Our April Issue—an Introduction and an Apology

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The first copies of our April issue just arrived in the office, and it will be on newsstands and in mailboxes soon. The New Visual Artists issue, in which we profile 20 rising talents under 30, is always one we look forward to. And we think we found an exceptional group this year, culled from nominations by some of our favorite designers and art directors in the world. We’re excited to share them with you—and also show off the marvelous custom numbers designed for us by Juan Carlos Pagan (and featured on the cover, above). We’ll be rolling out profiles of the designers on Imprint in the coming weeks.

But first, some housekeeping. On page 13 of the April issue, we had planned to run a short piece on an upcoming book that traces the sordid history of Lolita cover designs and commissions 60 new versions. We say “planned,” because, due to a printing error, a placeholder version of the page, complete with Lorem ipsum text, was mistakenly published instead. This is, of course, deeply embarrassing. But it’s also hugely disappointing, because the project deserved better. We apologize to John Bertram, who coedited the book; the five designers whose work was shown without proper credits; and our readers. We’ll take our lumps on this one.

To see the page as it was intended, you can go to http://www.printmag.com/wp-content/uploads/APR12_page13.pdf.

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  3. Enter your work in the Regional Design Annual

  4. Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) with George Lois

  5. Leni Schwendinger talks about taking risks and embracing experimentation