Beautiful Coffee Stain Illustrations Created By California Artist Carter Asmann

By: Julia Wild on Feb 11th 2015
Beautiful Coffee Stain Illustrations Created By California Artist Carter Asmann

The Californian artist has created a series of these pencil drawn illustrations. Each one is drawn around the purposely placed coffee stain and they became so popular that Asmann now has prints of some of his illustrations for sale on his website. However it seems that most of them have already sold out, which to be honest is of no surprise. His website does however clearly state that more prints will be available on February 13th. Below are just... CONTINUE READING

A public art project brings painted pianos to the streets of NYC this June

By: Julia Wild on Feb 6th 2015
A public art project brings painted pianos to the streets of NYC this June

It brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC’s five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play. It is the world’s largest annual street piano installation and it is back this June! Every single piano is unique and each one is created at no cost by a generous talented artist for example or a community group via their open application process. In the summer, over a period of two weeks “the pianos serve as gathering... CONTINUE READING

Norway Unveil Stylish Passport Design Illustrating the Country’s Identity

By: Julia Wild on Nov 20th 2014
Norway Unveil Stylish Passport Design Illustrating the Country's Identity

Although according to the Guardian there is no roll-out date yet for this wonderful new passport, Neue Design Studio are now working with Norway’s National Police Directorate to implement passport security requirements. The Norwegian design studio created the winning entry of the national competition. You will see that the outside of the passport is minimalist featuring a red cover with the Norwegian crest. Below not only is there the red cover version but also a blue one (for diplomats)... CONTINUE READING

Surf Café Living Illustrator David Alcock Discusses Inspiration, Typography and Design Technique

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Nov 6th 2014
Surf Café Living Illustrator David Alcock Discusses Inspiration, Typography and Design Technique

The new venture includes chapters on home, decor, recipes and crafts, beautifully illustrated by Paula Mills and David Alcock. Louise Searle from Orca Publications explains, “We kept to the same style as the first book and David suggested a cleaner and more modern design throughout which fitted in with the theme of the house. The colours Jane and Myles have used in it reflected the colours we used for the seasons throughout. Then we layered up the imagery with... CONTINUE READING

Interview with Sophia Augusta: Detailing the intricate illustrations of new travel book, The Street Food Journal

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 8th 2014
Interview with Sophia Augusta: Detailing the intricate illustrations of new travel book, The Street Food Journal

London based creative Sophia Augusta illustrated the book, depicting different kinds of street food and putting her own statement stamp on the drawings featured. Pictures are simple and intricate, a stylish design combination. Here at GraphicDesign.com we are fascinated by this fantastic journal, and the inspiration behind each piece of imagery, so we spoke to Sophia to find out more… Tell us about your fantastic illustrations in The Street Food Journal; how did this collaboration come about? I met... CONTINUE READING

Breathing Life Into Your Design Projects With Visme

By: Neil Tortorella on Sep 22nd 2014
Breathing Life Into Your Design Projects With Visme

Easy. Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself taken several years ago? Odds are, you thought, “Oh geez. Look at my hair and clothes. What was I thinking?” When we look back at our Web work it’s a similar scenario. Animated gifs doing goofy things and other strangeness. Then, along came Flash. Whoa. Flash opened the doors to the additional dimensions of movement, time and sound. Motion designers, such as the late, great Hillman Curtis , showed... CONTINUE READING

“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” – Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

By: Evan Johnston on Sep 18th 2014
“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” - Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

Professor Elizabeth Resnick was one of the AIGA members who contributed artwork. Twelve years later, Resnick put together a collection of political posters from our digital age: posters created not by ad agencies or even nonprofits, but by individuals. I viewed highlights from Resnick’s collection at the Art Director’s Club in New York City. At the opening of Graphic Advocacy, Professor Resnick, along with noted art director and author Steve Heller, and graphic design legend Milton Glaser, best known... CONTINUE READING

Best Online Design Degree Programs

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Sep 9th 2014
Best Online Design Degree Programs

However, many students find it hard to attend university due to several obstacles such as the cost, location and time flexibility. With technology and internet available to almost everyone, providing online degrees has become available with many universities giving students a chance to attend courses from anywhere around the globe. Over the past few years the online or the distance learning education system has become very popular. Online degrees are gaining more credibility than ever before especially after top... CONTINUE READING

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