Socially Responsible Design

As more companies recognize the imperative of lowering their environmental impact, it’s essential to be informed about the latest in sustainability design. Green design and design for good are the way of the future, and savvy designers are creating projects that are positive for people, communities, the planet, and profits. Imprint highlights innovators and eco design strategies, allowing you to truly go green.

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Car Kulture

If you can think of any practical purpose for a vehicle that may appear absurd on the surface, Steven M. Johnson has figured out how to visualize it.

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Police Disturbances

In 1960 The National Association for Mental Health produced the first edition of "How to Recognize and Handle Abnormal People," a manual for police.

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Hour of the Wolf

Earthjustice and The Creative Action Network have teamed up to launch a design campaign to protect wolves.

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Wanderite: Eco Design at its Best

Lorrin Webb reveals what's made her eco-friendly, sweatshop-free screen-printing wearable design business so successful—and fulfilling to run.

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Ration Design

During WWII, the government issued ration books. This was a design problem that had various iterations.

The Bottle’s the Thing: The Branding Evolution of Soda Pop

My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm. I’d always loved leafing through old magazines and usually paid more attention to the advertising in them than the articles. Because my father had a collection of Life magazines beginning with the first issue in 1936 and continuing through the World War II years,...

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...