The Aspen Ideas Festival Reveals Vibrant New Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 3rd 2014
The Aspen Ideas Festival Reveals Vibrant New Rebrand

The Aspen Institute hosts the Aspen Ideas Festival, a weeklong event that includes discussions, seminars, panels, and tutorials for respected creatives. Writers, designers, innovators, politicians, diplomats, judges, artists, and more attend the festival to cover a number of global topics. (Press Release) The 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival closed by introducing a new logo and visual system for its 10th anniversary in 2014, designed by New York-based Infinia Group. Founded in 2003 by Ron Cappello, Infinia merges the disciplines of... CONTINUE READING

Multi-disciplinary Creative Agency Harrison Chat Branding, Design and Diversity

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Dec 30th 2013
Multi-disciplinary Creative Agency Harrison Chat Branding, Design and Diversity

Branding and graphic design company Harrison are a multi-disciplinary creative agency, founded by Chris Harrison in 2003. Harrison’s clients and work are widespread and diverse, with their design excellence shining through each project undertaken. Harrison’s focus is to help brands “move forward with inventive ideas”, a notion highlighted within the diversity of their portfolio. Work includes; London Sinfonietta’s annual season brochure, a rebrand for charity English PEN, Natural World Safaris re-design and the 2011 season campaign for the Orchestra... CONTINUE READING

Layout Your Path To A Career In Graphic Design

By: Neil Tortorella on Dec 27th 2013
Layout Your Path To A Career In Graphic Design

They can major in graphic design at a traditional college or university. They might opt for any one of various other educational choices, either on or offline. But, the education of a graphic designer involves more than honing an ability to create a pleasing printed piece, logo, website or other communication vehicle. It involves an understanding of people – what motivates them, resonates with them and determines their behavior, often on an emotional level. Graphic design requires a keen... CONTINUE READING

Grassini Family Vineyards Unveil Distinctive New Design Features

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Dec 23rd 2013
Grassini Family Vineyards Unveil Distinctive New Design Features

Grassini Family Vineyards expanded their offerings recently in collaboration with Duffy & Partners, adding a series of everyday varietals and a new reserve label. The Grassini family are inspired by passion, hard work, and a love for wine. The packaging presented in their new reserve label reflects this, highlighting a balance between premium wines, tradition and beauty. Available in red and white varietals, the reserve line takes initiative from the original design released back in 2010. Bottles have a... CONTINUE READING

Competitions That Every Graphic Designer Should Join

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Dec 21st 2013
Competitions That Every Graphic Designer Should Join

Many of my students ask me how to show off their creativity and attract companies to get in touch with them for meetings and interviews. My first suggestion is joining graphic design competitions because they do not only help you to prove your skills among other creative minds, but they also give you self confidence that your ideas are worthy and you are the best in the field. Joining graphic design competitions is a recommended practice for graphic designers,... CONTINUE READING

Bebe Stores Refreshes One of their Many Umbrella Brands, 2b

By: Matt Cannon on Dec 18th 2013
Bebe Stores Refreshes One of their Many Umbrella Brands, 2b

2b stores are located throughout the United States and Canada. 2b was launched in 2009 to provide a more affordable option for a younger demographic. (Press Release) 2b is bebe’s outlet division offering trendy, high-quality items designed for the confident, budget-conscious, and style-savvy woman, all for unexpectedly low prices. 2b’s designs are ideal for fashion addicts on a budget. It is a one-stop shop to find the best apparel and accessories to clothe a woman from head to toe.... CONTINUE READING

Nokia Siemens Network Rebrand Keeps it Simple

By: Matt Cannon on Dec 10th 2013
Nokia Siemens Network Rebrand Keeps it Simple

Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, they operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Nokia’s global experts invent the new capabilities customers need in their networks. While providing the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, Nokia... CONTINUE READING

Threadless Debuts Winner of Donors Choose Tee Design Competition

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Dec 6th 2013
Threadless Debuts Winner of Donors Choose Tee Design Competition is an online charity where public school teachers from every part of America can post classroom project requests, to which site visitors can give any amount. 125 designs were submitted in this competition and after 37,653 votes were cast, the winning design was announced as the “ABC’s of Literature” by artist Bo Knoblauch. Bo’s creation has been described by Threadless as demonstrating “the power of education to a “T” (as well as every other letter in the alphabet)”.... CONTINUE READING

Creative Furniture Design Ideas

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Dec 3rd 2013
Creative Furniture Design Ideas

In this article, we will continue to explore the rules of design in our everyday life, namely in creative furniture design ideas. Furniture design is a branch of product design with a unique design process that may look a little bit different from others. The furniture design process starts with a research stage where the designer starts to gather information about the user experience, previous designs, and the problems that its users had to face when using the design.... CONTINUE READING

Reading Dyslexie

By: Evan Johnston on Nov 10th 2013
Reading Dyslexie

Dyslexie is a typeface designed by Christian Boer to help dyslexics, using letterforms that are “more bold so that gravity turns the letters the right way up.” The idea that a font can correct something in the mind is an interesting one; we all know the effects of bad typography. What if what we’ve needed all this time to solve illiteracy and dyslexia is some kind of super-typeface? Dyslexie has yet to really sell the world on its literacy-enhancing... CONTINUE READING

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