You'll Love This Digital Issue If:
- You're feeling rebellious and strangely political
- You want to see how powerful design can really be
- You're fascinated by the "new" #occupy thing.
Print Magazine's February 2012 Issue is dubbed The Power Issue, in which we examine the true influence of design and the designer. This issue is a call to whip up some posters, start a 'sine', and make things happen. We'll examine how the occupy movement isn't that new, how pissed off punks in the 90s gave an extra loud voice to women in the 90s, and how design fits into it all.
The hardcopy version of this issue is available here.
In Print Magazine's February 2012 Issue You'll Find:
On the cover: We asked Mirko Ilić to reinterpret one of the classic graphics created by Philippe Vermès during the 1968 French protests.
Riot in the Stacks
Inside the archive of the 1990s feminist punk movement
By Margaret Eby
Rock Versus paper
An interview with the Occupy artist of Paris '68
By William Bostwick
An Anatomy of Uncriticism
What happens to design when we're afraid to take on our sacred cows?
by Alexandra Lange
The World's First Tweets-to-Books Library
Using social media to build a temple to the printed word
by Eva Hagberg
Ink on Plastic
Small-town politics wrestles with the branding revolution ushered in by the Obama campaign.
by Fritz Swanson
Design Brief: Our gloss on "The Bases of Social Power"
Grids+Guides: Damn good advice from George Lois, mapping a fake transit system, and an exhibition of American political design
Back Issue: Editor emeritus Martin Fox picks the two most powerful figures in graphic design
Reviews: Zines at the Architectural Association, a new anthology of avant-garde comics, and artists' prints at MoMA
The Goods: A vintage-y new album from Laura Veirs, the latest from a book-editor-turned-designer, good works from Starbucks, and an exercise in branding
In the Studio: The Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli lets us peek into her office
One Perfect Thing: Michael Silverberg unfurls the flag
Observer: Rick Poynor on the power designers do and don't have
Education: Joe Marianek updates Michael Bierut's classic essay "Why Designers Can't Think."
Dialogue: Twitter's 19th-century predecessor gets a biopic. Steven Heller explores
World View: Hala A. Malak and Tarek Atrissi propose an old symbol for a new Arab identity
Best Practices: Jeremy Lehrer on the data-viz whiz kids trying to save the planet
Interaction: Christopher Butler tries to imagine a screen-free future
Stereotype: Paul Shaw and Stephen Coles on fat faces, then and now