Surf Café Living Illustrator David Alcock Discusses Inspiration, Typography and Design Technique

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Nov 6th 2014
Surf Café Living Illustrator David Alcock Discusses Inspiration, Typography and Design Technique

The new venture includes chapters on home, decor, recipes and crafts, beautifully illustrated by Paula Mills and David Alcock. Louise Searle from Orca Publications explains, “We kept to the same style as the first book and David suggested a cleaner and more modern design throughout which fitted in with the theme of the house. The colours Jane and Myles have used in it reflected the colours we used for the seasons throughout. Then we layered up the imagery with... CONTINUE READING

Interview with Sophia Augusta: Detailing the intricate illustrations of new travel book, The Street Food Journal

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 8th 2014
Interview with Sophia Augusta: Detailing the intricate illustrations of new travel book, The Street Food Journal

London based creative Sophia Augusta illustrated the book, depicting different kinds of street food and putting her own statement stamp on the drawings featured. Pictures are simple and intricate, a stylish design combination. Here at GraphicDesign.com we are fascinated by this fantastic journal, and the inspiration behind each piece of imagery, so we spoke to Sophia to find out more… Tell us about your fantastic illustrations in The Street Food Journal; how did this collaboration come about? I met... CONTINUE READING

Poster Series: Classic Cars In The Colors Of Their Home Country’s Flag

By: Julia Wild on Aug 14th 2014
Poster Series: Classic Cars In The Colors Of Their Home Country's Flag

Scott Wilson spoke to GraphicDesign.com about how these poster came about and explained “As huge Mustang fans, we’re always fascinated by anything that has to do with classic cars, so we’re always thinking of new ideas. A few of us were watching the FIFA World Cup and it was USA vs Germany. Germany was clearly the better team but the US was hanging in there. Someone said something like “If this were car vs car, a Mustang would totally... CONTINUE READING

Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 13th 2014
Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

His portfolio includes logo design, iconography, illustrations, lettering, and character designs, just to name a few, and given his broad background and insatiable appetite for projects, we thought he would make the perfect interview candidate here on GraphicDesign. GraphicDesign: Thank you for joining us. Tell us about your background. Von Glitschka: I am 48 now and have been working in this field for just over 28 years. I’ve been on my own since 2002. Previous to that, I worked... CONTINUE READING

Matt Yerington: Bringing Stinky Robots to Life

By: Julia Wild on Jul 30th 2014
Matt Yerington: Bringing Stinky Robots to Life

Enter Matt Yerington and his 11-year-old son Elijah, who together have developed “Stinky Robots,” a children’s book of sorts. GraphicDesign caught up with Yerington and his deceptively young son to talk about the publication. Then, to give you an even more well-rounded design experience, we sat down with one of the project’s designers, Nikola, to talk about the development of the next generation of Stinky Robots called FutuRobots. GraphicDesign:Thank you for joining us. Give us a quick recap of... 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

Creating the Perfect Logo with LogoMotives’ Jeff Fisher

By: Julia Wild on May 21st 2014
Creating the Perfect Logo with LogoMotives' Jeff Fisher

GraphicDesign: Thanks for joining us. Talk about the process of developing a logo. Where do you start and what goes into it? Jeff Fisher: It’s about distilling the essence of any organization or event down to the simplest graphic symbol you can create. You need to display as much information as you can in a simple design that’s very recognizable and memorable. The most important information I get from a client always seems to be what they don’t like... CONTINUE READING

How to “Make Your Own Luck” with Kate Moross

By: Julia Wild on May 12th 2014
How to "Make Your Own Luck" with Kate Moross

GraphicDesign caught up with Moross to talk about her book, her background, her showcase, and her work with Fortune 500 companies. GraphicDesign: Why did you decide to write “Make Your Own Luck”? Kate Moross: I’ve been working on the actual copy for about six years, so some of the text in the book I wrote years ago and some is more recent. When I was talking to the publisher when I started writing, we discussed turning it into more... CONTINUE READING

Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on May 5th 2014
Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live

The HOW Design Live 2014 kick off next Monday, in Boston brings an amazing, interdisciplinary speaker line up, including creative heavy–hitters Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister and Maria Popova. But what also caught our attention were the changes in the Creative Freelancer Conference (now the Creative Freelancer Business Conference) founded by Marketing Mentor’s Ilise Benun and the newly added HOW Leadership Conference presented in partnership with Sterling Brands’ Debbie Millman. The changes speak to the ways that boundaries... CONTINUE READING

Jay York On Twitter Tweaks – What they mean to graphic designers

By: Neil Tortorella on Apr 30th 2014
Jay York On Twitter Tweaks – What they mean to graphic designers

The social media is one of those rapidly evolving environments where what’s hot today is passé tomorrow. We’ve all seen Facebook become a communication staple of modern society and also an ever morphing entity. Twitter isn’t far behind. In fact, the recent Twitter redesign incorporates several elements that are reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. A focus on visuals is apparent, including a large header image and stepping away from its strict vertical layout. I hooked up with Jay York... CONTINUE READING

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