Publication Design

Publication design is at the heart of communicating effectively—for media outlets, artists, and promotional projects alike. Imprint shows you the best publication design, highlighting effective strategies and examples of the most resonant work in books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and the entirety of design publications. Through this, you can learn to convey narrative, information, opinion, and art in a way best suited to each project.

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Fear of White Space

White space eventually became the hallmark of graphic design Modernism, but it happened gradually. We've learned to never underestimate its graphic power.

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How the Oxford Rule Led to Rolling Stone

The Oxford rule sounds like article of law, but in reality it is something more mundane: a thick and thin line that sits side by side. Still, this fairly innocuous device has its origins in the earliest printings in recorded history.

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Annals of Montage

De Gemeenschap was a Dutch monthly Avant Garde magazine for Catholic Reconstruction, featuring classic Modernist photomontage in the Constructivist tradition.

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Sam Viviano: Designing MAD-ness

Strong art direction coupled with nuanced design are fundamental to MAD magazine’s spot-on parodies and satirical observations, and driving it all is art director Sam Viviano.

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Beyond the Graphic Novel: A Comically Surreal Comic Collage

Here Comes Kitty is the work of multidisciplinary artist Richard Kraft, a Jess for our age. Kraft has craftily transformed a 1960s Polish espionage comic into a mad, post-mod melange of Western religion and Eastern mysticism, Nazi spies and domesticated animals, the disturbingly chaotic and the playfully erotic.

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The Humanity of Victory

Steven Heller talks with the deputy editor of "Victory Journal"—which is unlike any other sports magazine, from its size to its distinctive point of view.