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October 2010

By: Print staff | September 19, 2010

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Vol. 64, Number 5

It’s the international issue: Oscar-worthy Irish animation, vintage Russian stamps, Mao kitsch in China, and 35 winners of our Creativity + Commerce competition. Plus, top designers reveal their favorite psychological tactics that are sometimes required for clients to say “yes.”

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Red-Letter Office A trove of postage stamps reveals the icons, aspirations, and failings of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. By Bruce N. Wright

Little Black Books Fifteen years ago, Milan-based company Moleskine bet on paper and won. Now it ponders its future in the digital world. By Michael Silverberg

’Tis a Grand Day

From a precocious pig named Olivia to that gold man known as Oscar, an introduction to Ireland’s vibrant animation scene. By John Canemaker

The Art of Seduction Devilish ruses. Psychological tricks. Red herrings and poker faces. The many ways that designers get clients to say “yes.” By Peter Mendelsund and Peter Terzian

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Creativity + Commerce The winners of our fourth annual competition devoted to international business graphics


Design Army’s identity for the Addy Awards

Second Motion Theory’s video for Google Chrome


KNOCK’s self-promotional identity

Green Willoughby’s packaging for New Leaf Paper


Up Front A history of the Latin letterform; behind the scenes

Shelf Life Current trends in music, book, and product packaging By Debbie Millman, Douglas Wolk, and Claire Lui

World View Chairman Mao gets a pop-culture makeover. By Ellen Shapiro

Dialogue Adam Parfrey, president and publisher of Feral House Books Interview by Steven Heller Observer Design is now about control—of our perceptions and emotions. By Rick Poynor Best Practices There’s no such thing as garbage. By Jeremy Lehrer

Interaction How can digital design be archived effectively? By Khoi Vinh

Ephemera The story of a house, in blueprint By Penny Wolfson

Back Issue Britain’s cultural confidence By Martin Fox Desktop Obsessions and tools on the web By Patric King and Su Hot Type Trilby, reviewed By Paul Shaw Books

Victore and Art of McSweeney’s

Reviews by Stacey Kahn and Colin Berry End Product IceStone, Al Gore’s countertop

By Caitlin Dover

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