Imprint: Print Magazine’s Design Blog


Imprint is Print’s design blog and community, with a rich daily selection of stories and opinion from the likes of Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Debbie Millman, Paul Shaw and many others. It’s the best design blog for news, commentary, designer profiles, inspiration, and archival materials from unseen corners of the design world.

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Warn and Cover

Steven Heller researches ebola awareness posters around the globe.

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Weekend Heller: Learn Sign Painting

Sign painter Mike Meyer is bringing his hand-lettering workshop to New York. The event will give participants a chance to learn from one of the masters, with brushes, paint and lettering.

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Art, Guns and Power

Steven Heller talks with Henry Brimmer about his 2014 ArtPrize entry—a commentary on our post-9/11 lives and the freedoms that now hang in the balance.

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Best Book Covers: Penguin Drop Caps

Jessica Hische's collaboration with Penguin is a lovely nod to the printed word—and an unusual and intriguing twist to a personal project that got its start online.

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Observer: In a Critical Condition

In this Observer column from Print's International Design Issue, Rick Poynor discusses the term critical graphic design and explains what it means for designers today.

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Haiku Video

Each Valentine’s Day the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy held a “bitter haiku” contest. This led to the creation of the hykoo video app. Read more from co-creator Assaf Dagan.

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The Lion of Typesetting: Linotype

Frank Romano's History of the Linotype Company (RIT Press) is as exhaustive as setting Linotype was exhausting in the hot metal days. But it is also a splendid chronicle of this lion of the typesetting field.

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The Case for Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby was arguably the most important comic book creator of the 20th century. But who has the rights to his creations? The Supreme Court may weigh in.