October 2010

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By: Print staff | September 19, 2010

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Vol. 64, Number 5

It’s the international issue: Oscar-worthy Irish animation, vintageRussian stamps, Mao kitsch in China, and 35 winners of our Creativity + Commercecompetition. Plus, top designers reveal their favorite psychological tactics that are sometimes required for clients to say “yes.”

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Red-Letter OfficeA trove of postage stamps reveals the icons, aspirations, and failings of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.By Bruce N. Wright

Little Black BooksFifteen years ago, Milan-based company Moleskine bet on paper and won. Now it ponders its future in the digital world. By Michael Silverberg

’Tis a Grand Day

From a precocious pig named Olivia to that gold man known as Oscar, an introduction to Ireland’s vibrant animation scene.By John Canemaker

The Art of SeductionDevilish ruses. Psychological tricks. Red herrings and poker faces. The many ways that designers get clients to say “yes.”By Peter Mendelsund and Peter Terzian

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Creativity + CommerceThe winners of our fourth annual competition devoted to international business graphics


Design Army’s identity for the Addy Awards

SecondMotion Theory’s video for Google Chrome


KNOCK’s self-promotional identity

Green Willoughby’s packaging for New Leaf Paper


Up FrontA history of the Latin letterform; behind the scenes

Shelf LifeCurrent trends in music, book, and product packaging By Debbie Millman, Douglas Wolk, and Claire Lui

World ViewChairman Mao gets a pop-culture makeover.By Ellen Shapiro

DialogueAdam Parfrey, president and publisher of Feral House Books Interview by Steven HellerObserverDesign is now about control—of our perceptions and emotions. By Rick PoynorBest PracticesThere’s no such thing as garbage.By Jeremy Lehrer

InteractionHow can digital design be archived effectively? By Khoi Vinh

EphemeraThe story of a house, in blueprint By Penny Wolfson

Back IssueBritain’s cultural confidenceBy Martin Fox DesktopObsessions and tools on the web By Patric King and Su Hot TypeTrilby, reviewed By Paul Shaw Books

Victore and Art of McSweeney’s

Reviews by Stacey Kahn and Colin BerryEnd ProductIceStone, Al Gore’s countertop

By Caitlin Dover

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