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

What makes a good business card?

Business card design

What makes a business card effective? Is it originality? Legibility? Simplicity?

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UrbanFonts.com website critique

Urban Fonts

There are so many font sites out there that for the first time searcher it’s kind of over-whelming. You need time on your side when choosing the right fit for your design work. I think UrbanFonts.com is the first font site that I’ve taken a decent look at through my blog posts, and I’m doing so after they paid ReviewMe for my time.

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Poster design from Lippa Pearce

INFANTRY poster by Lippa Pearce

One of the sharpest poster design executions I’ve seen. It’s from Lippa Pearce who are now Pentagram partners. Excellent typography mixed with engaging photography.

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How you helped improve my blog

Lone tree

You should always be wondering how your blog can function better and be more user-friendly. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook important aspects simply because you’ve been looking at it for too long, or because it’s fine for you.

What’s the best way to understand how your blog is used? Ask your readers. I did, and here’s what I found out.

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Ringtone, dialtone, Pantone

Pantone mobile phones

#1: What colour shall we make our new range of mobile phones?
#2: Hmmmm. Shall we use Pantone?
#1: Yes! What will we call the colour range?
#2: Hmmmm. Shall we use Pantone?
#1: Super! How will we market the new style?
#2: Hmmmm. Shall we use Pantone?

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