February 2008 Table of Contents
Design Under Pressure Design born of conflict and opposition has the power to inspire, inform, and provoke. Plus: Monica Racic looks back at how PRINT has covered conflict throughout the years. ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELISA VALENZUELA
The Last King of Bollywood Balkrishna Vaidya’s handpainted film posters helped create the Bollywood aesthetic, but these days, he can’t find work at home. BY NANDINI RAMNATH
The Right Click Google Earth and YouTube can find your house or favorite music video in seconds. Can they help end genocide? BY JEREMY LEHRER
The Killing Fields Wherever there are leftover landmines, there’s an urgent need for warnings. That’s where design comes in. BY JOHN EMERSON
From Despotism to Destination Can a troubled nation be rebranded? BY BEN CARMICHAEL Drawing Fire Contemporary comics take a hard look at the conflict in Iraq, and metaphors abound. BY DOUGLAS WOLK
Terms of Exchange Northern Ireland’s sectarian murals offer a testament to past strife. In peacetime, should they be replaced? BY SEAN ASHCROFT
¡Cuba Libros! Ediciones Vigía produces books with sugarcane paper, mimeographs, and sheer determination. BY JENNIFER EHRENBERG
Graphic Displays of Faith The Creation Museum embraces the latest trends in exhibition design to present its case against evolution. BY JANDOS ROTHSTEIN
Szyk Transit The greatest work of a once-famous anti-fascist illustrator has been beautifully restored, but not without some conflict along the way. BY STEVEN HELLER
CONTRIBUTORS Where we’re calling from.
F.O.B. $10 million graffiti, Wong Kar Wai’s HDTV commercial, Abraham Lincoln goes punk, and more.
SHELF LIFE Alternative alphabets, diamond dogs by Karim Rashid, and album art with soul.
MONOLOGUE Life Lines Designers may be the best first responders to the voids left by war. BY JESSICA DHEERE
OBSERVER Warm Regards How will graphic designers shape the discourse about climate change? BY RICK POYNOR
DIALOGUE Philip Burke, Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, and Victor Juhasz, editorial caricaturists. INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
IN PRINT Vol. 22/nos. 5 & 6 In 1968, graphic designers were challenged to join the revolution. BY MARTIN FOX
DESKTOP Hard Focus Conflict photography in a high-tech world. BY ANDREW BLUM Plus: Archiving made easy, Mac nostalgia, and a face with many faces.
BOOKS Inside North Korea, by Mark Edward Harris; Welcome to Pyongyang, by Charlie Crane; Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan, edited by Leora Kahn; photographs by Lynsey Addario, Colin Finlay, Kadir van Lohuizen, and Ron Haviv; Pictures Without Borders, by Steve Horn REVIEW BY BRIAN SHOLIS War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication, by James Aulich REVIEW BY PETER TERZIAN Africa Comics, curated by Sandra Federici, Thelma Golden, Andrea Marchesini Reggiani, and Mary Angela Schroth REVIEW BY AUSTIN MERRILL
END PRODUCT Power to the People BY JAMES GADDY