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Walter Dorwin Teague’s Optimistic Address


Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960) was one of the white knights of industry, a product designer who helped alter the look and performance of everyday products.

American Jazz Album Covers in the 1950s and 1960s


The beginning During the 1950s and 1960s modern jazz became a widely recognized part of American culture.

Wordless Messaging


Armando Milani has curated nearly 200 posters by more than 100 designers from around the world for his new book, No Words Posters, published by RIT Press at Rochester Institute of Technology.

When Pantone Was Not Into Chips


Link rhymes with ink. And so it was with Pantone in 1933 when this division of the Bakelite Corporations announced, “The Pantone process is a new principle in planographic printing.” Its newness was the ability to permit the printer with flatbed presses or with letterpresses to “obtain a satisfactory offset effect,” as the introduction to The Pantone Printing Process said.

Weekend Daily Heller: What An Historic Week


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Designer of the Week: Amanda Wright


Wants tips, tools and techniques for creating custom typography? Check out Handmade Type Workshop by Charlotte Rivers.

The Mighty Exclamation Point!


With all the commentary about the exclamatory Jeb! (Bush) logo, including this, the exclamation point gets a raw deal.

Announcing the 2015 NVAs: 15 Artists Under 30


Print is thrilled to reveal our 2015 New Visual Artists. We’ve been publishing the New Visual Artists issue since 1998.

The Spirit of Barney Rosset Lives on the Train to Pokipse


Iconoclast publisher Barney Rosset died three years ago, in 2012. His anti-censorship battles all the way up to the Supreme Court, which he won, maintains a lasting effect on our society to this day.

Formless, Tasteless, Immortal: Flair Magazine, 1951-52


With Designing the Editorial Experience, discover what it means to design for multiple media, and gather advice from professionals in both the design and editorial fields.

A Life in Paperbacks


H. Lawrence Hoffman (1911–1977) was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. He illustrated book covers for over 25 publishing companies, including Pocket Books, Popular Library, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Ballantine and Random House.

The WPA: 92 Posters Paid For By the Government


Print’s official store, MyDesignShop, is having a one-day sale on June 24. Enter code TAKE40MORE at checkout to take 40% off almost all books, posters and resources in the store.

Not Liquor Sold to Drunkards


With a growing temperance movement in the United States rooted in such groups as The American Temperance Society, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Prohibition Party, the notion that a dry nation would be written into the Constitution was not as far fetched as it sounded.

Illustrator of the Week: Steven Noble


Each week, Print will feature the work of an exceptional illustrator whose talent is making waves throughout the design world.

Lustig Cohen on View at The Glass House


Philip Johnson’s The Glass House presents the first survey to explore the relationship between the early paintings and pioneering design projects of Elaine Lustig Cohen (June 13–Sept.

Ration Design


During World War II, from 1942 on, in order to get groceries it was necessary to have a ration book. Rationing regulated the amount of commodities that could be bought during the ration period.

Weekend Daily Heller: Great Books, Great Honor


In 2013, Joan K. Davidson, president of Furthermore, established the Alice Award to honor her mother, Alice Manheim Kaplan.

Brand Identity Examples from Lippincott’s Rodney Abbot


Through Sunday only, save an additional 20% on ALL BOOKS at MyDesignShop when you use coupon code THXDAD20 at checkout.

Teeny Weeny Posters


I’ve covered these little beauties before (here and here) but I never tire of them. For those who are equally smitten, here are a few more poster stamps along with a few links for admirers, scholars and collectors.

Everyman Marker


Timothy Goodman has been using Sharpie markers for a while. To say he’s in love with his pens may be an exaggeration, but he’s passionate about them and his new workbook Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques & Ideas for Transforming Your World is certainly adoration of the medium.


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