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Are You Creative or Are You an Artist? (You Might Be Neither)

Just because you design, it doesn't make you creative.<p>Being creative is not the same thing as being an artist--and vice versa.<p>In fact, the two titles share more differences than they do similarities. A 2010 IBM survey of 1,500+ CEOs from various fields ranked creativity as being a crucial pillar of …

Creativity

The $25K Pod That Could Ease L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

These bright, airy shelters are carefully designed to sidestep red tape.<p>Every night, an estimated 50,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles–a figure that’s skyrocketed by 35% in the last year alone. The problem is so bad that the mayor has declared a state of emergency, and in November, …

Homelessness

Inside America’s Shocking WWII Propaganda Machine

More than half a century ago, the U.S. used provocative posters and fake news to influence its soldiers, its citizens, and even its enemies.<p>The United States was about six months into World War II when it founded the Office of War Information (OWI). Its mission: to disseminate political …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Data Visualization

No, Successful People Aren't Superhuman. They Just Do These 10 Things

If you are looking for ways to jumpstart your career, or thinking of jumping ship to start your own business, here are some insights on how to prepare.<p>Does it sometimes seem like people all around you are getting promoted, or leaving to start their own business, while all your hard work and …

personaldevelopment

Taco Bell’s New Logo Is The Worst

The minimalism trend in fast food has to stop.<p>Taco Bell, makers of all fast food <i>loco</i> or <i>grande</i>, is getting a new, streamlined logo, just in time to open a new Vegas Strip location. A new logo, ostensibly, designed to better fit into today’s multimedia, multidiscipline branding requirements than the …

Fast-food chains like KFC and Arby’s are fixing a big customer service problem — and it's paying off

Last year, Chick-fil-A beat out all other fast-food chains in the US in terms of per unit sales, averaging nearly $4 million in sales per restaurant.<p>The reason for Chick-fil-A's success? According to analysts, it's in part to do with superior customer service. And other restaurant chains have taken …

Dial M for… Murder because this Identity is Killing It

Follow-up<p>At the end of September we Noted the new logo for Mural Arts Philadelphia by J2 Design and it received a highly positive response, not so …

Logo Design: Creative Stages.

Logos are perhaps as vital and crucial for marketing success of a brand or company as appearance is important for the first meeting with a client or …

Aaron Draplin: The Major Design

<i>Portrait by Michael Poehlman</i><p>In recent years, Draplin’s accolades have afforded him the opportunity to tour the country speaking to young designers, …

Google, Apple, Adobe, And Microsoft Are Quietly Developing A New Type Of Font

What are variable fonts, and why are some of the biggest tech companies on the planet throwing their weight behind them?<p>As competitors, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe are normally hard-pressed to agree with each other, and it’s especially rare when design is involved. But two weeks ago, these …

Typography

What Kids Should Know by the Time They're Done With School

Education experts weigh in on the content areas children should have mastery over by the time they graduate.<p><i>This is the second installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read the first entry on calendars.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to …

Why Won’t Apple Fix The iPhone’s One Huge Design Flaw?

Twenty-five percent of iPhones break in exactly the same way. It’s not just a design problem–it’s a UX problem.<p>Next week, Apple will unveil the iPhone 7. And of all the new hardware upgrades it will likely receive, rumor has it that the design fix the iPhone has needed the most for nearly a decade …

Mobile Technology

9 Valuable Lessons I Learned in the Real World (and Not in School)

Formal education, you failed me.<p>Let me tell you a story:<p>When I was in the 3rd grade, we had to write a paragraph about something we loved, and then draw a picture in the box above it. We were first asked to draw and write in pencil, and then once the teacher had checked our work, we were supposed …

Teaching

Black Superman Costume Teased by Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill teases black Superman costume for Justice League movie<p>Following the conclusion of <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, fans had an idea of …

Caution: Sharp, Dull Turn

before<p>after<p>Established in 1965 as Pete’s Super Submarines (renamed in 1968 to how we know it today), Subway is a fast-food restaurant franchise …

When Design Is Hostile On Purpose

Intentionally unpleasant structures are intended to shape human behavior<p>The purpose of design in public spaces is typically to make objects and environments more comfortable, functional, and convenient. But in some cases the exact opposite is true. Design can be intentionally repellent, …

How Important Is the Running Mate? Just Look at the Fonts

Presidential candidates present their running mates as partners and confidants. But not all would-be vice presidents are created equal, particularly …

Typography

Type Is The Most Important Element Of Your Company’s Brand

“Type is your brand,” says type legend Bruno Maag, founder of font studio Dalton Maag.<p>Sure, he’s biased. As a font designer with a career spanning over 25 years, Maag has worked for <i>The New Yorker</i>, Monotype, Nokia, and most recently, Amazon, for whom he helped create the Kindle’s new Bookerly font. …

Typography

Netflix’s New Logo Is A Masterpiece Of Ambiguity

What does the red ribbon mean? Everything, if you want it to.<p>Netflix has a new logo. The old wordmark isn’t going anywhere, but this week, the streaming film and television service introduced a solitary “N”–what you might call a lettermark, or in this day and age, an app logo.<p>Before this update, …

Red Carpet

Seeing Faces

before<p>after<p>Industry / Corporate Tags / #face#someone#yellow<p>Established in 1984, Personal Group is an employee benefits and financial services company …

The Most Atrocious Logos Of All Time, According To Artists And Designers

<b>Logos are meant</b> to set your brand apart and breathe life into it, but you really don’t want your brand to stand out for the wrong reasons.<p><b>Business</b> …

15. The Overnight

<b>The Plot:</b> Shortly after moving to L.A., couple Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) make friends with lovers Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) and …

How Kids Learn Resilience

In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.<p>In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal …

Education

Illustrator Spotlight: Tomer Hanuka – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

Mathematics

Cards Against Humanity Designer: “Graphic Design Doesn’t Have A Critical Dialogue”

Amy Nicole Schwartz talks about jokes, failure, and what’s missing from graphic design discourse today.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you know you wanted to be a designer? How did you get here?</b> <b><br>Amy Nicole Schwartz:</b> My passion for design came out of my love of writing. When I was in high school I was very …

Design

NASA Wants You to Design a New Logo

NASA is in the market for a new logo for one of its projects.<p>The space agency has launched a logo-designing contest, open to the public, in …

Frog’s Ex-President Brings Design Thinking To Academia

Doreen Lorenzo—formerly of Frog and Quirky—is running a new integrated design program at UT-Austin.<p>“It used to be you went to school and became a graphic designer or an industrial designer, but that’s all changed,” says Doreen Lorenzo. “Now design is about problem solving and critical skills. Long …

Design

The Ying to Your Yang: Tips to Creating Visual Harmony in Graphic Design

Life is chaos. We never know what the day will bring and even our best-laid plans are subject to imploding with the unpredictable spontaneity that is …