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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 …

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 …

Graphics

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 …

Graphic Design

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> …

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 …

Books

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 …

LGBTQ

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 …

Graphic Design

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 …

Graphic Design

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 …

Italy

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 …

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 …

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 …

Typography

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

en_GB<p>https://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/illustration/nasas-retro-space-travel-out-of-this-world/<p>article<p>Invisible Creature released three …

Graphic Design

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 …

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 …

Graphic Design

23 Vintage Graphic Design and Printer Ads

<i>We want to see your advertising designs. Don’t miss a chance to enter Print’s Legends in Advertising Awards.</i><p>PT Barnum’s favorite typeface! …

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.

Graphic Design

How to build a brand color palette that stands out

For years, authors, artists, and marketers have tried to harness the power of color to make their books, creations, and companies stand out.<p>But while …

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 …

Andaman and Nicobar

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 …

Steve Harvey

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 …

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. …

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 …

Graphic Design

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 …

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 …

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 …

Web Design

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> …

Typography

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 …

Graphic Design

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, …