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Fanta Rebrands With Fun Cut-Paper Logo, Handmade Typography, New Packaging

<b>The colorful</b> Fanta soft drinks launched a new international look last year—website Brand New recently revealed that the new identity is created by …

Graphic Design

Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers are getting free use of iconic fonts by House Industries

Font fanatics, rejoice. One of the most iconic typeface companies is bringing several of their fonts to Adobe Typekit, for free. Adobe announced a …

Aaron Draplin: A Checklist for Handing Off Design Files

If you’re in the design world, you’ve heard of Aaron Draplin.But in case you haven’t: “Bred from the loins of the proud Midwest, this little fucker …

A Matter of Technique: Logo Designs of Herbert Matter

Last month, at Swann Auction Galleries’ “Art, Press & Illustrated Books” sale, I was most intrigued by “Lot 99,” described in the catalog as</i> …

Graphic Design

Book Covers Are Watching You: A Selection of 1984 Cover Designs

Increasing tensions between the current U.S. President’s administration and major news sources have jettisoned sales of George Orwell’s dystopian …

The artist who created the LGBT rainbow flag has died

Gilbert Baker: gay rights activist, artist and creator of the most recognisable and iconic symbol of the LGBT community, the rainbow flag, has passed away. It’s been the visual marker for freedom when equal marriage has been secured, defiance and unity when the community has been threatened by …

San Francisco

World Premiere: The Unseen Movie Designs of Saul Bass

What else can be said about Saul Bass? Plenty, as <i>TV Week</i>’s Chuck Ross demonstrated a few days ago when he posted twelve pages featuring “A Treasure …

Sketchy Rand

“… [T]o be a Sunday painter … is the most depressing idea there is,” Paul Rand told George Lois (c. 1995). “There’s nothing more depressing. Because …

Making a Poster for Tomorrow at Tipoteca Italiana

Derek Stewart, an Edinburgh-born, London-educated designer, has been design director, or <i>creativo</i>, at Metalli Lindberg, a studio located in a …

Cartoon Network – Resurrecting Bankrupt Heirlooms Circa 1997

In the spring of 1992 I was contacted by and collaborated with Betty Cohen, Tom Corey and Tom Pomposello on an in-house sales film that was to help …

Bankruptcy

Louis XIV and Graphic Design

During the early 20th century a surge in Late Baroque or Rococo mannerisms were the rage for graphic and advertising design. Not just books, but all …

Graphic Design

History of Typography: A Few You Should Know

At Monotype’s “Pencil to Pixel” pop-up exhibition, 3,400 students and professions learned about the history of typography. Artifacts demonstrated how …

NASA’s retro space travel posters are out of this world

Why Designers Love The Ampersand

A romance that dates back to Pompeii.<p>Cheerily nuzzled above the “7” key like a pear-shaped pill bug, the ampersand is perhaps the most intriguing character on the keyboard. While all letters and punctuation marks look similar enough in abstract, the ampersand feels unique, like a shape-shifter that …

Typography

32 Beautiful/Bizarre Graphic Design Ads From the '70s

Print continues its quest to document vintage printer and graphic design ads through the decades. Here, we feature the trippy and gorgeous ads of the …

23 Vintage Graphic Design and Printer Ads

From pensive to beautiful to absurd, behold, vintage graphic design and printer ads from the 1950s era of the Print magazine archives.

Graphic Design

34 Brilliant Graphic Design and Paper Ads From the '60s

From the likes of Paul Rand and Bob Gill, here are the vintage graphic design ads from Print magazine, circa 1960s.

Social/twitter

Take a look at Remote Stories, a place to read anonymously submitted experiences from remote workers around the globe, and to share your own …

Dribbble

26 stunning images of Earth from space that contain letters of the alphabet

When Social Media Lead for NASA's Earth Observatory Adam Voiland noticed a "V"-shaped cloud of smoke in a satellite image one day, he wondered if he could find all 26 letters of the alphabet.<p>It wasn't an easy task.<p>"With the help of readers and colleagues, I started to collect images of ephemeral …

Miss Universe 2015 and the lessons of bad graphic design

Most of us are aware of Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe flub at last night’s ceremony when he mistakenly crowned the wrong contestant. Harvey was quick …

Science and Technology Ads from the 50s and 60s

Somebody on Flickr has put together this random assortment of advertisements collected from various science and technology magaiznes from the 50s and …

Science

Vintage Posters by Kazumasa Nagai

Kazumasa Nagai, a graphic designer born in 1929, is recognized and celebrated throughout the world for his computer based and very colorful designs. …

Posters

Review of the Year 2015: We present the Top 25 Graphic Design posts

This year has seen some massive rebrands – Google, Channel 4 and the <i>New York Times</i> to name but a few of the successes featured on this list. Some of …

Pentagram’s DJ Stout: There Needs To Be More Storytelling In Graphic Design

“Everything we do is about storytelling,” Stout says.<p>The cover of <i>Texas Monthly</i>‘s July 1992 issue features an portrait of then governor Ann Richards sitting on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She’s dressed head to toe white leather, her hair is coiffed in her signature gray bouffant, and she stares …

Graphic Design

Photoshop Has Four Different Healing Brushes Now… Here’s How to Use Them

Photoshop 2015.1, released earlier this month, has a surprise that wasn’t promoted very well — you had to go digging to find it: the new version …

Tutorials

Adobe Releases Photoshop’s Greatest Update Yet

Today the latest version of Adobe Photoshop is revealed, CC 2015.1 is now available. The new version comes with latest and greatest Adobe has to …

60 Free Fonts for Minimalist Designs

<i>Sometimes when you go searching for the perfect font for a design, you have a particular look or style in mind. But other times, you just want</i> …

Get Inspired By These 45 Clever Text-Based Logos With Visual Meanings

California-based design studio Quillo Creative has created a series of impressive typographic logos of common words we use everyday. They’ve …

From Poland, the Soul of Graphic Design

Without hesitation I assert that Polish graphic design is by far the most original, meaningful and expressive of any Western country. And to think, …

Graphic Design