FEATURE | ANNUAL PRINT DESIGN SURVEY
SPONSORED BY xpedx and UPM
Print design is in a state of flux but, say GDUSA readers in this comprehensive survey, print and paper remain a vital piece of the multimedia communications puzzle. This year's report covers a range of topics: the classic strengths of the medium, the robust role of print as a business generator, the relentless rise of digital short run printing, the shifting nature and definition of sustainability, and speculation about what an economic recovery might bring. It's an ambitious agenda, so you might want to start reading now.
Pentagram visualizes energy savings; Hanson rebrands a once taboo beverage; Webster Design puts icing on Jones Bros. cupcakes; Listen magazine gets rhythmic look; and much more.
SEEN AND NOTED
Superfad scores for new Adidas footwear; McKinney sculpts color chip campaign for Sherwin-Williams; Argus tells a winning story about the value of print.
Rob Stanton has designs on Platform; Carole Bourdil heads "new world" office for French design firm; John Colasanti is new VSA partner; Brandy Gill climbs to the Acropolis; and many others.