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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 thought some of you might want to give MOO a shot, so I have 15 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.
Sounds nerdy. Probably is. Fun, though!
Two minutes rammed full of childhood memories.
Useful if offering internships (to stay on the right side of the law), and if seeking a placement (to ensure your chosen internship is the best possible match).
I recently had a chat with Cerentha Harris, editor of Herman Miller’s Lifework blog.
I’ve learned a few things along the way and want to share some blogging advice.
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts is a light-hearted collection of stories aimed at non-designers.
Etymology is the study of the history of words. There’s a collection of company name etymologies on Wikipedia. Here are a few choice picks from the automotive industry.
I recently created a number of identity design variations for Massachusetts-based startup TalkTo.
San Serriffe — my next island destination.