Las Vegas Design Center & Pantone Partner to Celebrate 2012 Pantone Color of the Year

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Dec 31st 2011
Las Vegas Design Center & Pantone Partner  to Celebrate 2012 Pantone Color of the Year

For designers like myself, Pantone represents the definitive authority on color and each year savvy trend followers in fashion, product, retail and interior design alike look forward to the much anticipated announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year. Color forecasting influences everything from the color of your home furnishings and paints to cars and cosmetics. This year’s announcement of the 2012 PANTONE Color of the Year—Tangerine Tango, was made extra special by being celebrated in partnership with premiere furnishings... CONTINUE READING

The London Printworks Trust Launch Counter Feat Art Notes

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 30th 2011
The London Printworks Trust Launch Counter Feat Art Notes

The London Printworks Trust have launched a “Counter Feat” project to aid fundraising and save the printmaking facility in Brixton. The charity is resorting to a brave and innovative approach to keeping their much treasured services open, including art notes designed by Victoria Beckham, Hemingway Design, Zandra Rhodes and Jonathan Saunders. London Printworks Trust is positioned as a center of excellence for textile print, and is based in Brixton, South London, UK. “Our passion has continued for twenty years... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 30th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch as a News Correspondent

Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch is a freelance graphic designer and owner of NSG Design, based in Hoboken, New Jersey. She has over ten years of experience in design working on projects ranging from UX, mobile app and site design to print advertising and promotion. Over the course of her career, she has worked with individual, corporate and non profit clients in multiple industries; including healthcare, consumer packaged goods, fashion and publishing. She is Communications/Marketing Vice-Chair for New York University’s Graphic Communications... CONTINUE READING

U.S. Watchdog Working to Ban Photoshop in Cosmetic Ads

By: Matt Cannon on Dec 29th 2011
U.S. Watchdog Working to Ban Photoshop in Cosmetic Ads

In the days of Pin-Up Girls, artists would render upgraded versions of the models based on photographs to achieve the look every woman wanted at the time. This is an old tradition and a false reality that we have accepted and become comfortably numb to in mass marketing for quite some time. We’re always told not to believe everything we read. In a digital age where reality is so easily skewed by a simple box of tools inside Photoshop,... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Jo Gifford as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 28th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Jo Gifford as a News Correspondent

Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. With 15 years experience in graphic design in the hair, beauty and lifestyle industries working with a diverse range of clients her portfolio career continues to evolve, which is just how she likes it. As a designer Jo, art directs and project manages a team of co-workers, and is most in her element when running a brainstorming session or one of her many workshops hosted by... CONTINUE READING

James George Joins GraphicDesign.com as a Featured Contributor

By: GD Staff on Dec 28th 2011
James George Joins GraphicDesign.com as a Featured Contributor

James George is a graphic designer, web designer and writer from Knoxville, Tennessee. Graduating with a BS from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, James has been designing for print and the web for the last 6 years. James is an expert in print and web design, creating logos, printed materials, identities and websites that his clients can be proud of. With his love and dedication to the field of design, he launched Creative Beacon, so that he could help... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design: Now in Production at Walker Arts

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 27th 2011
Graphic Design: Now in Production at Walker Arts

‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’ is currently exhibiting at Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis until 22 January. The exhibition explores how design has grown and evolved over the last decade and, more specifically, how the world of design has been shaped by design-led books, posters and magazines such as Wallpaper*. The major international exhibition is the largest on the subject since the seminal 1989 exhibition Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History also at Walker Arts, and the... CONTINUE READING

Design and Political Protest

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Dec 26th 2011
Design and Political Protest

Lately I get the feeling that when people hear the word “design” images of Don Draper-like ad-men plying clients with hard liquor, irresistible pitches and sheer animal magnetism come to their minds. But design can be used for more than just selling the latest product or service, it can be used as political commentary or, as the title of Milton Glaser’s book so eloquently terms it, “The Design of Dissent.” From El Lissitsky’s 1919 poster, “Beat the Whites with... CONTINUE READING

Build Creates a Short Film for Nokia Using 7 Young Illustrators

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 22nd 2011
Build Creates a Short Film for Nokia Using 7 Young Illustrators

Build is a design and illustration agency based in London who have just completed a short film for Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the mobile phone technology giants. The film illustrates the benefits of Near Field Communications Technology, (tapping on device onto another in a similar way to Oyster cards in the UK), and featured the work of seven young illustrators who were discovered from the Summer graduate showcases. The featured up and coming illustrators are: Nina Cosford, Tom Edwards, Sam Falconer,... CONTINUE READING

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

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