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Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 21st 2011
Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Global color experts at the Pantone Color Institute have announced that “Tangerine Tango”, a vivid red-orange is to be the top colour of 2012. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute explains the choice, saying “It’s building on the ideas of courage and action, that we want to move on to better things”, and that “There’s the element of encouragement with orange,” relevant in particular to the current economic climate . Leatrice Eiseman is a world renowned... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Matt Cannon as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 20th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Matt Cannon as a News Correspondent

Matt Cannon is a Freelance Graphic Designer & Creative Director living in Brooklyn, NY. He was born with a computer mouse in hand and hasn’t put it down since. He has over 10 years of experience designing strong, effective corporate brand identity and specializes in website composites, logos, print and brainstorming and designing user interfaces for web and mobile environments. He always aims to create out of the box experiences when approaching creative projects rather than in-the-box, template based... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nathaniel Coalson as a Featured Contributor

By: GD Staff on Dec 19th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nathaniel Coalson as a Featured Contributor

Nathaniel Coalson is a nature, travel and fine art photographer and mixed media fine artist based in Leicester, England and Denver, Colorado. Nat has worked professionally in the arts and photography, digital imaging and printing since 1987. Prior to his current career as a professional photographer, Nat worked for over 15 years as a graphic designer in print and web. His work has been exhibited extensively, received numerous awards and is held in private and corporate collections. Nat is... CONTINUE READING

Barnbrook Designs Occupy London Logo

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 16th 2011
Barnbrook Designs Occupy London Logo

The Occupy London movement has a new identity. The winning logo, created and voted for anonymously, won over 17 others in a public vote for the recent open competition. The work of renowned social activist and legendary graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook, the winning project was undertaken pro bono and will be implemented across web and social media communications. It is also available for download for printed collateral and materials for future protests and campaigns. Until the new logo was... CONTINUE READING

Apple Hires UI Concept Designer Jan-Michael Cart

By: Matt Cannon on Dec 15th 2011
Apple Hires UI Concept Designer Jan-Michael Cart

When someone constantly dreams up new ideas for Apple as a personal hobby, posts them on the web and eventually they get hired to implement those new ideas, new doors open for all including the end user. Jan-Michael Cart is a 20-something media arts student at The University of Georgia. He has recently created many Apple iOS conceptual designs and videos expressing new UI, apps, and new ways that he thinks Apple OS X products can improve from a... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Dave Bricker as a Featured Contributor

By: GD Staff on Dec 12th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Dave Bricker as a Featured Contributor

Dave Bricker, MFA is professor of graphic design in Miami, Florida, an author, a musician, an interactive developer and a designer of both print and interactive content. He produces rich, experiential websites that are “a little different,” and provides marketing consultation to clients with vision, integrity and excellent offerings. He enjoys projects that “everyone says are impossible.” An avid guitar player with a minor in jazz guitar, he has worked with some of the World’s premier instrument makers and... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Mirko Humbert as a Featured Contributor

By: GD Staff on Nov 23rd 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Mirko Humbert as a Featured Contributor

Mirko Humbert has been working as a freelance writer for more than 7 years. After graduating from the ERACOM, a leading Graphic Design and Arts institute located in Lausanne Switzerland, he immediately went on to pursue his passion as a writer. He first worked in his small hometown where he grew up in Fribourg Switzerland. Later on he had an opportunity to relocate to the beautiful and exotic city of Dali in the south of China, where he enjoyed... CONTINUE READING

Online Collaboration for Designers

By: Michael Jackness on Nov 23rd 2011
Online Collaboration for Designers

Ask any design firm what the most tedious aspects of their daily routines are- you’ll probably be surprised by the answer. Although a few will complain about dealing with customers, creating cool InfoGraphics, or even last-minute project changes; their major frustration has always been within the realm of time management. Things like holding creative sessions, gaining approval from clients and starting new projects all take up a considerable amount of time and money.  Up until recently, these types of... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design Pre-empts Illustration

By: Michael Jackness on Nov 2nd 2011
Graphic Design Pre-empts Illustration

Reading a graphic designers blog recently, he noted that the art of illustrating isn’t part of the Design Observer’s graphic design “categories.” Typography, photography, and art are listed, but not illustration. He opines “Is this omission a simple oversight, or does it tell us something significant about the current state of illustration?” Fallen Art The reference seems to be that the illustration profession has fallen in the eyes of the art world. Noted art director specializing in graphic design,... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Designers and London Design Festival

By: Michael Jackness on Nov 1st 2011
Graphic Designers and London Design Festival

The ninth annual London Design Festival (LDF) has just concluded. At the popular design festival only seven of the 250 event/exhibits featured graphic designs. That is less than three per cent focusing on the graphics area of art and design world. Why is that? The LDF festival features high quality talks, exhibitions, product demonstrations and launches from the art world. It is supported by the V&A , Arts Council England and its main sponsor Mayor of London who embrace... CONTINUE READING

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