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  • Focus on Color: 23 Award-Winning Design Projects Using the Color Green

    Ritual Chocolate Packaging Modern8, Salt Lake City; Randall Smith (creative director), Mike Harris (art director/designer), Kent Carollo (designer); Ritual Chocolate (client) 10.

  • Perfect Pairings: A Revised Reading List

    Unjustified Texts: Perspectives on Typography by Robert Kinross with Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff & Mark Johnson Contributed by Tina Smith 13. 

  • What Matters: Cey Adams on the Art of Art-Making in Uncertain Times

    Debbie Millman has started a new project at PRINT titled “What Matters.” This is an ongoing effort to understand the interior life of artists, designers and creative thinkers. This facet of the project is a request of each invited respondent to answer 10 identical questions, and submit a photograph. Up next: Cey Adams. As the creative director for Def Jam Recordings, he created visual identities, album covers, logos and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Adams exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at institutions including The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Temple University and Walker Art Center. What is the thing you like doing most in the world? More than anything else in the world … I enjoy making art and related things. Throughout my life, art-making has been the one constant. Painting, drawing, and now, sculpture, bring me so much joy when things seem uncertain. What is the first memory you have of being creative? My earliest memory of being creative dates back to age 4 or 5, sitting at the kitchen table drawing images based on cereal box characters. Comics have also been a reference point for early art-making. What is your biggest regret? More than anything, I regret not pushing harder to learn more about who my parents were. Asking more questions about what their “young” lives were like. Being more curious about their individual journeys. How have you gotten over heartbreak? I’ve never experienced much heartbreak. I’m very fortunate to have always been surrounded by loving and nurturing people. What makes you cry? Anytime I think about the early days of being an artist and a single father raising a son in New York. It was beyond difficult in the early ’80s. During those times there was very little support coming from anywhere. How long does the pride and joy of accomplishing something last for you? Not much? I feel great for a while, then I’m reminded there’s always more work to be done or support of others that needs my attention. Do you believe in an afterlife, and if so, what does that look like to you? I don’t really think about that … What do you hate most about yourself? I wish I had been more patient with my son when he was a child. After studying and taking French and Spanish lessons for years … I never mastered either one. I never fully overcame my fear of heights. What do you love most about yourself? I still believe in the power of possibilities. I got to meet and spend time with Carole King and Bette Midler. 10 small donations are just as helpful … I saved a 40-year-old polaroid by Andy Warhol of Keith Haring and me. What is your absolute favorite meal? Fifteen years ago in Milan, I had a wonderful dish of tri-colored ravioli in a rich butter cream sauce!

  • 7 Outstanding Comics and Cartoon Books of 2014

    Trinian’s” Searle, and Elwood “PushPin Studios” Smith.

  • Kill Your Darlings

    Gray receives commissions from both American and British publishers, and oversees the design of the U.K. editions of Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Coe, and Ali Smith.

  • Digital-Age Perspective From the Electric Information Age

    Bernard Geis, another packager in business at the same time as Agel, had found traction for celebrity books like Jaqueline Smith’s Valley of the Dolls.

  • Looking Back: Working with Herb Lubalin on U&lc

    After falling in love with Herb’s 1972 “The First Typo-Graphics Agency” booklet, I visited Lubalin, Smith, Carnase on vacation in New York.

  • The Interior ‘Information Architecture’ of Ann Toebbe

    Writes Times reviewer Roberta Smith: “Ms.

  • 2004 Annual Design Review Environments Design Distinction

    Client Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT Design Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, New York: Roger Duffy, design partner; Walter Patrick Smith, associate partner; Scott Kirkham, senior designer; Marie-Christine Bellon Manzi, Nayyareen Chhapra, Thibaut DeGryse, Jon-Mark Capps, Jennifer Gannon, Eric Richie, Joon-Sung Choi, Javier Haddad Plywood Sunshades The Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan commissioned PLY Architecture to develop these sunshades to block sunlight in the architecture building’s computer lab.

  • How Branding Launched Michael Jackson’s Solo Career

    Salisbury: I was surfing at the take-off point of that cultural phenomenon, and I created logos for surf companies like Gordon & Smith and Birdwell beach britches.