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

Studio H-57 Create Stunning, Sophisticated Package Design For Italian Beauty Brand “Les Indiennes”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Aug 21st 2014
Studio H-57 Create Stunning, Sophisticated Package Design For Italian Beauty Brand "Les Indiennes"

The range consists of recycled glass bottles and bold typography emblazoned across all packaging. As Sabrina Messineo, founder of Les Indiennes’ explains, “research undertaken for typography and label style included ideas retrieved from old books and trips to small Italian villages observing old shops and signs.” We spoke to Matteo Civaschi, Executive Creative Director and Senior Designer at H-57, finding out more about this vibrant branding collaboration… What was the brief for your design work with Les Indiennes? It... CONTINUE READING

7 Very Unique And Creative Business Cards

By: Julia Wild on Aug 20th 2014
7 Very Unique And Creative Business Cards

A good and creative business card can most definitely make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone. So here are a few business cards that stand out from the crowd: 1. Business Cards For A Make-up Artist Lesha Limonov explains the challenge which was to “Come up with an artistic business card that looks like nothing else and allows to create new images within given concept”. And the solution? “We created a business card... CONTINUE READING

Back Bone Branding Design Take-Away Cups That Allow You To Change Facial Expression Of Cup Personage

By: Julia Wild on Aug 19th 2014
Back Bone Branding Design Take-Away Cups That Allow You To Change Facial Expression Of Cup Personage

Whatever mood you are in whether you are feeling tired or happy Backbone Branding have very cleverly created these cups so you can actually interact with your cup and they have made them so that people can re-use them again and again. The design firm created a whole new identity for Gawatt coffee. They explain that they they were briefed to create the “Identity of a take-out coffee-shop in steampunk style”. They go on outline the solution to this... CONTINUE READING

Poster Series: Classic Cars In The Colors Of Their Home Country’s Flag

By: Julia Wild on Aug 14th 2014
Poster Series: Classic Cars In The Colors Of Their Home Country's Flag

Scott Wilson spoke to about how these poster came about and explained “As huge Mustang fans, we’re always fascinated by anything that has to do with classic cars, so we’re always thinking of new ideas. A few of us were watching the FIFA World Cup and it was USA vs Germany. Germany was clearly the better team but the US was hanging in there. Someone said something like “If this were car vs car, a Mustang would totally... CONTINUE READING

Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 13th 2014
Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

His portfolio includes logo design, iconography, illustrations, lettering, and character designs, just to name a few, and given his broad background and insatiable appetite for projects, we thought he would make the perfect interview candidate here on GraphicDesign. GraphicDesign: Thank you for joining us. Tell us about your background. Von Glitschka: I am 48 now and have been working in this field for just over 28 years. I’ve been on my own since 2002. Previous to that, I worked... CONTINUE READING

Re-Design of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: Worst Book-Cover Published?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 12th 2014
Re-Design of Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory": Worst Book-Cover Published?

Do not judge a book by it’s cover – but readers certainly do. It is the first thing that people see and they certainly expect the cover to relate to the book which in the case of this new version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” it really doesn’t seem to. The publishers say on their facebook page: “This design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be... CONTINUE READING

$15 Discount To Enter 44th Creativity Print & Packaging Awards (Deadline August 29th)

By: Julia Wild on Aug 12th 2014
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Award: Creativity Print & Packaging Awards Cost to Enter: Professional – $95-$125 / Student – $45-$75 Discount: $15 Discount Code: GDDC15 Deadline: August 29th 2014 Creativity annual awards is located in Louisville and has been established since 1970 together with Art Direction Magazine. It is one of the oldest international design competitions in the world and the creativity annual awards is judged by a panel of professionals. The 2014 Creativity 44 Print & Packaging Jury include Andreas Kioroglou, Ryn... CONTINUE READING

Mendelsund Uncovered

By: Evan Johnston on Aug 7th 2014
Mendelsund Uncovered

He is originally a classically trained pianist He did not formally study design. He is the designer of the now iconic Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book covers. Forget this bulleted list. Take a look at his collaboration with Mark Z. Danielewski and try to imagine how long it takes to create something this elaborately weird. That red thread on the sewing of the book’s pages is rare, usually book thread is nearly invisible; the punctures on the book... CONTINUE READING

IFC Is Still “Slightly Off” After Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 31st 2014
IFC Is Still “Slightly Off” After Rebrand

IFC airs in 73 million U.S. homes and select programming is available on and other platforms. They occupy a unique niche in the comedy spectrum and draw a loyal audience of followers on and off-air. (Source). IFC recently completed a new brand identity in 2010, but were ready to add more depth, dimension, and height to their image. Blake Callaway, IFC’s EVP of marketing and digital media, had this to say about the brand refresh: “After nearly four... CONTINUE READING

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