Creativity: Where Does It Come From & 7 Ways to Get More Of It

By: Neil Tortorella on Aug 18th 2014
Creativity: Where Does It Come From & 7 Ways to Get More Of It

Whatever the medium, it’s blank as blank can be. You’re idea-less. For a graphic designer, finding yourself creatively challenged is akin to stepping into the void, lost and floating aimlessly in a dark netherworld. You need a spark. A jumpstart. Something. Anything. But first, where the heck does creativity come from? Is it inherent – a talent and ability within a person from birth? Or is it a learned ability? That question has raised more than a few opinions... CONTINUE READING

Poster Series: Classic Cars In The Colors Of Their Home Country’s Flag

By: Julia Wild on Aug 14th 2014
Poster Series: Classic Cars In The Colors Of Their Home Country's Flag

Scott Wilson spoke to about how these poster came about and explained “As huge Mustang fans, we’re always fascinated by anything that has to do with classic cars, so we’re always thinking of new ideas. A few of us were watching the FIFA World Cup and it was USA vs Germany. Germany was clearly the better team but the US was hanging in there. Someone said something like “If this were car vs car, a Mustang would totally... CONTINUE READING

Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 13th 2014
Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

His portfolio includes logo design, iconography, illustrations, lettering, and character designs, just to name a few, and given his broad background and insatiable appetite for projects, we thought he would make the perfect interview candidate here on GraphicDesign. GraphicDesign: Thank you for joining us. Tell us about your background. Von Glitschka: I am 48 now and have been working in this field for just over 28 years. I’ve been on my own since 2002. Previous to that, I worked... CONTINUE READING

Re-Design of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: Worst Book-Cover Published?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 12th 2014
Re-Design of Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory": Worst Book-Cover Published?

Do not judge a book by it’s cover – but readers certainly do. It is the first thing that people see and they certainly expect the cover to relate to the book which in the case of this new version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” it really doesn’t seem to. The publishers say on their facebook page: “This design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be... CONTINUE READING

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 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

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