Yes, techies, a custom typeface is a good idea

Jan 14, 2019

Custom typefaces often get a bad wrap as the fetishized, self-indulgent projects of “visual designers,” but platforms risk ignoring real metric-moving opportunitie...

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Colophon Foundry’s latest catalog features sharp illustrations by Stefanie Leinhos

Jan 14, 2019

by Matt Alagiah Colophon Foundry, the type foundry with bases in London and Los Angeles, has just released a new catalog presenting six ...

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10 Things Only a Designer Would Notice (And Why They Matter!)

Jan 10, 2019

by Carrie Cousins Don’t think your poor design choices won’t be seen. Keen graphic designers are judging your shortcuts and rolling their eyes. Just because these are thin...

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FIX8 Disrupts The World of Kombucha

Jan 10, 2019

by Casha Doemland What started as an ancient Chinese beverage made from a SCOBY, also known as a disc of yeast and bacteria, has grown into a beloved drink around t...

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8 Signs You Need Extra Graphic Design Training

Jan 06, 2019

The design industry is constantly changing, and even hardworking designers can feel like their portfolio isn’t quite up to scratch. It’s common to feel like you’re movin...

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How to Effectively Break Out of the Grid

Jan 02, 2019

BY RICH STAATS If you’re like most designers, you’ll agree that having a solid grid system is foundational to good UI design. It lets you establi...

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Origami Wrap is a gift wrap printed with folding instructions for origami figures

Dec 17, 2018

by Katie de Klee Portland-based design studio Ilovehandles has created wrapping paper that can have an afterlife as origami figures, to avoid the mess and waste associated with...

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The 8 types of graphic design

Dec 17, 2018

Graphic design uses visual compositions to solve problems and communicate ideas through typography, imagery, color and form. There’s no one way to do that, and that’s why there...

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Ai Weiwei designs footprint flag as a symbol for human rights

Dec 10, 2018

by Natashah Hitti Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has designed a light blue flag with a white footprint, to raise awareness about the importance of human rights.D...

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Looking Back at Postage Stamps in the Age of Automation

Dec 10, 2018

There was a big human element contained in those tiny boxes by Ben Hersh Photo: Swiss Post/Wikimedia Commons/public domain ...

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