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Print’s October 2012 Issue

By: Print staff | September 26, 2012

The International Issue

We’re the first to admit that we can be a parochial bunch. Our offices are in New York, and the city tends to have an outsize presence in these pages. So for this issue, we decided to try something different: no stories on New York designers. And why stop there: no Americans at all! Instead, we looked to other parts of the world, focusing on places that traditionally don’t get enough attention in design magazines, including ours. You’ll notice that a few stories have a toe or two, or even a foot, in the American sphere. (Hey, it’s a global world, and we’re not perfect.) And we make no claims that this is a comprehensive report on how graphic design is being practiced everywhere—that would be impossible. Think of this issue instead as a collection of postcards from interesting places, from the manic print shops of Cairo to the colorful back roads of czarist Russia.



Grids+Guides Bruce Mau Design rebrands Canada, Steven Heller scrutinizes the boarding pass, and Slavs and Tatars install a psychedelic Muslim library at MoMA.


Dialogue Steven Heller interviews the Iranian designer Majid Abbasi.

Best Practices Using satire to subvert greenwashing

Interaction To reach a global audience, Western designers must learn how to wrangle.

Stereotype Stephen Coles and Paul Shaw on non-Latin scripts

Observer Rick Poynor asks: Why is today’s rebellious design so well behaved?


Back Issue Martin Fox revisits a postwar landmark of book design.

Reviews Teal Triggs on Women in Graphic Design, and Claire Lui on an interlocking book by Thomas Heatherwick

In the Studio Astrid Stavro’s breezy Majorcan refuge