Two Animated Children’s Films Get Oscar Nomination

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 3rd 2012
Two Animated Children's Films Get Oscar Nomination

Animation lovers take note, two beautifully drawn films to receive the Oscar nod for best animated feature this week; Chico and Rita and A Cat in Paris are soon to be released for your viewing pleasure. Captured in bold lines and washes of color by Spain’s celebrated artist and designer Javier Mariscal Chico and Rita is a love story set in pre-Castro Havana. Chico is a talented young piano player and Rita is the beautiful singer who captures his... CONTINUE READING

Working with Perspective in Illustrator

By: James George on Jan 31st 2012
Working with Perspective in Illustrator

Illustrator is an excellent tool for creating design work and professional illustrations. It is chock full of tools to make your life easier when creating vector illustrations, type treatments, cartoons and more, but for years, one of the toughest challenges when working inside of Adobe Illustrator was creating an illustration using perspective. You could literally spend hours setting up guides to keep your work aligned in perspective. Now, creating work in perspective inside of Adobe Illustrator is quick and... CONTINUE READING

2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards – Still Time to Enter

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 31st 2012
2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Still Time to Enter

Graphic design students, faculty and staff—there’s still time to enter your best work in The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards! The international competition, which began in 2001 and was, established to “ … celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts” is being held in partnership for the fourth year in a row with Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) the world body for professional communication design. The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards... CONTINUE READING

Jenny Craig Rebrands and Slims Name Down to “jenny”

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 30th 2012
Jenny Craig Rebrands and Slims Name Down to “jenny”

Jenny Craig a brand recognized all the way back to 1983. Jenny Craig and her husband Sidney started the weight loss and nutrition company offering customers diet programs that people could do at home as well as visit an office that they call their “In-Centre”. Today, there are over 650 Jenny Craig locations worldwide. Consumer reports named the entire plan the number one diet in the world last year. They have released a new logo and a new brand... CONTINUE READING

State Farm Insurance 90th Anniversary Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 28th 2012
State Farm Insurance 90th Anniversary Rebrand

George J Mecherle founded State Farm Insurance in 1992, originally specializing in auto insurance segmented only for Farmers. Today, it provides multiple types of insurance, including banking and financial assistance. They are no stranger to the modern public sitting at number 37 on the Fortune 500 list and generating 63.2 billion dollars in revenue in 2011. State Farm was already updating their ads to a more colorful, witty feel to target a younger and wider audience. Next, they decided... CONTINUE READING

Random Design Project 2012

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 28th 2012
Random Design Project 2012

Design plays a huge part in global events, but on a smaller scale anyone can get involved and inspired by design as part of Random Project 2012. The project, which first ran as part of the London Design Festival, invites the public to design a postcard relating to an aspect of Olympic host city London, the forthcoming Olympics, or 2012. The Random Project is a concept to showcase an ever-increasing number of postcards created by the public and designers... CONTINUE READING

Wacom Webinar Launch – Designing Under Pressure

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 27th 2012
Wacom Webinar Launch - Designing Under Pressure

Wacom have launched a series of webinars to assist those working in graphic design to make the most of their tools alongside the usual graphic design software. Designing Under Pressure, a webinar run in association with Graphic Design USA, is an informative session that “pushes back the barriers of conventional design” (via gdusa.com) Wacom’s very own Application Specialist, Wes Maggio, will lead the webinar on February 28th. He will demonstrate how most of the everyday leading graphic design software... CONTINUE READING

Smashing Mag Re-design

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 27th 2012
Smashing Mag Re-design

Smashing Magazine, the hub of web design and creativity has had a fresh re-design. The work of Elliot Jay Stocks, Ben Bodien, Ryan Taylor and the Smashing Team, the new look was unveiled this January 2012. Smashing Magazine is a website offering resources and tutorials for web developers and web designers. Founded in 2006 by Sven Lennartz and Editor Vitaly Friedman the magazine has grown in popularity and readership to be a hub of the web design and development... CONTINUE READING

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