The relationship between designers and developers is a tricky one. Blake Callens at VentureBeat has some great advice for the ‘pretty picture’ people when talking to the computer geniuses that make the visuals work. Callens gives a quick run down on the lingo needed to translate the tech speak. The microchip computer was, arguably, the … Read more
Clear bottles seems like a no-brainer for clear liquids–and even some colored ones. Designing for clear bottles creates some unique challenges. I think Fahrenheit 212 handled the copy well. Just from this shrunken photo it appears all the type is easily read, except for maybe the bottling and distribution lines. What’s important is the copy … Read more
Sometimes roommates are awesome. Sometimes they are not. These five flashcards are simple, but effective, graphics that amuse because you know you’ve been there. Take a look at the rest of the roommate types here: 5 Roommate Types | Second Lunch.
If you’re a designer and you don’t like Steven Heller then you might be in the wrong profession. Yesterday he tackled typefaces. Enjoy the snippet. Type fashions come and go, but the Western alphabet and Arabic numerals are here to stay. Correspondence lettering schools were for a long time, during the 20th century, the keepers … Read more
We Americans sometimes like to takes things to extreme and revel in the excess. These gorgeous gingerbread houses are no exception. Hogwarts never looked so tasty! Just bring a cup of Christmas tea to sip while munching! 15 Outrageous Gingerbread Houses Slideshow | The Daily Meal.
Why is the art of brand design the unsung hero of the design world? We live in a culture that is more creative than ever before. The man on the street is probably more hard-wired into an appreciation of creativity and its power to transform than ever before. Fashion, architecture, product design are not just … Read more
I may work solely on digital projects now, but there’s no replacing the tactility of paper and the construction of physical objects. It’s amazing that people can still create such precise work without the aide of computer generated graphics. Just look at how detailed the pieces are and knowing that it was all done by … Read more
The Huffington Post released this blurb about how Hurricane Sandy is popping up in the media: The story of Hurricane Sandy is largely being told through photos, in part thanks to Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app bought by Facebook this year. More than 244,000 photos have been posted to Instagram with the hashtag #sandy, according … Read more
What a great way to celebrate our silver anniversary than to bring in a world class designer and have her jury our first (but hopefully annual) Design for Good poster challenge! Legendary designer Luba Lukova took time out of her busy schedule to visit us here in Dixie! We had a total of 45 poster entries … Read more
So here is the next installment of Chocolate Date. I never made it to Dreamcakes to be able to compare them to Urban Standard but it’s on my ever growing to-do list. How was your week? We had an excellent AIGA meeting last week despite not having either of our co-presidents. We’re really kicking the … Read more
What kind of influence do designers actually have?
Boys love their superheroes regardless of their age and this little one is no exception to the rule. Marvel Comics makes a Mom’s dream come true and her son used his new “powers” to help others. Enjoy this uplifting edition of Friday Fun.
Yes, I know its weird that I am a millennial without television. What can I say? I use Hulu. Unfortunately, that means I don’t get to be up to date with anything on AMC including agency standard “Mad Men” and their latest show “The Pitch.”
Creativity is an essential part of humanity. It brightens my day that these kids are doing such great work at such an early age!
I don’t usually write on the weekends but this one is an exception. Today marks the opening of the second New York Design Week. And yes I know New York seems to make up whole week themes to have a bunch of parties, but I’m really jealous I’m too broke to jet up there to … Read more
Despite the dire warnings of print is dying it isn’t going anywhere for a while. It’s just shifting. Print is getting more creative and becoming more of a fine art. Just look at this video on the making of the November issue of German/English magazine novum.
Alabama university students take the floor this afternoon at Vulcan Park. A University of Alabama creative team will make their national presentation. University of Alabama at Birmingham students will be presented with scholarships for their respective wins during the 2012 ADDY Award Show.