gnat … which is why I have been drawn to this artist. I would imagine that you can even have a Herculean attention span and your jaw would still be on the ground. Usually I write about what inspires me to do a specific project. This, however, inspires me jus