Where: General Assembly Boston, 51 Melcher St. Boston, Mass. 02210 USA When: Saturday, January 24, 2015. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Responsive Typography Workshop with Jason Pamental Website: http://webcoffee.co Cost: Super Early Bird Tickets (10 available): $299, Early Bird Tickets (10 available): $349, Full Price Tickets (30 available): $399 Half of Internet users expect your website to load in 2 seconds or less. With speed such a concern, how much style are you willing to sacrifice in your... CONTINUE READING
Easy. Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself taken several years ago? Odds are, you thought, “Oh geez. Look at my hair and clothes. What was I thinking?” When we look back at our Web work it’s a similar scenario. Animated gifs doing goofy things and other strangeness. Then, along came Flash. Whoa. Flash opened the doors to the additional dimensions of movement, time and sound. Motion designers, such as the late, great Hillman Curtis , showed... CONTINUE READING
He is originally a classically trained pianist He did not formally study design. He is the designer of the now iconic Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book covers. Forget this bulleted list. Take a look at his collaboration with Mark Z. Danielewski and try to imagine how long it takes to create something this elaborately weird. That red thread on the sewing of the book’s pages is rare, usually book thread is nearly invisible; the punctures on the book... CONTINUE READING
From the 30,000 year old prehistoric wall art in France’s Chauvet Cave, to the ad you just saw in a magazine or logo emblazed on a product, graphic design permeates our lives. It’s been a part of the human experience since that first primitive person discovered they could make marks on the walls in their cavernous home. A complete, detailed history of graphic design has filled numerous volumes and neither you, nor I, have that kind of time. So,... CONTINUE READING
The mind- blowing type-face project is three- dimensional and spells the word “chucks”. On his about page on his studio it explains “His work is a mixture of urban street art, experimental transformer style, typo and a bit of Dutch design with extraordinairy use of color and craftmanship”. This particular project is most definitely uses his “experimental transformer style”. If you are interested in seeing more of the studios’ work you can take a look at the website as... CONTINUE READING
At the end of the day the first thing any employer is going to judge you on is your resume. Everyone wants to get that first interview and your resume is what will hopefully get you that invitation for that interview – getting your resume right is not only about what you write but how it is designed. Creative Agencies such as Vitamin T give out some great tips on how to build a resume and it’s always a... CONTINUE READING
These sentiments almost seem like commercial slogans, but they don’t have a corporate sponsor. Powers believes that his work helps the community, that he is advertising for a product and that product is love. Perhaps that’s why the police in Philadelphia simply offered ESPO and his crew a “Good luck, yo” while they painted a wall during a snowstorm. Prior to becoming a full time artist, Powers worked as editor and publisher for his own magazine, On the Go,... CONTINUE READING
Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each... CONTINUE READING
Labels Brought to Life as GIFs While there isn’t necessarily a practical use to these GIFs, Trevor Carmick has created some eye-catching and awe-inspiring animated GIFs of some of his favorite beers. It offers another look at otherwise flat design. This will hopefully inspire other designers and brands to explore additional realms of design to show us just what could happen when our favorite icons come to life. Playful Barcode Designs The barcode has been an unexplored terrain up... CONTINUE READING
I was fortunate to view the exhibit created by Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and curated and produced by Monotype as part of private tour led by Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype. Browsing the collection while waiting for Rhatigan to finish the tour before ours, it was clear how much thought and planning had gone into the design of the exhibit, as well as its actual curating. A pattern made from periods of over 1,000 different typefaces decorated the... CONTINUE READING
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