Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Sneakers Transformed Into Mind-Blowing 3d Typeface

By: Julia Wild on Jul 24th 2014
Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Sneakers Transformed Into Mind-Blowing 3d Typeface

The mind- blowing type-face project is three- dimensional and spells the word “chucks”. On his about page on his studio it explains “His work is a mixture of urban street art, experimental transformer style, typo and a bit of Dutch design with extraordinairy use of color and craftmanship”. This particular project is most definitely uses his “experimental transformer style”. If you are interested in seeing more of the studios’ work you can take a look at the website as... 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

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

Pawel Nolbert’s “Atypical” Typeface – Striking Strokes of Multi-colored Paint

By: Julia Wild on Jun 23rd 2014
Pawel Nolbert's "Atypical" Typeface - Striking Strokes of Multi-colored Paint

Norbert is a renown artist and designer having created visual work for the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Google, Disney, Redball, Adobe and Nike. His work has been featured in many publications and includes Taschen “Illustration Now 3” book, Springer “Digital Da Vinci” book, Computer Arts Magazine and Advanced Photoshop Magazine. He was also invited to take part in Adobe’s Creative Cloud Campaign “I am the New Creative”. Some of the letters in this collection are hard to figure out at... CONTINUE READING

Day 528 and Designer Matt Chinworth’s Project ‘TypeSWAMP’ Continues

By: Julia Wild on Jun 20th 2014
Day 528 and Designer Matt Chinworth's Project ‘TypeSWAMP’ Continues

Many from his daily collection have a story – for example it might be influenced by something that has happened such as an event like the world cup or in memory of someone. Day 526 is of Tony Gwynn and Chinworth explains: “So sad to hear that Tony Gwynn passed away yesterday. One of my favorite big leagers as a kid and probably one of the best hitters to ever play the game. RIP #19″. Day 503 is called... 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

Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

By: Julia Wild on May 16th 2014
Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

I tried to look into who these designers are but it seems that very few people know: “They’ve been popping up on campus all semester: intricately worked chalkboard messages with one signature, #dangerdust. The article on their college website continues to explain “I recently sat down with the artistic duo and, while I can’t name names, I did get a sense of who these artists are and what drives them. They wish to remain unnamed (although they admit most... CONTINUE READING

Shurong Diao Creates Alphabet From Long Rapunzel-like Hair

By: Julia Wild on Apr 30th 2014
Shurong Diao Creates Alphabet From Long Rapunzel-like Hair

Shurong Diao is a New York based design undergraduate student from the School of Visual Arts and for this particular project she used hair to create ‘hair alphabet’ letter forms. Inspired by Chinese calligraphy style Shurong Diao explains on her porfolio website that she wanted to build a connection between Chinese Characters and the Roman alphabet. And she has done this by substituting black ink on rice paper with long black hair. With Rapunzel-like hair Shurong has created the... CONTINUE READING

10 Tips to Create a Successful Design Brief

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jan 24th 2014
10 Tips to Create a Successful Design Brief

With more than a decade of experience in the design industry, I have observed many problems that may arise when there is no design brief assigned to a project. For instance, much of the required information may get lost in the middle of the long chain of communication between the client, marketing manager, creative director and, finally, the designer. Some of this information may be as important as the design style, company portfolio, project budget or timeline. Before we... CONTINUE READING

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