The Romance of Movies

The Rank Organization, one of England’s largest film producers and distributors, sold rights to British and American films throughout Europe, and especially in Italy. These are some of the production-sheet graphics used to entice the Italian film buyers. Italy had …

RDA Selects: DJ Stout's Texas Brag

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013. Dallas Society of Visual Communications poster by Pentagram (Austin, …

More Attractive Opposites From SVA Students

Last year on Imprint, we shared some intriguing poster designs by undergraduates at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City. They came out of Chermayeff & Geismar’s Visual Identity and Multimedia class, in which the three principals of the …

Old Symbols for Italy's New Ultra-Right Party

Forza Nuova (New Force) is the latest fascist wannabe on Italy’s right wing. And although relatively new to the scene, its poster (below) borrows vintage imagery from a certain long-defeated German nationalist party. The FN’s logo, while looking a little …

Crowdfunding for Cuban Posters

Julia Kahl,  the managing editor of the German design magazine Slanted, wrote recently to say her next issue (#21) deals with contemporary Cuban poster art and Cuban design. The rationale is simple: Beyond cigars, American old timer cars and Che Guevara T-shirts …

Los Angeles Views "Graphic Design: Now in Production"

At a Hammer Museum panel last month, Willem Henri Lucas introduced himself, Gail Swanlund, and Brian Roettinger as three L.A.-based designers who were about to discuss a current exhibition of contemporary graphic design in which none of them were included. …

The Dead Live On

Philip Cushway’s Art of the Dead traces the influ­ences of the youth culture/psychedelic art move­ment and its manifestation in posters advertising the Grateful Dead. He chronicles the evo­lu­tion of the art, from the Dead’s begin­nings in 1965 through Jerry Garcia’s …

RDA Selects: Kit Hinrichs's Antiquarian Style

For the next several weeks, we’ll be running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013. Antiquarian Book Print & Paper …