You'll Love This Digital Issue If:
- You are interested in how design can impact serious and heartbreaking global issues
- You are fascinated with Bollywood
- You're any graphic designer who's come to love and trust PRINT Magazine
The Print Magazine February 2008 Issue is about conflict and all around big issues on a global scale. This may be a fairly solemn issue, but in the end it is hopeful. You'll see how the field of design, something any reader of Print contributes to, is being used to express emotion (or even more practically speaking, save lives). So whether you're interested in the fate of one of India's last great Bollywood poster designers, or if you want to see how the troubled nation of East Timor is "rebranding" itself, this issue is going to pack a punch.
In the Print Magazine February 2008 Issue You'll Find:
Design Under Pressure
Design born of conflict and opposition has the power to inspire, inform, and provoke.
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELISA VALENZUELA
The Last King of Bollywood
Balkrishna Vaidya's handpainted film posters helped create the Bollywood aesthetic, but these days, he can't find work at home.
BY NANDINI RAMNATH
The Right Click
Google Earth and YouTube can find your house or favorite music video in seconds. Can they help end genocide?
BY JEREMY LEHRER
The Killing Fields
Wherever there are leftover landmines, there's an urgent need for warnings. That's where design comes in.
BY JOHN EMERSON
From Despotism to Destination
Can a troubled nation be rebranded?
BY BEN CARMICHAEL
Contemporary comics take a hard look at the conflict in Iraq, and metaphors abound.
BY DOUGLAS WOLK
Terms of Exchange
Northern Ireland's sectarian murals offer a testament to past strife. In peacetime, should they be replaced?
BY SEAN ASHCROFT
Ediciones Vigía produces books with sugarcane paper, mimeographs, and sheer determination.
BY JENNIFER EHRENBERG
Graphic Displays of Faith
The Creation Museum embraces the latest trends in exhibition design to present its case against evolution.
BY JANDOS ROTHSTEIN
The greatest work of a once-famous anti-fascist illustrator has been beautifully restored, but not without some conflict along the way.
BY STEVEN HELLER
Contributors: Where we're calling from.
F.O.B. $10 million graffiti, Wong Kar Wai's HDTV commercial, Abraham Lincoln goes punk, and more.
Shelf Life: Alternative alphabets, diamond dogs by Karim Rashid, and album art with soul.
Monologue: Designers may be the best first responders to the voids left by war.
Observer: How will graphic designers shape the discourse about climate change?
Dialogue: Philip Burke, Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, and Victor Juhasz, editorial caricaturists.
IN PRINT: Vol. 22/nos. 5 & 6 In 1968, graphic designers were challenged to join the revolution.
Desktop: Conflict photography in a high-tech world.
Books: Inside North Korea; Welcome to Pyongyang; Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan; Pictures Without Borders; War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication; Africa Comics
End Product: Power to the People