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March/April 2007 Table of Contents


New Visual Artists Review Our annual presentation of the 20 brightest design stars under 30 years old. Your Design Here Are amateurs taking over? Don’t panic—DIY culture just might have something to teach us. BY VIRGINIA POSTREL

Agency of One Advertisers are rushing to let Joe Public make their commercials, but questions remain about control, credibility, and effectiveness. BY ANTHONY VAGNONI

Magic Kingdom What happens when Miami meets Japanese culture? Lots of toys, parades, and playgrounds. Behold the power of Friends With You! BY CALEB NEELON

The Day the Yearbook Died Dead-tree books may be passé, but kids still want a place to keep their memories—and keep them current. BY JEFF MACINTYRE

Beautiful Dreamers A family’s treasured mementos from two New York City high schools in the ’30s say volumes about the way the world was then. BY PENNY WOLFSON

PRINT’s 43rd Student Cover Competition This year, the competition gets a case of the warm and fuzzies. INTRODUCTION BY JAMES GADDY

No Sign of the Dove Rub-down death icons, Hebrew-slang flipbooks, reimagined book jackets—Israel’s design students do it all. Just don’t ask them to design a peace poster. BY ELLEN SHAPIRO

The Music Man Ten years ago, Mike Diehl started hiring star illustrators to transform an in-house Warner Bros. publication. Today, he’s still bringing visual zest to an unlikely venue. BY MICHAEL DOOLEY

Serial-Box Surrealism In the late ’60s, magazine-in-a-box SMS radically pushed the boundaries of art and publishing with its populist assemblage of avant-garde treasures. BY STEVEN HELLER

Warriors, Doctors, and Explosive Deliverymen Can Korean comics find a manga-sized audience in America? BY DAVID WELSH


CONTRIBUTORS Where we’re calling from.

LETTERS “No wonder we’re sitting around mulling the death of print.”

F.O.B. Elaine Lustig Cohen’s birthday present, Edward Norton’s body type, an illustrated Gravity’s Rainbow, and more.

SHELF LIFE Chicks go punk, Results lose Impact, and Stefan Sagmeister changes the world.

MONOLOGUE Strong Words One year after AIGA’s name change, we ask an old question: What’s in a name? BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE

OBSERVER Jubilant Junkspace A visitor to New York City takes a fresh look at the spectacular excesses of Times Square. BY RICK POYNOR

NEWSSTAND Oh, You Kid! My Weekly Reader, that 80-year-old classroom standby, has a bright, shiny new face. BY REBECCA BENGAL

DIALOGUE Nik Hafermaas, chair of graphic design, Art Center College of Design. INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER

IN PRINT Vol. 1/no. 4 Two DIY articles in the March 1941 issue give advice to readers keen on doing their own thing. BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP Creative Control Microsoft courts the design world with Expression Studio. BY JEFF HOWE BOOKS Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili

Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design, by Anna Gerber and Anja Lutz REVIEW BY COLIN DAVIES

The Way It Wasn’t: From the Files of James Laughlin, edited by Barbara Epler and Daniel Javitch REVIEW BY MAX WINTER

Nylon Street: The Nylon Book of Global Style, by the editors of Nylon magazine REVIEW BY HEATHER COCKS AND JESSICA MORGAN


END PRODUCT Something Borrowed, Something You BY JASON BITNER