Digital Photography Essentials

By: Nat Coalson on Mar 30th 2012
Digital Photography Essentials

Relatively recently, digital photography has exploded into mainstream culture. Of course, regular people have enjoyed taking pictures for decades, but not until the advent of digital capture has photography captured the imagination of the masses. What was once the realm of professional photographers has spilled over into popular culture, and as a result, graphic designers are more frequently handling the capture and/or processing of original photographs. Along with type, photography has always been intrinsic to graphic design, and digital... CONTINUE READING

Getting Started as a Designer: Freelance First or Agency First?

By: Preston Lee on Mar 30th 2012
Getting Started as a Designer: Freelance First or Agency First?

I love working with new designers. In fact, I spend most of my time mentoring new designers through my ebook, business critique service, and blog. One of the most common questions I get from up and coming designers is this: “Should I start out freelancing or start by working at an agency?” It’s a great question and can be a pretty difficult one to answer, but today, I want to offer some pros and cons for both freelancing first... CONTINUE READING

Bongo Comics Misdirected New Logo and Comic Book Titles

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 29th 2012
Bongo Comics Misdirected New Logo and Comic Book Titles

Bongo Comics Group is a lesser-known Comic Book publishing company established in 1993 by Steve and Cindy Vance, Bill Morrison and Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. They publish comics related to the animated television series The Simpsons and Futurama along with original material. It was named after Bongo, a rabbit character in Groening’s comic strip Life In Hell. Long time Art Director Nathan Kane has now been promoted to Creative Director, replacing Bill Morrison, who is still rumored to be working on secret side projects with Groening.... CONTINUE READING

WantedDesign NYC 2012

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 29th 2012
WantedDesign NYC 2012

Showing that things can be better the second time around, WantedDesign NYC returns to New York City May 18–21, 2012. Through a series of exhibits, workshops, conversations, student contests and more this second edition of the three-day event focusing on architecture, industrial, product and interior design, promises to delight and inspire. Additionally, this year marks the introduction of a transatlantic “Design Students Challenge” where students from six participating schools from the United States and France will have three days... CONTINUE READING

The Art & Sole Cortez iD Collaboration

By: Jo Gifford on Mar 29th 2012
The Art & Sole Cortez iD Collaboration

Sneaker enthusiasts Art & Sole have collaborated with Nike iD for the 40th anniversary of the Nike Cortez running shoe. Four artists, Jiro Bevis, Matthew Nicholson, Shantell Martin and Rose Stallard, were chosen to create artwork for the covers of four limited edition Art & Sole books. The books are sold in packs with a pair of matching Cortez sneakers, and different approaches for each design were used: moving image, sneaker-art, print and sculpture. Jiro Bevis named his cover... CONTINUE READING

New York City’s LowLine: Movin’ On Up

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 28th 2012
New York City’s LowLine: Movin’ On Up

When former PopTech executive Dan Barasch and RAAD studio principal James Ramsey first presented their idea for Delancy Underground, a project to turn the abandoned Williamsburg Trolley Terminal under Delancey street into a subterranean park to Manhattan Community Board No. 3 last September, little did they know that less than a year later they would have the support of 2,900 backers*, surpassed their $100,000 dollar fundraising goal and be well on their way to funding the project’s next phase of... CONTINUE READING

USA Basketball Introduces a New 20th Anniversary Mark

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 27th 2012
USA Basketball Introduces a New 20th Anniversary Mark

USA Basketball unveiled a new logo that will be worn by all of the USA Basketball teams including the men’s and women’s national teams as they pursue victory at the London Games this summer. The new logo combines iconic components from the past into a modern, simplified mark honoring the strong heritage and national pride represented by USA Basketball. Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s... CONTINUE READING

The Associated Press’s New Identity and Mobile App

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 27th 2012
The Associated Press’s New Identity and Mobile App

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP. The Associated Press has rolled out a new visual identity this year. The identity system is the first significant change in AP’s look... CONTINUE READING

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