Mendelsund Uncovered

By: Evan Johnston on Aug 7th 2014
Mendelsund Uncovered

He is originally a classically trained pianist He did not formally study design. He is the designer of the now iconic Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book covers. Forget this bulleted list. Take a look at his collaboration with Mark Z. Danielewski and try to imagine how long it takes to create something this elaborately weird. That red thread on the sewing of the book’s pages is rare, usually book thread is nearly invisible; the punctures on the book... CONTINUE READING

Exploring the New Updates in Photoshop CC 2014

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Aug 4th 2014
Exploring the New Updates in Photoshop CC 2014

Unlike the previous Adobe Creative Suite, you do not have to buy the new updated versions in DVDs anymore. As an Adobe Creative Cloud paid member, you will find the updated versions appear in the Adobe CC client in your computer toolbar. All the user needs to do is to click on the Download button to install the application directly on your system. You do not need to worry about the Windows or Mac versions anymore, as the Adobe... CONTINUE READING

IFC Is Still “Slightly Off” After Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 31st 2014
IFC Is Still “Slightly Off” After Rebrand

IFC airs in 73 million U.S. homes and select programming is available on IFC.com and other platforms. They occupy a unique niche in the comedy spectrum and draw a loyal audience of followers on and off-air. (Source). IFC recently completed a new brand identity in 2010, but were ready to add more depth, dimension, and height to their image. Blake Callaway, IFC’s EVP of marketing and digital media, had this to say about the brand refresh: “After nearly four... CONTINUE READING

Matt Yerington: Bringing Stinky Robots to Life

By: Julia Wild on Jul 30th 2014
Matt Yerington: Bringing Stinky Robots to Life

Enter Matt Yerington and his 11-year-old son Elijah, who together have developed “Stinky Robots,” a children’s book of sorts. GraphicDesign caught up with Yerington and his deceptively young son to talk about the publication. Then, to give you an even more well-rounded design experience, we sat down with one of the project’s designers, Nikola, to talk about the development of the next generation of Stinky Robots called FutuRobots. GraphicDesign:Thank you for joining us. Give us a quick recap of... CONTINUE READING

A Brief History of Graphic Design

By: Neil Tortorella on Jul 28th 2014
A Brief History of Graphic Design

From the 30,000 year old prehistoric wall art in France’s Chauvet Cave, to the ad you just saw in a magazine or logo emblazed on a product, graphic design permeates our lives. It’s been a part of the human experience since that first primitive person discovered they could make marks on the walls in their cavernous home. A complete, detailed history of graphic design has filled numerous volumes and neither you, nor I, have that kind of time. So,... CONTINUE READING

Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Sneakers Transformed Into Mind-Blowing 3d Typeface

By: Julia Wild on Jul 24th 2014
Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Sneakers Transformed Into Mind-Blowing 3d Typeface

The mind- blowing type-face project is three- dimensional and spells the word “chucks”. On his about page on his studio it explains “His work is a mixture of urban street art, experimental transformer style, typo and a bit of Dutch design with extraordinairy use of color and craftmanship”. This particular project is most definitely uses his “experimental transformer style”. If you are interested in seeing more of the studios’ work you can take a look at the website as... CONTINUE READING

20 Stunning Creative Resume Designs For Your Inspiration

By: Julia Wild on Jul 23rd 2014
20 Stunning Creative Resume Designs For Your Inspiration

At the end of the day the first thing any employer is going to judge you on is your resume. Everyone wants to get that first interview and your resume is what will hopefully get you that invitation for that interview – getting your resume right is not only about what you write but how it is designed. Creative Agencies such as Vitamin T give out some great tips on how to build a resume and it’s always a... CONTINUE READING

Where Graffiti Belongs: Stephen Powers’s A Love Letter to the City

By: Evan Johnston on Jul 22nd 2014
Where Graffiti Belongs:  Stephen Powers’s A Love Letter to the City

These sentiments almost seem like commercial slogans, but they don’t have a corporate sponsor. Powers believes that his work helps the community, that he is advertising for a product and that product is love. Perhaps that’s why the police in Philadelphia simply offered ESPO and his crew a “Good luck, yo” while they painted a wall during a snowstorm. Prior to becoming a full time artist, Powers worked as editor and publisher for his own magazine, On the Go,... CONTINUE READING

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