Print’s October 2011 Issue: Table of Contents

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By: Print staff | September 7, 2011

Each issue this year has seen a new collaboration between Print and a guest art director. One after another, they’ve reinvigorated the magazine with their own vision. Fittingly, the latest—and last—issue in the project, guest designed and coedited by the Dutch designers Metahaven, is the Identity issue. We expanded our usual focus, moving, as Metahaven writes, “to the fringes of the design world.” You’ll find stories on the “design” of geopolitics, the artist behind M.I.A.’s unusual websites, Experimental Jetset’s grappling with modernism, and the masks that comic-book artists wear in their own work. Elsewhere in the magazine, Rick Poynor wonders if we need a new term to describe the field of graphic design, Chermayeff & Geismar previews its new monograph for Print Publishing, and the Heads of State offers its take on the iconic form of the business card.

Print’s October 2011 Issue


IdentityA special section of Print, guest designed and coedited by METAHAVEN

The Big DeorganizationAs the world deorganizes, there are fewer and fewer clear ways to set an organization apart from its surroundings.

Autoreply: ModernismA conversation with Experimental JetsetBY METAHAVEN

Ripps It UpThe artist Ryder Ripps searches for for honesty online. BY PADDY JOHNSON

Design and Geopolitics: The Altergloba, Soft Power, and Disaster CapitalismAn interview with Benjamin Bratton BY METAHAVEN

Cloud CommunismA conversation with Deterritorial Support Group BY METAHAVEN

Marks MenAn interview with Chermayeff & GeismarBY AARON KENEDI

Major League MythWhy did Harmon Killebrew—and everyone else—believehe was the batter in baseball’s iconic logo?BY PAUL LUKAS

The Mask of MyselfSelf-representation in autobiographical comicsBY BILL KARTALOPOULOS

Rebrand…or Else!How boycotting became the new advertising BY METAHAVEN

Smoke Screen of InformationThe many identities of 2×4BY IAN VOLNER

UnmooringStewart Smith’s quiet critiquesBY JUSTIN SULLIVAN


DialogueSteven Heller talks to Maharam about creating individuality on a mass scale.

ObserverRick Poynor files a report from the place formerly known as graphic design.

Best PracticesJeremy Lehrer on whether Seventh Generation’s pulp redesign lives up to the hype

StereotypePaul Shaw wonders if designers have a type (and Stephen Coles comments from the margins).

EducationHow do you tell the story of the L.A. art scene? Eva Hagberg explores.

Design ThinkingDamien Newman flips through IDEO’s lesson plan.

InteractionChristopher Butler argues against augmented reality.

Up Front

Design BriefAs our year of guest art directors ends, we’re left with an uncanny feeling.

Crit+CommentsFeedback from readers

Grids+GuidesBen Katchor goes to the library, Manhattan’s grid turns 100, Chris Anderson talks TED, and Palestine gets its passport stamped

In the back

ReviewsA Saul Bass monograph, an anthology of Yiddish comics, and a preview of the Walker’s blockbuster show on graphic design.

Back IssueEditor emeritus Martin Fox on why Print declared the swastika the symbol of the century

Creativity + Commerce Competition WinnersThe best business graphics from around the world

The GoodsA new album from Girls, a personal project by Chip Kidd, Sagmeister’s Portuguese identity, and a place for social media to gather

One Perfect ThingMichael Silverberg on why the business card won’t die

In the StudioThe founder of Browns takes us into his office.