Beautiful Coffee Stain Illustrations Created By California Artist Carter Asmann

By: Julia Wild on Feb 11th 2015
Beautiful Coffee Stain Illustrations Created By California Artist Carter Asmann

The Californian artist has created a series of these pencil drawn illustrations. Each one is drawn around the purposely placed coffee stain and they became so popular that Asmann now has prints of some of his illustrations for sale on his website. However it seems that most of them have already sold out, which to be honest is of no surprise. His website does however clearly state that more prints will be available on February 13th. Below are just... CONTINUE READING

A public art project brings painted pianos to the streets of NYC this June

By: Julia Wild on Feb 6th 2015
A public art project brings painted pianos to the streets of NYC this June

It brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC’s five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play. It is the world’s largest annual street piano installation and it is back this June! Every single piano is unique and each one is created at no cost by a generous talented artist for example or a community group via their open application process. In the summer, over a period of two weeks “the pianos serve as gathering... CONTINUE READING

Responsive Typography Workshop with Jason Pamental – January 2015, Boston

By: Julia Wild on Dec 22nd 2014
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Where: General Assembly Boston, 51 Melcher St. Boston, Mass. 02210 USA When: Saturday, January 24, 2015. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Responsive Typography Workshop with Jason Pamental Website: http://webcoffee.co Cost: Super Early Bird Tickets (10 available): $299, Early Bird Tickets (10 available): $349, Full Price Tickets (30 available): $399 Half of Internet users expect your website to load in 2 seconds or less. With speed such a concern, how much style are you willing to sacrifice in your... CONTINUE READING

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

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