International Design

The arena of international design is vast, and Imprint sorts through the chaff, highlighting exemplary work created by international design firms and small studios that would otherwise remain unknown. With an eye to discovering unique sensibilities, Imprint covers topics such as typography, posters, books, magazines, and motion graphics, showcasing European innovations, Japanese design, and work from the Middle East.

Cuba’s Revolution in the Cards

In 1960, a Cuban food brand printed a souvenir album that encouraged customers to buy cards chronicling the seven bloody years of the Cuban revolution.

Humor on the Right

In 1950, "Il Borghese" was established by the editor, designer and humorist Leopoldo Longanesi.

Rabid Roaming Roman Rabbits

While in Rome I purchased a "lapinopedia" illustrated by the mysterious paintings and hieroglyphs of Luigi Serafini, titled Il coniglio d'oro.

The Romance of Italian Smoke

Italian cigarette packaging has long had tremendous allure, and the advertising is not just smoke and mirrors.

The Swiss Were Good

Despite the prevalent use of sans serif typography, grids and asymmetrical layouts, Swiss design nonetheless offered a sublime complexity.

Alllllllll Aboardddddd!

Michael Russem and the staff of Kat Ran Press make small booklets that are packed with wonderfully curious design work.

Dancin’ Jamaica

Some of the best ad hoc ads Steven Heller has ever seen ever seen are collected in "Serious Things a Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs."