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.

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Red Type

Steven Heller saves a pamphlet by Karl Marx (on The Civil War in France) from its way to the garbage dump.

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Greta Goes Arabic

Peter Bilak of Typotheque just announced the launch of TPTQ Arabic, a new type foundry dedicated to developing original high-quality Arabic typefaces.

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Modern Homes in Germany

Moderne Bauformen was one of many architectural magazines that attempted to define what Modern was in post-war Germany.

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Living with Picasso and Braque, Maybe

Lucio Passerini and his students at Cfp Bauer tell the story of a fictional typographer through a collection of prints exploring different techniques.

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The Original Burning Man

Steven Heller tracks down a mysterious Burning Man competitor from 1915 in The Illustrated Travel Journal from Milan.

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Amsterdam’s Curly Letters

Venice has stencil, London has Gill Sans and Amsterdam has what locals refer to as "Krulletters"—highly ornamented script painted with a brush.

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Hey Comrade, Got a Match?

Steven Heller talks with !Productive Arts! about their rare collection of Soviet-era cigarette packages.