Highlights from HOW Design Live 2014

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jun 6th 2014
Highlights from HOW Design Live 2014

Distilling five days packed with graphic design advice, inspiration, tools and techniques is a tall order, especially when there were so many noteworthy moments. So, rather than give you a play-by-play here (in no particular order) are some of my HOW Design Live 2014 highlights. Known for her book Designing Brand Identity, Alina Wheeler’s talk “Ready. Set. Reinvent!” was enough to motivate anyone considering a brand reboot. Wheeler shared past and present day stories of famous (and not so... CONTINUE READING

Five Extraordinary Artists and Their iPad Artworks

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jun 4th 2014
Five Extraordinary Artists and Their iPad Artworks

Many hardware and software technologies have been released in the last century to help artists produce digital artwork using computers and stay on the cutting edge of the digital era in media and business. These solutions aimed to allow artists to produce artwork using digital tools similar to oil paintbrushes and drawing pencils. Yet most of these technologies struggled even when they were implemented on the professional level in studios and companies. While Wacom tablets were giving artists and... CONTINUE READING

32 World Cup 2014 Posters For ESPN Campaign That Capture The Passion Of The Game Perfectly

By: Julia Wild on Jun 2nd 2014
32 World Cup 2014 Posters For ESPN Campaign That Capture The Passion Of The Game Perfectly

Siqueira has worked on many projects from CD covers to posters, from books to Magazines as well as on package design for the toy and food industry. He has not only been featured in many magazines but he has also won prizes such as the Clio Awards 2011 for the comic pages he did for AIDES. The world cup is less than a month away and these posters are simply inspiring, especially for those designers who are also soccer... CONTINUE READING

Farewell Massimo Vignelli, One of the Design Icons of the 20th Century

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 29th 2014
Farewell Massimo Vignelli, One of the Design Icons of the 20th Century

Vignelli was born in Milan in 1931, and he studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano Università di Architettura and later at the Università di Architettura, Venice. Though he spent his childhood enduring the threats and bomb alarms of World War II, Vignelli believes this period helped him become a designer, because if he had been born before this time, he wouldn’t have been part of the war or the rebuilding efforts. Vignelli then met his wife, Lella, and... CONTINUE READING

Munich Airport’s New Logo Is Ready for Takeoff

By: Matt Cannon on May 28th 2014
Munich Airport’s New Logo Is Ready for Takeoff

In order to succeed in the highly competitive German, European, and global travel market, it was necessary to strengthen and define the brand architecture, refresh its visual and verbal identity, and identify a forward-looking strategy to differentiate and clarify the brand. Munich Airport recently released a new brand identity, which includes a new logo, claim, exclusive in-house font, freshened-up corporate colors, an elevated and consistent tone of voice, and visually striking imagery, which uses pairs of pictures to play... CONTINUE READING

Coca- Cola unveil their 2014 World Cup visual identity by Brazilian street artist Speto and a Leeds Design Studio

By: Julia Wild on May 27th 2014
Coca- Cola unveil their 2014 World Cup visual identity by Brazilian street artist Speto and a Leeds Design Studio

It was the collaboration of Brazilian street artist Speto with a Leeds based Design Studio that made this design identity happen. Creative Review have a fantastic interview with Coca-Cola’s global design head James Sommerville. Sommerville covers everything from how the project came about to some great explanations on the process of the designs. He explains to Creative Review: “Early on in the project, after a few days of sketching, we were not making significant progress on the logo until... CONTINUE READING

$50 Discount to HOW Interactive, Chicago, October 2014

By: Julia Wild on May 21st 2014
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Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601 When: October 19 – 21, 2014 What: UX, Front-End, Agile Processes, Responsive Design, Content Strategy, Marketing, Cross-Platform Design, Agile Development Cost: $995 (early bird – before June 13th 2014), $1095 (june 14 – July 31st), $1195 (August 1st onwards) Discount: $50 Disount Code: HIDCGD14 This is THE Web Conference for Designers which is brought to you by the team behind HOW Design Live. This is probably one of... CONTINUE READING

$50 Discount for HOW Interactive , Washington, D.C.

By: Julia Wild on May 21st 2014
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Where: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 When: September 3 – 5, 2014 What: UX, Front-End, Agile Processes, Responsive Design, Content Strategy, Marketing, Cross-Platform Design, Agile Development Cost: $995 (early bird – before June 13th 2014), $1095 (june 14 – July 31st), $1195 (August 1st onwards) Discount: $50 Disount Code: HIDCGD14 This is THE Web Conference for Designers which is brought to you by the team behind HOW Design Live. This is probably one of... CONTINUE READING

Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

By: Julia Wild on May 19th 2014
Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

1. Ramon Bruin Ramon Bruin invented his own art style which he calls ‘Optical Illusionism’. He explains on his website “Optical Illusionism is a combination of drawing and photography. He creates drawings that come to life when photographed from the exact right angle”. Below are some examples of his work but you can see much more on DeniantArt and Instagram. 2. Vimal Chandran Chandran is a visual artist and illustrator. His illustrations are outstanding and on his website you... CONTINUE READING

Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

By: Julia Wild on May 16th 2014
Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

I tried to look into who these designers are but it seems that very few people know: “They’ve been popping up on campus all semester: intricately worked chalkboard messages with one signature, #dangerdust. The article on their college website continues to explain “I recently sat down with the artistic duo and, while I can’t name names, I did get a sense of who these artists are and what drives them. They wish to remain unnamed (although they admit most... CONTINUE READING

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