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15 Poster Examples that Reflect British Propaganda During World War II

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Mar 28th 2014
15 Poster Examples that Reflect British Propaganda During World War II

There are two lessons behind the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster story; the first one is the strength of the visual message, especially when the message itself has a value to the audience. Visualized messages have a better chance of enduring time and lasting for years. The second lesson is the role of design in serving public aims in times of crisis. During the World War II, both the Allies and Axis powers understood the role of media... CONTINUE READING

Polaroid Plans to Launch Fotobar Stores and a Tablet for Kids

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 24th 2013
Polaroid Plans to Launch Fotobar Stores and a Tablet for Kids

Polaroid is recognized as one of the most trusted, well-respected brands, especially when it comes to the tech world. The roots of the company start with instant cameras and film. The companies logo is recognized worldwide. In recent years, Polaroid has expanded its range of products in consumer electronics and photography, such as instant and digital cameras, high-definition camcorders, mobile printers, tablets, flat-screen TVs and more. Polaroid will use the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as a platform to... CONTINUE READING

Why Invest in Infographics?

By: Michael Jackness on Nov 5th 2011
Why Invest in Infographics?

No area of graphic design and web informational marketing is hotter than infographics. The source of this new boom can be laid on the doorsteps of Google’s February 2011 declaration that original content would be prioritized. Infographics grabbed hold of the public consciousness as a new way to spin established data in a stylish and original manner and be richly rewarded by Google’s search ranking spiders. Infographics simply put to imagery what plain text and graphs did before. They... CONTINUE READING

Build Your Next App on Watson – IBM Announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 31st 2014
Build Your Next App on Watson - IBM Announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge

The three-month, global competition is designed with the goal of encouraging developers to create consumer and business mobile apps using Watson’s powerful “cognitive technology” which allows for more human-like processing of information. Readers may recall Watson’s capabilities on display when it beat Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings two years ago. As Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group, stated in a press release: “The power of Watson in the palm of your hand is a game-changing proposition, so we’re... CONTINUE READING

15 Creative Advertising Ideas and The Concept Behind it

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Mar 4th 2014
15 Creative Advertising Ideas and The Concept Behind it

Behind simple ideas like the ones listed below are large amounts of research and brainstorming from a large team inside the advertising agency or company. In order to create a successful advertising idea or concept for a client’s campaign, there must be stages that link the creative and marketing teams. The stages begin with planning the advertising campaign and go through the production phase, ending with research feedback from the consumers. Since this article is more concerned with featuring... CONTINUE READING

Space Channel’s Down-to-Earth Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Apr 22nd 2013
Space Channel’s Down-to-Earth Rebrand

Also home to upcoming original programs ORPHAN BLACK, PANIC BUTTON, and BITTEN, Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Pushing in a brand new direction with a clean, simplistic new look aimed to separate itself from “all things sci-fi” and into a broader spectrum of genres. With the new look moving past their previous outdated mark and new direction, I see nothing stopping this rebrand from being an absolute success.... CONTINUE READING

Business Cards, Illustration and Typography, Oh My

By: Neil Tortorella on Feb 25th 2013
Business Cards, Illustration and Typography, Oh My

Business Cards The days of being locked into the typical 3.5” x 2” horizontal business card are pretty much over. Sure, there’s still a bunch of them out there, but graphic designers have learned to spread their wings and take a few risks when it comes to card design. Vertical designs, die-cuts and embossing are often used to separate a company, independent professional or freelancer from the rest of the pack. Others opt for unique materials, CD business cards... CONTINUE READING

An Interview with Filiz Sahin

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 19th 2013
An Interview with Filiz Sahin

Filiz Sahin is an interactive designer and illustrator based in New York. She works as a senior designer at RepEquity, and spans disciplines including art direction, design, website design, storyboard design, illustration and custom typography. Her diverse client list includes Unicef, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Estée Lauder Companies, MTV, CBS Sport TV Network and SportsIllustrated. Her typographic creations caught my eye when browsing Behance, and led me to look closer at Filiz’s work. The typography designs really capture something... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Rebrands of 2012

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 7th 2013
Top 5 Rebrands of 2012

The objective of rebranding is to influence a customer’s perception about a product or service by revitalizing the brand and making it seem more modern and relevant to the customer’s needs. Sometimes it’s done so right that we forget the old brand even existed or don’t even miss it at all. The new mark fits in with culture and gives us the feeling that the brand is persistently pushing into the future while promoting great design. Please keep in... CONTINUE READING

Salaries and Career Insights Courtesy The Creative Group’s Paylandia 2013

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Nov 26th 2012
Salaries and Career Insights Courtesy The Creative Group’s Paylandia 2013

Thanksgiving, the benchmark signaling that 2012 will soon come to a close has passed. This time of year seems to be one when people step back and take stock of the personal and professional aspects of their lives, especially career prospects and goals. In fact, “getting a new job” often ranks among the top ten New Year’s Resolutions. Perfect timing for The Creative Group’s (TCG) recently released 2013 Salary Guide. Entitled Paylandia (the destination for Creative Salaries), TCG’s 2013... CONTINUE READING

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