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Land art. Worth a look.
The postman brought a nice surprise earlier.
The design company is not the only place to be a designer. In fact it’s actually in some ways a rather constraining place to be a designer.
A snippet from Be Bold 101, by Nicholas Bate. Some stellar advice.
Quoted from Dave Trott’s blog where he discusses the client/designer relationship between Steve Jobs and Paul Rand.
How lettering is made for public display.
The company’s cheap but well-made, well-designed books found a new audience of working and middle-class readers that few believed existed. The future really was orange.
The Blanch font file is available as a free download.
In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.
Thoughts on the designer/client relationship, courtesy of the Design Council.
“A graphic designer faced with no content should create something without content.”
Photos of the now-closed Aldwych underground station in London caught my eye.
The book takes an in-depth look at relationships between nature, design, economics, geometry, and art. Well-worth a read for designers and creatives of all types.
“You have to say, ‘You know what would be even better?'”
If you’re writing a book for the money, you’re going to be disappointed.
Selective variations might, on the face of it, appear as censorship, but…
These seem popular now (or these now seem popular). They do, don’t they?
Great. Love it. But I can’t help wondering how often this happens.
It’s the International Year of Chemistry, and graphic designer Simon C Page (previously featured for his Year of Astronomy posters) has created a set of ten promotional poster designs.
“…before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era.”
I have 15 MOO discount codes to give away, each getting you (or someone you know) the following.
A little reminder that we need create more than just wordmarks and symbols.
Debbie Millman’s new book Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits is an engaging collection of dialogues between Debbie and different leaders in the field.
“You get out of it what you put in, so if you don’t go to meetings, or become involved with other members, paying the fee is pretty much useless.”
Don’t show two logos and ask, “Which one’s best?”
But some of them, man alive… I really wish they’d read what I’m about to write.
A glass-half-full mentality has helped all of us through a hellacious week. Complainers need not apply.
The postcard for the real estate development? It sucks. Get rid of it.
If you aren’t absolutely committed to your career, I’ll come to the conclusion that I shouldn’t be either.
Identity design is not about what one likes or dislikes. It’s about what works.