The Info About Infographics (Part 2)

By: Neil Tortorella on Feb 28th 2014
The Info About Infographics (Part 2)

Part two will give you practical insights into the process, typical elements of an infographic, such as headlines, context and the all-important story, or narrative, your infographic tells. Plus, I’ll share some tools for creating infographics, use of color and typography and more. This two-part article is just the tip of the info-iceberg. A web search will yield many more resources, tutorials and articles about the topic. Add in a bit of playing around with a pencil, paper and... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Web and Graphic Design Trends of 2013

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 24th 2014
Top 5 Web and Graphic Design Trends of 2013

Observing web and graphic design trends can give us a better idea of where the design world is headed, at least for the short term. Here are our top 5 web and graphic design trends of 2013. Creative Bloq had this to say about the long awaited trend: “In truth this is a trend that has been long in the making, and Apple themselves were late to the party, but we can safely call flat design one of 2013’s... CONTINUE READING

The Shopping Channel Rides Against the Tide of Recent Trends with New Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 19th 2014
The Shopping Channel Rides Against the Tide of Recent Trends with New Rebrand

Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, THE SHOPPING CHANNEL is one of Canada’s most innovative and diversified retailers and a division of Rogers Broadcasting Limited. (Source) THE SHOPPING CHANNEL unveiled a brighter, more engaging retail experience and refreshed new look to usher in a powerful new lineup of programming segments. They revealed a new, unique on-air and online look and a new mobile app to make it even easier for customers to shop. They have also incorporated enhanced social media on-air... CONTINUE READING

Adobe’s “I am the New Creative” Campaign Reflects Shifting Creative Landscape

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 17th 2014
Adobe’s “I am the New Creative” Campaign Reflects Shifting Creative Landscape

ultimately they are all creators bringing their ideas to life. This is the idea behind Adobe’s “I am the New Creative,” campaign. Launched on January 20, “I am the New Creative” celebrates the talent and diversity of this community. As part of the campaign over 40 profiles are featured on a new website powered by Behance. And, over the next few months a new creative will have their work showcased across Adobe’s social media channels, which includes over 100... CONTINUE READING

The Rose Garden Paints the Town Pink and Names it Moda

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 14th 2014
The Rose Garden Paints the Town Pink and Names it Moda

Moda recently announced a ten-year partnership with Portland’s Rose Garden, which has led them to rename the arena Moda Center. They have simultaneously released new official logos and usage guidelines. Chris McGowan, President & CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Center stated the following about the new logo: “We wanted to make sure we went through a thorough design process with the creation of the Moda Center logos. After a span of more than three months, which... CONTINUE READING

The Info About Infographics (Part 1)

By: Neil Tortorella on Feb 13th 2014
The Info About Infographics (Part 1)

Like the Swiss Army knife of graphic design, infographics can be used for myriad purposes beyond research data such as recruiting employees, comparing various items, way finding design, educating an audience and more. This new tool is handy and agile. It’s the perfect way to display information on the Web. Why? Internet users tend to have short attention spans. Also, The National Assessment of Adult Literacy found that 43 percent of Web users are low-literacy, reading at a 6th... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Logo Design Trends of 2013

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 7th 2014
Top 5 Logo Design Trends of 2013

More than 20,000 logos submitted by designers from more than 100 countries worldwide were compiled by LogoLounge to observe some of the top logo design trends of 2013. Below, we have compiled our top 5 logo design trends of the year from this comprehensive list. Let us know if you have some other favorite trends you observed last year. Slash This clean visual substitute allows us to connect or build separation between different concepts or entities. The mark appears... CONTINUE READING

Caava Design Detail their Collaboration with Old Harbor Distilling Company

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Feb 5th 2014
Caava Design Detail their Collaboration with Old Harbor Distilling Company

Caava Design are a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio based in San Diego, California. Established by founder Cody Small, they believe “design is the fundamental tool for helping people connect and communicate effectively”. Before establishing Caava Design Cody Small worked with clients such as Starbucks, World Vision, WD-40 and Westfield. He feels that “simple, functional design enables brands to develop their visual story”. Since setting up the business, branding creations have included work for Whoa Nelly Catering, Arrow Leather Works... CONTINUE READING

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