The HOW Design Live 2014 kick off next Monday, in Boston brings an amazing, interdisciplinary speaker line up, including creative heavy–hitters Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister and Maria Popova. But what also caught our attention were the changes in the Creative Freelancer Conference (now the Creative Freelancer Business Conference) founded by Marketing Mentor’s Ilise Benun and the newly added HOW Leadership Conference presented in partnership with Sterling Brands’ Debbie Millman. The changes speak to the ways that boundaries... CONTINUE READING
The social media is one of those rapidly evolving environments where what’s hot today is passé tomorrow. We’ve all seen Facebook become a communication staple of modern society and also an ever morphing entity. Twitter isn’t far behind. In fact, the recent Twitter redesign incorporates several elements that are reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. A focus on visuals is apparent, including a large header image and stepping away from its strict vertical layout. I hooked up with Jay York... CONTINUE READING
Although the Royal Chartered Bank of England introduced the “Pound Sterling” in 1694, it wasn’t until 1793 that the first £5 notes were adopted. It remained the lowest denomination bank note until 1797 and it soon became known as the “white fiver”. It remained in circulation until February 1957. Below you can see the Bank of England’s £5 note. As explained on the British Museum website the bank notes “consisted mainly of text, the only ornament being a small... CONTINUE READING
These less-than logosmiths tend to make the same mistakes over and over. At least they’re consistent. When it comes to art and science of logo design, there are cardinal rules that should be followed if a design is to be successful. Let’s have a look at a few of these all too common faux pas, blunders, solecisms and erroneous outcomes. Mistake #1: Giving the client too much authority I can hear it now. “Giving the client too much authority?... CONTINUE READING
First up we have Gabriel Picolo’s doodle project. Every day for the 365 days he will draw a doodle. It is an attempt to stop procrastinating and so everyday in his notebook he will sketch in black ink a drawing. Each doodle will be inspired by anime and you can follow his doodles by going to his page on DeviantArt. What a way to keep the inspiration flowing! Enjoy the below few examples of his doodles. You many want... CONTINUE READING
Grushka had this to say about his passion for packaging design: “I have always been obsessed with branding and design, and I’ve always been drawn to the food and beverage space. Even as a lawyer, I would occasionally take on freelance work for large and small restaurants and non-profits. Was just the perfect fit for me at the end of the day.” The Creative Process When creating a new package or brand identity, a solid plan of action is... CONTINUE READING
Showcasing the work of university students from all over the UK aims to shine light on up and coming artists and the first edition of the magazine is fulled with over 100 pieces of student work from all different areas such as fashion, graphic design, illustration, furniture and typography. The great thing is that there are no rules or guidelines – all students can submit a project of their choice. Harriet went on to explain: “Submitting your work is... CONTINUE READING
To end the week we thought graphicdesign.com readers would enjoy some of the top projects found on behance.net this week. These projects have been created by different designers from around the world and as many of you know behance’s platform is a place where many designers showcase their work and go to to discover creative work. Below are a few of most appreciated projects this week. For those of you who are not familiar with Behance, appreciations are a... CONTINUE READING
Below are some amazing poster designs (in no particular order) by some extremely talented designers from all around the world. The links under each poster will take you to the designer’s website where you can see even more examples for your inspiration. We want you to tell us which is your favorite and why. Or if you feel there is a particular poster of your own that you find inspiring then feel free to share with us. 1. SXSW... CONTINUE READING
The three-month, global competition is designed with the goal of encouraging developers to create consumer and business mobile apps using Watson’s powerful “cognitive technology” which allows for more human-like processing of information. Readers may recall Watson’s capabilities on display when it beat Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings two years ago. As Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group, stated in a press release: “The power of Watson in the palm of your hand is a game-changing proposition, so we’re... CONTINUE READING
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