The Design Evolution of the British Five Pound Note

By: Julia Wild on Apr 28th 2014
The Design Evolution of the British Five Pound Note

Although the Royal Chartered Bank of England introduced the “Pound Sterling” in 1694, it wasn’t until 1793 that the first £5 notes were adopted. It remained the lowest denomination bank note until 1797 and it soon became known as the “white fiver”. It remained in circulation until February 1957. Below you can see the Bank of England’s £5 note. As explained on the British Museum website the bank notes “consisted mainly of text, the only ornament being a small... CONTINUE READING

Do You Make These Logo Design Mistakes?

By: Neil Tortorella on Apr 14th 2014
Do You Make These Logo Design Mistakes?

These less-than logosmiths tend to make the same mistakes over and over. At least they’re consistent. When it comes to art and science of logo design, there are cardinal rules that should be followed if a design is to be successful. Let’s have a look at a few of these all too common faux pas, blunders, solecisms and erroneous outcomes. Mistake #1: Giving the client too much authority I can hear it now. “Giving the client too much authority?... CONTINUE READING

Graffiti. Graffiti Art. Street Art: 15 Stunning Graffiti Artworks

By: Julia Wild on Apr 11th 2014
Graffiti. Graffiti Art. Street Art: 15 Stunning Graffiti Artworks

It is hardly surprising that many people think there is a big difference difference between graffiti and tagging. Some are of the opinion that people who do tags and call themselves graffiti artists should be ashamed of themselves and that graffiti IS street art. It seems there is a common misconception between the definition of graffiti and street art. At the end of the day how did “graffiti art” or “street art” all start? How did some of today’s... CONTINUE READING

Today’s Awesome Creative Finds To Enjoy

By: Julia Wild on Apr 8th 2014
Today's Awesome Creative Finds To Enjoy

First up we have Gabriel Picolo’s doodle project. Every day for the 365 days he will draw a doodle. It is an attempt to stop procrastinating and so everyday in his notebook he will sketch in black ink a drawing. Each doodle will be inspired by anime and you can follow his doodles by going to his page on DeviantArt. What a way to keep the inspiration flowing! Enjoy the below few examples of his doodles. You many want... CONTINUE READING

Work of UK’s Creative Students in First Edition of “This And That Collective’s The Magazine”

By: Julia Wild on Apr 7th 2014
Work of UK's Creative Students in First Edition of "This And That Collective's The Magazine"

Showcasing the work of university students from all over the UK aims to shine light on up and coming artists and the first edition of the magazine is fulled with over 100 pieces of student work from all different areas such as fashion, graphic design, illustration, furniture and typography. The great thing is that there are no rules or guidelines – all students can submit a project of their choice. Harriet went on to explain: “Submitting your work is... CONTINUE READING

Top Graphic Design Projects on Behance this week.

By: Julia Wild on Apr 4th 2014
Top Graphic Design Projects on Behance this week.

To end the week we thought graphicdesign.com readers would enjoy some of the top projects found on behance.net this week. These projects have been created by different designers from around the world and as many of you know behance’s platform is a place where many designers showcase their work and go to to discover creative work. Below are a few of most appreciated projects this week. For those of you who are not familiar with Behance, appreciations are a... CONTINUE READING

15 Poster Examples that Reflect British Propaganda During World War II

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Mar 28th 2014
15 Poster Examples that Reflect British Propaganda During World War II

There are two lessons behind the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster story; the first one is the strength of the visual message, especially when the message itself has a value to the audience. Visualized messages have a better chance of enduring time and lasting for years. The second lesson is the role of design in serving public aims in times of crisis. During the World War II, both the Allies and Axis powers understood the role of media... CONTINUE READING

The Info About Infographics (Part 2)

By: Neil Tortorella on Feb 28th 2014
The Info About Infographics (Part 2)

Part two will give you practical insights into the process, typical elements of an infographic, such as headlines, context and the all-important story, or narrative, your infographic tells. Plus, I’ll share some tools for creating infographics, use of color and typography and more. This two-part article is just the tip of the info-iceberg. A web search will yield many more resources, tutorials and articles about the topic. Add in a bit of playing around with a pencil, paper and... CONTINUE READING

The Info About Infographics (Part 1)

By: Neil Tortorella on Feb 13th 2014
The Info About Infographics (Part 1)

Like the Swiss Army knife of graphic design, infographics can be used for myriad purposes beyond research data such as recruiting employees, comparing various items, way finding design, educating an audience and more. This new tool is handy and agile. It’s the perfect way to display information on the Web. Why? Internet users tend to have short attention spans. Also, The National Assessment of Adult Literacy found that 43 percent of Web users are low-literacy, reading at a 6th... CONTINUE READING

Threadless Debuts Winner of Donors Choose Tee Design Competition

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Dec 6th 2013
Threadless Debuts Winner of Donors Choose Tee Design Competition

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity where public school teachers from every part of America can post classroom project requests, to which site visitors can give any amount. 125 designs were submitted in this competition and after 37,653 votes were cast, the winning design was announced as the “ABC’s of Literature” by artist Bo Knoblauch. Bo’s creation has been described by Threadless as demonstrating “the power of education to a “T” (as well as every other letter in the alphabet)”.... CONTINUE READING

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