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How Pentagram’s Michael Bierut Picks A Typeface

Once “typographically promiscuous,” Bierut has a simple method for selecting typefaces–as detailed in this exclusive excerpt from his forthcoming book “Now You See It and Other Essays on Design.”<p>For the first 10 years of my career, I worked for Massimo Vignelli, a designer who is legendary for …

Typography

The Internet Of Things’ Massive Security Problem, Visualized

Earlier this year, the usernames and passwords for more than 8,000 internet of things devices were posted online so hackers could easily access them. The security breach was a perfect illustration of the IoT’s security problems: Of the 8,000+ username and password combinations, only 142 were …

Internet of Things

Muji Creates A Blueprint For Expanding In The U.S.

Stamps, embroidery, and minimalist products are coming to a Muji near you.<p>The Japanese retailer Muji opened its first American store a decade ago. In the years since, it has steadily introduced shoppers to minimalist products that are affordable enough for penny-pinching college kids yet stylish …

eCommerce

Does The Constitution Need A Redesign?

In the age of the perpetual redesign, one branding agency has taken on America’s founding documents. Can design actually help promote constitutional literacy?<p>The original Constitution of the United States, housed in the National Archives, is instantly recognizable to anyone who studied U.S. …

Tea Party

7 Leading Designers Describe The First Time They Got Rejected

From Susan Kare to Tobias Frere-Jones, designers remember the bite of rejection.<p>Every designer remembers the first time an idea gets killed, or a competition proposal doesn’t win, or even the first time they didn’t get that job. Rejection is painful, often disillusioning, and can feel like a …

Graphic Design

The Ingenious Way TV Logos Were Made Before Computers

A recent photo posted online revealed a fascinating history of the lengths TV stations would go to for dynamic logos.<p>Today, incorporating physical objects into digital design is a way to create a unique aesthetic or a new perspective on a project. For example, to design the icons for Google’s …

Stranger Things

How To Do Great Design Research Anywhere On Earth

In this exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming book The Field Study Handbook, author Jan Chipchase details how to build a pop-up design studio, whether you’re in a Brazilian rainforest or the Saudi desert.<p>For the past 15 years, I’ve been running international projects for multinational corporate, …

Management

How David Chang’s Ando Is Redesigning Delivery

In the mid-aughts, the Momofuku empire reimagined what it meant to eat out, as founder David Chang served pillowy pork buns, not on white table cloths, but downright uncomfortable box seats that urged you to get in, eat, and get out–an idea actually pioneered by turn-of-the-century quick lunch …

David Chang

Obama Perfected Political Branding, And Now Trump Is Ruining It

“When I heard of Obama, I was like, I want to work with that guy!” recalls Matt Ipcar, executive creative director at the digital agency Blue State Digital. It wasn’t just Obama, the man and presidential candidate, that was so appealing to him. “It was more so that this campaign looked different …

Graphic Design

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Motion Design: Twisted Letters Experiments

Twisted Letters is a series of motion design, art direction and graphic design experiments created and shared by * Webshocker * on their Behance …

Graphic Design

Puree Organics – Natural Corporate Identity Design

Puree Organics, a natural corporate identity.<p>Marie and Claude LaPonte launched Puree Organics In February of 2014. It’s a Montreal, Canada based …

Graphic Design

Industrial Design: Connected Air Purifier

Connected is a product design and industrial design project shared by N U Y N on Behance. The product is an air purifier. The problem they are trying …

Product Design

YD’S Top 25 – Best of 2016

Twenty Sixteen was supposed to be all about micro-moments, IoT, investing in your team and designing from within. However, it turned out to be more …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

Graphic Design

Romlab Branding

There are types of project that inspire you more than others. Not because of style or because it's trendy but just because it's an specifc type, like …

Graphic Design

Molekule Branding

I feel that beautiful industrial design creates a much stronger emotional connection between the user and the product. Every time I see a simple and …

Graphic Design

Doble Veta - Visual Identity & Branding

The project we are featuring today is mixing two things that we dearly love: Architecture & Branding. I mean what’s not love about this beautiful …

Graphic Design

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

Graphic Design

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

The 7 best music tech innovations of 2016

Zoom ARQ<p><b>As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the year in hi-tech music-making gear, asking you to vote for the best new hardware and</b> …

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2016

We revisit the highs, the lows, the most-Tweeted about. Here are our picks for the best and worst identity design this year.<p>It has never been harder to design a good visual identity. Brands live on dozens of platforms, so they have to look as good on a billboard as they do on a phone screen. …

Graphic Design

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

Infographics

Product Design: Listener's Playlist

Listener's Playlist is a product design project shared by Anzi. It started on Facebook as a group where friends would share their favorite music. It …

Playlist

Introducing Inspect now for Photoshop by InVision

We would like to share an announcement from the great folks over InVision and this time is about what we've introduced last month (or so), a tool …

Prototyping

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

Digital Art

Top UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Serif Combos by Marina Matijaca for Spelar<p>This guest column is authored by John Stone, SEO Consultant at Nirmal Web Design<p>The last couple of year saw …

Reinventing the Rice Cooker - Industrial Design

Somehow with time, I began to be more and more fascinated with Industrial Design and Product Design. Taking something that we use everyday, rip it …

Product Design

15 space-saving ideas that'll make you think "bingo!"

Let's all be honest and admit not everyone lives in a huge house. Now that's out of the way, we can start talking about space-saving ideas that will …

Living Rooms