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Print’s February 2014 Issue

The Sex & Design Issue: This month, we take a tasteful look at everything from sex itself to sexuality. Plus, we draw attention to the artists and projects, such as the racy Secret Behavior magazine, that explore sex. We even sneak behind the black bars of censorship to understand why certain comics are so controversial.

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Cover by Rodrigo Corral.

FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS

Grids+Guides: Female cartoonists are Pretty in Ink; ROY G. BIV gives color its treatment; designers create sketch-books; Stefan Sagmeister updates his aphorisms; and a design firm shows its love for a local music shop.

Interview: Mixed media artist Javier Rodríguez García has mastered papercraft, melding illustration and pop-culture commentary.

Evolution: The contexts associated with the letter “X” have often raised eyebrows. Take a look at the history of XXX.

Best Practices: How do you balance quality and morality when it comes to printed work? Trish Witkowski aims to help find a happy medium with sustainability in mind.

Dialogue: Illustrator and designer–turned–restaurateur Ryan Feerer tells Steven Heller how his Texas-based restaurant Abi-Haus allows him to invoke all the senses.

Observer: Secret Behavior, an art magazine, proves that sexuality explored on the printed page can be something more than commercial porn: It’s intimacy through art.

IN BACK

Reviews: Jezebel.com’s Fine Lines column evolves into an imprint to re-release young adult titles of the past —ranging from trashy to esteemed.

The Last Word:Seymour Chwast goes under the covers with Joan Crawford.

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