Design Thinking

What is design thinking? This creative approach has been deeply influential in the design world in recent years, leading to heated debate about the design thinking process, both pro and con. Imprint has provided a online forum to explore graphic design thinking as it is put into practice with clients and within companies—essential reading for today’s designers, art directors, and design leaders.

Opportunities To Create The Future

A committed social activist, Cheryl Heller has written an important book for the "new" designer who practices design as a holistic field developing strategies for societal change. This interview is a guide to Heller's The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing The Creative Potential of Social Design.

Prem Krishnamurthy’s K-Komma Experiment

Prem Krishnamurthy is based in Berlin and New York City. He was a founding principal of design studio Project Projects, winner of the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award, and is currently partner and director of Wkshps, a multidisciplinary design workshop in New York City.

Weekend Heller: Heralding Unheralded Designers

One of the fresh design history magazines, Commercial Article, promises to expand the canon and your appreciation of all forms of design. I wrote about it a year ago, but it is worth another plug. Edited by Jon and James Sholly Commercial Article records the design legacy of Indiana. Yes Indiana! Through a series...

After 35 Years, Joe Duffy Passes The Baton

The 2018 Concordia Leaders of Design Series, “Duffy: Design To Enrich Everyday Life,” opens at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minn. on October 18 to November 14. Duffy was launched in October 1984 when founder, Joe Duffy, joined forces with ad agency Fallon, McElligott & Rice, now known as Fallon Worldwide. “They were the...

Weekend Heller: Igarashi’s Frenetic Alphabetics

Takenobu Igarashi monumentalized type and typography when most of us were still living in Gutenberg’s shadow. With his unprecedented 3D type, Igarashi created an even larger shadow that brought the old world together with the future one. Announcing through Volume, a crowdfunding platform, and produced in collaboration with Igarashi a new book “A to...

Weekend Heller: TDC’s 1957 Stellar Lineup

Ask any designer (well, any designer that I have spoken to) and they agree that the TDC annuals are the best. They are also among the precious few still publishing printed books. But when TDC started giving out awards for Typographic Design Excellence in 1954 the documentation was a pamphlet. According to TDC Carol...

No Limit On Sketches For The Limited

Paul Rand said he would only show the client one logo idea. Although he always had a few up his sleeve. In fact, he admitted that he often did sketches whether he got the job or not. In 1988 he worked on a word mark for The Limited and logo for TLC Group, a...

Deleted By Fascists, Now Undeleted by Design

Vuk Ćosić is a Slovenian contemporary artist associated with the net. art movement commemorates the Jews murdered during the Holocaust in Ljubljana. The project is called “Undeleted” uses photos of residents of the Slovenian capital that have been reconstituted as concrete poetics with Hebrew letter forms. He created their faces by combining faces with...