Visual Language

Zen Light

This North Boulder ranch style house circa 1956 was lacking spacial flow, and most importantly, life affirming daylight. The family of three desired a home that lived inside to outside while enhancing their life centered around the kitchen. Yin and yang counter-folded gestures are repeated at …

Home Decorating

DN Digest for the week of October 23

Top Stories<p>The most commented and upvoted stories from the past week.<p>A design system unites product teams around a common visual language. It reduces …

Designing a Great Icon For Your Mobile App

Every day thousands of people browse the App Store and Play Store in search of utilities and entertainment. Behind every search and download is …

Web Design

Square Vinyl Album Cover Prints Featuring Pictogram Illustrations of Popular Song Titles

Stockholm graphic designer Viktor Hertz has created a series of square vinyl album cover prints that feature wonderful minimalistic pictogram …

Graphic Design

Inscripto Learn Chinese

<b>Education</b> / ConnectCode Animator<p>Inscripto Learn Chinese - Guess word on pictograph<p>The famous author Lord Chesterfield once said, the fastest way of …

Language

Japanese artist uses work to press green issues

FOR famous Japanese poster designer U.G. Sato, the environment is inarguably the most pressing issue of our time, which is also the main subject of …

News (China)

In Bloom

before<p>after<p>Noted Nov. 2, 2017 by Armin<p>Industry / Advocacy Tags / #colombia#colorful#flowers<p>About<p>(Est. 2017) “Flowers of Colombia is an initiative of …

Flowers

Junk Charts

A reader sent this tip in some time ago and I lost track of who he/she is. This graphic looks deceptively complex.<p>What's complex is not the …

Infographics

Anne Neukamp at Greta Meert (Contemporary Art Daily)

Galerie Greta Meert is proud to present its second exhibition of works by German artist Anne Neukamp (1976, lives and works in Berlin, Germany).<p>Anne …

Art

The Visual Language of Fashion

How do the clothes we wear inform our social cues and cultural statements?<p>In 1967, French cultural critic Roland Barthes defined fashion as a system …

The Grasdorf Pictogram Plates Mystery

Farmer Werner Harenberg woke up early in the morning of July 23, 1991 to discover Germany's first spectacular crop circle near the village of …

Germany

How Fashion Brings a Visual Language to Culture

For too long, fashion has been considered frivolous, when in fact, it is the most honest form of communication.

An Easy-To-Use Chain Maintenance Tool

Want to lube the chain on your sportbike properly but don’t have a rearstand (or don’t want to risk dropping your bike doing it yourself)? Enter the …

Peek Solange’s breathtaking Tate performance art pieces

The musician contributes never-before-seen visuals, an original score and music video concepts for the Soul of a Nation exhibition<p>Musician, songwriter and artist Solange Knowles Ferguson has revealed a beautiful ‘interactive dossier’, titled <i>Seventy States</i>, as part of the London Tate Modern’s Soul <i>of</i> …

Art

How to photograph sorrow

I can’t tell you how often I had to tell how I got to make this picture. This image was created for the semi-final of the Dutch Canon Grand Prix …

Crafting a New Visual Language – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Part II. A deep dive into building a Design System from scratch.<p>This post is Part II of a series of blogs about Design Systems they importance for UI …

Digital Design

ESRI User Conference 2017: The Value of Where

This IDC Perspective recommends more about geospatial competencies and how they could and should be part of enterprise data analytics strategy and …

Geospatial Analysis

Why poor brand design is bad for business

The cost of a poorly designed brand identity.Parked at the traffic lights last week my attention settled on the kerbside branding for a new Snap …

Identity

Designer Cindy Kutikova on translating her ideas into a visual language

Graphic designer Cindy Kutikova approaches every project as a “challenge to discover something new”. Based in Prague and currently studying at The …

Graphic Design

A-COLD-WALL*’s DIY Painted Hats Are Available Now

A-COLD-WALL* has just added a set of painted dad caps to its online store.<p>The cap features a suede upper with characteristic detailing including …

Lifestyle

Great features of the Great Lakes region: Ontario

A treacherous hike along the rocky shoreline leads to sacred pictographs at Superior Provincial Park in Ontario.

Canada

Sennheiser Unveils A Confident New Logo That Reflects ‘Continued Forward Motion’

<b>For those of you</b> who value the quality of your audio experiences, Sennheiser should be a familiar and admired brand name—to mark its evolution and …

Identity

Overwatch Still Isn't Ready To Be A Top Esport

Over the weekend, Blizzard hosted the first round of qualifiers for <i>Overwatch</i>’s Contenders series, aka the minor league to the upcoming <i>Overwatch</i> …

Gaming

How to Use Pictograms Effectively

The fundamental purpose of an infographic is to simplify complex information and help make difficult concepts easier to understand.We often use …

Infographics

Alice Lee

Inclusiveness in illustration<p>WordPress.com: Designing an inclusive illustration brand<p>Quick scenario: You're on your phone, going through the …

UX Design

In its second season premiere, Sense8 is still unlike anything else on TV

Given how much I enjoy <i>Sense8,</i> it’s remarkable how little I care about its plot. A good chunk of the first season was spent introducing shadowy …

TV

Explore how to analyze data through the customer’s eyes

The rise of communication through visual content has been one of the most phenomenal changes inspired by pervasive access to the Internet and the …

11 ways to create better logos

Making a logo should be a process of reduction (but not always simplicity), underpinned by a clarity of purpose and a conviction in execution.<p>My …

Logo Design

Music in Motion: On 'Jazz as Visual Language'

Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television, and the Dissonant Image<p>Publisher: I.B. Taurus <br>Length: 176 pages <br>Author: Nicolas Pillai <br>Format: Hardcover</b> …

Jazz

6 Ways to Tell Your Brand Story In Any Piece of Content

Content marketing is one of the best ways to tell your brand story. But many marketers are confused about what that actually means. Here, we break …

Storytelling