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Mozilla Unleashes a New Fox and a Mobile OS

By: Matt Cannon on Apr 1st 2013
Mozilla Unleashes a New Fox and a Mobile OS

Blazingly fast, the Fox doesn’t play by the rules. It is everywhere you need it to be—a force for good that powers your mobile world, ignites your imagination, protects you and your identity, and supercharges your life. Lively, swift, and agile, the Fox puts freedom in your hands. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, attendees from the world’s largest mobile companies will experience first hand what Firefox OS brings to the world and spend time with The Fox. Last... CONTINUE READING

Carl Rylatt Details his Design Journey, Explaining New Vintage Font ‘Laudanum’

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 29th 2013
Carl Rylatt Details his Design Journey, Explaining New Vintage Font ‘Laudanum’

At graphicdesign.com we relish the opportunity to showcase inspirational talent and wanted to find out more about the work of Carl Rylatt. We chatted to Carl, exploring both his graphic design journey and, this fantastic new font… Describe yourself and your work? I’ve been a designer now for about 13 years, I started off designing club flyers and posters, as I think many designers do, for no money, again as I think many designers also do! I’ve always been... CONTINUE READING

Arabic Calligraphy in Contemporary Design

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Mar 29th 2013
Arabic Calligraphy in Contemporary Design

Additionally, the calligraphers did not restrict this form of art to paper and leather either; they have extended its usage to become an essential motive of Islamic architecture in Mosques, palaces, and gardens. In order to understand the impact of Arabic calligraphy on modern artists and designers, and find out if it has a significant effect on contemporary designs, we have to go back and briefly learn about how Arabic calligraphy has developed over the last 14 centuries. When... CONTINUE READING

MEMO Discuss Design Strategy and the Creative Roots that Inspired Pizzeria Mozza

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 26th 2013
MEMO Discuss Design Strategy and the Creative Roots that Inspired Pizzeria Mozza

Riccardi takes a keen interest into each client’s case, maximizing his role as Memo’s lead designer and strategist within the studio. With a portfolio that covers identity, hospitality, publishing, packaging and more, Memo offers a distinctive, design style. At GraphicDesign.com we particularly like the bold logo of Tarry Lodge and the vibrant vision their Sugar and Plumm collaboration conveys. Amongst other pieces, the branding of Pizzeria Mozza has been one of Memo’s most recent successes. We spoke to Douglas... CONTINUE READING

Electric Visual Re-positions their Brand Identity with a Hip New Volt

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 25th 2013
Electric Visual Re-positions their Brand Identity with a Hip New Volt

Today, Electric designs and markets an extensive line of sunglasses, snow goggles, backpacks, luggage and accessories through a primarily action sport and sporting good global retail network including the Americas, Europe, Japan, China and Australasia. After over twelve years running strong in the action sports market, Electric is refreshing its brand with a newly designed logo, strategy and products. The sophistication of Electric’s products, influences, goals and interests developed alongside the rapidly evolving market, highlighting the need to refresh... CONTINUE READING

Tomasz Biernat Reveals the Inspiration Behind his Diverse Design Style

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 22nd 2013
Tomasz Biernat Reveals the Inspiration Behind his Diverse Design Style

These include; branding typography, car design, Chinese artwork, pastel drawings and t-shirt design. Biernat’s portfolio can be seen over at both Behance and Dribbble where he displays a striking selection. Inspired by this, we asked Biernat to explain his design journey so far… Tell us about you and your design style? I have been a graphic designer for several years and am mostly self-taught. It was art classes at school that helped me decide what I wanted to do.... CONTINUE READING

The Art of the Ambigram: An Interview with Nikita Prokhorov

By: Neil Tortorella on Mar 20th 2013
The Art of the Ambigram: An Interview with Nikita Prokhorov

For the uninformed, an ambigram is a word, art form or other symbolic representation, whose elements retain meaning when viewed or interpreted from a different direction, perspective, or orientation. There are various forms of ambigrams including rotational, mirror-image, chain, symbiotograms, 3-D and perceptual shift among others. The earliest known non-natural ambigram dates back to 1893 in works created by artist Peter Newell. Newell published two books of invertible illustrations, in which the picture turns into a different image entirely... CONTINUE READING

Billboard’s New Look is a Hit

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 18th 2013
Billboard’s New Look is a Hit

Since 1966, the magazine’s familiar masthead identity has featured lettering with strong circular forms that suggested records (and later CDs) and kicky “mod” colors. As part of the refresh, the logo has been completely redrawn to emphasize the basic geometry of the name, creating a typeface that echoes the circles of the original and still looks “pop.” The designers have set the name entirely in lowercase, tightened the spacing and, perhaps most importantly, removed the colors from the circles.... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Designer Jean-Philippe Dugal Talks Bar Branding, Telling Us About His Newest Project, Le Chasseur Restaurant

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 15th 2013
Graphic Designer Jean-Philippe Dugal Talks Bar Branding, Telling Us About His Newest Project, Le Chasseur Restaurant

Dugal realized Le Chasseur’s design dreams via his work for them creating its brand identity. Business cards, menus and a slick logo are just some of the components of this branding project. We spoke to Dugal, finding out about the designer himself, and his vision for Le Chasseur… Tell us about your recent collaboration with ‘resto-bar’ Le Chasseur in Montreal, Quebec Le Chasseur is the result of a great complicity between the owner, Mathieu Ménard and I. What is... CONTINUE READING

Medusa: A Beautiful New Script from Type Foundry ReType

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 13th 2013
Medusa: A Beautiful New Script from Type Foundry ReType

But as Medusa evolved Espinoza moved beyond his original inspiration, adding elements such as redrawn ornate capitals, swashes and ligatures and a set of small caps “carefully designed to produce an all-cap setting that is stylistically harmonious with the classic copperplate script,…” As Espinoza explained in our interview, certain facets of calligraphic typefaces that lend them their beauty and grace can be compromised in the translation from calligraphy to typography, a fact that Espinoza was particularly mindful of in... CONTINUE READING

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