Print names Aaron Kenedi new editor-in-chief
F+W Media is pleased to announce that Aaron Kenedi has accepted the position as the new Editor-in-Chief of Print.
Aaron brings more than 15 years of professional design and editorial experience to the position. He has written, edited, and designed books, magazines, newspapers, and web sites for companies including HarperCollins, Bulfinch, ESPN, TV Guide, Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Aaron was the founder and editor-in-chief of Shift Media and also served as editorial director of Miller Media, a book design firm in San Francisco. He has collaborated with leading editorial and design thinkers John Miller and Mario Garcia, and was a founding team member of Danilo Black with Roger Black in San Francisco.
“The Print brand has enormous potential for growth and development,” says Print publisher Gary Lynch. “I am confident that Aaron’s diverse background, skill set and experience will enable Print to achieve its potential and accelerate its growth as a business.”
Founded in 1940, Print is dedicated to showcasing extraordinary design on and off the page. Covering a field as broad as communication itself—publication and book design, animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters, exhibitions and street art—Print covers commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle. Engagingly written by cultural reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts, Print explores why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters.
In 2009, Print was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence for the second year in a row by the American Society of Magazine Editors. A five-time winner, Print has been cited numerous times by the Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, The Art Directors Club, and The Type Directors Club.
In its 2008 citation, ASME wrote: “Proving that just looking great isn’t enough, Print stands out in a cluttered field with its expansive view of its subject, its relentless curiosity, and its determination to look at design not in a vacuum but as a crucial gateway to popular culture, the environment, even politics.”