Print’s Summer Issue: The 2016 New Visual Artists

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Say hello to this year’s New Visual Artists. For the second year in a row, we’ve taken an in-depth look at 15 of the “most interesting, challenging [and] provocative voices working in visual communications” under age 30. Foreword from editorial and creative director Debbie Millman challenges these young designers to question whether they will be “of the moment” or continue making work that lasts throughout time.

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Featured in This Issue:

Magical Thinking and Apostasy: A Manifesto” — Why does so much graphic design look the same? Here, the Malcontent thinks deeper about design thinking. Mark Kingsley

Black Designers: Still Missing in Action?” — The author of a 30-year-old Print article on diversity surveys the industry to see who is designing the solution to a problem that continues to this day. Cheryl D. Holmes-Miller

Related web series:

  1. Read Cheryl D. Holmes-Miller’s original article, “Black Designers: Missing in Action,” published in 1987

  2. Black and White: A Portfolio of 40 Statements on a Single Theme, originally published in Print in 1969

  3. The Black Experience in Graphic Design, originally published in Print in 1968


Also in This Issue:

  1. Grids + Guides: Gustavo Piqueira redefines reading. Penguin resurrects Romeo and Juliet. Aaron Draplin reveals Pretty Much Everything.

  2. Evolution: Print traces the rise of tabloid headlines that give life to headless bodies in topless bars, bat boys and everything in between. Steven Heller

  3. Stereotype: Tired of all the “type crime” talk? It’s time to declare an end to the wasteful War on Type. Paul Shaw

  4. Historiography: In 1968, the head of RCA proved he had a bold appreciation for a subject many corporate CEOs disregard: Design. Steven Heller

  5. Observer: Is the illustration field primed to get the critical eye and appreciation it deserves? Rick Poynor

  6. Design Matters: In Print: By creating a phone that is simply a phone, Joe Hollier proves that less is truly more in our digitally disruptive age. Debbie Millman

  7. The Last Word: Lewis Carroll and the final rabbit hole. Seymour Chwast