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News Articles Ted Stearn: The Jerry Lewis of Comics https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/ted-stearn-fuzz-and-pluck/ Print News urn:uuid:c94a370b-512d-b021-bd20-7cfea098d3e0 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:10:45 +0000 <p>Beloved creator of Fuzz and Pluck, Ted Stearn passed away in 2019. Steven Heller reflects on his life, work, career, and his comic contribution.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/ted-stearn-fuzz-and-pluck/">Ted Stearn: The Jerry Lewis of Comics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>I did not know about <a href="http://www.tedstearn.com/">Ted Stearn</a>&#8216;s work before he passed away on February 1, 2019. I wish I had. I learned about him from David Langton, a creative director in New York and a friend. Stearn was featured in this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tcj.com/the-ted-stearn-interview/">Comics Journal Interview</a>&nbsp;with David Mazzuchelli a few years ago and is best known for his “Fuzz and Pluck” books published by Fantagraphics. “I often teased him that he was the Jerry Lewis of comic book artists,” wrote Langton, “under appreciated in the States and adored in France. His book signings in France would attract long lines. More can be found on the&nbsp;<a href="http://tedstearn.com/">Ted Stearn</a>&nbsp;website. I know you sometimes feature great Illustrators, and Ted was one of the best craftsman I’ve ever seen.”</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TStearn_studio_1990.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555884 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TStearn_studio_1990-600x422.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="600" height="422" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TStearn_studio_1990-600x422.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TStearn_studio_1990-450x317.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <h2>Fuzz and Pluck: Two Sides of the Same Coin</h2> <p>When I saw the range of his work, I too was smitten by the gesture, expression, and wit he brought to the fore. An obituary their alumnus wrote for RISD says that in 1992, he began making comics, including a haunting series of strips called ‘The Forgotten Dream of a Melancholy Chef,’ and his best-known work, the Fuzz and Pluck stories.</p> <p>Described in ‘The Comics Journal,&#8217; Fuzz and Pluck was depicted as: ‘Fuzz, a rejected, perennially abused teddy bear with no self-confidence,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 1rem;">and Pluck, a poultry-slaughterhouse escapee with self-confidence in (over)abundance&#8230;unlikely companions trying to survive in a world of users, losers, and desperate seekers.&#8221; Ted claimed they were inspired by the two sides of his personality.</span></p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Goodnight.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555885 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Goodnight-458x600.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="458" height="600" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Goodnight-458x600.jpg 458w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Goodnight-344x450.jpg 344w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Goodnight.jpg 626w" sizes="(max-width: 458px) 100vw, 458px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Hey.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555886 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Hey-600x473.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="600" height="473" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Hey-600x473.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Hey-450x355.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Hey.jpg 628w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_I-cannotlosehim.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555887 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_I-cannotlosehim-447x600.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="447" height="600" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_I-cannotlosehim-447x600.jpg 447w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_I-cannotlosehim-335x450.jpg 335w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_I-cannotlosehim.jpg 612w" sizes="(max-width: 447px) 100vw, 447px" /></a></p> <h2>Fuzz and Pluck Go to France</h2> <p>Stearn’s work was nominated twice for the prestigious Ignatz Award. The second Fuzz and Pluck book, &#8220;Splitsville,&#8221; an exquisitely drawn, comically violent allegory of freelancing, was released in 2009. This and the first book were published in French translation in 2013. The last, riotous installment, &#8220;The Moolah Tree,&#8221; was published in America and France in 2016. <em>Publisher&#8217;s Weekly</em> wrote: &#8220;Stearn’s simply drawn cartoon protagonists&#8230;move through a richly rendered world of dramatic mountains and ramshackle pirate ships cutting through stormy seas in a bleakly funny parable as the opportunity of unlimited riches floats just beyond reach for the hapless duo.&#8221;</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Oohlook.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555888 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Oohlook-600x477.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="600" height="477" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Oohlook-600x477.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Oohlook-450x358.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Oohlook.jpg 617w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Wellthen.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555889 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Wellthen.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="596" height="287" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Wellthen.jpg 596w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Wellthen-450x217.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 596px) 100vw, 596px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Whydontyou.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555890 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Whydontyou.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="617" height="348" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Whydontyou.jpg 617w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Whydontyou-450x254.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/FP_Whydontyou-600x338.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 617px) 100vw, 617px" /></a>Here are some of his other drawings showing his humorous and formal range.</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing03.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555891 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing03.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="504" height="676" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing03.jpg 504w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing03-336x450.jpg 336w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing03-447x600.jpg 447w" sizes="(max-width: 504px) 100vw, 504px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing04.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555892 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing04.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="964" height="788" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing04.jpg 964w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing04-450x368.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing04-600x490.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 964px) 100vw, 964px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing06.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555893 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing06-600x448.jpg" alt="Ted Stearn, creator of Fuzz and Pluck, has a long legacy of work." width="600" height="448" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing06-600x448.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing06-450x336.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/drawing06.jpg 1053w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/ted-stearn-fuzz-and-pluck/">Ted Stearn: The Jerry Lewis of Comics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> Comics & Animation Design Daily Heller Illustration Design Steven Heller Fantagraphics Ted Stearn Steven Heller Vintage Restaurant Menu Design: We’re Still Hungry https://www.printmag.com/design-culture-2/culturally-related-design/100-years-restaurant-menu-design/ Print News urn:uuid:34308510-6418-6dbb-0f90-75cc6faf3d78 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:01 +0000 <p>In "A La Carte: 100 Years of Menu Design in America," authors take a look at restaurant menu design through this century and the last, calling out the ornate, the embossed, and the brightly bound.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/design-culture-2/culturally-related-design/100-years-restaurant-menu-design/">Vintage Restaurant Menu Design: We&#8217;re Still Hungry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://howdesignlive.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555802 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-1-600x65.png" alt="HOW Design Live" width="600" height="65" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-1.png 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-1-450x49.png 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">With the rise of iPads greeting diners at the table, menus—at least print menus—are quickly becoming a thing of the past. To commemorate this graphic niche of restaurant menu design, one 392-page <a href="https://www.taschen.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TASCHEN</a> book showcases over 800 printed menu designs from 1850 to 1985. The book, which was recently released in an affordable paperback edition, is fit for any graphic designer’s home library.</p> <p><a href="https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/45521/facts.menu_design_in_america.htm" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/45521/facts.menu_design_in_america.htm&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549980047810000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGf8p8hJ2QcI88ehjMojgUnF1JqaA">A la Carte: 100 Years of Menu Design in America</a>&nbsp;is co-authored by Steven Heller, a renowned graphic design book writer and School of Visual Art design faculty (Editor&#8217;s Note: and author of <a href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Daily Heller</a> right here on printmag.com!), culinary historian John Mariani and TASCHEN America executive editor, Jim Heimann.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555840 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-cover_45521-485x600.jpg" alt="&quot;A La Carte: Menu Design in America&quot; features restaurant menu design of past decades." width="485" height="600" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-cover_45521-485x600.jpg 485w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-cover_45521-364x450.jpg 364w" sizes="(max-width: 485px) 100vw, 485px" /></p> <h2>Formerly Fancy</h2> <p style="font-weight: 400;">The book outlines how print menus were rare in the 19<sup>th</sup> century and reserved only for special occasions. With the rise of affordable restaurants in cities America, combined with the rise of diner culture, menus became commonplace culinary listings. Though restaurant menu design wasn&#8217;t really center stage compared to poster or editorial design, paper menus designed for keeping while eating out was a marketing tool.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">For Heimann, his favorite menus in the book are those from the early 20<sup>th</sup> century. “Mostly because of the complex elements that went into some of them,” he tells us. “Often urban restaurants had hundreds of items that had to incorporated and still be legible. The graphics are certainly very decorative and hand lettering plays a big part in many of the them. There was also the element of making them special and elaborate with special die-cuts, ribbons, and sometimes pop-ups. Certainly at lot of attention was devoted to the menu.”</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><img class="alignnone wp-image-555841 size-large" style="font-size: 1rem;" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_01_45521-600x374.jpg" alt="&quot;A La Carte: Menu Design in America&quot; features restaurant menu design of past decades." width="600" height="374" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_01_45521-600x374.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_01_45521-450x280.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p>An impressive example of detailed restaurant menu design can be found in the Early Fine Dining chapter of the book. It shows the illustrious menu for The Royal Blue Line from 1891, showcasing a menu of a luxurious restaurant, with gold embossed type, ornate typography, and a blue lace ribbon binding. In the Holiday Menus chapter, a Thanksgiving menu from&nbsp;1918 at Hotel Leighton in Los Angeles shows a holiday gobbler alongside an American flag wrapped around the gold font.</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555842 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_02_45521-600x374.jpg" alt="&quot;A La Carte: 100 Years of Menu Design in America&quot; features restaurant menu design of past decades." width="600" height="374" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_02_45521-600x374.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_02_45521-450x280.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <h2>Restaurant Menu Design: A Themed Affair</h2> <p style="font-weight: 400;">The Leaf-Themed Menus chapter showcases a dinner menu from the National Cigar Leaf Tobacco Association, who held a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1912. Their menu was written entirely in gold embossed all-caps, describing items like &#8220;saddle of spring lamb&#8221; and &#8220;little neck clams.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555843 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_03_45521-600x374.jpg" alt="&quot;A La Carte: Menu Design in America&quot; features restaurant menu design of past decades." width="600" height="374" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_03_45521-600x374.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_03_45521-450x280.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Among the best in the Novelty Menus chapter, a doll-like fairy graces the Catacombs Caverns menu from Columbus, Ohio, showcasing a two-colored drink menu from whiskies to beer.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><img class="alignnone wp-image-555844 size-large" style="font-size: 1rem;" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_04_45521-600x391.jpg" alt="&quot;A La Carte: Menu Design in America&quot; features restaurant menu design of past decades." width="600" height="391" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_04_45521-600x391.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/bu-menu_design-image_04_45521-450x294.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p>There&#8217;s a whole section devoted to Tiki-themed menus, featuring the drink menu for the Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and The Traders restaurant in Chicago from 1957. Tiki-themed restaurants saw their rise in the 1950s and 1960s, using Pacific totems and Hawaiian cocktails as a theme for their setting.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><img class="alignnone wp-image-555838 size-large" style="font-size: 1rem;" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/6100235329_84f447c18d_b-450x600.jpg" alt="&quot;A La Carte: Menu Design in America&quot; features restaurant menu design of past decades." width="450" height="600" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/6100235329_84f447c18d_b-450x600.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/6100235329_84f447c18d_b-338x450.jpg 338w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/6100235329_84f447c18d_b.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <h2>A Thing of the Past Now</h2> <p style="font-weight: 400;">While the book looks at menus from the past, it also reflects the present changes in today’s menu design.&nbsp;“Because of the ease of changing items and prices, digitally produced menus, often with stock designs, are becoming the norm for most restaurants,” said Heimann. “Call it the ‘neutering or blanding of the dining experience.’ Most eating establishments don’t want to incur additional costs by producing something that is unique and has to be altered.”</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Something we don’t see today in restaurant menu design is analogue design, be it letterpress, creative paper works or even something beyond your typical chalkboard. “Along with tablets, menus have become a necessary but not very adventurous part of the culinary world,” he said. “There are exceptions of course, but for the most part, economics and speed have overtaken a once creative and unique category of printed matter. 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The New Coca Cola Font https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/tccc-unity-new-coke-classic-neville-brody/ Print News urn:uuid:b274ec1c-1a43-5acb-707b-932294206ddb Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:10:57 +0000 <p>The Daily Heller talks with Neville Brody about the new typeface for Coca-Cola. The Coca Cola font upgrade includes several weights and styles.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/tccc-unity-new-coke-classic-neville-brody/">The New Coca Cola Font</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>Close to a year ago&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brody-associates.com/">Neville Brody</a> announced &#8220;TCCC Unity: The New Typeface for Coca-Cola.&#8221; It seemed incredible that Brody, once the maestro behind <a href="https://www.fontfont.com/designers/neville-brody"><em>The Face</em> </a>and <a href="http://jjl23.tumblr.com/"><em>Fuse</em></a> magazines and the emblematic types of the late 80s and early 90s was creating type for one of the world&#8217;s most emblematic corporations (and products). But his design has long been evolving along with his expertise as a go-to designer and I got the scoop behind the upgrade of the Coca Cola font then and am looking back on its debut now that its first anniversary year is here.</p> <h2>The Endless Variations of the Coca Cola Font</h2> <p>The <a href="https://www.printmag.com/typography/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">typeface</a> has been produced in a number of weights and styles to ensure a high level of flexibility and voice in application, and allows the company to control and evolve its visual language. Other influences have played a major role in the development of TCCC Unity, in particular, the Americana of the 1930s and &#8217;50s, with its typography of speed, construction and modernity, combined with a vernacular influence.</p> <p>The typeface is designed to be open, with a large x-height, and has a wide form, extended to relate this sense of Modern Americana. In terms of functionality, through the development of a text and display version, the font is designed to both operate successfully at a small text size, and to achieve personality and impact at large usage.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-546569" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter.jpg" alt="Coca Cola font upgrade" width="800" height="400" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter.jpg 1875w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter-450x225.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter-600x300.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></p> <h3><strong>A typeface for a company as world renown as Coca Cola is not just any old typeface. What were you asked to achieve with this new Coca Cola font? And how’d you go about finding the best solution?</strong></h3> <p>The process was highly collaborative, and the Coca-Cola Global Design team, headed by James Sommerville, primarily asked us to deliver a contemporary typeface which operated successfully across both a current and future suite of platforms, from digital to mobile and from print to product and environment.</p> <p>It needed to be something that was highly scalable, from text on a mobile screen to display size on a hoarding, meaning that it had to combine a high level of legibility and function at a small size, and have enough personality and interest at a large size. This flexibility would allow the Coca-Cola company to navigate future landscapes and successfully anticipate technological shifts, and at the same time be able to build a cohesive and coherent typographic language and system across all touch-points.</p> <p>It also needed to be ownable and recognizable, and be seen as authentically Coca-Cola by relating design qualities that were felt to be part of the brand and story. The company had been using a great font, but one which is now used by so many companies that it has become ubiquitous and no longer delivers the market stand-out that Coca-Cola desired. It also meant that both creative and quality control in its numerous territories was increasingly challenging. An ownable and controllable typeface with a suite of styles and weights helped counter this and delivers greater creative opportunities and integration of messaging.</p> <p>The Coca-Cola company and product has become globally renowned for specific key elements—the color red, the script font, the bottle shape—but had never in over 130 years owned a proprietary font. This is the first.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-546570" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter2.jpg" alt="The bespoke Coca Cola font was revealed in 2018" width="800" height="400" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter2.jpg 1875w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter2-450x225.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter2-600x300.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></p> <h3><strong>Coke has such distinctive branding assets, what influenced the design of this Unity typeface?<br /> </strong></h3> <p>Myself and the Brody Associates team, including senior type designer Luke Prowse together with Phil Rodgers, Chris Nott, Jack Llewellyn, Josh Saunders and Joe Dick, maintained a constant state of open communication with the Coke team in Atlanta, including many on-the-ground visits and workshops, making it a live project and increasing the opportunity for dynamism.</p> <p>We immersed ourselves in the archive at Coca-Cola’s headquarters, spending days investigating thousands of heritage items in order to be able to piece together a tangible Coca-Cola typographic reference toolbox, one formed of shapes, quirks, repeated motifs and structures. We assembled these and selected the most common visual elements to form the core structure of the typeface, which we call the ‘spine’ of the font giving it its language of proportions, line weight, curve and junctions. Once fixed and agreed, we then populated this framework with a number of clear visual treatments and flair informed by our research, and shared these in workshop sessions with the team at Coca-Cola. The final space, &#8220;Unity,&#8221; was the further-refined outcome of this process.</p> <p>One of the discoveries we made through interrogating the archive collection, was that the Coca-Cola history somehow reflected that of America itself. In 130 years we saw the progression from Victoriana, with its decorative swirls and local engraving-based expertise, to a kind of Modernist Americana, one of frontier-base speed seen in automobile and diner culture. In the middle period we observed an clear influence of construction and industry, somehow mixed with vernacular flair and quirk.</p> <p>We made careful selections to ensure that the font was not overwhelmed with personality, but that just enough was embedded in order for it to be clearly ‘Coca-Cola’. The font itself is fairly wide, and has a large x-height. Open arcs and rounded counters deliberately bring air into the font, with flourishes and curves bringing a sense of humanism and accessibility.</p> <h3><strong>People use the term “story” or “narrative” to describe corporate branding models. How does the Coca Cola font reflect or support Coke’s narrative?</strong></h3> <p>The current trend of a brand being seen increasingly as a storyteller has from day one been a principle at the heart of the Coca-Cola narrative, to such a degree that it is now part of our mass unconsciousness. Globally, we recognize this brand and its attributes more than any other, and have deep cultural links with its perceived nature and story, from the iconic bottle shape and script to a red Father Christmas.</p> <p>The most important thing today for a brand is not the content that it talks about, but how it talks about it. The typeface becomes a critical part of that voice and DNA, with consistency, authenticity and believability becoming paramount requirements.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-546571" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter3.jpg" alt="Coca Cola font designed by Neville Brody" width="800" height="400" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter3.jpg 1875w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter3-450x225.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/TCCCUnity.Twitter3-600x300.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></p> <h3><strong>You’ve come a long way from <em>The Face</em> to Coke. Are there fundamental or nuanced distinctions in the way you designed type then and now?</strong></h3> <p>To be honest, I’ve always produced commercially-focused work alongside the more experimental work. This project interestingly straddled both of those in some way, in that the challenge here was to understand just how far we could build personality and human quirk into a highly functional font design, a mechanism with surprise. Of course, my understanding of typography and type design has evolved since that early period, but at the heart of my approach has always been the idea that typography is part of cultural image making, and that every font carries information in a way that is emotionally coloured or influenced by its form. The receipt of all information is informed and influenced by the way in which we distribute and deliver it.</p> <h3><strong>How did the Coca Cola font commission come to you? And what makes it a true Brody production?<br /> </strong></h3> <p>I was asked by James Sommerville to be part of an internal design conference day put on for the design team at Coca-Cola in early 2016. The great consequence of this was that James understood more about our work in the area of type design, something we usually keep under the bonnet. James had been thinking about the need for Coca-Cola to develop its own typeface. We began a conversation. The beauty is that the teams at Brody Associates and Coca-Cola are small, agile and highly efficient, meaning that we were able to work together extremely well and make decisions quickly.</p> <p>I would say it is strongly a Brody production, in that it also shares many typographic details and qualities that I have always loved. I have always veered towards early Gothic and constructed typefaces: Venus, Trade etc. It was a thrill to be able to develop this design for such a company on such a global scale.</p> <h3><strong>Are you pleased?</strong></h3> <p>I am. I think it solves the challenges that were set for it, and gives The Coca-Cola Company a typographic language and system that will carry it forward for years to come. It was a difficult challenge. But I believe it is robust and accessible and captures the Coca-Cola personality, and yes, I’m proud of the outcome. 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News Articles Retro Graphic Design Takes Flight in the Golden Era of Airline Posters https://www.printmag.com/design-inspiration/retro-graphic-design-airline-posters/ Print News urn:uuid:9261c4ae-60e1-191e-4cd4-5f4f437d11ad Sun, 17 Feb 2019 06:32:28 +0000 <p>Iconic posters from the airline industry in the '50s are now benchmarks in retro graphic design. The Chicago Center for Print's exhibition on the golden era of design highlights their substantial contributions to design and to making jetting off to sun-soaked locales seem viable.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/design-inspiration/retro-graphic-design-airline-posters/">Retro Graphic Design Takes Flight in the Golden Era of Airline Posters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing"><a href="http://howdesignlive.com"><img class="alignnone wp-image-555628 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-600x65.png" alt="How Design Live" width="600" height="65" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng.png 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-450x49.png 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">It wasn’t until the 1950s that commercial aviation became popular, which carved out an entire niche for graphic designers. A few of the ads at the heart of this retro graphic design era are on view in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prints-posters.com/the-golden-age-of-graphic-design-1950s-60s/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.prints-posters.com/the-golden-age-of-graphic-design-1950s-60s/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887308000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGSdZ9pU7fNG-W7vudDwR_EqHxATg">The Golden Age of Graphic Design 1950’s- 60’s: The ‘Mad Men’ of The Airline Poster</a>, which is an exhibition on at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prints-posters.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.prints-posters.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887309000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHzch7BPdL21XpYIkjHuKXmioLiCQ">Chicago Center for the Print</a>&nbsp;in Chicago. From Paris to London and all the way to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, it showcases graphic design masterpieces by a selected few designers who helped sell airline tickets to the well-heeled.</p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">But the golden era of graphic design was also the golden era of airline travel, at least in the picture-perfect advertisements. In reality, there were long security lineups, planes packed to capacity and fees for everything; be it bags of pretzels to plastic cups of soda (has much changed, really?). Back then, however, hospitality in the air was glamorous – flight attendants served full-course meals, dressed to the nines and leg room was ample. People could smoke on planes, booze was served like water and a special section of the plane had a bar and bartender.</p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">As it turned out, flying in the 1950s and 1960s was&nbsp;<a href="http://theconversation.com/longing-for-the-golden-age-of-air-travel-be-careful-what-you-wish-for-34177" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://theconversation.com/longing-for-the-golden-age-of-air-travel-be-careful-what-you-wish-for-34177&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887309000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFbfmMYjFPG4uPROZhHf2Hg1JTntw">far more democratized</a>&nbsp;than the 1930s and 1940s, where the majority of travelers flew business class and paid an upward of $2,500 for a seat (again, has much changed?). Granted, low-cost or budget airlines didn&#8217;t exist back then at all. So airline travel was purely for the affluent, or those with savings, as cost to fly was so inflated that one flight in 1955 from Chicago to Phoenix&nbsp;<a href="http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/air-travel-today-is-a-damn-bargain-951705216" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/air-travel-today-is-a-damn-bargain-951705216&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887309000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFog9UlP1GNNAI8TWH69VUzsCrkmA">cost over $1,000</a>, which was roughly one month’s income on a secretary’s salary.</p> <h2 class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">Fly by Design</h2> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">It carved out a new commercial niche for graphic designers, who used tourism as a gateway to create a retro graphic design movement encouraging commercial travel. “By the 1950s, flying was fun and fashionable,” said the Chicago Center’s owner, Richard Kasvin. “The airlines provided a means for an exciting escape on short notice or a long trip around the world. The ‘Mad Men’ designed posters for the airlines to tempt you into travel to many exciting destinations here in the U.S. and around the world.”</p> <p>There is also the works of Montana-born designer <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/arts/05iht-design05.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">E. McKnight Kauffer</a>, who worked as one of Europe’s most prolific poster artists during the 1920s and 1930s. He returned to the U.S. to design government posters during the Second World War and worked for American Airlines, where he made a series of modernist style posters. He contributed airline&#8217;s retro graphic design by presenting the majestic architecture of cities like Washington D.C. and San Francisco in bold, minimal shapes.</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555805 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Kauffer2-344x450.jpeg" alt="A 1950s retro graphic design poster from the airline industry." width="344" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Kauffer2-344x450.jpeg 344w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Kauffer2-459x600.jpeg 459w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Kauffer2.jpeg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 344px) 100vw, 344px" /></p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">Among the designers and major contributors to this movement in retro graphic design are works by&nbsp;<a href="http://davidkleinart.com/Original_Travel_Poster_Art.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://davidkleinart.com/Original_Travel_Poster_Art.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887309000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGJt3kc3JpDD5iu4Httkd9t7VO9vQ">David Klein</a>, a Texas-born designer who created dozens of travel posters during the 1950s and 1960s, promoting major and less-well known cities with flat, graphic posters. “Klein’s use of bright colors depicting famous landmarks in an abstract style defined the state of poster art of the period,” said Kasvin. “These works to this day define the excitement and enthusiasm of the early years of post-war air travel. They defined the jet set style and have become iconic.”</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555806 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/NYC-by-David-Klein-277x450.jpg" alt="A 1950s retro graphic design poster from the airline industry." width="277" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/NYC-by-David-Klein-277x450.jpg 277w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/NYC-by-David-Klein-370x600.jpg 370w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/NYC-by-David-Klein.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 277px) 100vw, 277px" /></p> <h2>A United (Now Retro Graphic Design) Front</h2> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">At the time, United Airlines was a major player in the airline business, along with Pan American Airlines. Recognizing their influence, they dedicated efforts to secure some distinctive looks for their designed materials.</p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">Austrian designer <a href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/homage-joseph-binder/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Joseph Binder</a>&nbsp;moved to the U.S. in 1934 and worked for United Airlines, bringing his signature style with him. His work was different from other designers at the time for his European flair, his knowledge of art deco and modernist minimalism. “He applied reductive, compositional principles derived from Cubism, focusing on the reductive geometric forms, color contrasts and the psychological imprint of color,” said Kasvin.</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555809 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/United-Air-Lines-San-Francisco-Joseph-Binder-1950-278x450.jpg" alt="A 1950s retro graphic design poster from the airline industry." width="278" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/United-Air-Lines-San-Francisco-Joseph-Binder-1950-278x450.jpg 278w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/United-Air-Lines-San-Francisco-Joseph-Binder-1950-370x600.jpg 370w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/United-Air-Lines-San-Francisco-Joseph-Binder-1950.jpg 1111w" sizes="(max-width: 278px) 100vw, 278px" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img class="alignnone wp-image-555810 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/united-joseph-binder-278x450.jpg" alt="A 1950s retro graphic design poster from the airline industry." width="278" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/united-joseph-binder-278x450.jpg 278w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/united-joseph-binder-371x600.jpg 371w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/united-joseph-binder.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 278px) 100vw, 278px" /></p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">From California, <a href="https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/stan-galli" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stanley Walter Galli</a>&#8216;s was known also for being a painter, illustrator and printmaker, in addition to being a graphic designer. A recognized artist in his own right, Galli is remembered for his contribution to retro graphic design through his series of which included posters for Hawaii, Los Angeles and southern California as sun-drenched paradises.</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555804 size-medium" style="font-size: 1rem;" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Galli_Southern_California-270x450.jpg" alt="A 1950s retro graphic design poster from the airline industry." width="270" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Galli_Southern_California-270x450.jpg 270w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Galli_Southern_California-360x600.jpg 360w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Galli_Southern_California.jpg 548w" sizes="(max-width: 270px) 100vw, 270px" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img class="alignnone wp-image-555807 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/stan_galli_hawaii_united_airlines-288x450.jpg" alt="A 1950s retro graphic design poster from the airline industry." width="288" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/stan_galli_hawaii_united_airlines-288x450.jpg 288w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/stan_galli_hawaii_united_airlines-384x600.jpg 384w" sizes="(max-width: 288px) 100vw, 288px" />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h2 class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">Paper Airplanes</h2> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">But airline posters were just the tip of the iceberg – at least on board. According to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.albright.edu/faculty-detail/dr-guillaume-de-syon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.albright.edu/faculty-detail/dr-guillaume-de-syon/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887309000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFXDQzw_12MBwkajmfK-ZQIOh5nxA">Guillaume de Syon</a>, a history professor specializing in aviation history at Albright College, passengers in the 1950s were handed out postcards as they boarded a flight (which was another niche for designers of that time).</p> <p class="m_3090169329496640967m_5641849600905594457gmail-MsoNoSpacing">“It might have had a picture of the plane or the meal you were going to be served printed on it,” said&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/3022215/what-it-was-really-like-to-fly-during-the-golden-age-of-travel" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.fastcompany.com/3022215/what-it-was-really-like-to-fly-during-the-golden-age-of-travel&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1549719887309000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFDuo_2s89JzmMJ6ALJSd7lfEsVgw">de Syon</a>. “The tradition at the time was that you would use your in-flight time to write people you knew on the ground, describing your flight. Once you ran out of postcards to write, there wasn’t much to do.”</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;\</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/design-inspiration/retro-graphic-design-airline-posters/">Retro Graphic Design Takes Flight in the Golden Era of Airline Posters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> Design Inspiration Featured Design History Poster Design 1950s advertisements Airline branding chicago Mad Men poster design Nadja Sayej Security printing exports double http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7390 Print News urn:uuid:7fef86c5-380f-3127-4e71-a8ba9cec5d4a Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:52 +0000 Polish security printing firm, PWPW, has revealed that the value of its total security printing exports has doubled since 2017. TI Media reveals current market trends http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7389 Print News urn:uuid:cd0cc606-3315-29cb-a88a-ffb2c8671581 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:52 +0000 TI Media, a print and digital publishing house which manages over 40 titles, has released its most recent market trends. The results highlight the value of brand investment and reveals a surge in the women’s weeklies market. Kodak honours green innovators http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7387 Print News urn:uuid:84798eb4-39ac-8bd9-a823-1b7afbbf92eb Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:52 +0000 Kodak has handed out a series of awards to customers in celebration of their green achievement over the past year. Healeys makes the cut with Polar http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7388 Print News urn:uuid:f50f77f5-eb48-45b6-477a-efd81f1f1ac7 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:52 +0000 Ipswich-based Healeys Print has invested in two new Polar guillotines as part of an effort to build on record sales and pursue further growth. Global Graphics to introduce online PrintFlat service https://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/news/9847-global-graphics-to-introduce-online-printflat-servic Print News urn:uuid:1f321e11-747d-937c-d725-5c4c4f605aea Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:33:33 +0000 PrintFlat - the screening software that mitigates banding in inkjet output - will be unveiled as an online service for press vendors and their customers at the Hunkeler Innovationdays in Switzerland later this month. News Articles UPM supports Plant-for-the-Planet https://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/news/9846-upm-supports-plant-for-the-planet Print News urn:uuid:1985297a-3479-89cb-f1f5-f4c9de8aa446 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:33:10 +0000 Logistics company UPM is supporting the academy programme of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation set-up to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness. News Articles Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/happy-birthday-jules-feiffer/ Print News urn:uuid:2ebdfaea-a3f5-9533-4c9d-65364f3fa6a9 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:31:58 +0000 <p>Jules Feiffer is a legendary political cartoonist, screenwriter, and novelist. We celebrate his 90th birthday with a walk through some of his works.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/happy-birthday-jules-feiffer/">Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-555802 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-1.png" alt="HOW Design Live" width="600" height="65" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-1.png 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/howdesignlivetoppng-1-450x49.png 450w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <hr> <p>Last month marked the 90th birthday of Jules Feiffer. It reminded me of the impact he has had on me and my generation’s intellectual life and funny bone.</p> <p><img class="wp-image-555644 size-large alignnone" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/feiffer-nixon-telling-truth-600x386.jpg" alt="The political cartoons of Jules Feiffer were a mainstay." width="600" height="386" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/feiffer-nixon-telling-truth-600x386.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/feiffer-nixon-telling-truth-450x290.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/feiffer-nixon-telling-truth.jpg 1350w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>A Voice in the Village (And Beyond)</h2> <p>I discovered Jules Feiffer in the pages of the <em><a href="https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/06/13/jules-feiffer-in-context/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Village Voice</a></em>, which my older sister brought home to the Bronx from her sojourns to Greenwich Village. (Later, I’d learn that Feiffer was born in the Bronx.) I would look forward each week to his dancer’s celebrations and political and social commentary. Alongside <em>Mad Magazine</em>, Feiffer introduced me to satire and helped me develop an appreciation of for this careful art.</p> <p><img class="wp-image-555645 size-large alignnone" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/a_dance_to_autumn1969WB-600x319.jpg" alt="The political cartoons of Jules Feiffer were a mainstay." width="600" height="319" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/a_dance_to_autumn1969WB-600x319.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/a_dance_to_autumn1969WB-450x239.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/a_dance_to_autumn1969WB.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <div id="attachment_555646" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-555646 size-large" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/t1larg.hrzgal.03-600x338.jpg" alt="The political cartoons of Jules Feiffer were a mainstay." width="600" height="338" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/t1larg.hrzgal.03-600x338.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/t1larg.hrzgal.03-450x253.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/t1larg.hrzgal.03.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">1969.</p></div> <p>A collection of those strips from the <a href="https://www.printmag.com/design-culture-2/culturally-related-design/farewell-remembering-the-village-voice/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Voice</em></a>:&nbsp;<em>Sick, Sick, Sick: A Guide to Non-Confident Living</em>, was published in 1957. It was syndicated nationally and internationally in 1959 until it ended in 1997.</p> <p>Then, in 1965, came his tome <em>The Great Comic Book Heroes</em>, a first ever history of the beginnings of the American comic book industry I didn’t know existed. My world was never quite the same when I discovered that Jules Feiffer was also a participant.</p> <p><img class="wp-image-555647 size-medium alignnone" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/First-Edition-335x450.jpg" alt="Jules Feiffer is an iconic comics artist." width="335" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/First-Edition-335x450.jpg 335w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/First-Edition.jpg 350w" sizes="(max-width: 335px) 100vw, 335px" /></p> <h2>More Than Comics</h2> <p>His novel <em>Harry, The Rat With Women </em>was both funny and a cautionary tale, and his Broadway play later turned into the film <a href="https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/little-murders-1971" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Little Murders</em></a>, directed by fellow New Yorker Alan Arkin, ranks right alongside Mel Brook’s canon for laughs per minute. Never had the underbelly of New York living been so funny.</p> <div id="attachment_555648" style="width: 327px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-555648 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/899753708.0.x-317x450.jpg" alt="Jules Feiffer is an iconic comics artist." width="317" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/899753708.0.x-317x450.jpg 317w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/899753708.0.x-422x600.jpg 422w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/899753708.0.x.jpg 863w" sizes="(max-width: 317px) 100vw, 317px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Cover illustration by Saul Lambert</p></div> <p>As if this wasn’t enough, Feiffer created and continues to produce myriad graphic novels, beginning with <em>Tantrum, a&nbsp;</em>“novel-in-pictures” in 1979, children’s books, novels, plays, screenplays and a memoir. His screenplay for the animated short “Munro” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1961.</p> <p><img class="wp-image-555649 size-medium alignnone" style="font-size: 1rem;" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/71q89Otq4XL-450x350.jpg" alt="Jules Feiffer is an iconic comics artist." width="450" height="350" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/71q89Otq4XL-450x350.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/71q89Otq4XL-600x467.jpg 600w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/71q89Otq4XL.jpg 1284w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p> <p>He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for his political cartoons and a was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004. He is a national treasure, and I wish him a happy birthday for this one and for all of this birthdays to come.</p> <div id="attachment_555656" style="width: 364px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-555656 size-medium" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/81pzFiaV-hL-354x450.jpg" alt="Jules Feiffer is an iconic comics artist." width="354" height="450" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/81pzFiaV-hL-354x450.jpg 354w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/81pzFiaV-hL-473x600.jpg 473w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/81pzFiaV-hL.jpg 945w" sizes="(max-width: 354px) 100vw, 354px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">2018. Feiffer&#8217;s latest</p></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/happy-birthday-jules-feiffer/">Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> Comics & Animation Design Featured Design History Steven Brower cartoons comic books comics design inspiration graphic novels illustration Jules Feiffer The Village Voice Steven Brower 1000th HP press sold http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7386 Print News urn:uuid:66108a6d-06ef-c24b-c41a-c3852a4c1702 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:15:05 +0000 HP celebrates a milestone achievement having sold 1000 HP Indigo Series 4 presses to customers in 65 countries. Print franchise under new ownership http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7385 Print News urn:uuid:69e005a8-85a0-9699-3125-ee6dc5dd088d Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:15:05 +0000 Norwich digital print, design and marketing franchise, Minuteman Press, has been bought by Philip Milburn after 20 years under previous ownership. Pureprint edges ahead with HP Indigo http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7384 Print News urn:uuid:6dccae6d-a6a9-5880-e3e8-002ca60ce288 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:15:05 +0000 Pureprint has become the first printing company in the UK to install three HP Indigo B2 HD digital presses at its production facility. Clays upgrades with IFS http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7383 Print News urn:uuid:77d9039b-2396-194f-3250-af9e6f452bad Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:15:04 +0000 Book printer Clays has invested in a Petratto Cordoba heavy duty folder gluer from Intelligent Finishing Systems to enhance its bindery service offering. IMMEDIATE MEDIA DELIVERS STRONG ABC RESULTS http://www.immediate.co.uk/immediate-media-delivers-strong-abc-results/ Print Companies - News urn:uuid:86ab4d42-875f-13ac-fc19-5cff29c6b4f0 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:05:21 +0000 14 February 2019: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, has posted a combined print and digital circulation of 2,244,751 up 27.8% period-on-period, for titles reporting July to December 2018. •    Immediate’s ABC-audited print circulation is 2,167,231 – up 25.6% period-on-period and down 3.2% year-on-year •    Immediate’s ABC-audited digital circulation also continues [&#8230;] <p><strong>14 February 2019</strong>: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, has posted a combined print and digital circulation of <strong>2,244,751 up 27.8% period-on-period</strong>, for titles reporting July to December 2018.<br /> •    Immediate’s ABC-audited print circulation is <strong>2,167,231</strong> – up <strong>25.6%</strong> period-on-period and<br /> down <strong>3.2%</strong> year-on-year<br /> •    Immediate’s ABC-audited digital circulation also continues to rise, reporting a total circulation of <strong>77,520</strong>, up <strong>143.2%</strong> period-on-period and up <strong>0.4%</strong> year-on-year.<br /> •    With a total audience of <strong>1.076 million subscribers</strong>, the company remains the leading magazine publishing company for subscriptions. <strong>*</strong><br /> <strong>Tom Bureau, CEO of Immediate Media, says</strong>: <em>&#8220;In a tough market, our specialist interest brands continue to perform well, generating over £122m in Retail Sales Value on the newsstand in 2018. In addition to strong performances in print, our digital portfolio continues to break digital records. The Radio Times and BBCGoodFood brands have cemented their positions as having the highest total brand reach of all weekly and monthly magazines brands in the UK**. Whilst BBC History magazine and our Youth and Children portfolio have performed phenomenally well growing market share and reach.</em></p> <p><em>Elsewhere we continue to transform our business model to offer our highly engaged and growing audience content, products and services focused on their special interest passions, through print, digital, ecommerce, and now with our recent acquisition of Upper Street, in live events.”</em></p> <p><strong>Highlights for the ABC period July-December 2018:</strong><br /> •    <strong>Radio Times</strong> remains the UK’s biggest-selling quality magazine, with a weekly ABC of <strong>580,709</strong>, up <strong>0.6%</strong> period-on-period. It retains its position as the most valuable magazine title on the UK newsstand, generating <strong>£50.4m in RSV</strong> in 2018, a <strong>32.7% share of the total TV listings market RSV at newsstand. </strong></p> <p>Radio Times is also the UK’s biggest weekly subscription brand, with <strong>253,504</strong> weekly subscribers. RadioTimes.com continues to attract new readers to the brand, with a record-breaking <strong>15.6 million</strong> unique visitors in January 2019, up 34% year-on-year.</p> <p>•    <strong>BBC Good Food</strong>, retains its position as the nation’s number one food media brand, reporting a combined ABC of <strong>192,692</strong>, up <strong>13.7%</strong> period-on-period.<br /> Following Immediate’s acquisition of BBC Good Food in September 2018, the brand goes from strength-to-strength across multiple platforms, bbcgoodfood.com had a record-breaking December, securing a staggering 86 million global page views, an increase of 29% year-on-year, and over <strong>25.5 million</strong> <strong>unique global users</strong>.<br /> Immediate’s Food Portfolio, including <strong>BBC Good Food, Easy Cook</strong> and <strong>Home Cooking Series</strong>, alongside <strong>olive</strong>, continues to dominate the UK’s Food Publishing market, accounting for <strong>75.3%</strong> share of the core market, outperforming the market in terms of both volume and value.</p> <p>•    <strong>BBC History Magazine</strong> remains Britain’s biggest-selling history brand delivering a combined print and digital ABC of <strong>94,628</strong>, up <strong>0.05% year-on-year</strong>.<br /> Elsewhere, the brand’s portfolio of multi-platform products continues to serve a highly valuable, growing audience, including the launch of The Library, its digital subscribers zone offering a wealth of additional content, and a hugely successful podcast which recently celebrated its 500th episode and receives over 1million downloads a month.</p> <p>•    <strong>BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine</strong> delivered a combined ABC of <strong>170,174</strong> – cementing its position as the gardening market leader, accounting for <strong>46.1%</strong> of the entire volume of sales in the market. The brand has also recorded an <strong>8.4%</strong> growth in RSV in 2018 to <strong>£3.7million</strong>.</p> <p>•    Immediate continues to be the number one publisher in the Children’s market, reflecting the strength of its titles and breadth of portfolio, with a combined ABC circulation of <strong>751,791</strong> up <strong>4.65% year-on-year</strong> and <strong>9.78% period-on-period</strong>. Highlights include:<br /> &#8211;    <strong>CBeebies</strong> posting an ABC of <strong>56,201</strong> up <strong>11.4%</strong> period-on-period and up <strong>4.8%</strong> year-on-year.<br /> &#8211;    <strong>Toybox</strong> up <strong>15.0%</strong> period-on-period and up <strong>11.8%</strong> year-on-year to <strong>32,341</strong><br /> &#8211;   <strong> Andy’s Amazing Adventures</strong> recording a <strong>3.2%</strong> increase period-on-period and a <strong>5.5%</strong> increase year-on-year to <strong>41,720</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>-Ends-</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>* Includes print and digital editions of Immediate Media Co brands, Lonely Planet and BBC Top Gear Magazine, published under contract for BBC Studios, plus titles not audited in this period.</p> <p>** PAMCo December 2018</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> this is a test Ashleigh Grady BPIF survey shows printers pragmatic over Q1 2019 https://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/news/9842-bpif-survey-shows-printers-pragmatic-over-q1-2019 Print News urn:uuid:27007a2b-b4d5-a802-6027-d701d57852b7 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:33:54 +0000 The latest Printing Outlook survey from the BPIF shows 53% of printers increased output levels in the fourth quarter of 2018. 34% held output steady whilst 13% saw a decline. The resulting balance (the difference between the ups and the downs) was +40; a significant add-on to the boost that started in Q3 and marginally above the Q4 forecast of +37. However, the BPIF said numerous comments from survey respondents referred to turmoil, uncertainty and unpredictability, and that whilst a number of companies have traded well there are common perceptions that they are “bucking the trend”. Fewer printers are expecting to see their activity levels increase in Q1. News Articles The Design Of Genocide https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/the-design-of-genocide/ Print News urn:uuid:ee42daa4-2d73-40b4-05f7-b928c5e92a45 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:10:15 +0000 <p>The artifacts of horror, terror and murder were all designed by someone. In this first of three volume, A Glimpse of Evil by Norbert Podlesny and Daniel de Vareness is a collection (pages and examples below) of more never-seen-before evidence of Holocaust imagery and the actual &#8220;designing&#8221; it required to carry out the malice of war against the Jews. In addition to the branding and brands of genocide is the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/the-design-of-genocide/">The Design Of Genocide</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>The artifacts of horror, terror and murder were all designed by someone. In this first of three volume, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Glimpse-Evil-part-I/dp/1775212300"><em>A Glimpse of Evil</em></a> by Norbert Podlesny and Daniel de Vareness is a collection (pages and examples below) of more never-seen-before evidence of Holocaust imagery and the actual &#8220;designing&#8221; it required to carry out the malice of war against the Jews. In addition to the branding and brands of genocide is the photographic evidence of how it was carried out throughout Poland. As well as the propaganda that flowed throughout Nazi Germany. Much has been revealed in dozens (even hundreds) of other books, but much of these is unknown even to me.</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_1.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555598" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_1.jpg" alt="" width="403" height="504" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_1.jpg 403w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_1-360x450.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 403px) 100vw, 403px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_3-1.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555602" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_3-1.jpg" alt="" width="648" height="458" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_3-1.jpg 648w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_3-1-450x318.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Glimpse_of_Evil_3-1-600x424.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 648px) 100vw, 648px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_1.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555600" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_1.png" alt="" width="640" height="446" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_1.png 640w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_1-450x314.png 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_1-600x418.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_2.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555601" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_2.png" alt="" width="1024" height="719" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_2.png 1024w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_2-450x316.png 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/ww2-holocaust-german-persecution-glimpse-evil-part-i-trilogy-new-book_2-600x421.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-1-1.jpeg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555831" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-1-1.jpeg" alt="" width="1023" height="645" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-1-1.jpeg 1023w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-1-1-450x284.jpeg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-1-1-600x378.jpeg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 1023px) 100vw, 1023px" /></a></p> <p>Zazous stars represented French anti-Nazi and anti-Vichy youth who wore these stars as protest.<a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-2-1.jpeg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555832" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-2-1.jpeg" alt="" width="896" height="680" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-2-1.jpeg 896w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-2-1-450x342.jpeg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-2-1-600x455.jpeg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 896px) 100vw, 896px" /></a></p> <p>Rationing coupons for foodstuffs issued and used in the Warsaw Ghetto.<a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-4-1.jpeg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555833" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-4-1.jpeg" alt="" width="1087" height="228" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-4-1.jpeg 1087w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-4-1-450x94.jpeg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-4-1-600x126.jpeg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 1087px) 100vw, 1087px" /></a></p> <p>This sign (similar to the &#8220;Whites Only&#8221; labels in the American South said &#8220;Only For Germans.&#8221;<a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-6.jpeg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555834" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-6.jpeg" alt="" width="740" height="1197" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-6.jpeg 740w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-6-278x450.jpeg 278w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/SUBWAY-TIPS-6-371x600.jpeg 371w" sizes="(max-width: 740px) 100vw, 740px" /></a></p> <p>Badge worn by Zagreb, Croation Jews (Zidov) starting in May 1941.<a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood2.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555835" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood2.jpg" alt="" width="845" height="497" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood2.jpg 845w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood2-450x265.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood2-600x353.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 845px) 100vw, 845px" /></a> <a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood3.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555836" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood3.jpg" alt="" width="843" height="557" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood3.jpg 843w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood3-450x297.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/jood3-600x396.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 843px) 100vw, 843px" /></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/the-design-of-genocide/">The Design Of Genocide</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> Daily Heller Typography Steven Heller Fujifilm releases new mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T30 ” http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190214_01.html Print Companies - News urn:uuid:28675f45-fda9-2e56-e760-656be7109dd7 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Fujifilm releases “FUJINON LENS XF16mmF2.8 R WR” http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190214_02.html Print Companies - News urn:uuid:bcb1c43c-dcc0-d75f-3aaf-930299757280 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Fujifilm introduces new FinePix XP140 digital camera. http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190214_03.html Print Companies - News urn:uuid:4c0c8af7-a80f-0191-bd21-c8281f197a8d Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Fujifilm announces firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T3 http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190214_04.html Print Companies - News urn:uuid:982340bf-ceb6-243e-b6ab-7d7e7f3d4c63 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Fujifilm announces firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T100 and FUJIFILM X-A5 http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190214_05.html Print Companies - News urn:uuid:1ec78b45-46de-6051-3496-7c181f197650 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 Fujifilm launches new version of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app that improves overall usability and connectivity. http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n190214_06.html Print Companies - News urn:uuid:4105c44c-3e5c-7eaf-13fd-4084d796b770 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 10 Comics for You to Love on Valentine’s Day https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/romance-comics-valentines-day/ Print News urn:uuid:a82d7d49-bfd7-4818-fb5e-543ec94f033e Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:43:00 +0000 <p>Love is always changing, and these 10 romance comics take traditional "lovey-dovey" and turn it on its head and into modern day stories of love, adventure, and discovery.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/romance-comics-valentines-day/">10 Comics for You to Love on Valentine’s Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>Today’s romance comics look nothing like they did in their “golden age,” and thank heavens for that. Once upon a time, romance comic books were more popular than superhero comics. Following WWII, interest in action-adventures such as&nbsp;writer Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby’s&nbsp;Nazi-punching Captain America was on the decline, so in 1947 they turned their attention to a new series,&nbsp;<em>Young Romance</em>, and gave birth to a genre in the process.</p> <h2>A Whirlwind Romance (Comic)</h2> <p>By the early 1950s, nearly all comic book publishers had at least one title on romance comics. And since this was the original make-America-great era, they were primarily morality tales, teaching that women would find happily-ever-after-ness only if they gave up their careers and subjected themselves to patriarchal marital bliss.</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_00.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555853" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_00.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="1135" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_00.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_00-317x450.jpg 317w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_00-423x600.jpg 423w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <p>But starting with the major breakthroughs of 1960s feminism, love in funnybooks has come a long way, baby. Diversity is now the norm. In my recent Print “Best Comics” series, I’ve already noted <a href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/2018-best-biography-comics/"><em>The Provocative Colette</em></a> and <a href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/best-graphic-novels-for-teens/"><em>A Sea of Love</em></a>. And hey, I also featured DC Comics’ two-genre saga of Batman and Catwoman’s eventful wedding day, <a href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/new-york-times-superhero-batman-50/">which you can read here</a>.</p> <p>And that’s just a start. Here are yet more recent titles that offer a great range of approaches to the subject so near and dear to our annual February 14th celebration. Providing a variety of outstanding visual interpretations as well as unconventional narratives, here are ten stunning tales of&#8230;</p> <p>• Mila, a teenager who finds herself attracted to a ghostly warrior from ancient times.<br /> • Emma, living in 1920s Lapland, whose search for her fiancé becomes a journey of self-discovery.<br /> • Prince Sebastian, who, with the aid of his talented dressmaker, maintains a secret life at night as Lady Crystallia of Paris.<br /> • Daisy, Esther, and Susan, whose lives as university students are thrown off-kilter when a boy declares his love.<br /> • Pearl, an aspiring tattoo artist who bonds with one of the Yakuza clan who are demanding that she become an assassin instead.<br /> • a writer-artist whose candid autobiographical graphic novel details her struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, and sexual concerns.<br /> • Nora, who solves her boyfriend problems by falling in love with a 500-pound bear.<br /> • Julie, a coffee shop barista who transforms into a werewolf when she gets angry, and her friends and fantasy creatures.<br /> • Persephone, whose classical myth of being abducted by Hades is given a contemporary twist in an ongoing webcomic.<br /> • women who can only find fulfillment in subservient domesticity, in a series of now-campy 1950s romance comic book reprints.</p> <p>Happy Valentine’s Day!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">•&nbsp; &nbsp;•&nbsp; &nbsp;•</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Watersnakes-Tony-Sandoval/dp/1942367759/">WaterSnakes</a></h2> <p>Writer/artist: Tony Sandoval (LionForge)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_01.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555854 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_01.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1101" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_01.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_01-327x450.jpg 327w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_01-436x600.jpg 436w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_02.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555855 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_02.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1135" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_02.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_02-317x450.jpg 317w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_02-423x600.jpg 423w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2 style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Emma-G-Wildford-Zidrou/dp/1785869280/">Emma G. Wildford</a></h2> <p>Writer: Zidrou<br /> <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Artist: Edith (Titan Comics)</span></p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_03.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555856 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_03.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1077" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_03.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_03-334x450.jpg 334w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_03-446x600.jpg 446w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_04.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555857 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_04.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1077" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_04.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_04-334x450.jpg 334w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_04-446x600.jpg 446w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2 style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Dressmaker-Jen-Wang/dp/1250159857/">The Prince and the Dressmaker</a></h2> <p>Writer/artist: Jen Wang (First Second)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_05.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555858 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_05.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1135" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_05.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_05-317x450.jpg 317w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_05-423x600.jpg 423w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_06.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555859 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_06.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1145" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_06.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_06-314x450.jpg 314w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_06-419x600.jpg 419w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Giant-Days-Vol-John-Allison/dp/1684153719/">Giant Days</a></h2> <p>Writer: John Allison<br /> Artist: Julia Madrigal (Boom! Box)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_07.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555860 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_07.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_07.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_07-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_07-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_08.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555861 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_08.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_08.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_08-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_08-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-2018-5-Brian-Bendis-ebook/dp/B07JK6KP8D/">Pearl</a></h2> <p>Writer: Brian Michael Bendis</p> <p>Artist: Michael Gaydos (Jinxworld)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_09.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555862 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_09.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_09.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_09-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_09-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_10.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555863 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_10.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_10.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_10-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_10-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Exchange-Diary-Vol-Experience/dp/1626928894/">My Solo Exchange Diary</a></h2> <p>Writer/artist: Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_11.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555864 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_11.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1123" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_11.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_11-321x450.jpg 321w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_11-427x600.jpg 427w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_12.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555865 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_12.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1138" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_12.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_12-316x450.jpg 316w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_12-422x600.jpg 422w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/My-Boyfriend-Bear-Pamela-Ribon/dp/1620104873/">My Boyfriend is a Bear</a></h2> <p>Writer: Pamela Ribon<br /> <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Artist: Cat Farris (Oni Press)</span></p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_13.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555866 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_13.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1200" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_13.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_13-300x450.jpg 300w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_13-400x600.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_14.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555867 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_14.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1200" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_14.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_14-300x450.jpg 300w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_14-400x600.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Moonstruck-1-Magic-Grace-Ellis/dp/1534304770/">Moonstruck</a></h2> <p>Writer: Grace Ellis<br /> Artist: Shea Beagle (Image Comics)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_15.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555868 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_15.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1224" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_15.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_15-294x450.jpg 294w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_15-392x600.jpg 392w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_16.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555869 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_16.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_16.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_16-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_16-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/lore-olympus/list?title_no=1320">Lore Olympus</a></h2> <p>Writer/artist: Rachel Smythe (webtoon)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_17.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555870 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_17.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="8557" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_17.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_17-42x450.jpg 42w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_17-56x600.jpg 56w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">• • •</h2> <h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Weird-Love-So-This/dp/1684050200/">Weird Love</a></h2> <p>Editors: Craig Yoe, Clizia Gussoni (IDW)</p> <p><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_18.jpg"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-555871 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_18.jpg" alt="Romance comics are different today than their origins." width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_18.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_18-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_18-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a><a href="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_19.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-555872" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_19.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="1230" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_19.jpg 800w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_19-293x450.jpg 293w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/valentines-day-comic_19-390x600.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></a></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">•&nbsp; &nbsp;•&nbsp; &nbsp;•</h2> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/romance-comics-valentines-day/">10 Comics for You to Love on Valentine’s Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> Comics & Animation Design Design Trends Featured Illustration Design Michael Dooley Batman Brian Michael Bendis comic books comics craig yoe graphic novel illustration Jack Kirby Joe Simon Persephone Romance superhero Valentine's Day webcomic werewolf Yakuza Michael Dooley Love is Where You Find It https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/love-a-typography-challenge-things-i-love/ Print News urn:uuid:cbcf8b32-1274-22f9-7436-41df01d36d63 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:01:22 +0000 <p>Steven Heller talks with Veronica Ettedgui, who has turned her project "LOVE: A Typography Challenge" into a new book. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/love-a-typography-challenge-things-i-love/">Love is Where You Find It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> <p>Veronica Ettedgui of Caracas, Venezuela, conceived and designed the book <a href="http://www.veronicaettedgui.com/">Things I LOVE</a>, a collection of her 80 favorite photo-typography compositions born out of<em> LOVE: A Typography Challenge</em>, plus 80 short love stories written by Toti Vollmer. Her goal, she told me, is for this book to help people rediscover &#8220;the joy we get from the smallest things, be it ice cream, the beach, coffee, traveling, bikes, spices, street art, music and many more …&#8221; The conceit is simple: She spells the word LOVE with bits and pieces of each. After the past year we must exalt in wherever love can be found. Below she talks more about the project.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-528899" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_Inside_a_Beetle.jpg" alt="love_inside_a_beetle" width="492" height="492" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_Inside_a_Beetle.jpg 492w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_Inside_a_Beetle-150x150.jpg 150w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_Inside_a_Beetle-450x450.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_Inside_a_Beetle-50x50.jpg 50w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_Inside_a_Beetle-113x113.jpg 113w" sizes="(max-width: 492px) 100vw, 492px" /></p> <h2><strong><br /> What inspired you to create this book?</strong></h2> <p>Publishing <em>Things I LOVE </em>is the most recent step on my ongoing LOVE project. I’ve always been passionate about typography and photography. As a graphic designer and illustrator I confess that oftentimes I spend more time choosing the right font than developing a new concept. And photography has been a hobby for ages. Three years ago I found myself focusing my lens on finding random letters in random places, and soon I decided I would like to spell the word LOVE not with random stuff, but with my favorite things. This is how <em>LOVE: A Typography Challenge</em> was born.</p> <p>I started sharing those compositions in social media and the response was so nice! People started liking and sharing LOVEs. They became a conversation piece among strangers! Soon after, opportunity knocked at my door and I was lucky to have three art shows between 2015 and 2016 in Miami, FL, and Caracas, Venezuela. In January 2016 <em>Communication Arts </em>chose <em>LOVE: A Typography Challenge</em> for their Typography Annual Award of Excellence, and that’s when I started taking this project seriously. It’s been a fantastic couple of years, can’t complain!</p> <p>So when a few friends suggested that I should make a book to collect all those LOVEs spread in social media, I liked the idea. And to round the project up, I invited my friend Toti Vollmer to write short, short stories inspired by each LOVE.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-528900" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_paint.jpg" alt="love_paint" width="492" height="492" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_paint.jpg 492w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_paint-150x150.jpg 150w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_paint-450x450.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_paint-50x50.jpg 50w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_paint-113x113.jpg 113w" sizes="(max-width: 492px) 100vw, 492px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>How did you narrow down the four items per subject?</strong></h2> <p>I started spelling short words: joy, <em>amor</em>, <em>hola</em>, peace, <em>risa</em>, sex … but they lacked something. Of course Robert Indiana’s work is part of our collective culture and I must have made a link somewhere, but the other main credit goes to Instagram. I wanted to use that platform. Their mandatory square format made me spell in squares. LOVE met all my criteria: 4-letter short, 4-letter powerful, relatable, and allowed me to explore my passions. So now I had a theme.</p> <p>As to how I select each of the items, I first choose a topic, obsess over it and take thousands upon thousands of pictures trying to find the perfect angle. At this point form takes charge: Each letter has to be easily read. Some come easier than others. Last year’s <em>LOVE Fall</em> ended up being this year’s because the “L” was elusive. Others just pour.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-528901 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_temptation.jpg" alt="Veronica Ettedgui turned her project LOVE: A Typography Challenge into a book." width="492" height="492" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_temptation.jpg 492w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_temptation-150x150.jpg 150w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_temptation-450x450.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_temptation-50x50.jpg 50w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_temptation-113x113.jpg 113w" sizes="(max-width: 492px) 100vw, 492px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>How do you define love?</strong></h2> <p>This is a tough question if you’re not a poet. Love lures you in. Love is passion and beauty and peace combined. It is that chemistry that freezes you, that makes you feel you want to feel like that forever. For me love is the opposite of war (instead of peace). And LOVE, in caps, is my armor to deal with in an every-day reality as hostile as Venezuela’s, my home.</p> <h2><strong>How do you define love of design (or designed objects)?</strong></h2> <p>Making something useful and beautiful is an exquisite art. Creativity amazes me, takes my breath away, as does beauty, typography, and color. These are the characteristics of design that most spark my interest. And I look and find them everywhere, from an Eames chair to classic art to a <a href="https://www.printmag.com/imprint/eat-drink-and-read-menus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">menu</a> in a restaurant to a pair of Nike shoes. I guess design is my profession and it is also my passion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-528902 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_western.jpg" alt="Veronica Ettedgui turned her project LOVE: A Typography Challenge into a book." width="492" height="492" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_western.jpg 492w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_western-150x150.jpg 150w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_western-450x450.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_western-50x50.jpg 50w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_western-113x113.jpg 113w" sizes="(max-width: 492px) 100vw, 492px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>This is a very optimistic book. What makes you so optimistic?<br /> </strong></h2> <p>I live in Caracas, Venezuela, so optimism isn’t found around the corner. There are more violent deaths in my country in one year than in Iraq, and we are not officially at war. So there seems to be more reasons to be depressed than to celebrate beauty and love around here. On the other hand, I am not a natural-born optimist.</p> <p>But for some reason, <em>LOVE: A Typography Challenge</em>, a project that started as a graphic design, typographic and aesthetic exercise, took me through a journey of noticing and appreciating everyday things in a new light. Surprisingly, it has opened an unending menu of things I enjoy that truly caught me off guard. This new awareness has made me become a more appreciative and grateful person, and maybe that is what translates as optimism in this book.</p> <h2><strong>What do you want the audience to take away?<br /> </strong></h2> <p>Joy. I want them to relish with a book that offers cool graphic design, photography, typography and quirky love stories, with the underlying invitation to enjoy the little things.</p> <p>When I counted 100 LOVEs I couldn’t believe myself. But what is more amazing to me is the unending list of LOVEs waiting for their turn. Who would have thought I liked/loved/enjoyed so many things? Not me, for sure. We can decide to see the world through the lens of failure or through that of possibility. And I was fortunate to allow the latter to invade my work. So, if I can inspire my audience to pay attention to the details, to stop and enjoy the small things in life, I would be very flattered.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-528903 size-full" src="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_writing.jpg" alt="Veronica Ettedgui turned her project LOVE: A Typography Challenge into a book." width="492" height="492" srcset="https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_writing.jpg 492w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_writing-150x150.jpg 150w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_writing-450x450.jpg 450w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_writing-50x50.jpg 50w, https://s22735.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Love_writing-113x113.jpg 113w" sizes="(max-width: 492px) 100vw, 492px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/love-a-typography-challenge-things-i-love/">Love is Where You Find It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.printmag.com">Print Magazine</a>.</p> Daily Heller Design Culture Designer Interviews Imprint: Print Magazine's Design Blog Steven Heller Typography love Things I Love Veronica Ettedgui Steven Heller Packaging Innovations set to inspire http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/NewsStory.aspx?i=7382 Print News urn:uuid:5501c2ab-5e44-b989-8522-d84e0f868885 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:14:32 +0000 Organisers of the Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2019 event have pledged to inspire visitors to expand into new market, by hosting a series of forums dedicated to certain sections of the industry. 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