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Established by Josef Rupp I in 1908, Rupp is a traditional Austrian cheese factory.
“I recently gave a talk to a group of design students on early career negotiations.”
Good design is unobtrusive and long lasting. That’s Helvetica.
Naming can be one of the hardest parts of a branding project.
Half a year back I switched from FeedBurner to AWeber. Here are a few of the benefits.
Is there something you do to make sure client feedback is valuable and on point?
Tabloid stories about new designs tend to focus on two things: the money, and the logo.
National flags made from each country’s traditional foods, by WHYBIN \ TBWA.
I enjoy drawing, and I do better work when it’s enjoyable. So there’s that, too.
StreetPong. 10/10 for creativity.
I might have given up my dream. A big mistake.
If they give 20% what’s to stop the client chipping further?
Graphex is Canada’s biennial national design awards.
Jan Tschichold shaped graphic design long after his own death.
Who wants 50 shades of grey when you’ve got the choice of the rainbow?
Michael Wolf’s architecture of density project is pretty incredible.
Parisian fashion designer Lionel Le Floch asked me to create his trademark.
Printed in-house using a Golding Jobber from the 1880s, onto Gmund cotton 600gsm.
An Adobe Illustrator plugin that renders your flat artwork in seconds.
How do you measure the success of a design project?
Emilyn Cheong asked me a few questions for her final year project, titled “Originality Trouble.”
Giving families drinking water from the sea at no operating cost.
…because it shapes your capacity to understand what’s possible.
Good ideas don’t need embellishment.
A nice alternative to signing up to a stock photography website.
The Design Method is a new book by Eric Karjaluoto.
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos.
I was briefly interviewed by Web Designer magazine about designer/client communication.
I’m giving away seven copies of each of my books, and 20 codes for digital versions of each.
The compromise was £57.5K (about $90K USD).