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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How The West Was Won

These Beadle's Frontier novelettes were also known as "dime novels," and were also fodder for racist exceptionalism, the kind of misconceptions that have long hindered racial and ethnic harmony in the big melting pot.

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A Clever Magazine of the Right

Il Borghese was a uniquely well designed (particularly the covers) revista (magazine) representing the right wing of Italian politics in the postwar period. Learn more about it and look inside.

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Math and Science Italiane

Italian education is pretty good. Partly because the publications used by students are so appealing. Explore a few examples.

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Three Italian Nameplates

While recently picking through the surprisingly meager stacks of Italian ephemera in the flea markets, I came across a veritable history of masthead types. Take a closer look.

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Massimo’s Heraldic Newspaper

Massimo Vignelli believed everything could be designed better: Including newspapers. And his format in 1968 for a new weekly broadsheet, The Herald, was a revolution in type and image.

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Postmodern Graphic Design’s Midwest Routes

The 1988 spiral bound French Paper Speckletone sample book, featuring the work that put Duffy and company on the map, expresses the trajectory of Duffy and Charles Spencer Anderson's distinct careers. Take a look inside it.

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Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes . . . .

This isn't about David Bowie's 1971 song "Changes" but rather the magazine Changes, a rock tabloid that premiered in June 1969 and was art directed by J.C. Suares.

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Get Your Irish Up

The Catholic Truth Society of Ireland was founded in 1899, its mission to expunge the "scourge of foreign influence, in the form of British and American books, films, magazines and newspapers," wrote Naill McCormack, editor of Vintage Values: Classic Pamphlet Cover Design From Twentieth-Century Ireland and author of Vintage Irish Book Covers blog. I...