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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Clients Before Every Web Design Project

There’s a certain feeling of creative refreshment that arises when taking on a new project. You’re moving away from the status quo to tackle unique …

UX Design

The Vintage Design Archivists You Need to Follow

From typographic treatments to matchbook-sized illustrations, we select three of our favourite Instagram accounts documenting vintage design …

Graphic Design

North by Northeast

before<p>after<p>Industry / Health Tags / #arrow#colorful#hospital<p>About<p>(Est. 1997, previously North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System) “Northwell …

Graphic Design

The 10 best new graphic design tools for April

April 2016 will go down in history as the month virtual reality hit the mainstream. The much-anticipated Oculus Rift headset is one of a slew of new …

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 …

Optical corrections in logo design

I started my design career working in print design (brochures, leaflets etc), where I applied grid systems to my designs, and it made the work look …

27 Restaurant Menu Templates With Creative Designs

Restaurants that invest considerable thought in their menus do better than those that don’t. Menu designs are vital in convincing customers to buy …

10 Graphic Design and Typography Books That I Couldn't Live Without

This post is a shout out to all of those graphic designers and typography lovers out there. I consider myself to be equal parts blogger and designer …

Typography

Design de vivre: Paris as told by graphic designers

“To know Paris is to know a great deal,” Henry Miller once said. With its wide boulevards and romantic architecture, Paris has long been a centre of …

15 Best Font Pairing Tools for Designers

<b>Pairing fonts is an essential process of any web design</b>. If you want to create a good website design, you need to be able to make decisions such as …

11 Contemporary Design Projects with Vintage Graphic Style

In his recent analysis of last year’s Regional Design Annual winners, Steven Heller pointed out recurring themes among the honorees’ designs. That’s …

50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read

<i>When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice.</i><p><i>There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all</i> …

Big and Bold: 10 Ways to Create Amazing Maximalist Design [With 30 Stunning Examples]

<i>Throw “less is more” out the window and subscribe to a “more is more” approach.</i> Go big or go home, so the saying goes, and that’s certainly the maxim …

Graphic Design

How to distill your long-form text into a killer infographic

It was like using a big funnel, or maybe a pasta maker that turned a huge amount of dough into fun shapes.<p>A while back, I wrote an e-book for …

Infographics

How To Land A First-Rate Graphic Design Internship

Finding A Good Internship<p>Finding a good graphic design internship is like a mini version of applying to college. You want something that’s high …

Clever Use of Graphic Design to Ease International Travel

Iconspeak's wearable solution for when actually learning the language just ain't gonna happen<p>Three travel-loving friends have started Iconspeak, a …

Designer of the Week: Maggie Griffiths

Meet Designer of the Week Maggie Griffiths, whose clean, minimal work perhaps reflects her way of living and seeking inspiration. Read on for a peek …

Graphic Design

Work

Graphic Design

Fashion to a T: Fashion, graphic design, and the body

Typography is far more than type design and layout. It touches on key values of our society: the printed free word, and the democratic discourse. It …

Graphic posters explore the notion of "keeping it real"

This inspired Nyoni to create a poster series of people and cultures that he felt were true to themselves. Drawing from personal experience and past …

Design a Poster: Weekly Project #1 with Becky Simpson

Design a Poster: Weekly Project #1 with Becky Simpson (Contest)<p>April 25, 2016<p><i>Every week, we bring you a project idea video to help you maintain a</i> …

Graphic Design

New Book Series Gives All 38 Shakespeare Plays a Fresh Design

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, and died on the same date in 1616. While it’s been more than 400 years since the playwright brought …

A Closer Look At Minimalism Today—No Helvetica Allowed

What’s behind our culture’s perennial obsession with minimalism? According to Stuart Tolley, it resurfaces in times of social flux.<p>“For me, it’s a cleansing of the palette,” says Stuart Tolley, who runs the Brighton, England-based design studio Transmission. “It’s a way of stripping back work to go …

Graphic Design From Around the World: Spanish Design

<i>Spanish culture is everything but boring.</i>Its mouthwatering culinary options, mesmerizing flamenco dancers, and crazy festivals are just some of the …

Graphic Design

The Poster Designer's Toolkit: Add-ons, Tools & Tips

So, you’re in the middle of a poster design project and you want to see if there is anything else you can do to take your design further. The good …

Graphic Design