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

The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

By: Julia Wild on Jul 21st 2014
The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

In a past article Nicole Spiegel-Grolsch spoke to several leaders in the design industry to find out what they thought were the most important factors to consider in order to decide which university to attend. Von Glitshka explains in this article “Are they known for graduating quality students? Let’s face it many are after those willing to write a check and thus they don’t care too much about quality and rarely vet those taking their program”. He goes on... CONTINUE READING

Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each... CONTINUE READING

Scribble Pen: The World’s First Pen That Can Draw in Every Color

By: Julia Wild on Jul 15th 2014
Scribble Pen: The World's First Pen That Can Draw in Every Color

There are actually two different types of Scribble pens that will be made available shortly: The Scribble Ink and the Scribble Stylus. The scribble ink is an ink cartridge. It lets you draw on paper with the color that you have captured. The second one, the Scribble Stylus, is the one that will allow people to splash color around on your mobile devices screen (once the Scribble app has been installed). Those who are passionate about anything related to... CONTINUE READING

5 Awesome Creative Design Finds of the Day

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 14th 2014
5 Awesome Creative Design Finds of the Day

Labels Brought to Life as GIFs While there isn’t necessarily a practical use to these GIFs, Trevor Carmick has created some eye-catching and awe-inspiring animated GIFs of some of his favorite beers. It offers another look at otherwise flat design. This will hopefully inspire other designers and brands to explore additional realms of design to show us just what could happen when our favorite icons come to life. Playful Barcode Designs The barcode has been an unexplored terrain up... CONTINUE READING

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