You'll Love This Issue If:
- You're a typophile
- You read the New Yorker
- You're any graphic designer who's come to love and trust PRINT Magazine
The Print Magazine August 2008 Issue focuses on type and form, including "Different Strokes," about how small but growing number of "creative programmers" are changing the face of type; "Everybody Loves Rea Irvin," a look at how The New Yorker's first art editor helped make a typeface, and the magazine, immortal; and more, including a look at the art of Greg LaMarche and Mouneer El Shaarani.
In the Print Magazine August 2008 Issue You'll Find:
How a small but growing number of “creative programmers” are changing the face of type.
BY EMILY KING
Everybody Loves Rea Irvin
An accomplished illustrator, man-about-town, and ace designer, The New Yorker’s first art editor made the magazine typeface immortal.
BY EMILY GORDON
Artist Mouneer El Shaarani is devoted to reviving and modernizing Arabic calligraphy—an art form that he thinks is largely misunderstood.
BY ROANNE BELL
The Last Run
Seventy years, three newspapers, three states, multiple languages, hot type, cold type, longtime pressmen, and one mighty press.
PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY CHRISTOPHER PAYNE
Good Type Gone Bad
Seven type designers tell us what it’s like to see their fonts in unexpected contexts.
INTRODUCTION BY MONICA RAČIĆ
Ancient script, traditional motifs, cuddly cartoon characters—the Beijing Olympics’ iconography is carefully calculated, and in China, it’s everywhere.
BY ADAM MINTER
All of a Piece
Letters—thousands and thousands of them—form the bedrock of the graffiti, commercial, and fine art of Greg Lamarche.
BY CALEB NEELON
Death, Be Not Staid
How personal should a final resting place be? Two memorial designers talk about the brave new world of headstone carving.
BY STEVEN HELLER
Contributors: Where we’re calling from.
Letters: A Lord & Taylor model reminisces.
F.O.B. The Britney Spears Factor, Chicago posters, Bodoni’s ghost, the many faces of T, and more.
Shelf Life: Devilish design, mass appear, K-Y—oh my!
Monologue: Typography has long been a powerful tool in the shaping of nations.
Observer: A ’70s debate between two masters illuminates the necessity of a little friction in design.
Dialogue: Aaron Rose, co-director and producer, Beautiful Losers.
In Print: Vol. 18/no.1 In a 1964 issue, Jan Tschichold revealed why he abandoned modernist sans serifs.
Desktop: The future of OpenType.
Books: 1000 Music Graphics; Cover Art By: New Music Graphics; Art of Modern Rock Mini #2: Poster Girls; Silent Pictures; Hall of Best Knowledge; Signage and Wayfinding Design: A Complete Guide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems, by Chris Calori; Signage Systems & Information Graphics: A Professional Sourcebook; Kirby: King of Comics
Type: Crass ethnic type has a revealing history and, surprisingly, serves a purpose.
End Product: Box Seats