FEATURE | ANNUAL PRINT DESIGN SURVEY
USA While writing this special report, we could not get the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell chestnut "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" out of our heads. They may or may not have been contemplating print and paper when they sang it, but we choose to believe that they were. Think about it. With lyrics like "No touch can do half as much to make me feel better," what the heck else could they possibly mean?
The annual Spring Show and Portfolio Review of The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, is one of the most talked about events in the Bay Area. This year, it attracted hundreds of designers, creative directors and industry insiders who value emerging talent.
Sun rises on tech recycling; BP characters are simple and humble; Twist sits in the dark with strangers; Ologie takes branding to a new frontier; typefaces dance in SF Ballet repositioning; and much more.
SEEN AND NOTED
A quick visual tour of interesting new projects. Dos Equis frowns on mixed drinks and mild salsa; AIGA Philadelphia posters are incomplete (or are they?); Neville turns personal passions into client promotions.
Jobs, careers, milestones, transitions. Chip Kidd honored by Cooper-Hewitt; Mike DeFrain joins Grant Design; Phil Johnson harvests agri-marketing award; Ami Brophy new ADC head; Emily Magnuson joins 160; and others.