You'll Love This Digital Issue If:
- You love the Creativity + Commerce showcase
- You love political satire
- You watch The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and other programs like them
- You're any graphic designer who's come to love and trust PRINT Magazine
The Print Magazine October 2008 Issue is our popular business graphics issue, which showcases the winners of Creativity + Commerce: Print's International Business Graphics Prize. The issue is packed with other great articles, including "And That's The Way It Isn't,"by Jim Hanas, which takes a look at the design teams behind The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and other satirical news programs that have created a new form of political lampoonery, and Leslie Savan's "Million Dollar Babies," which looks at how modernism has conquered the kids' market. And there's much more about the business of design, including articles about Martin Charles, a Hollywood set designer; the market forces behind popular book covers; and a beautiful showcase of letterheads, modern and retro.
In the Print Magazine October 2008 Issue You'll Find:
Million Dollar Babies
From swanky strollers to haute couture high chairs, Modernism—or a version of it—has conquered the kids’ market.
BY LESLIE SAVAN
And That’s the Way It Isn’t
Have fake news graphics taken over the role of the political cartoon? We report. You decide.
BY JIM HANAS
Stars and Stripes, Literally, Forever
Forty years of presidential-campaign graphics.
VISUAL PUNDITRY BY SAM POTTS
“Martinizing” the Movies
Retro billboards? Gore-resistant flooring? Designer Martin Charles, Hollywood’s go-to man for print on the big screen, has it under control.
BY MICHAEL DOOLEY
Kill Your Darlings
Book designers’ favorite covers don’t always see the light of day, so we asked eight designers to show us their cherished runners-up.
BY PETER TERZIAN
The Little Imprint That Could
Pulling its books off the shelves at Barnes & Noble was just the beginning of one publisher’s quest to create a branded imprint.
BY ANGELA STARITA
Don’t Worry About the Government
Public policy shapes our lives, but few really understand how it works. One organization is coming to the rescue—with design.
BY LISA SELIN DAVIS
Pushing the Envelope
An ephemera nut finds an unlikely treasure trove: letterheads.
BY PENNY WOLFSON
Clean Slate Club
The whiteboard is on its way out, but a dynamic collaborative tool is showing businesses what interactive communication can do for them.
BY JUDE STEWART
Creativity + Commerce
PRINT’s fourth annual international business graphics competition.
INTRODUCTION BY AKIKO BUSCH
Contributors: Where we’re calling from.
F.O.B. Red vs. blue, Adidas vs. Wal-Mart, Helfand vs. scrapbooking, and the Human Blockhead.
Shelf Life: Violent verses, tuneful bottles, and one crazy dream.
Monologue: With the help of interactive design, sustainable living can be a lot more fun.
Observer: Design critics can only gain from accepting their own evolving history.
Dialogue: Martin Kace, founder and creative director, Empax.
In Print: Vol. 22/no.1 In the Cleveland mayoral campaign of 1967, it was politics not as usual.
Desktop: Obama online.
Books: Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life; The Next Page: Thirty Tables of Contents; Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice; Willie & Joe: The WWII Years
End Product: Color Squared