Print’s October 2014 – The International Design Issue

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Print Magazine’s October 2014 Issue is the International Design Issue. In this issue, we celebrate design without borders – from the calligraphic graffiti climbing a mosque in Tunisia to design born from the Cuban Revolution, the power of international design refuses to be ignored. PURCHASE COPY or PDF | DOWNLOAD SINGLES | SUBSCRIBE (In Print or iPad Version)

Print Magazine October 2014

Inside Print Magazine’s October 2014 Issue You’ll Find:


The Cuban Design (Re)Evolution A new generation of Cuban designers has found its own visual voice in poster design—one reborn out of revolution, and forged with passion. By Jason Tselentis

The Writing on the Wall From the subways of a collapsing New York City to the paradigm-shifting streets of Cairo, calligraphic graffiti has transcended mere tags to become the true voice of the people. By Angela Riechers

Diplomatic Design The United Nations’ in-house design team works to create change with a target audience of, well, every single person on the planet. By Grace Dobush

Design for Disasters Charting the course of international airline safety cards reveals a tapestry of functional design history in the least likely of places: the seat pocket in front of you. By Douglas Wolk

Long-Distance Logo Design Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv empowers students to tackle real-life identities for socially minded global nonprofits. By Sagi Haviv

Web Extra: In Print’s online series, Identify Sagi Haviv discusses the principles of identity design as they manifest in trademarks created by his firm.


Grids+Guides: Soak up the wisdom of design “Master” Tom Geismar, discover the very first Abbott Miller monograph, and crack open a book of beer labels.

Web Extra: Learn about Tom Geismar’s SVA Masters Series exhibition.

Evolution: As design pushes into the avant garde, how can the magazines that report on it do the same?

Interview: Legendary artist and writer Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern) talks creators’ rights, social issues in art and of course comics, sans filter.

Web Extra: Access the full interview with Neal Adams: Stubborn.Aggressive.Positive

Dialogue: Armed with a strong vision and a love of design books, the founders of Unit Editions boldly print what they want to read.

Observer: Has the term “critical graphic design” run its course? Or can the concept still deepen the practice of design?

Reviews: Five designers from five countries tackle the cover design of Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Plus: Jennifer Sterling and Michael Vanderbyl team up on textures.

The Last Word: Seymour Chwast brings Sir Walter Raleigh’s pre-execution parting words into focus.