Pantone Colour Swatch

The Pantone Colour Matching System is a system for identifying, matching and communicating colours across product design, graphic design and marketing. It utilises a unique numbering system for identifying its colours.Read More →

Andrew Fairclough Illustrations

Andrew Fairclough is an Australian illustrator, designer and art director based in Los Angeles. KINDRED STUDIO Illustration. Design. Art Direction. Forged with Heart & Hands. Sydney AU / Los Angeles CA After a misspent youth completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics between boutsRead More →

typography and design

Typographic design skills give the designer, who develops an appreciation for the subtler points, a wealth of satisfaction. There are few aspects of the profession of graphic design that provide more opportunity to apply creative skills. It calls for judgment and ingenuity constantly, and every application of the skills learnedRead More →

The difference between oblique and italic

Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings.  True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren.  Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.Read More →

Alexander Girard was a man of many design talents. Trained as an architect, he practised across disciplines—making furniture, designing interiors, patterning wallpapers. Girard is perhaps best known for his work as Herman Miller’s head of textiles, a title he carried from 1952 to 1973. Girard is perhaps best known forRead More →

To be a sound designer, it is not just technical skill.  Sucess as a designer often means getting out of your own way.  I have found designing with mindfulness has helped me to stay focused, stay relaxed and have consistent access to my creativity.    Recently I was listening toRead More →

Herb Lubalin

Renowned American graphic designer, Herb Lubalin, best known for his collaborations with Ralph Ginzburg on the magazines Eros, Fact and  Avant Garde,  is regarded as one of the seminal designers of the 20th century. The, 17 March 2018, will mark what would have been Lubalin’s 100th birthday.Read More →

As a visual designer, I am fascinated how people process visual perceptual information. The design process is about bringing order and form to our visual world. Gestalt Psychologists in the 1930’s suggested some basic perceptual rules that the brain automatically and unconsciously follows as it organises sensory information into meaningfulRead More →

Early studies for Metroblack, the first full typeface designed by Dwiggins.

William Addison Dwiggins was an American type designer and typographer.  He was well rounded and was loved for his prolific work as an illustrator, book designer, type designer, playwright, (puppets) and author. Dwiggins was born in Martinsville, Ohio in 1880, he had studied East in Chicago, and then he movedRead More →

Haryco Branding & Design created this wonderful botanical-inspired packaging for Curata beauty, a new green beauty brand. “We had the very pleasurable task of creating the entire branding platform and packaging solution for Curata, a sustainable luxury brand.Read More →

Less dramatic accomplishments and contributions to the culture of modern civilisation by artists, artisans and designers have been but little publicised. It was in 1937 that a mild-mannered, quiet and kindly man was recognised as a real genius – Frederic W. Goudy, one of the most famous type designers in the world!Read More →

Disability icon

Back in 1968, Danish design student Susanne Koefoed developed the International Access Symbol and as ubiquitous as it became, there is a passivity to the design that is arguably addressed by the latest Accessible Icon. With its own emoji and increasing acceptance across the globe, the new symbol started as a street art project in the Boston area that tackled stereotypes of disability and the built environment.Read More →

Motel Beer branding and packaging

We brew modern beer in Berlin. We like our beer simple and clean; comfortable and welcoming; occasionally unexpected but always memorable. Like a motel should be. — Motel Minibar Motel is a Berlin-based craft brewery.Read More →

Renner* is a free typeface inspired to Futura that supports OpenType Variable Font, allowing users to control the exact weight and italic of the font. The post Renner*: A free Futura alternative appeared first on Freebiesbug .Read More →

Baobab is a new magazine featuring work from photography students at KABK. The poster was designed as a call for guest editors for the magazine’s third edition.Read More →

Please update your browser. Why? A typeface for print and screen. Bubbling, strong, but very accurate. Created with much fine tuning and precision.Read More →

Haunch of venision poster

Asymmetry can help give some life and power to a typographic arrangement.

The designer has used the idea of a long piece of tape or receipt.  The typography is contrasted against large and small to make it stand out.Read More →

Angelica Dass mosaico+Humanae

The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color given by Angelica Dass a Brazilian Photographer.  The ‘Humanae’ project began as a small family album included relatives, friends and neighbours.  The project now includes portraits of more than 3000 people from 24 cities spanning 15 countries.  She states that the “Colour of our skin gives a lasting impression.”Read More →

Typographic Signs

What is the most memorable piece of typography you have come across? “I’ll go for Typographic Process, Nr. 4 Typographic Signs designed by Wolfgang Weingart in 1971 because it was one of the first designs with typography as the main element and the one that inspired me the most.”Read More →