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Graphic Design

What's Type Have to Do With It?

Janet Odgis | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Janet Odgis

The typefaces you select suggest a lot about your personality; each has a tone and voice and character all its own. The alphabet of each typeface has a distinctive architecture, one that communicates far more than just the basic meaning of words.

Student Public Service Announcements for Safer Neighborhoods

Publicolor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education

Students participating in Publicolor's Summer Design Studio were asked to design a Public Service Announcement to improve their neighborhood.

Stunning Shakespeare Posters From Around The World Prove The Bard Is Universal

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts

A goth-looking, tall-haired fairy in a blood-red dress might not be how you visualized "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when you read it in high school. I...

Crowdsourcing Platforms: A Unique, Cost-Effective Strategy for Start-Up Success

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

When it comes to designing essential brand elements, such as a logo and website, start-ups and small businesses today can either create their own or hire someone to do it for them.

And Here's The Emoji Pantone Mashup You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts

In the realm of aesthetically-inclined pop culture goodies, two forces reign supreme. In one corner of the ring we have the the iconic, little images...

Honest Beer Bottles That Are Tired of Your Nonsense

VinePair | Posted 09.17.2015 | Taste

We've heard from the wine bottles, and now it's time for your favorite bottle of brew to tell you how it is - and they're not afraid to tell you how it is.

How To Fall In Love With Letters, According To A Typography Icon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.11.2015 | Arts

Have you ever fallen in love with a word? Not for its meaning or the way it rolls off your tongue. Not for the idea it communicates or the vision it ...

Stop Complaining About the New Google Logo. (It Has a Story)

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

As a designer, I'll say I love the new Google identity. Key word: identity. Google announced a new brand identity, not a logo! Let me define the difference between those

The Story That Sells Itself

Janet Odgis | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Janet Odgis

The idea that marketing your company might be, at root, no different than marketing pasta or detergent or auto insurance might strike you as heresy. Yet the questions a marketer needs to ask in each case are the same.

What Is It Like to Be a Color Blind Designer?

Quora | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology

My tl;dr for this is that in the grand scheme of things, making a color choice between a green and brown is the kind of decision we make rarely enough that you can ask for help and it really isn't a big deal.

What Is It Like to Be a Graphic Designer?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts

It takes a certain kind of person to be a successful graphic designer, especially one who really enjoys doing it and is willing to make a career out of it.

Branding: Familiarity Breeds Contentment

Janet Odgis | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Janet Odgis

What's in a name -- and a logo? Plenty. Your company's core identity, for one. Your name and logo (your branding, taken together) represent the first glimpse potential customers get of you, and longtime customers take comfort in the stability and reassurance your branding confers.

Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

Signs You Need to Outsource Your Digital Marketing

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Digital marketing budgets are going through the roof, but do most departments understand how to allocate their money? Not really.

In or Out?

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why Visual Communication Is the Most Important Skill for Journalists in 2015

Zach Kitschke | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Zach Kitschke

Visual communication -- the act of making your point through images -- is one of the most important skills that you, as a journalist, can take on board this year.

No, No, No!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


3 Dirty Secrets Your Marketing Agency Hides From You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You may love your marketing agency, but I'll let you in on a secret. If you're a business owner or director of marketing that's paid 5, 6 or even 7 figures for a 'marketing rebrand' lately call your accountant! Your marketing agency is cheating on you.

Shepard Fairey's Environmental Art Implores You To 'Get Off Your Ass'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

"Today is Earth Day, and like I’ve said before, every day should be Earth Day!" iconic street artist Shepard Fairey wrote April 22 on his blog. A sl...

Obama Campaign Logo Designer Weighs in on Hillary Clinton's "H" Logo

Ben Arnon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Ben Arnon

With all of the recent criticism (and some praise) surrounding Hillary Clinton's newly revealed campaign logo, I decided it was time to have another chat with Mr. Sender in order to gain his perspective on Hillary's new bold "H" logo.

Maddie Crum

14 Stunning Designs That Perfectly Illustrate America's Decades-Long Fascination With Posters | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.16.2015 | Arts

Uniquely situated at the point where art and consumerism intersect, posters serve a purpose slightly different than other design objects. In addit...

In These Tech Companies, Art Thrives

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Lauren Geremia is the founder and principal designer of Geremia Design. Her work designing interiors has been acclaimed by Forbes Magazine in "30 Under 30" and Architectural Digest's "Ones to Watch."

Princes & Crows Wallpaper, Murals and Decor by Alix Soubiran

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Even since the days of early human existence, mankind has shared an inexplicable need to decorate their humble abodes. From archaic cave drawings to complex hieroglyphs, beautifying the walls which surround us has become a part of human nature.

'Comic Papyrus' Is Basically Your Biggest Typographic Nightmare Come True

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts

What's the most hated font in the world? Most of you would probably answer: Comic Sans. A fair guess, given the sheer amount of CS-hating that exi...