Designer’s Guide to Logos: A Call for Submissions

May 16th, 2011 5 Comments

Over the past year I have written a book called “The Designer’s Guide to Logos.” One of the things that I want to include in the book are stories of logo designs in progress, from start to finish; pencil sketches, rough ideas, concepts, mind-maps, those sorts of things, shown next to the finished logo design. [...]

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Graphic Design Paradoxes

March 24th, 2011 No Comments

Tobias Bergdahl has put together 12 designs based on Adrian Shaughnessy’s “12 paradoxes of graphic design.” Have a look here. Adrian Shaugnhnessy is a graphic designer and writer based in London. In 1989 he co-founded the design company Intro. Today he runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining design and editorial direction. Found via Quipsologies.

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Forbes Disses Graphic Design and Cleveland

February 27th, 2010 2 Comments

That’s enough Forbes! First Forbes Magazine championed crowd-sourcing graphic design sites like CrowdSpring and called the graphic design industry “snooty.” Now they have insulted Cleveland by calling it the nation’s most miserable city. The list of miserable cities includes not only Cleveland but also Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown—every major city in northern Ohio. Within one [...]

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Graphic Design Student Questions

November 19th, 2009 2 Comments

Recently I’ve had several graphic design students contact me with questions for their school projects. In case any other students are interested in the answers I’ve posted some of them below. How did you become interested in Graphic Design?At an early age I realized that I could draw slightly better than my peers. They were [...]

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Graphic Design Test

November 5th, 2009 1 Comment

Andy Rutledge has composed a nice little graphic design test on his site that I encourage all designers to take and all non-designers to read. The test asks questions about design fundamentals that highlight the difference between creativity and design. Rutledge also aims to illustrate that many designers today are not designers in the traditional [...]

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