Isabela Ivan

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How to create typefaces

The recently published English edition of Tipo e’s publication <i>Cómo crear tipografías</i> was launched in early summer 2017 at St Bride Library, London. …

Fragile Font Collection by Josh Ownby

Fragile, a unique font collection that helps you to create gorgeous typography.Designed and published by Josh Ownby, this elegant font collection …

Watch: How To Design Golden Ratio Logos Icons With Adobe Illustrator

Video screenshot via tutvid<p><b>Did Google’s</b> geometrically flawed logo momentarily irk you last week? This tutorial might teach you how to create logos …

Use the Grid System in Graphic Design

Keep Designs Consistent With Grids<p>The grid system used in the graphic design process is a way of organizing content on a page. It uses any …

Free Courses on Design from the Famous California Design Firm IDEO Start This Week

A quick fyi: This week, the famous California design firm IDEO has launched two free courses--a 7-week Introduction to Human-Centered Design and a …

Design

Shawna X is an exploding gradient of talent, creativity, and wonder - The Fox Is Black

Shawna X is a New York based artist and visual designer who’s work is an ecstatic explosion of colors, gradients, nude women, and fantasy landscapes. …

Visual Design

5 Reasons to Learn CSS

Why CSS is Important for Web Designers<p>Cascading Style Sheets or CSS are an important way to control how your Web pages look. CSS can control the …

The Tokyo Restaurant Branding – Graphic Design by Koyuki Inagaki

A reduced yet highly appealing visual experience designed by Koyuki Inagaki for The Tokyo Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Tokyo Restaurant …

I Found Some Amazing Manhole Art In Japan

Some house art in museums and galleries, while others underneath their feet. Everywhere I traveled in Japan, I saw artistic and intricate manhole …

Can More Be Said About Type? Yes!

Paul McNeil is the author of a must-have new book, <i>The Visual History of Type</i> (Laurence King), a hefty 662-page tome that covers over 500 years of the …

Infographic: Tools And Techniques Used In A Pre-Computer Graphic Design World

<b>The graphic design industry</b> has become so digitalized in recent decades that it may be difficult for young designers of today to imagine working …

10 best graphic design tools for August

It’s back-to-school season, so this month’s round-up is bursting with the best hardware and software for graphic designers, to help you hit the …

How to choose the right typeface for a brand

Why do certain types of brands adopt certain types of fonts and font pairings? Partly, at least, this can be attributed to a ‘trend effect’. This is …

This Anthropologie Collab Is Just What Your Boring Walls Need

Putting up art prints is one of the most convenient ways to jazz up a wall that's feeling a bit dull. It's much more manageable than, say, a fresh …

Mesmerizing Vintage Book Covers in Motion

[Call for Entries: The International Design Awards]Cover art is typically considered to be a static medium—even, interestingly, with the rise of …

PULSO

Derrick Lin Packaging of the World Chief Curator 8/31/2017 01:34:00 PM Alcohol , Americas , Argentina , Glass , Paper , Wine<p>Creative Agency: ZARATE · …

7 new typography tools for 2017

Starting a new design project is a great opportunity to do something new with typography. But it doesn’t always go to plan. With tight deadlines and …

3 Affordable Online Courses to Help You Become a Design Ninja

Building up your portfolio as a graphic designer can take years. To make the field even more difficult, keeping your edge on changing design trends …

V&A · A Graphic Designer’s Search For Clues

Some designers demand a blank canvas. But Michael Bierut begins every project with a quest for minute bits of evidence: a forgotten typeface, a …

Brand Identity & Graphic Design: First Edition of Synergy Event

We are taking a look at this prestigious brand identity and graphic design for the first edition of the Synergy event. Designed by Portugal-based …

4 Scientific Truths About Success

Will entrepreneurial success make you happy? Maybe, but not certainly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an unprecedented age. There have never been so many tools and opportunities for an individual, regardless of upbringing or wealth, to become an entrepreneur. …

How To Do Stuff: A Graphic Guide.

A big thank you to Ernio Hernandez for putting this together, sending it to me and then telling me to post it — what a guy!<p>How to ‘New York’:<p>How to …

How To Draw Stick Figures That Express Verbs

A lot of people have asked me how I make my mindmaps, the only trouble is I have lots of different styles (especially as I take both English and Maths, which are polar opposite), and I couldn’t explain them all in one post because It’d probably end up looking like a murder scene knowing me, so I’ll start with how I make English (and other essay-based subjects) Mindmaps. In English it’s important that you link quotes thematically for your exam. The main reasons for this is so that you can A) Recall and remember themes/quotes easily and B) So you actually write about things that are relevant to the paper. It works the same way for History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology etc, but obviously with things such as Events, Case Studies, Time Periods, Key dates, Key terms and so on, instead of just Themes and Quotes. Even in English it’s useful to produce historical mindmaps on literary periods, so hopefully in the future I can post something similar to help out History students a little more. There are three components to my mindmaps; The Centre - This is where you outline what the whole thing is going to be about. In my case ‘Prose and Themes’. Other examples may be titles focussing on one; text theme technique period case study quote/piece of evidence concepts person(s) The Offshoots - Here, I have divided up the main themes for my course, i.e. ‘Unrequited Love’ or ‘The Geography of Love’. I like to plan these out before I start my mindmap, so that I know how evenly I am going to space them out, and thus know how much space each section needs be by mentally dividing my page. I also nearly always start my mindmap in the spot where ‘The Geography of Love’ is placed, and work clockwise around, fitting my text/pictures into all space as I go. This is the best advice I would give in trying to fit in everything you want, as a lot of people will draw out all the arms before they start, and it ends up looking more sparse than you would like. Doing it in this way doesn’t just benefit you in not wasting space, but also makes you finish them, because they look so naff unfinished. Other things you can put in instead of key themes could be any of the title focusses listed above, it all depends on what you put in your centre, and what you’re choosing to link it to (for example you could have a text in the middle and be linking it to themes, or a theme in the middle and be linking it to texts) For each one of my offshoots, I like to do a little drawing to help me remember it in the exam and think ‘Ahh, when did I draw that? Oh it was for such and such!’ The Offshoots of the Offshoots - This is the most variable part of the mindmap, and the part that can get most messy, so it’s very helpful to colour code like I’ve done above with my quotes. It’s difficult to explain exactly what to put here, as it is so specific to what you are studying, but you could include some of these things; quotes/evidence diagrams drawings and doodles themes/concepts/ideas case studies key people graphs/charts (if applicable) As you can see, I underline within the offshoots, so that I can refine what I need to know down even further, in this case the most important part of the quote to remember in relation to the theme it is linked to. Within the offshoots, it’s also useful to link between themes to make further connections. I haven’t done that here because I wanted to categorise very definitely and keep it simple, but if you struggle with making links, a simple line between two items can really help you. I would usually illustrate my mindmap more, most of the time in this way, but because it was very tightly packed, (and it was just quotes) I stuck with a few little drawings. I hope this helps you guys out! Best of luck with everything! A post on how I do my maths mindmaps with follow soon (she says with hope).

A lot of people have asked me how I make my mindmaps, the only trouble is I have lots of different styles (especially as I take both English and …

Falling back in love with sketching

Less design more detail<p>Once in a while I go through lazy phases but historically have always carried a sketchbook around with me and drawn. I draw a …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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In-class Flip: Students Making Infographics for Oral Presentations

<i>--Originally published at flipping – Martha Ramirez</i><p>For my public speaking class, I decided to ask my students to create an infographic with personal …

How to design the perfect infographic

Thanks largely due to the fact that more information is at our fingertips now than at any point in human history, we’ve entered into an age where …