For 32 years, the Regional Design Annual has sliced up American design into discernable shapes and parceled them out by region. We rely on our judges to make the final cuts, and this time we had help from Sarah Gephart (MGMT. Design), Sagi Haviv (Chermayeff & Geismar), Nicole Jacek (Karlssonwilker), Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers (the Heads of State), Renda Morton (The New York Times), and Emily Oberman (Pentagram).
This year, to further distinguish each region, we turned to our resident type experts, Paul Shaw and Stephen Coles, to select six representative typefaces released in the United States this year. Each region is set in one of the faces, and they also became the basis for illustrations by Outpost LA (Far West), Armin Vit (Southwest), Rick Valicenti/3st (Midwest), IAAH—I Am Always Hungry (South), Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza (East), and OCD (New York City). Sharp design awaits—watch your fingers.
All this and more inside the 2012 Print Magazine Regional Design Annual
View the complete Table of Contents for the 2012 Print RDA issue or purchase the digital edition of this issue here.
HOW + Print Magazine's Editor, Sarah Whitman, has to say:
As the new Editor of Print magazine it's exciting to see how passionate our readers are about the Regional Design Annual. If you missed last year's RDA, you'll want to snag a copy to get inspired by the best design from around the U.S.