graphic design

The 10 Most Beautiful Typefaces Released Last Month

The 10 Most Beautiful Typefaces Released Last Month

Anyone who’s tried their hand at designing a typeface will know it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something attractive t... »

How a Guerrilla Art Project Gave Birth to NYC’s New Wheelchair Symbol

How a Guerrilla Art Project Gave Birth to NYC’s New Wheelchair Symbol

In coming months, as parts of New York City continue to rebuild after the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, observant citizens may notice a small change in... »

What 5 Dots in iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade of Apple Design Strife

What 5 Dots in iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade of Apple Design Strife

Signal bars are ubiquitous on phones, so much so that we’ve developed an entire language around it–“How many bars do you have?” or “I don’t know why the c... »

See Apple’s Remarkable Evolution From iOS 6 To iOS 7

See Apple’s Remarkable Evolution From iOS 6 To iOS 7

Yesterday, Apple gave the world its first peek of iOS 7, the software that will power iPhones and iPads starting later this year. Helmed by hardware guru Jony I... »

Why Jony Ive Is Flattening iOS 7

Why Jony Ive Is Flattening iOS 7

Over the past year or two, skeuomorphism has become the new Comic Sans. Just name-drop this esoteric technical term into polite conversation (always dismissivel... »

A Rare Peek at the Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A Rare Peek at the Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first day on the job, Page launched an ... »

Debunking the Myth of Apple’s “Golden Ratio”

Debunking the Myth of Apple’s “Golden Ratio”

The Golden Ratio: just typing the words can make the clouds part. The most mathematical way of describing the ratio would be 1.6180… (read more here). The least... »

Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced to Simple Shapes

Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced to Simple Shapes

If there’s anything that refuses to be condensed or simplified solely on the basis of mass distribution it’s philosophy. So when graphic designer Genís Carreras... »

The Whitney Museum of American Art Unveils its New, Elastic Logo

The Whitney Museum of American Art Unveils its New, Elastic Logo

“It would be much easier to present the history of art as a simplistic line–but that’s not the Whitney.” That’s the Whitney Museum of American Art’s... »

Type Design Inspiration: Inside the Evolution of Typography at Monotype

Type Design Inspiration: Inside the Evolution of Typography at Monotype

This week Monotype opened its Pencil to Pixel exhibit in New York to celebrate its unique, typographic history. The company has played a wide-reaching role in t... »

11 Rules for Great UX Design, Adapted From an Original Mad Man

11 Rules for Great UX Design, Adapted From an Original Mad Man

The Mad Men era of advertising has passed. Today, a brand’s communication and engagement strategy is no longer a separate and distinct practice from the design ... »

Red Pen Might Be the Fastest Way to Get Feedback on Your Designs

Red Pen Might Be the Fastest Way to Get Feedback on Your Designs

As you may know, we’re big fans of single-purpose tools that make your life easier. This is especially true when it comes to design, because sometimes a simple,... »

30 of the Most Beautiful Typeface Designs Released Last Month (April)

30 of the Most Beautiful Typeface Designs Released Last Month (April)

Anyone who’s tried their hand at designing a typeface will know it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something attractive t... »

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors in Marketing

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors in Marketing

Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue is the color... »

How to Design for the Sharing Economy

How to Design for the Sharing Economy

The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases. Instead, we cra... »

An Inside Look at Instagram’s Brand New Cleaner Logo

An Inside Look at Instagram’s Brand New Cleaner Logo

  To the non-design obsessed, a logo may seem like a relatively small detail, but in reality it represents the personality and identity of a product. This ... »

Google Teams Up with Monotype to Let You Download the Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google Teams Up with Monotype to Let You Download the Entire Google Fonts Catalog

  Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the t... »

The 25 Best Google Doodle designs

The 25 Best Google Doodle designs

  The guys at team Google Doodle are a nice bunch. Not only do they like to say happy birthday to a lot of people and celebrate special occasions, they als... »

The 13 Most Drastic Big Brand Logo Changes Ever Seen

The 13 Most Drastic Big Brand Logo Changes Ever Seen

  Most logo changes by big brands are subtle.  Some, however, are so drastic that the new marques look like they have been created for completely diff... »

What Is Graphic Design?

What Is Graphic Design?

  Suppose you want to announce or sell something, amuse or persuade someone, explain a complicated system or demonstrate a process. In other words, you hav... »

Top US Design Programs & Tips for Choosing One

Top US Design Programs & Tips for Choosing One

  A question I often get asked via email is “Which graphic design school / university should I attend?”. To be honest it’s a very hard question to answer a... »

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