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A few features of interest from the design blogs I follow, and more.
Designer and AIGA Medalist Steven Heller commentates on Olympic pictograms through the ages in a short video from the New York Times. Watch it after the jump.
The photo above shows Otl Aicher’s famous Munich 1972 pictograms. If you know who the image belongs to, please let me know. It’s a great shot and deserves credit.
Photo from PRWeb
“The great benefit of this [everyone sitting together in a single room] is that you can hear what everybody’s saying. I’ve never written a memo in my life, because everybody knows exactly who I’m talking to and what I’m doing. Everybody here knows everybody’s business. If you have a deep sense of privacy I don’t think that you could work for me.”
I asked if she liked the notes I’d been leaving her all week.
The title sequence for Catch Me If You Can, in particular, is one of my favourites, and here are a few others worthy of a mention.
“Everyone who is honest is interesting.”
Holding your design in print, as a tangible product, gives a sense of satisfaction that just isn’t there with digital imagery. It seems more permanent, less deletable.
A one-sided article about the validity of spec work.
You all know a lot more than I do, and it’s often shown in the quality of your comments. So from time-to-time I like to feature a few of your thoughts, both for the benefit of those who don’t follow the discussions, and as a small thank you.
Here’s the fourth in my ‘focus on reader comments’ series.
AIGA, D&AD, Icograda, DBA… just a few of the many trade associations for graphic designers, but how useful are they?
Thoughts from talented designers on the pros and cons of the economic climate.
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.
I talk about the transition from employment to self-employment, what details to include on your business card, web hosting issues, and the services I offer.
Here I answer another round of your questions, focusing on my decision to specialise in logo design, what to name your freelance design studio, and career advice for recent graphic design graduates.