David Airey is an independent graphic designer working with companies of all sizes since 2005.

Affiliation in the design profession

icograda

AIGA, D&AD, Icograda, DBA… just a few of the many trade associations for graphic designers, but how useful are they?

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It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be.

Paul Arden book

Paul Howard Arden, advertising creative and successful writer, was born on April 7th, 1940, and died on April 2nd, 2008. This short blog post can, in no way, do justice to his creative influence. What it can do, however, is serve as an introduction to those who are unfamiliar, and as a brief reminder to the rest of us.

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The Art of Looking Sideways

The Art of Looking Sideways

The Art of Looking Sideways. A visual feast of a design book by the late, great, Alan Fletcher — who left this world back in 2006. It’s over 1,000 pages long, and here’s a short insight into the inspirational publication.

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Edward de Bono

Edward de Bono

“If you never change your mind, why have one?”

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Creative review 11 August 2008

wine can

In this short feature, I highlight recent design articles of interest. You’ll find interviews, packaging design, posters and more. Feel free to add your own recent design articles in the comment section.

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