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Print’s October 2011 Issue: Table of Contents

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.


Identity A special section of Print, guest designed and coedited by METAHAVEN

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

Autoreply: Modernism A conversation with Experimental Jetset BY METAHAVEN

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

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

Cloud Communism A conversation with Deterritorial Support Group BY METAHAVEN

Marks Men An interview with Chermayeff & Geismar BY AARON KENEDI

Major League Myth Why did Harmon Killebrew—and everyone else—believe he was the batter in baseball’s iconic logo? BY PAUL LUKAS

The Mask of Myself Self-representation in autobiographical comics BY BILL KARTALOPOULOS

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

Smoke Screen of Information The many identities of 2×4 BY IAN VOLNER

Unmooring Stewart Smith’s quiet critiques BY JUSTIN SULLIVAN


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

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

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

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

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

Design Thinking Damien Newman flips through IDEO’s lesson plan.

Interaction Christopher Butler argues against augmented reality.

Up Front

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

Crit+Comments Feedback from readers

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

In the back

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

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

Creativity + Commerce Competition Winners The best business graphics from around the world

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

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

In the Studio The founder of Browns takes us into his office.