HOW Interactive Design Conference Recap

By: Neil Tortorella on Oct 5th 2012
HOW Interactive Design Conference Recap

September 27 marked the start of the 2012 HOW Interactive Design Conference in Washington, D.C. On that day several hundred designers, programmers, SEO specialists and other Web workers descended upon the U.S. Capitol, eager to learn emerging Web technologies and techniques from each other and also leading industry experts. This year, the conference was divided into two tracks – one for designers just moving into web design, with sessions on transitioning print design skills to the Web and getting... CONTINUE READING

Design Renegade James White Talks with us About Creativity and Answers the Question “Why FITC?”

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Sep 26th 2012
Design Renegade James White Talks with us About Creativity and Answers the Question “Why FITC?”

In just two short months the FITC (Future. Innovation. Design. and Technology.) Vancouver 2012 conference will arrive. As the name implies, a defining aspect of the conference is its focus on design and technology. Featuring presentations, panels, hands-on workshops and networking events covering a range of some of the most relevant topics in graphic design, from conversations on creativity and evolving business models to responsive design. FITC provides the professional development and networking opportunities creatives need to keep pace... CONTINUE READING

Regina Lee Blaszczyk to Lead an Event at the Smithsonian Today, Tuesday 25th September About New Book “The Color Revolution”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Sep 25th 2012
Regina Lee Blaszczyk to Lead an Event at the Smithsonian Today, Tuesday 25th September About New Book “The Color Revolution”

The relationship between color, fashion and commerce has developed significantly over the past century. In her new book “The Color Revolution”, award-winning historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk explains this, highlighting the psychology and processes involved between color and consumer culture. Published last month, “The Color Revolution” focuses on the innovation that occurred between 1850 and 1970, an era that saw the emergence of ‘color stylists’ or ‘color forecasters’. To mark her recent book release, Blaszczyk is to lead a conversation... CONTINUE READING

Help Domino’s Design The Ultimate Pizza Delivery Vehicle

By: Matt Cannon on Sep 22nd 2012
Help Domino's Design The Ultimate Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. As of the second quarter of 2012, through its global footprint primarily made up of locally-owned and operated franchises, Domino’s operated a network of 9,924 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and over 70 international markets. In May 2011, Pizza Today named Domino’s its “Chain of the Year” for the second straight year – making the company a three-time overall winner, and the first... CONTINUE READING

The Winding Road From Student to Veteran Graphic Designer: What I’ve Learned Along the Way

By: Neil Tortorella on Sep 19th 2012
The Winding Road From Student to Veteran Graphic Designer: What I’ve Learned Along the Way

Art school was a wacky, wild and totally weird time for me. That was back in the 70s when we still used press type, rapidographs, markers and 360 layout pads. Another thing I never quite understood was who had the brilliant idea to put an art school in the back of a Holiday Inn, on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, with a bar in the front and another one across the street. It was the notorious Elbow Room. I... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Most Expensive Logos of All Time

By: Matt Cannon on Sep 15th 2012
Top 5 Most Expensive Logos of All Time

It’s debatable how much a logo should cost, but it’s no question that it’s tough to put a value on a brand no matter the price. Sure there are options for every budget and style but when you are sitting on top of the corporate world no budget is too high. According to JustCreative, “Logo design in today’s world is totally under rated. People do not understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to... CONTINUE READING

Entire Collection of Andy Warhol’s Work To Be Sold This Fall

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Sep 12th 2012
Entire Collection of Andy Warhol’s Work To Be Sold This Fall

As announced on Wednesday 5th September 2012, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts are to sell and donate its entire collection of the artist’s work this fall. Amongst the vast collection is prints, paintings and photographs, including pieces that have never been seen before by the public. Christie’s auction house has entered into a long-term deal in order to sell the works as it is expected to take a number of years. The process will be completed... CONTINUE READING

Top 10 Sports Logos of All Time

By: Matt Cannon on Sep 11th 2012
Top 10 Sports Logos of All Time

One of the most important characteristics of an effective sports logo is that it has immediate influence on its fan base. The icon should grasp the viewers attention without a second of extra thought. It should evoke excitement and make the fan want to root for their team. Finally, it should be timeless. Many of the logos made this list for the sole reason that they have stood the test of time with little or no changes while remaining... CONTINUE READING

Brands Play the Villain in New Movie

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Sep 7th 2012
Brands Play the Villain in New Movie

In an interesting take on brand persuasion run amok “Branded,” releases in theaters today. The sci-fi thriller described on the official website as “A dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where mega-corporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population deluded, dependent and passive.” previewed at Comic Con San Diego this past July. Rival advertising agencies battle for the minds of consumers on a whole new level deploying mind... CONTINUE READING

Fall 2012 Design Events and Exhibitions

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Sep 6th 2012
Fall 2012 Design Events and Exhibitions

Before you start filling up your fall calendar we wanted to share a few upcoming design events, exhibits and other goings on that you won’t want to miss. Sure to inform and inspire, these graphic design exhibits and events will help recharge creative batteries. From the “friendly competition” of the AIGA Texas Show to an “intimate conversation” between Louise Fili and Paula Scher at the Type Directors Club and everything in between, they offer a great way to keep... CONTINUE READING

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