At PRINT, we publish original articles covering the best in design, art, and culture. We also serve as a platform to amplify industry voices. Here are twelve of our favorite. Many of our writers offer a paid Substack subscription, while others have a newsletter you can sign up for. We hope you will consider reading and supporting these industry voices this year!
1. Elissa Altman
Elissa Altman is an award-winning author of memoirs Motherland and Treyf. Her new book, On Permission, is coming this year. Elissa’s work has appeared everywhere from the Washington Post to the Wall Street Journal and On Being. Poor Man’s Feast is her James Beard Award-winning journal about the intersection of food, spirit, and the families that drive you crazy.
The Soul-Killing Myth of Perfection
2. Daniel Benneworth-Gray
Meanwhile is a Substack dedicated to inspiration, fascination, and procrastination from the desk of designer Daniel Benneworth-Gray. His column is a treasure of clickable obsessions often illustrated by his own collage work. Benneworth-Gray also compiles the year’s best film posters for Creative Review.
3. Rob Schwartz
Rob Schwartz is the Chair of the TBWA New York Group and an executive coach who channels his creativity, experience and wisdom into helping others get where they want to be. On his Substack, RobSchwartzHelps, he covers work, life, and creativity. His funny and relatable posts are chock-full of practical wisdom on the creative process for clients (and life, in general).
Deliverables are making us miserables.
4. Liz Gumbinner
Liz Gumbinner is a Brooklyn-based writer, award-winning ad agency creative director, and OG mom blogger who was called “funny some of the time” by an enthusiastic anonymous commenter. On her Substack I’m Walking Here, she covers culture, media, politics, and parenting.
Why My Parents Said Yes to Books … All of Them
5. Tom Guarriello
Tom Guarriello is a psychologist, consultant, and founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He’s spent over a decade teaching psychology-based courses like The Meaning of Branded Objects, as well as leading Honors and Thesis projects. He’s spearheaded two podcasts, BrandBox and RoboPsych, the accompanying podcast for his eponymous website on the psychology of human-robot interaction. Guarriello’s Substack, My Favorite Things, covers the psychology of who we are, why we like what we like, and how we present to the world.
The Gravitational Pull of Music from Our Formative Years
6. Lynda Decker
Lynda leads a team at Decker Design that focuses on helping law firms build differentiated brands. Decker’s LinkedIn newsletter, Marketing without Jargon covers a wide range of topics about conceptualizing, building, and sustaining a brand.
7. Sean Childers-Gray
Sean Childers-Gray is a designer, writer, trans advocate, and educator. Deeply personal and relatable, his Substack, The Shape of Our Dignity, covers the moments in our lives that bring us to ourselves.
Life is a Drag, Live it!
8. Virginia Postrel
Virginia Postrel is a writer, columnist, and speaker who writes about the intersection of commerce, culture, and technology on her Substack newsletter. She is the author of The Future and Its Enemies, The Substance of Style, The Power of Glamour, and most recently, The Fabric of Civilization.
Shakespeare Grew Up in a Changing Economy, and People Felt Stress Then Too
9. Alma Hoffman
Alma Hoffmann is a freelance designer, design educator, author of Sketching as Design Thinking, and editor at Smashing Magazine. Alma’s Substack, Temperamental amusing shenanigans, often features her own artwork and is dedicated to design, life, and everything in between.
10. Deroy Peraza & Sruthi Sadhujan
Insights by Hyperakt is a newsletter written by partner Deroy Peraza, and senior strategy director Sruthi Sadhujan at Hyperakt, a purpose-driven design and innovation studio that elevates human dignity and ignites curiosity. The articles cover branding topics, geared towards nonprofits but relatable to all, and feature custom illustrations by Merit Myers.
11. Tatiana Schlossberg
Tatiana Schlossberg is the author of the award-winning book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have. As a journalist writing about climate change and environmental degredation, Tatiana’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among others. Her Substack News from a Changing Planet is a twice-monthly newsletter about what on Earth is happening.
12. Sam Aquillano
Our newest addition to the Creative Voices symphony is Sam Aquillano, an entrepreneur, design leader, writer, and founder of Design Museum Everywhere. Sam publishes a twice-monthly newsletter for the creative-business-curious, Business Design School. Look for content from Sam soon!
P.S. We’re always looking for new voices to share. This year, our focus is on elevating creative voices that have been underappreciated and underrepresented. Reach out to recommend someone or nominate yourself.