Merci et Adieu

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Today is Joyce Rutter Kaye‘s last day as editor-in-chief of PRINT. After ten years, she will be joining NYC & Company, New York City’s official tourism, marketing, and partnership organization, as senior editorial director. In this position, she will be heading up the editorial department and unifying the organization’s voice across a range of media, from print to websites to broadcast to live events. In addition, she will be working on new initiatives to help improve the city. Picking up from long-time PRINT editor Martin Fox, Joyce impressed her own personality on the magazine. She oversaw its current redesign, its greater adherence to the news, its increased critical stance, and its renewed vitality as a chronicle of the new while respecting history. Under Joyce, PRINT racked up more American Society of Magazine Editors’ National Magazine Award nominations and two major awards. She has built an enviable staff of design journalists and editors. At a time when the web threatens to make print obsolete, Joyce has made the magazine more vigorous and the PRINT site more active. (Thanks to Joyce–hmmmm–I now get up at 4 instead of 5am to write this daily blog.) I have known and worked with Joyce since her days at U&lc. I willmiss her firm yet encouraging presence as editor and friend. I hope the city is grateful. Merci et adieu.

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →