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April 2008 Table of Contents



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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


Cover Girls

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 & Taylors new direction.


Satellite Office

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


PRINTs 44th Student Cover Competition

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


DEPARTMENTS

CONTRIBUTORS


Where we’re calling from.


LETTERS


“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.


SHELF LIFE


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

OBSERVER

Sexy Nextness In the pursuit of what’s new, are we missing out on what we’ve already discovered? BY RICK POYNOR


NEWSSTAND

The Handmades Tale American Craft gets redesigned for a new generation of artisans and readers. BY ALISSA WALKER

DIALOGUE

Khoi Vinh, editorial director, NYTIMES.com.INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER

IN PRINT Vol. 30/no. 4 At the heart of PRINTs 1976 fashion issue was a revolutionary illustrator. BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP


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

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Cut, Fold, Load, Point, ShootBY CLIFF KUANG

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