Norway Unveil Stylish Passport Design Illustrating the Country’s Identity

By: Julia Wild on Nov 20th 2014
Norway Unveil Stylish Passport Design Illustrating the Country's Identity

Although according to the Guardian there is no roll-out date yet for this wonderful new passport, Neue Design Studio are now working with Norway’s National Police Directorate to implement passport security requirements. The Norwegian design studio created the winning entry of the national competition. You will see that the outside of the passport is minimalist featuring a red cover with the Norwegian crest. Below not only is there the red cover version but also a blue one (for diplomats)... CONTINUE READING

€50 Discount to FITC (Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.), Amsterdam 2015

By: Julia Wild on Nov 13th 2014
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Where: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands When: February 23-24, 2015 What: FITC (Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.) Cost: Festival ticket prices range from €239 – €399 Festival + Workshop ticket prices range from €369 – €599 Student Festival ticket prices range from €159 – €279 Super Early Bird pricing ends on Nov 30, 2014. Early Bird pricing ends on January 18, 2015. Discount: €50 Discount Code: GRAPHIC FITC Amsterdam is one of THE design events... CONTINUE READING

Extra $50 Discount to HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago, May 2015

By: Julia Wild on Nov 12th 2014
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Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601 When: May 4–8 2015 What: HOW Design Live Conference Cost: The Big Ticket – $1795 (if booked between November 5 2014-February 3 2015), $1895 (if booked between February 4-March 31 2015), $1995 (if booked between April 1-May 3). One-Day Registration – $675 (if booked between November 5 2014-February 3 2015), $745 (if booked between February 4-March 31 2015), $795 (if booked between April 1-May 3). Other options... CONTINUE READING

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

FREE Design Challenge Launched to Reimagine School Report Cards

By: Julia Wild on Oct 6th 2014
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Contest: My School Information Design Challenge Deadline: October 17th 2014 Design Challenge Brief The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) has launched the My School Info Design Challenge (#SchoolInfo), a competition to reimagine school report cards. September 18 Challenge launches and submission window opens October 17 Submission window closes (midnight ET) November 3-12 Judging by panel of experts November 17-30 Public voting window for favorite design components November 20-21 Finalists notified Early December Winners announced Recent research from Education... CONTINUE READING

Breathing Life Into Your Design Projects With Visme

By: Neil Tortorella on Sep 22nd 2014
Breathing Life Into Your Design Projects With Visme

Easy. Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself taken several years ago? Odds are, you thought, “Oh geez. Look at my hair and clothes. What was I thinking?” When we look back at our Web work it’s a similar scenario. Animated gifs doing goofy things and other strangeness. Then, along came Flash. Whoa. Flash opened the doors to the additional dimensions of movement, time and sound. Motion designers, such as the late, great Hillman Curtis , showed... CONTINUE READING

“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” – Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

By: Evan Johnston on Sep 18th 2014
“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” - Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

Professor Elizabeth Resnick was one of the AIGA members who contributed artwork. Twelve years later, Resnick put together a collection of political posters from our digital age: posters created not by ad agencies or even nonprofits, but by individuals. I viewed highlights from Resnick’s collection at the Art Director’s Club in New York City. At the opening of Graphic Advocacy, Professor Resnick, along with noted art director and author Steve Heller, and graphic design legend Milton Glaser, best known... CONTINUE READING

Best Online Design Degree Programs

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Sep 9th 2014
Best Online Design Degree Programs

However, many students find it hard to attend university due to several obstacles such as the cost, location and time flexibility. With technology and internet available to almost everyone, providing online degrees has become available with many universities giving students a chance to attend courses from anywhere around the globe. Over the past few years the online or the distance learning education system has become very popular. Online degrees are gaining more credibility than ever before especially after top... CONTINUE READING

Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

By: Julia Wild on Aug 22nd 2014
Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

With regards to web applications the agency explain “Our web applications are forward thinking, user-centered and embrace every pixel, every megabyte, every device that the web has to offer”. The goal of this particular project “Telstra Accelerate” was to create an online learning solution for Telstra’s sales team. However, they wanted to create something different, something that made the learning experience sophisticated and stunning. Loud&Clear explain that “with over 750 pages of power points, PDFs, tables and graphs, Loud&Clear’s... CONTINUE READING

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