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The British Impact | Colophon Foundry and Typography

Scroll to discover more about Britain’s influence on American design, and learn about the people and places from the video.<p>WORK IN PROGRESSColophon FoundryRead →<p>RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME Morag Myerscough Read →<p>“I think London is definitely hot at the moment for typography. There’s a lot of smaller …

Typography
Japanese Culture

GT America Typeface

GT America builds a bridge between the American Gothic and European Grotesque typeface genres. It combines design features from both traditions and …

How the Web Became Unreadable | Backchannel

<b>It’s been getting harder</b> for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve …

How A Logo’s Color Shapes Consumers’ Opinion Of A Brand

A new study on the ethical implications of logo colors suggests that the blue might be “greener” than green when it comes to branding.<p>We live in a time of rampant greenwashing. Ever since companies realized that eco-friendliness can lure consumers, they’ve gone out of their way to market themselves …

Research

Comment on Swiss Ritual – Exploration of Swiss Minimalism by Robert Bruce

Kudos for your homage to Swiss Design. My long career in graphic, environmental, and branding design has brought me full circle. Swiss design sparked …

Graphic Design

Why Are We so Distracted All the Time?

If your work depends on finding undisturbed time for deep focus and creative thinking, you know all about the modern curse of distraction. (If you’re …

Time Management

32 Productivity Tips From The World’s Top Designers

Designers from Google, Argo, Work & Co., ustwo, Sagmeister+Walsh, OKFocus, and more tell us how they stay focused and keep innovating.<p>Even if you’re working your dream job, staying productive can be tough. That’s why designers are such productivity experts: time after time, they overcome the …

Google Play

6 Secrets to proposals that sell (plus a proven template)

The KEYSTONE to winning over new clients is a great proposal. After all, it’s the final item you send them before they make their decision.<p>A lot …

The Problem With The Color Blue

Blue may seem like a safe bet for a brand’s identity. The data suggests otherwise.<p>In brand design, the color blue is everywhere. Roughly 60% of Fortune 500 companies feature dominantly blue brand identities. Nearly half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams sport a blue signature color. The “Big …

Profit
Pop Culture
Christoph Niemann

2015 Logo Trends

Each year, as I browse through thousands of logos in preparation for the annual Trend Report, I can’t help but consider the societal, technological …

McDonald's

2 Kinds of People