GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Donna Farrugia as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Apr 20th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Donna Farrugia as a Featured Writer

Donna Farrugia is executive director of The Creative Group, a specialized staffing firm placing a comprehensive range of interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of organizations. In this position, she manages operations for the firm’s locations in major markets throughout the United States and Canada. Donna has presented at industry events, including the HOW Design Conference, the American Advertising Federation National Conference and the American Marketing Association’s International Collegiate Conference. She also has delivered... CONTINUE READING

Disturbing Al Qaeda Graphic Design Poster Shows Up

By: Matt Cannon on Apr 20th 2012
Disturbing Al Qaeda Graphic Design Poster Shows Up

The FBI and the NYPD are currently trying to located a source for the Al-Qaeda poster that recently showed up on the internet visually displaying a loud, disturbing threat “Al Qaeda Coming Soon Again In New York”. They are unsure if this is a sick stunt or if this is a credible threat that they should be concerned about. “It’s something we’re looking into,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. “We’re trying to determine the origins of it. We take... CONTINUE READING

Behance Portfolio Review Week

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Apr 18th 2012
Behance Portfolio Review Week

Portfolio review—two words capable of striking fear into the hearts of artists and designers everywhere. It can be one of the most valuable exercises for creatives to undergo but many of us dread it. Not only is there critique of the work, but the actual presentation of the work itself. Digital, print, both? How many pieces? What to include, what to leave out? Underlying it all is the fact that portfolio review is typically done in an academic or... CONTINUE READING

Soft Launch of GraphicDesign.com

By: Julia Wild on Apr 17th 2012
Soft Launch of GraphicDesign.com

It’s still a work in progress but the new GraphicDesign.com is officially live and, wow, how much better does it look now? Thanks to a very enthusiastic and helpful advisory board and team here at GraphicDesign.com we hope to serve the graphic design industry in a positive way. GraphicDesign.com has been under development for a while now. As a leading source of news and information devoted entirely to the graphic design industry as well as featuring a directory of... CONTINUE READING

$3M Graphics Printing Facility Opens at Venice High, and Now May Close Months Later

By: Matt Cannon on Apr 16th 2012
$3M Graphics Printing Facility Opens at Venice High, and Now May Close Months Later

Venice High’s Super Shop 9 is scheduled to hold an Open House for it’s brand new, state-of-the-art, high-tech Graphic Communications & Printing Facility on Friday, April 13 from 3 – 6 pm and Saturday, April 14 from 9 am – noon. Principal, Dr. Elsa Mendoza and instructor, Art Lindauer invite the Westside community to visit the new facility. Because he was instrumental in the funding acquisition, former Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been invited to attend. Super Shop 9 has... CONTINUE READING

DX Design Event 2013

By: Jo Gifford on Apr 14th 2012
DX Design Event 2013

DX is a new design event and supporting online platform due to launch in London in Spring 2013. The man behind the concept is Ian Rudge, co-founder of 100 % Design and Tent. The design and branding for the event has been designed by Neville Brody and  Design Research Studio, who are working on the website in collaboration with All Of Us. DX is set to be “a radical new design event and online platform, bringing together exceptional creative... CONTINUE READING

DC Women’s Shoes Gets Girly

By: Matt Cannon on Apr 13th 2012
DC Women’s Shoes Gets Girly

Founded in 1993, DC Shoes (originally Droors Clothing) quickly gained notoriety among the skateboarding community. What began as a garage operation making and marketing skateboarding footwear quickly grew into a household action sports brand. Today, DC Shoes is a leading designer and manufacturer of performance skateboarding and snowboarding footwear, whose product line has broadened to include snowboards, apparel, outerwear and other fashion accessories. Expanding the brand beyond its originally male-dominated identity, the DC Shoes business evolved to appeal to... CONTINUE READING

Game Design: The Evolution from Entertainment to Art Form

By: Carisa Swenson on Apr 12th 2012
Game Design: The Evolution from Entertainment to Art Form

The world of video games is a varied and often breathtaking landscape encompassing elements that easily transcend “game” to “art”. Many independent studios, freed from the constraint of having to meet vigorous sales numbers, are designing games that reach new visual heights, and are proving that video games are, and can be, used as an artistic medium — one which inspires and creates long-lasting impressions on the participant, much like traditional forms of art. Most notably, mainstream art institutions... CONTINUE READING

Christopher Niemann Abstract City

By: Jo Gifford on Apr 12th 2012
Christopher Niemann Abstract City

Christopher Niemann is an illustrator and designer who began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times, in July 2008. He has just published a book, Abstract City, containing original posts and new exclusively created material. Niemann’s design and illustration work has appeared on the covers of such publications as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired and American Illustration. He has won several awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes David Hong as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Apr 11th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes David Hong as a Featured Writer

David Hong, owner and founder of Pneuma Design, is a motion graphics and visual effects artist with 9 years of experience in the industry. He believes stories have the power to carry a brand’s message in a clear, consistent, and compelling manner. Stories not only drive brand distinction, but also provide a means for a company to engage its employees and electrify audiences. Whether he’s crafting a show package, rebranding a network, or building a startup, the brand story... CONTINUE READING

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