CarlaTurchini

103 Added | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | @CarlaTurchini | I am Carla Turchini, a bilingual graphic designer. I have worked in the graphic design sector for over 20 years, and I love my job. I started my studio, Turchini Design, in the early 1990s after having freelanced for five years for the graphic design department of the Inner London Education Authority. In all these years I have worked for UK educational publishers, national and international UK companies, small local companies and charities. I also have worked extensively for The British Museum Press. The Museum Guide, on sale at present, was designed by us. I believe in fairness, loyalty and cooperation and I do my very best to promote good design and ensure that graphic design remains a qualified profession. I deplore hypocrisy, malevolence and lack of empathy.

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Truly magical Harry Potter book covers

A book cover is like a blank canvas – you can do almost anything and we've seen some stunners in our time here at Creative Bloq. From the amazing …

A Portable, Flexible and Affordable Cardboard Standing Desk

You’ve probably noticed how standing desks are becoming more and more popular as it’s pretty obvious that so much sitting is bad for us. Refold has …

The 12 unwritten rules of design

From grid theory to the Golden Ratio, there are a set of fundamental principles that are passed down from generation to generation of designers. …

Graphic Design

101 essential free fonts for web designers

Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find.<p>With this list we’ve …

Helvetica: one font to rule them all

For the past 50 years Helvetica has dominated design. But, now its pioneer Mike Parker has passed away, is the era of this sleek, modernist typeface drawing to a close?<p>One of the few places the Helvetica font has failed to infiltrate over the past half-century is the graveyard – Roman typefaces …

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

Profit

54 Simply Awesome Package Designs Which Will Make You Buy Them Without Hesitation | Top Design Magazine - Web Design and Digital Content

Let’s be honest, when buying a product for the first time, the package design is what matters the most because your brain makes a correlation between …

New parametric typefaces from MuirMcNeil

The new typefaces – Panopticon, Intersect, Nine and Interact – follow the ThreeSix typeface that Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil created in 2011.<p>Each of …

Typography

Apart from improved financial performance – what can design can bring to an organisation?

‘In answering this question, we first have to consider what we mean by design. Too often design is associated only with an output – an object, a …

UX Design

Billboards That Drop Angels On Your Head

There you are in the middle of the city, traffic all around, planes buzzing above and you notice a little boy on a giant screen pointing up.<p>"Look," says the boy. And you look, and the on-screen boy is pointing at an actual plane flying in the sky. He knows its flight number, its destination. This …

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See

Art

Design Week on Twitter: "We're off until 2 Jan - have a lovely break! We'll leave you with this ace Tom Eckersley pic: http://t.co/nQCI6ERKSU http://t.co/gAC6lqofuu"

In the Details: How to Make the Massive UK Plug Fold Flat

Here's something you've probably noticed in passing: the UK three-pronged plug is incredibly bulky. Forget about sliding it into a thin tablet case. …

Banksy's Disturbing Stuffed Animals Truck Roams New York

Leave it to Banksy to mix the cute and the cuddly with the totally disturbing. In the 11th work of his <i>Better Out Than In</i> exhibit happening on the streets of New York, the British artist takes over another delivery truck but, this time, there's no enchanting garden or running waterfall. Instead, a …

Banksy

The Amazing History Of London’s Most Enduring Logo

For over a century, the London Underground Roundel has gotten into the DNA of some of the world’s top designers. A new book explores how.<p>It is hard to imagine a simpler symbol than the one that brands every London bus, subway, and station, the London Underground Roundel. Although little more than a …

England

Des peintures cachées dans la tranche des livres ( 1650 - 1900 )

Le pratique de cacher des peintures sur la tranches des livres était assez populaire de 1650 à la fin des années 1800.<p>Le principe consistait à cacher …

Livres

Fascinating Paintings by Zhang Linhai

Contemporary Art.<p>Zhang Linhai (張林海) is a contemporary artist from China. He was born in Shanghai in 1963 and graduated in 1990 from the Tianjin …

Art

Adrián Villar Rojas at London's new Serpentine Sackler gallery - video preview

Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas gives Jonathan Jones a sneak preview of his exhibition titled Today We Reboot the Planet, the inaugural show at the new Serpentine Sackler gallery which opens in London's Hyde Park on 28 September. The young artist talks about why he wants to capture all human …

New Photography Technique Reflects Themes of Anxiety

<i>Gellage</i> is a series by Czech photographer Michal Macku named after an intricate technique he developed. The term “gellage”–essentially a portmanteau of “collage” and “gelatin”–refers to a process that involves “the transfer of exposed and fixed photographic emulsion onto paper.” Macku's …

Photography

Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa | Colossal

<p>A few days ago Colleen Theisen who helps with outreach and instruction at the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa …

The Push Pull Plug

A clever use of physics is seen in the Stable Plug. It basically has a push-pull feature that allows you to easily slide in and out a plug from the …

A London Skyline Chess Board

The buildings have been chosen to represent their chess piece both in terms of their scale and their historic and architectural significance to …

Snapshot

In the Details: The Rotating Saddle Seat of Dor Ohrenstein's Opus Chair

<i>Introducing In the Details, a new series that examines one especially smart, innovative or unusual detail of a new design. We'll have a new post</i> …

Furniture

Graphic Journey Blog

<b></b>Sometimes I get so mad I have to vent it, which, I have to admit, has got me into some deep water from time to time. But this week, the sight of this…<p>…

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Smile Mug by Yu Guoqun

Smile is the best media of conveying kindness and appreciation, so the designer added a raised smile-face at a mug’s bottom, the face could be …