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Poor UX Could Kill Your Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Elaine Thompson

If you have a tech start up, the chances are you are trying to get to grips with product design, but you can't afford to pay a full time UX designer t...

15 Made-Up Words That You Should Start Using Right Now

Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts

Ever heard of "nurdeling"? You know, the act of sticking your cold feet under someone's butt on the couch. How about a "woolly-doop-doop"? That thing,...

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Everything You Need To Know About Colorblindness In One Book

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

According to the online community We Are Colorblind, around 8% of the male population of the planet is color blind. That's a pretty significant fact, ...

A Book of Books for the Book Junkie in your Life

Ken Carbone | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

In Warren Lehrer's new book A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley, he's created a tour de force of graphic design, illustration and writing.

Westchester Mom Creates a REAL Neighborhood Arts Center

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Westchester mother of two and working artist Kathleen Marinaccio saw a need in her community for a place where adults, children, and families can exp...

We Never Knew Eggnog Cartons Could Be So Beautiful

Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

Thanks to Pennsylvania-based graphic designer Madeleine Eiche, we've been introduced to the wonderfully wacky world of eggnog carton designs. Eiche ru...

Great Design Made to Measure: Love Letters

Ken Carbone | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Pick a font, any font; typography is today's common currency of communication. Not everyone can draw, or take a riveting photograph but everyone works with type.

Outsourcing? Don't Hire These 9 Freelancers!

Allena Tapia | Posted 02.02.2014 | Small Business
Allena Tapia

Selecting a professional freelancer, whether a writer, graphic designer, marketer or so on, doesn't have to be a harrowing experience nor a money pit.

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project? We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debut...

One Of The First Prominent Female Illustrators Tells Her Story

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

Barbara Nessim's images begin with a line, and in their finality capture something at once elegant and wild, feminine and androgynous, precise and rem...

Hot Thursday Night Ticket - Art and Design at the California Academy of Sciences

JD Beltran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
JD Beltran

A life-sized elephant weighing less than 10 lbs by artist/designers Seth D'Ambrosio, Rafi Aji, Brooke Francesi, and Dustin Tilsdale The ambit...

HERO Opens for its Second Year

Nate Smith | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Nate Smith

The tragedy on 9/11 is an event that inspired many of our Heroes to take up arms on behalf of our country.

Adorable Video Reveals How One Artist Defines The Word 'Courage'

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Sometimes we need a lightning bolt of inspiration to strike, encouraging us to push through hardships and take refuge in the simple, beautiful moments...

GUESTBOOK 3 A Journal About Living Beautifully - and Sharing It

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

One of the most exclusive magazines on the planet can only be found in the luxury apartments rented out by onefinestay. With locations in Paris, London, New York, and LA, it's the perfect way to live like a local.

Trial, Error and Discovery: iOS 7 and the Changes to Apple's Digital Learning Environment

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Marcus T. Wright

Whether people are for or against this updated operating system, there's no doubt that there is plenty new to learn in iOS 7, and if you're up to it, you can have some fun while learning those things.

Artist's Stunning Homage To 'Hey Jude'

Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts

No matter where you are at this very moment, chances are most people surrounding you will recognize the lyrics to the Beatles' song, "Hey Jude." Paul ...

Inject a Dose of Tech Into Your Career

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Are you a recent grad having trouble finding a job in your area of study? Or perhaps you're mid-career and feeling trapped, unable to move up the ladder.

The Secret to Any Successful Brand? Design or Die

Michele Serro | Posted 10.12.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

Design's role is not to make something look pretty. It's to make something useful. Beauty can be a nice byproduct of deep usability, but it's never the goal.

10 Examples Of Vintage Typography At Its Finest

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

In the age of digital design there are literally no limits to the field of typography. Forget Comic Sans and Helvetica, the new millennium has ushered...

Astoria Characters: The Reset Kid

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It was when Mark Cruz lost everything -- his job, his girlfriend, his grandfather, his band and his faith in himself and in his god -- that he found himself.

elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

An epicurean haven has just arrived to London's Somerset House, where a vast array of elBulli-everything is on display for all to see.

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LOOK:The Marijuana Logo State Regulators Don't Want You To See

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

A proposed logo for marijuana products in Washington state appears to have been too obvious, in hindsight. Last week, regulators in the state scrap...

Common SEO Errors, Notices and Warnings

John Rampton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
John Rampton

SEO can be a rather time consuming task, especially if you're relatively new to the process. Out of all the things that need fixing, a few stand out above the rest.

50 Best Book Covers Of 2012

Posted 06.27.2013 | Books

Design Observer just announced the best book covers of 2012. How do they pick these, you ask? Well, a 35-person advisory board nominates worthy bo...