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.


Pre-War European Book Jackets

In the 1930s—an era before marketing committees—European book jacket designers were free to play and experiment.


The Harper Lee Cover-Up

Steven Heller takes a look at the influences behind the cover of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman."


Magazines for Soviet Tykes

The folks at Productive Arts have a knack for finding the most interesting Soviet-era journals. Here are two made for children.


When Life Was Cheap

Before Life magazine became Henry Luce's photojournalism gem, it was a "cultured" humor magazine that featured the following covers...


Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.

Keeping Everyone in the Loop: 50 Years of Chicago “L” Graphics

A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...