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This Personal, Offbeat Artwork Is Brilliant

You can spend a fortune on expensive artwork, but the best pieces are always ones that have personal meaning. Prints and sculptures that bring back a …

The Minimalist Art of Airport Runways

The most functional part of airport design gets turned into stark yet elegant art in a new poster series.<p>Maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that some folks out there are obsessed with the patterns of airport runways. After all, the humble airport carpet has inspired socks, stationery, tattoos, …

The World’s Most Overrated Graphic Design

If Co.Design readers’ eight picks for the world’s most overrated graphic design were compiled into one, you’d have a letter-pressed, tonal, minimalist infographic poster in Helvetica about Nike’s new artisanal branding campaign, with some hand-lettered details thrown in. Fortunately, these eight …

These Pun-Heavy Posters About Graphic Design Will Make Creatives Chuckle (or Groan)

Sara Heffernen's "Graphic Design Pun Cards" make gentle sport of designers' compulsive, perfectionist tendencies, while being dad-jokey enough to …

Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers

Much has been said about visual storytelling and how to tell stories of data in the information age, and there is no shortage of great books on data visualization. But count on Taschen to tackle a big conceptual challenge with a big, beautifully designed book: <b>Information Graphics</b> by art historian</b> …

Minimalist Postcards Merge Philosophy with Graphic Design

London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras just completed his full set of minimalist postcards that beautifully merge philosophy with graphic design. Many of you loved his first works, which we wrote about almost a year ago today. You can see the second part of the fantastic series, below.<p>Called</i> …

Graphic Design

The 4th Beatle of Graphic Design

A member of an influential illustration clique that defined the hippy era, John Alcorn is being rediscovered.<p>American illustrator John Alcorn's lyrical, witty, decoratively moderne drawings graced books, magazines, album packaging, and more during the ‘60s through ‘80s. He died suddenly of a heart …

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

<i>Psychedelia, found typography, and many ideas that shaped the way you absorb information</i><p><b>Idea # 83: Psychedelia</b><p><i>Gebrauchsgraphik</i> (1968). The youth style influenced by drugs and rock and roll quickly became a commercial visual vocabulary. Founded in San Francisco, this German version smoothed out some …

Rustic Tropical Wedding Inspiration from Taylor Parker Photography: Boho Weddings - UK Wedding Blog

This afternoon we have this wonderful styled shoot brought to us by Taylor Parker Photography and may other suppliers. This tropical themed outdoors …

Should Street Photography Be in Color or Black and White?

Street photography colloquially was done in black and white, but since the 70s, color has become more accepted. These days, either one typically …

Street Photography

6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty… without breaking the bank. Former TIME CEO and Curator Gallery owner …

5 Breathtaking Pictures From Dronestagram’s Photography Contest

Capturing the world from above<p>Aerial photography has never been more accessible. Thanks to the widespread availability of relatively inexpensive drones with cameras, capturing breathtaking photos from the sky is easier than ever. To honor this, and to highlight some of the best unmanned aerial …

Photography

Video: An Intro to Polarizing Filters in Photography

If you’re unfamiliar with the subject of polarizing filters in photography, here’s an educational video that can bring you up to speed. Mark Ryan …

Photography

Why Android and Windows should embrace RAW photography before Apple catches up

RAW files can dramatically improve photography on the go, but Android and Windows need to push for stronger mobile support first.<p>Apple dominates mobile photography. A quick look at Flickr’s camera finder shows Apple devices are far ahead of any other brands for image uploads, including traditional …