New Year’s Resolution Recommendation for Designers: See Bill’s Design Talks Featuring the National Design Award Winners

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 31st 2013
New Year’s Resolution Recommendation for Designers: See Bill’s Design Talks Featuring the National Design Award Winners

Now that the afterglow of New Year’s resolutions has faded excitement at the prospect of more time in the gym, better eating habits and becoming more organized may be waning. But before you (and I) throw in the towel here is one that I think designers will find inspiring and fun—Bill’s Design Talks. Organized by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and made possible in part by the Adobe Foundation is, Bill’s Design Talks a conversation and presentation series that... CONTINUE READING

5 Practices for an Effective Business Card Design

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 28th 2013
5 Practices for an Effective Business Card Design

Image is everything. Your business card is a visual representation of you and your entire company. It can have heavy impact on the potential clients decision making process. You must design a card that effectively sells your service as creative, dependable and professional. Here are 5 Practices for an Effective Business Card Design: 5. Give Your Business Personality Before you design your card, make sure you know what it is your business is trying to accomplish. Become the end... CONTINUE READING

Chili’s Bold Rebrand Hit’s Locations Nationwide

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 17th 2013
Chili’s Bold Rebrand Hit’s Locations Nationwide

First opened in 1975 as a fun Dallas burger joint, Chili’s restaurant has become a standard amongst popular American restaurant chains. The franchise has begun to unveil a newly redesigned iconic chili pepper logo and new restaurant interior designs. The new mark, designed by San Francisco based Tesser, is a redesign of the previous Chili icon with a slick new Sari typeface for the letter S. The origins of FF Sari date back to 1983 when Hans Reichel made... CONTINUE READING

New Hiring Data from The Creative Group is Good News for Designers and Marketers

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 9th 2013
New Hiring Data from The Creative Group is Good News for Designers and Marketers

Good news for designers and marketers in 2013, in recently released hiring data from creative staffing agency The Creative Group shows that 33 percent of respondents surveyed reported that “they are looking to fill design or marketing roles in the first quarter of 2013”. The data gathered from a survey including more than 500 advertising and marketing professionals in the United States also showed that advertising executives made up a larger proportion of those intending to hire—51 percent versus... CONTINUE READING

Setting up for 2013

By: Neil Tortorella on Jan 8th 2013
Setting up for 2013

Have you ever noticed how the older one gets, the faster the years seem to blow by? It’s one of those time-relativity things. When you’re five, a year represents 1/5 of your life. When you’re 50, it represents 1/50. Each year, our perception of time compresses, so the years roll by, seemingly faster and faster, until the next thing you know, AARP is filling up your mailbox with membership invitations and you find yourself considering which Medicare plan is... CONTINUE READING

MoMA Special Screening: U.S. Premiere of the Quay Brothers Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 4th 2013
MoMA Special Screening: U.S. Premiere of the Quay Brothers Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Monday, January 7th marks the end of the Quay Brothers exhibit Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) previously reviewed here. But apropos of the proverb “every ending is a new beginning” the exhibition will culminate in the United States premiere of the Quay Brothers’ new film, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Spanning multiple disciplines including animation, graphic design, illustration and film, the Quays work has a surreal, dreamlike... CONTINUE READING

Swansea Metropolitan University Hosts Images 36 & ‘Spatialising Images’ Symposium

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 24th 2012
Swansea Metropolitan University Hosts Images 36 & ‘Spatialising Images’ Symposium

Swansea Metropolitan University is hosting the AOI Images 36 Best of Illustration Exhibition next January as part of the Images 36 tour. The exhibition coincides with the second Varoomlab symposium, entitled “Spatialising Illustration” which also takes place on the campus. The AOI Images 36 Best of British Illustration Exhibition is hosted by the Swansea Metropolitan General Illustration BA (Hons) and will run for six weeks from 11th January to 14th February 2013. “Images” is the flagship programme for the... CONTINUE READING

25% Discount for GraphicDesign.com Readers to DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference & Festival

By: Julia Wild on Dec 7th 2012
25% Discount for GraphicDesign.com Readers to DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference & Festival

Date: February 2-7, 2013 City: San Francisco, CA Venue: SPUR, 654 Mission St. Discount Amount: 25% Discount Code: GRDesign DeveloperWeek will turn the City of San Francisco into a one-week tech university and tech start-up incubator. The first annual DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference February 2nd – 7th combines a 4-day educational conference, technology-specific app development contests, developer tech exhibitors, startup lightning pitches, and keynote talks from the top engineers across app development, data science, and mobile apps. Topics covered in... CONTINUE READING

The Kentucky Derby Branding Keeps it Classy

By: Matt Cannon on Dec 6th 2012
The Kentucky Derby Branding Keeps it Classy

Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Churchill Downs released the official event logos for Kentucky Derby 139 and Kentucky Oaks 139. Both logos were designed by SME for the fifth consecutive year. SME explored a contemporary vision for the design of the 2013 event marks with the bold use of negative space creating a lighter, less traditional feel than previous iterations. Each logo... CONTINUE READING

10% Discount for GraphicDesign.com Readers to Future Insights Live, Las Vegas

By: Julia Wild on Dec 5th 2012
10% Discount for GraphicDesign.com Readers to  Future Insights Live, Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, MGM Grand Dates: April 30 to May 2 2013 Discount Code: GraphicD10 (to receive a 10% discount) Whether you are a developer, product person, an entrepreneur or a designer, this is a great event from not only an education perspective but also in terms of inspiration and networking. The 2nd annual Future Insights Live is a multi-track, 4-day tech conference, featuring an optional workshop day and 3 conference days. A combination of their existing shows –... CONTINUE READING

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