The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

By: Julia Wild on Jul 21st 2014
The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

In a past article Nicole Spiegel-Grolsch spoke to several leaders in the design industry to find out what they thought were the most important factors to consider in order to decide which university to attend. Von Glitshka explains in this article “Are they known for graduating quality students? Let’s face it many are after those willing to write a check and thus they don’t care too much about quality and rarely vet those taking their program”. He goes on... CONTINUE READING

10% Discount to Ultimate Developer Event Boston – October 30 2014

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
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What: Ultimate Developer Event When: October 30 2014 Where:SEAPORT BOSTON HOTEL, Boston (1 Seaport Lane,Boston, MA 02210) Discount: 10% Discount Code: GRAPHIC “Learn the tools and skills you need to ensure your app can run on or connect to any new devices or platforms the future brings“. Come be inspired by the experiences and successes of the speakers and your fellow attendees”. Be prepared for an overload of inspiration. With world class speakers offering future- focused sessions on technical... CONTINUE READING

10% Discount to Future of Web Apps Boston, October 2014

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
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What:Future of Web Apps When:October 27 to October 29, 2014 Where: 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210 Discount: 10% Discount Code: GRAPHIC To register and get the 10% discount you simply need to register and enter the special discount code “GRAPHIC”. This is a 3 day event of day-long workshops (but you have the option of coming for all 3 days or just the 1 if you wish). It gives you the opportunity to discuss emerging tools and platforms... CONTINUE READING

10% Discount to Future of Web Apps London – September 29 to October 1 2014

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
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Event: Future of Web Apps When: September 29 to October 1 2014 Where: 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD Discount: 10% (including off the early bird special offer) Discount Code: GRAPHIC Inspiration, Education, Networking – Simple! To register and get the 10% discount you simply need to register and enter the special discount code “GRAPHIC”. This is a 3 day event of day-long workshops (but you have the option of coming for all 3 days or just the 1 if... CONTINUE READING

AIGA Century Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Type

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jul 2nd 2014
AIGA Century Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Type

I was fortunate to view the exhibit created by Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and curated and produced by Monotype as part of private tour led by Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype. Browsing the collection while waiting for Rhatigan to finish the tour before ours, it was clear how much thought and planning had gone into the design of the exhibit, as well as its actual curating. A pattern made from periods of over 1,000 different typefaces decorated the... CONTINUE READING

The Nutrition Facts Label Trims the Fat

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 1st 2014
The Nutrition Facts Label Trims the Fat

The changes proposed will affect all package design for food, except certain meat, poultry and processed egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The new label will be featured on packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label would also replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat,... CONTINUE READING

Adobe Unveils 2014 Creative Cloud Release and Cloud–Enabled Mobile Tools

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jun 18th 2014
Adobe Unveils 2014 Creative Cloud Release and  Cloud–Enabled Mobile Tools

Additionally, collaborative and community aspects of Creative Cloud, such as integration with Behance have evolved into a more robust “persistent creative profile” that allows users to access and manage files, fonts, colors and community from anywhere, across devices. Citing results from The New Creatives Report (issued June 16), Scott Morris, Senior Marketing Director, Creative Cloud, explained how the new updates directly responded to “factors impacting the way creatives work today”—the rapid pace of change, the explosion of mobile and... CONTINUE READING

Type On Screen: The design challenge of digital typography, A Book Review and Interview

By: Neil Tortorella on Jun 18th 2014
Type On Screen: The design challenge of digital typography, A Book Review and Interview

Those are the obvious choices. But, there are also subjective issues to consider when selecting a font or set of fonts. These include kerning and letter-spacing, line spacing or leading for those of us who remember a life before the Web. What about the font’s emotional value? How well does it align with the project’s goals and audience? Then there’s always the design’s delivery media to consider. Will it be print or digital? If digital, will it be desktop... CONTINUE READING

Global Graffiti on Your Computer: Google’s Cultural Institute Launches Street Art as part of its Google Art Project

By: Julia Wild on Jun 13th 2014
Global Graffiti on Your Computer: Google's Cultural Institute Launches Street Art as part of its Google Art Project

Good examples are art such as New York’s 5 Pointz and the walls of “Tour Paris 13” in France. On the Google Blog Schwartz explains: “Here today, gone tomorrow. The transient nature of street art means it can be at risk of being scrubbed out and lost forever to its legions of fans. But long after the paint has faded from the walls, technology can help preserve street art, so people can discover it wherever and whenever they like”.... CONTINUE READING

20 Fresh Portfolio Designs to Spark Your Creativity

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 28th 2014
20 Fresh Portfolio Designs to Spark Your Creativity

The portfolio is simply a medium that includes samples of previous artwork created for yourself or other clients. With the evolution of the digital era, the form of the portfolio has shifted from a traditional paper document to a more interactive website. So the question that arises here is how do you attract the client to your website? As a talented designer, that mission will be easy for you; all you need to do is create an attractive and... CONTINUE READING

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