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Moving Against Type: Stefan Sagmeister

Kisa Lala | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

We may not be biologically inclined to sustain happiness, but we are driven by the continuous desire to attain it. With this endeavor in mind, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been making the Happy film, a project on happiness.

Off the Wall Art

Martin Hosking | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Martin Hosking

The great spiritual writer Thomas Merton once said, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." We have all stood in fron...

If 'Game Of Thrones' Happened In The '90s...

Posted 06.07.2013 | Arts

"Game of Thrones" fans might still be reeling after this past week's airing of a certain Season 3 episode, in which [SPOILER ALERT] more than a few of...

Drawn to Business: Writing Winning Service Proposals

William A. Beachy | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
William A. Beachy

As the owner and lead salesperson of a small services firm, I've learned the importance of a well designed and written proposal. It's frequently the differences in your proposal that will inevitably determine whether or not a potential client hires you or your competitor.

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

LOOK: Amazing Quotes Turned Into Amazing Posters

Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

Nothing motivates us more than a poster with an inspirational or apt quote. But we are particularly taken with artist Ryan McArthur's minimalist desig...

5 Seconds to Better Looking Documents: Get Un-centered

Spencer Critchley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Spencer Critchley

In five seconds, you will be creating better-looking documents: Five, four, three, two -- Stop centering your text! -- One. There, now your documen...

Typography Meets Science

Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts

Kapil Bhagat, a Mumbai-based graphic designer, has created a typography series that piques the interest of both arts lovers and science nerds alike. ...

Mickey Mouse Gets a Retro Makeover for the Disney Channel's New Series of 2D Animated Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Expect to see a pie-eyed Mouse starring in all-new animated adventures that will take these classic Disney characters from Paris to Tokyo to the Alps and NYC and all points in between.

Modern Songs Reimagined As Retro LPs

Posted 02.24.2013 | Arts

Vinyl records have certainly been making a comeback in recent years, with fans and musicians alike returning to the retro medium. But there's still so...

PHOTOS: Graphic Design Annual Turns Into App

Posted 02.20.2013 | Books

The Society of Publication Designers was founded in 1965 to support the best in editorial design. Every year, it hosts one of the most important award...

Classic Albums As Book Covers

Posted 02.19.2013 | Books

Christoph Gowans is an experienced British art director who has designed mainstream magazines and bestselling albums, including sleeve designs for The...

Why's a Heart Represent Love, Anyway?

Danny Groner | Posted 04.09.2013 | Style
Danny Groner

When you text a heart emoticon to a deserving party, it means more than just your devotion to another. The heart's evolution and endurance has enabled people to communicate their feelings effectively since the beginning. There's a deeper connection than you may realize.

Strategy Wins Super Bowls -- Winning Gatorade Dunks Require That, Too

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 03.31.2013 | Sports
Stanley Hainsworth

Whether it's the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens winning Superbowl XLVII, one thing's for sure -- the famous Gatorade shower of the winning coach is going to take a bit of planning, too.

The Secret History Behind World Flag Designs

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Danny Groner

How did other countries arrive at their modern flags? Some have, in their designs, gone beyond basic colors and patterns and thought more globally. Here's a look at five nations that have designed their banners to be artistically unique and, as a result, full of life and tradition.

Now Hiring: The Most Liberal Art

Jon Kolko | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Jon Kolko

There now exists an opportunity for the American workforce to embrace design as a broad form of liberal-art. We need to move beyond a celebration of things, and recognize the power of systems, emotions and stories.

Matte Black Is the New Chrome

Gil Laroya | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style
Gil Laroya

What becomes cool and hip today is no longer limited to form and function -- the statement of color has as much to do with what people want as it does with user needs, and designers are following suit.

SOUPer Sayings

Kara Bishop | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
Kara Bishop

As a graphic artist obsessed with branding, I took one of the most recognized peices of pop art, Andy Warhol's Soup Can, and replaced the text on the can with quotes by people like Helen Keller, Confucious and Napoleon Hill.

8 Great Moments In Book Design History

Emilia Terragni | Posted 01.05.2013 | Books
Emilia Terragni

Very often we don't realize how important and essential graphic design is to our everyday lives.

High Quality Content On-Demand: E-Commerce Needs Rise, Design Workforce Adapts

Bryce Maddock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Bryce Maddock

As e-commerce begins to represent increasingly larger portions of retailers total sales, retailers are frequently outsourcing all non-core competencies in order to capitalize on new opportunities and markets afforded by the Internet.

The Machine That Made the Media

Patrick Myles | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Patrick Myles

Linotype: The Film is a fascinating tribute to an invention that heralded the dawn of mechanical typesetting and played a pivotal role in the advancement of print and publishing.

Bridal Gown Designer Sareh Nouri on Her Love of Art and Inspirations

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 11.05.2012 | Style
Roshanak Taghavi

In 2009, after designing the 'ideal' gown of her dreams for her own wedding, Ms. Nouri decided to create a collection of bridal gowns for other brides-to-be.

A Minimalist Poster For All Your Favorite Art Movements

Posted 08.31.2012 | Arts

Keeping track of all the movements in art history can be a difficult thing. We know Impressionism predated Post-Impressionism, but what did Fauvism or...

What If Mollusks Mated With Insects?

Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

To the layperson, mollusks and insects might number among the most hideous creatures on the planet. But to biology buffs, the diverse groups of invert...

Dr. Seuss Used To Make Food Ads

Foodiggity | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Foodiggity

Before he introduced us to Sneetches, the Lorax, and green cuisine -- Dr. Seuss was a typical corporate drone, illustrating ads for major companies.