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The Consumption IssueThe role designers play in driving spending, saving, and activism.BY JOYCE RUTTER KAYE
Buildings and PeopleMarketers are shaping the luxury-condo craze with high-concept campaigns. Welcome to the branded life.BY CAITLIN DOVER
This Year’s ModelDexter Sinister is a design studio, publisher, bookseller, and creative hub—all from one basement in New York City.BY EDWARD LOVETT
Pink & BlueTwo photos and a host of facts illustrate the dramatic ways in which two shades can color children’s worlds.BY REBECCA BENGAL; PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEON MEE YOON
Poppin’ Fresh RetailBono, Isaac Mizrahi, Time Warner, and Nike are all part of an emerging retail trend that captures consumers’ hearts with a new take on planned obsolescence.BY BRUCE N. WRIGHT
The ObsessivesA week’s worth of time, money, and resources—gone in a flash? Four artists known for their clever online record-keeping show us how they spent all 604,800 seconds.INTRODUCTION BY EMILY GORDON
Shadow BoxerAll James Harvey wanted was to make fine art. Thanks to Andy Warhol, he did—anonymously.BY JAMES GADDY
Gee, You’re Stinky!The intimate questions of postwar advertising fanned body insecurity into flames of paranoia.BY STEVEN HELLER
Total FakersYou say that like it’s a bad thing. But for Schein Berlin, designing fake products for TV and film is very, very good.BY JUDE STEWART
CONTRIBUTORS Where we’re calling from.
F.O.B. The New Yorker’s extreme web makeover, monkeys in Scotland, Don Imus’s yellow muzzle, and more.
SHELF LIFE“Icerocks” doesn’t, the Arcade Fire lights up a Bible, and Sean Wilsey talks about Hell.
MONOLOGUE Excess is Less In a wasteful age, faux simplicity masks our overindulgence.BY AKIKO BUSCH
OBSERVER Cover Me The current attention paid to book jackets confirms their allure as havens of graphic invention.BY RICK POYNOR
NEWSSTANDSweet Charity Can new magazines focused on social change do well while they do good? BY RHONDA RUBINSTEIN
DIALOGUEStephen Duncombe, social historian.INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
IN PRINTVol. 1/no. 1 In 1940, PRINT took an exasperated look at consumer antipathy toward wallpaper design.BY MARTIN FOX
DESKTOP The Constant Reader The Times goes digital (again).BY ANDREW BLUMBOOKS300% Cotton, by Helen Walters; Fandomania, by Elena Dorfman; Great American Billboards, by Fred E. Basten; The Art of the Band T-Shirt, by Amber Easby and Henry Oliver; Vintage Rock T-Shirts, by Seth Weisser, Gerard Maione, and Johan Kugelberg; TheVirtuous Consumer, by Leslie Garrett; Core Memory, by JohnAlderman and Mark Richards; The New Erotic Photography,edited by Dian Hanson and Eric KrollREVIEW BY AARON BRITT
Shuffle, by Christian MarclayREVIEW BY BRIAN SHOLIS
Otl Aicher, by Markus RathgebREVIEW BY RICHARD DOUBLEDAY
New and Used, edited by Marc Joseph and Damon KrukowskiREVIEW BY BUZZ POOLE
MARKETPLACEDesign, With a Side of Fries A national museum of graphic design may be as close as the ’burbs.BY JANDOS ROTHSTEIN
T Trash, TransferredBY STEVEN HELLER