When I was in university my InDesign instructor encouraged us to read CMYK, the holy grail of design magazines. As a poor student I never picked up this magazine but recently decided to splurge on the 15/50 Collector’s Edition – 15th Anniversary Issue / Issue #50. So much talent and creativity crammed into 87 pages!

Here are some of my favourite tidbits from this issue.

The Person You Love Is 72.8% Water
Teagan White, illustrator
Jan Jancourt, instructor
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Minneapolis, MN)
“Experimental typography. Quote by Alan Fletcher.”


Teagan White, illustrator
Jennifer Danos, instructor
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Minneapolis, MN)
“The piece was the result of an open research project on the topic of Native American culture.”

American Apparel
Jake Burk, art director
Mark Rokfalusi, instructor
Kristi Brenenborg, photographer
Savannah College of Art & Design (Atlanta, GA)
“State your own mission.”

Nordstrom Annual Report

Anna Niess, designer/photographer/art director
Annie Strole, makeup artist/stylist
Sara Zapata, model
Karen Dorff, instructor
University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
“2009 Annual Report that demonstrates Nordstrom’s timeless style and aim for absolute perfection in customer service and class.”

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