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Handlettering Gymnastics

I’ve become obsessed with <b>handlettering</b> lately. It’s more prevalent than ever, appearing in advertisements, packaging, signage and more. With …

Graphic Design

The Beautiful Work of Louise Fili

One of the best parts about recruiting judges for the Regional Design Annual: Getting a chance to browse their gorgeous archives. Today, first in a …

Typography Lessons From the Masters

Last year, when we decided to do an issue on typography, I casually slugged the February 2015 volume “Typography Today.”* We thought nothing more of …

Typography

Typography Terms 101: Everything You Need to Know

Barbs, beaks, brackets, bowls.<p>Baffled by typography terms? You’re not alone.<p>One of the most common questions we field at Print is what the heck …

The Beauty of Letterpress and Engraving

And now, two series that have been making us drool for quite a while: Neenah’s The Beauty of Engraving, and The Beauty of Letterpress, featuring …

32 Beautiful/Bizarre Graphic Design Ads From the '70s

Print continues its quest to document vintage printer and graphic design ads through the decades. Here, we feature the trippy and gorgeous ads of the …

34 Brilliant Graphic Design and Paper Ads From the '60s

From the likes of Paul Rand and Bob Gill, here are the vintage graphic design ads from Print magazine, circa 1960s.

Making the Mac: 20 Vintage Apple Ads

From the curious introductory price of $666.66 to spreads featuring David Carson, old Apple and Mac ads are fascinating. On the practical side they …

Steve Wozniak

The Art of Keeping a Travel Sketchbook: 10 Illustrated Journal Tips

<i>I could eat a Cinnabon. I could read a James Patterson novel. I could buy a souvenir shot glass. But the most valuable way to use up the hours I</i> …

The Push Pin Pantheon

The following sampling from a series of 63 portraits of Push Pin Studios’ “Luminaries” is a project by Stephen Alcorn, son of designer, illustrator …

Milton Glaser on Massimo Vignelli

<i>Thirty-eight years ago, Milton Glaser created the I Love New York logo. How will you create a logo that withstands the test of time? Start by taking</i> …

The Man Who Made Kabel

Rudolf Koch (Nov. 20, 1876–April 9, 1934), the German calligrapher and type meister, designed about 30 typefaces for Klingspor Foundry, the …

The Font of Poetry, the Poetry of Font

By Adrienne Raphel August 3, 2015<p>On Design<p><i>Adventures in typography.</i><p>Photo: Willi Heidelbach<p>I was a teenage font addict. On Microsoft Word I’d lovingly scroll through the drop-down font menu: Avenir Book, Baskerville, Goudy, Goudy Old Style. For every story or poem I started to write, I first spent …

Typography

Film Posters in France, 1930s – 1960s

Beginning in the early 20th century, major studios like Gaumont, Pathé Frères, and Paramount commissioned posters to advertise their films. They …

The Long-Lost Lois Esquire Cover

One of the few <i>Esquire</i> magazine covers created by George Lois ever to be killed was this one inspired by a James Baldwin article in the November 1970 …

The Bottle's the Thing: The Branding Evolution of Soda Pop

A Pepsi-Cola serving tray circa 1940s<p>My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm. I’d always loved leafing through old magazines …

Alcohol

Bradbury Thompson's Genius

Bradbury Thompson (1911–1995) was the maestro when it came to the magazine as symphony. He so mastered the rhythmic tenor of his pages that one …

Booking Bruno Munari's Legacy

Bruno Munari (1907–1998) is the definition of prolific, which otherwise means to <i>present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful</i>. The large numbers …

Books

Lost Designs: Making Digital Versions of Wood Type

<i> <br>Editor’s Note: This article was originally featured in the February 2015 issue of Print magazine.</i><p><b>by Richard Kegler</b><p>The first digital fonts that went …

Typography

Ludwig Hohlwein, Master Designer

While rummaging through the studio bookshelves, I met an old friend: <i>Ludwig Hohlwein</i>, a collection of the poster designs by the artist published in …

Yellowstone National Park

The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world—a rebellion against the cold, sleek, digital environment in which we designers spend most of our …

89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …

Graphic Design

11 Resources for Typography & Lettering Lovers

Are you a lettering lover—an aficionado of alphabetical artwork? Do you find typography utterly tantalizing?<p>Here at Print, you’re in the finest of …

10 Real-World Lettering Designs

Lettering designs surrounds us all the time, every day, in our environment without us realizing it. It could be via clouds shapes, the curve of tree …

Evoking Memories: Communicating via Memory in Design

<i>by Angela Riechers</i><p>Illustration by Doug Chayka, www.dougchayka.com<p><b>Memory is a powerful communicative</b> <b>device, and many designers struggle</b> <b>to decide when</b> …

American Jazz Album Covers in the 1950s and 1960s

<i>The beginning</i><p>During the 1950s and 1960s modern jazz became a widely recognized part of American culture. As a musical form, it was radically changed …

The Vintage Speedball Textbook

I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It …

Graphic Design

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

Design

20 Skills Design Software Won't Ever Replace

Being a designer in a technological world can be intimidating, since nearly every day a new piece of software is being built that can do much of what …