As we move from 2012 into 2013, it seems to be an appropriate time for reflection. What were the top design books and trends for the year? Let’s have a peek. Each year, logo design trends abound and 2012 was no different. LogoLounge.com provided some insights as to what designers were up to this past year. Report author and LogoLounge frontman, Bill Gardner, had this to say. “There’s plenty to be learned here, but you need to be looking... CONTINUE READING
Every week GraphicDesign.com showcases some of the most appreciated graphic design projects found on Behance.net. For those of you who are not familiar with Behance or if this is the first time reading one of these articles, appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative. There are some truly amazing pieces of work and it’s pretty hard not to go to Behance on a regular basis to check out the newest projects. Here are last weeks... CONTINUE READING
Shaina is the co-founder and Chief Editor of Websoulz, a blog that offers posts about everything related to the web and designing world. Shaina is a freelance designer, writer and blogger. She has been writing articles and tutorials for the design community for seven years now. Working mainly in the fields of graphic and web design, her work extends to print and web, social media management, copywriting and creative tutorial writing for on and offline publications. She is secretly... CONTINUE READING
NYU CADA recently announced a new Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications. Designed to address the requirements for designers in the ever-evolving digital landscape, the Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications curriculum includes animation, 3-D modeling and visual effects as well as data visualization and infographics. Last week I met with Patricia Heard-Greene, Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) NYU-SCPS to talk about the new program. We started with a tour... CONTINUE READING
Trendsetting is not an easy task in marketing. These Top 5 Design Agencies lead the market with extremely strong portfolios of past work, as well as proving inspiration for what’s to come. It’s humbling to see how these organizations began their ventures while they are now globally effecting and bending corporate culture. 5. Teehan + Lax Geoff Teehan began his career in digital media in 1995, working as a designer for an Internet start-up. In 1999 he joined Modem... CONTINUE READING
Saturday, October 13, kicks off the seventh annual National Design Week. Hosted by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, National Design Week runs from October 13–21, and features free public programs, activities, and events celebrating “… the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life.” Newly added this year is www.ndw.lanyrd.com, an interactive site listing National Design Week events hosted by institutions and organizations around the country where users can share event details and information. 2011... CONTINUE READING
Coca-Cola has joined forces with design platform Blank You Very Much in order to launch an exciting competition which is exclusive to the U.S. Entrants are invited to re-invent the brand’s famous logo with the winner’s creation being incorporated into a limited edition t-shirt. In addition, prize money of $5,000 will be awarded. Although designers must adhere to some strict guidelines, this event offers Coca-Cola fans the opportunity to put their own stamp on a global name. Rules include:... CONTINUE READING
September 27 marked the start of the 2012 HOW Interactive Design Conference in Washington, D.C. On that day several hundred designers, programmers, SEO specialists and other Web workers descended upon the U.S. Capitol, eager to learn emerging Web technologies and techniques from each other and also leading industry experts. This year, the conference was divided into two tracks – one for designers just moving into web design, with sessions on transitioning print design skills to the Web and getting... CONTINUE READING
Art school was a wacky, wild and totally weird time for me. That was back in the 70s when we still used press type, rapidographs, markers and 360 layout pads. Another thing I never quite understood was who had the brilliant idea to put an art school in the back of a Holiday Inn, on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, with a bar in the front and another one across the street. It was the notorious Elbow Room. I... CONTINUE READING
Before you start filling up your fall calendar we wanted to share a few upcoming design events, exhibits and other goings on that you won’t want to miss. Sure to inform and inspire, these graphic design exhibits and events will help recharge creative batteries. From the “friendly competition” of the AIGA Texas Show to an “intimate conversation” between Louise Fili and Paula Scher at the Type Directors Club and everything in between, they offer a great way to keep... CONTINUE READING
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