You'll Love This Digital Issue If:
- You truly appreciate print design
- You want to celebrate 70 years of design with us!
- You love magazines and their history
This is the 70th Anniversary Issue of Print Magazine! For all its 70 years, Print has looked to the past to celebrate the best visual forms in human history. Even in 1948, Rudge could write, “Print has covered a wide range of subjects from postage stamps to wallpaper, university presses to ‘comic’ magazines, army maps to newspaper layout, watermark forgeries to department store advertising.” It has also always looked forward. In 1970, Fox knew, “It is equally evident, from today’s vantage point, that the designer’s involvement with fi lm and the electronic media is no passing fad but will continue to grow.” We hope you will see this issue not solely as a pat on our own back for sticking around as long as The Wizard of Oz, but as a true toast to the enduring value of print design—past, present, and future.
In Print Magazine's February 2010 Issue You'll Find:
Eight Years that Changed Magazine Design History
By Perrin Drumm
A Beauty of a Magazine
Elaborate, elegant, and wonderfully over-the-top, Flair mirrored its creator's panache.
By Rebecca Bengal
The Incredible Shrinking Annual Report
By Liza Featherstone
Trademarked in Trieste
Vintage trademarks show branding's birth.
By Jonathan Taylor
Pictures & Conversations
Four motion-graphics artists share their interpretations (and memories) of iconic scenes from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Introduction by Caitlin Dover
Letter from the Editor: A reflection on Print's 70th anniversary.
Shelf Life: Vista's gardens, Teenbeat's reissues, and Coke's not-so-real thing.
Monologue: My journey from fan to contributor.
Homage: Design's leading lights recall their first encounters with Print.
Dialogue: Print's former staff members talk about the magazine's evolution.
Observer: Two magazines' legacy, built on mutual respect and influence.
Best Practices: Three green-printing innovators share their experience and advice.
Comics: Harvey Kurtzman, original Mad man and thwarted polymath.
Back Issue: Seminal covers and the stories behind(and inside) them.
Desktop: Duarte Design explains what makes good presentation design.
Books: Emigre No.70 : the Look Back Issue; Logicomix; The Graphic Eye
End Product: How we made the cover.