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

Scribble Pen: The World’s First Pen That Can Draw in Every Color

By: Julia Wild on Jul 15th 2014
Scribble Pen: The World's First Pen That Can Draw in Every Color

There are actually two different types of Scribble pens that will be made available shortly: The Scribble Ink and the Scribble Stylus. The scribble ink is an ink cartridge. It lets you draw on paper with the color that you have captured. The second one, the Scribble Stylus, is the one that will allow people to splash color around on your mobile devices screen (once the Scribble app has been installed). Those who are passionate about anything related to... CONTINUE READING

Beautiful Design Concepts For The New Iphone 6

By: Julia Wild on Jul 11th 2014
Beautiful Design Concepts For The New Iphone 6

Among the discussed changes and leaks, media are predicting the following: An unbreakable display – It appears that Apple have signed a deal to use quite a bit of sapphire glass in its phones. According to techradar.com the company is buying up enough to use the super-hard technology for its displays. Display Size – Two Bigger Screen Sizes – Accoringat least two bigger screen sizes — 4.7-inch and 5.5- or 5.7-inch Thickness – the iPhone 6 will apparently be... 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

5 Striking FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Package Designs

By: Julia Wild on Jun 25th 2014
5 Striking FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Package Designs

Designers around the world have been busy and today I will showcase some of the package design that many have probably seen in the shops, restaurants and online. From world cup posters to clothing, from street art to an artist transforming them self into the world cup trophy, the world of design has been busy. Social media is going crazy with everything world cup related – not only are the soccer fanatics happy but over the past month there... 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

Highlights from HOW Design Live 2014

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jun 6th 2014
Highlights from HOW Design Live 2014

Distilling five days packed with graphic design advice, inspiration, tools and techniques is a tall order, especially when there were so many noteworthy moments. So, rather than give you a play-by-play here (in no particular order) are some of my HOW Design Live 2014 highlights. Known for her book Designing Brand Identity, Alina Wheeler’s talk “Ready. Set. Reinvent!” was enough to motivate anyone considering a brand reboot. Wheeler shared past and present day stories of famous (and not so... CONTINUE READING

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