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The Design Matters pilot TV show

Stefan Sagmeister

The taping of the pilot TV program “Design Matters” is next Friday (11th) in New York. Debbie Millman is host, with Hillman Curtis as director. The show is conceived as a design version of “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” and Millman’s first two interview subjects are none other than Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister.

The design responsibility

climate change poster

How will design shape our future? How are we, as designers, taking responsibility for the products we help put to market?

Focus on reader comments #5

neon sign words

Another batch of your thought-provoking comments.

Design agencies and studios on Twitter

Twitter fail

It’s common business sense to follow what’s happening in the design world. So for you smart folk who are reading my blog, here’s some help in the form of the most notable agencies and studios using Twitter to their advantage. But not all get it right.

Logo trademarking tips: a legal perspective

Toyota logo design

This guest post has been republished and edited with the kind permission of author Steve Baird, Chair Trademark & Brand Management with Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The design pricing formula

money roll bank notes

A lot of designers struggle with pricing, and I’m regularly asked how I work it out.

25 of your top design posts from 2008

Mondrian DisSymmetry

Your favourite design blog post from 2008.

Affiliation in the design profession


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

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.

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.

Edward de Bono

Edward de Bono

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

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.

35+ iconic logo designers

Well-known logos

Short bios and resources for more than 35 of the world’s top identity creatives.

Creative roundup 08 July 2008

coloured books

From time-to-time I’ll roundup interesting creative resources and articles. Here follows 7 snippets, with links to other creative blogs and websites.

Colour tools and resources

color theory

Colour and emotion are closely related, so it makes sense to pay particular attention to the colours we choose for our design projects.

Creative roundup 19 May 2008

look at this book

Every now and again I’ll compile some noteworthy links / resources, publishing a quick roundup for your convenience. Here follows my creative roundup from the past few weeks, plus a quick snapshot of me in my first ever pair of glasses. Run for the hills!

Creative resources 07 April 2008

Lovely as a Tree

Typography resources, environmental websites, help with starting your business, and suggestions to make you a better designer.

Creative news 28 February 2008

70 logo design resources

70 of the best logo design resources

Head on over to my other blog for some excellent logo design resources. If you’re at all interested in the craft, you’ll not be disappointed.

Listed in the top ten sites for designers, and a new look for HOW Design

HOW top 10 websites for designers

My website is amongst the HOW top ten for designers. Quite the honour.

Creative news 14 January 2008

Design Observer logo

Some news and features from creative professions.

Creative resources 01 November 2007

creative pro

Spec work is peeping out from under the bridge again. I was surprised to see CreativePro running a logo design contest. The reader comments tell what the consensus thinks about that.

First steps to graphic design pricing

100 pound notes

Here are a few things to consider when setting your graphic design rates.

Creative review from August 2007

wet leaf

At the start of each month, I like to review the most popular posts from the previous 30 or so days. Here you have it, my creative review from August 2007.

Creative review from July 2007

wet leaf

Here’s the pick of my most popular graphic design articles from last month, in case you missed any.

Creative resources 26 July 2007

Juicy lime at Randa Clay

Randa has compiled various resources for free vector artwork. Always handy from a designers point of view.

Finding sources of good vector art for use in design projects can be rather difficult. I can do illustration, but find it to be very time consuming, and while I don’t mind paying for good illustrations, I really appreciate all the sites out there that are offering freebies.

Creative resources 16 July 2007

ai Alex offers up 50 inspirational websites for designers. Certainly worth a look if you’re lacking in ideas (but be sure to have a little time on your…

Creative resources 09 July 2007

I’ve often talked about the importance of sketching, and Tara at Graphic Design Blog posted about how sketches and grids speed up the design process. “By spending a…

How speed linking helps

chain link

Speed linking is a term used to describe a number of links from your website to another.

Your favourite creative quotes?

Graphic design quote

Words that inspire you to be creative, to get up and do something.

Valuable tips for your blog design

Design quote

The design of your blog can greatly improve reader retention, so to help, here are a number of great post sharing valuable blog design tips.