April 2008 Table of Contents
Our April 2008 issue shines a spotlight on young designers, including our 10th anniversary of New Visual Artists and our 44th Student Cover Competition. This year’s issue also focuses on the stylish alchemy between graphics and fashion, including fierce runway invites, and how classic young adult books have been redesigned over the decades to reflect changing tastes.
Making It Fit
Graphic designers long for the old days of artistic freedom in the fashion industry. But it’s still possible to find one’s creative match BY ERIKA KAWALEK
People of the Cloth
Digital printing is freeing designers to create whole new future for fabric. CLAIRE LUI
Young adult novels are rebranded as often as their latest readers come of age. BY REBECCA BENGAL
R.S.V.P. Whether elaborately decorative or arrogantly abstruse, invitations to runway shows are a way for fashion designers to show their true colors. BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE
Times of the Sign
It’s been on shopping bags and boxes for decades—a true American brand. But how well do you know Lord & Taylor’s signature flourish? BY PAUL SHAW Plus, Angela Voulangas checks out Lord & Taylor’s new direction.
At Sputnik, a small pack of students juggles the pressure of art school with the responsibilities of a working design studio. High stress, low rates. Very low BY COLIN BERRY
This year, for the first time, our readers picked the winner. INTRODUCTION BY CLAIRE LUI
New Visual Artists On the 10th anniversary of the competition, we take a look back at the past decade of winners and present the 2008 class of the 20 brightest design stars under 30
Where we’re calling from.
“What is unnecessary about fighting the War on Terror?” F.O.B. 12 years of animals, Chip Kidd’s new novel, comics for children, what Sagmeister learned, and more.
A picture disc, the mile-high ugh, and Nick Hornby’s jackets. MONOLOGUEBlitzkrieg Top Mall fresh or yellowed with sweat, the rock tee will never die.BY ELLEN CARPENTER
Sexy Nextness In the pursuit of what’s new, are we missing out on what we’ve already discovered? BY RICK POYNOR
The Handmade’s Tale American Craft gets redesigned for a new generation of artisans and readers. BY ALISSA WALKER
Khoi Vinh, editorial director, NYTIMES.com.INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
IN PRINT Vol. 30/no. 4 At the heart of PRINT’s 1976 fashion issue was a revolutionary illustrator. BY MARTIN FOX
Work With Me Technology that could change our desk-jockey ways.BY ANDREW BLUMPlus: Streamlined image editing, jumpin’ Typeflash, and a piping-hot bowl of fonts. BOOKSDreams of the Rarebit Fiend, by Winsor McCayREVIEW BY BILL KARTALOPOULOS
China Daily Life, by Reineke Otten; China Contemporary, by Christine de Baan, Huang Du, Jaap Guldemond, Garrie van Pinxteren, and Linda Vlassenrood
REVIEW BY CHARLIE MCATEER The Vice Photo Book, by Vice magazine; Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women, introduction by Xavière Gauthier REVIEW BY CARLO MCCORMICK
With/Without, edited by Shumon Baser, Antonia Carver, and Markus Miesse
REVIEW BY BUZZ POOLE EVENTHigh Peaks, Wide Chasms AIGA and Icograda conferences.REVIEWS BY JAMES GADDY AND ELLEN SHAPIRO
Cut, Fold, Load, Point, ShootBY CLIFF KUANG