Day 528 and Designer Matt Chinworth’s Project ‘TypeSWAMP’ Continues

By: Julia Wild on Jun 20th 2014
Day 528 and Designer Matt Chinworth's Project ‘TypeSWAMP’ Continues

Many from his daily collection have a story – for example it might be influenced by something that has happened such as an event like the world cup or in memory of someone. Day 526 is of Tony Gwynn and Chinworth explains: “So sad to hear that Tony Gwynn passed away yesterday. One of my favorite big leagers as a kid and probably one of the best hitters to ever play the game. RIP #19″. Day 503 is called... CONTINUE READING

Adobe Unveils 2014 Creative Cloud Release and Cloud–Enabled Mobile Tools

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jun 18th 2014
Adobe Unveils 2014 Creative Cloud Release and  Cloud–Enabled Mobile Tools

Additionally, collaborative and community aspects of Creative Cloud, such as integration with Behance have evolved into a more robust “persistent creative profile” that allows users to access and manage files, fonts, colors and community from anywhere, across devices. Citing results from The New Creatives Report (issued June 16), Scott Morris, Senior Marketing Director, Creative Cloud, explained how the new updates directly responded to “factors impacting the way creatives work today”—the rapid pace of change, the explosion of mobile and... CONTINUE READING

Type On Screen: The design challenge of digital typography, A Book Review and Interview

By: Neil Tortorella on Jun 18th 2014
Type On Screen: The design challenge of digital typography, A Book Review and Interview

Those are the obvious choices. But, there are also subjective issues to consider when selecting a font or set of fonts. These include kerning and letter-spacing, line spacing or leading for those of us who remember a life before the Web. What about the font’s emotional value? How well does it align with the project’s goals and audience? Then there’s always the design’s delivery media to consider. Will it be print or digital? If digital, will it be desktop... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Shape to Animal Logo: Tom Anders Watkins’ Inspirational Project

By: Julia Wild on Jun 16th 2014
Graphic Shape to Animal Logo: Tom Anders Watkins' Inspirational Project

An article on Creative Market explains “”From the moment he joined the marketplace, Tom immediately stood out as someone to watch as he offered limited time sales on his products, killer bundle deals, and touted himself and his goods as “top sellers” in the marketplace. Not only that, but his product packaging is as bold as his personality and it’s this ability to stand out that has helped make his shop very successful on Creative Market”. If you take... CONTINUE READING

Global Graffiti on Your Computer: Google’s Cultural Institute Launches Street Art as part of its Google Art Project

By: Julia Wild on Jun 13th 2014
Global Graffiti on Your Computer: Google's Cultural Institute Launches Street Art as part of its Google Art Project

Good examples are art such as New York’s 5 Pointz and the walls of “Tour Paris 13” in France. On the Google Blog Schwartz explains: “Here today, gone tomorrow. The transient nature of street art means it can be at risk of being scrubbed out and lost forever to its legions of fans. But long after the paint has faded from the walls, technology can help preserve street art, so people can discover it wherever and whenever they like”.... CONTINUE READING

Need Food Not Football: Brazil’s Anti-Fifa World Cup Graffiti

By: Julia Wild on Jun 10th 2014
Need Food Not Football: Brazil's Anti-Fifa World Cup Graffiti

Below is some of the graffiti found around Brazil by artists such as Paulo Ito. With just two weeks before one of this year’s biggest sports events the pressure is on from the people who are not afraid to voice their discontent. Each of these graffiti artworks is compelling, and with thousands of people from around the world coming to the FIFA World Cup, their point of view on the event will not go unnoticed. From street art of... CONTINUE READING

Malhotra’s Inspiring Design Experiment ‘Something Cool Everyday’

By: Julia Wild on Jun 9th 2014
Malhotra's Inspiring Design Experiment ‘Something Cool Everyday’

Malhotra began her design career as an art director working with several advertising agencies but now works as an independent designer with a focus on lifestyle design, music and fashion. Clients have included Tiger Beer, HSBC, Asian Paints, Taj Group of Hotels and many more. Awards have included the HOW + Print, Colour in Design Awards 2012 and Bronze Medal at the ICOGRADA Taiwan International Design Festival 2011. Malhotra explains on her website “Something cool everyday is a graphic... CONTINUE READING

Highlights from HOW Design Live 2014

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jun 6th 2014
Highlights from HOW Design Live 2014

Distilling five days packed with graphic design advice, inspiration, tools and techniques is a tall order, especially when there were so many noteworthy moments. So, rather than give you a play-by-play here (in no particular order) are some of my HOW Design Live 2014 highlights. Known for her book Designing Brand Identity, Alina Wheeler’s talk “Ready. Set. Reinvent!” was enough to motivate anyone considering a brand reboot. Wheeler shared past and present day stories of famous (and not so... CONTINUE READING

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