Glyphs rise above language and culture Glyphs are the graphical symbols that are more or less universally used. Typical are the plus and the minus signs in mathematics. Margaret Mead, the American Anthropologist, suggested them as a means of a new international language. As a “Graphic Designer,” I like the particular
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.
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 meaningful
William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic design “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a
Spanish photographer and neuroscientist Al Mefer has captured some out-of-this-world images of Benidorm’s Martian structures. The photographs of the buildings were post-processed and laid on a coloured background to create the illusion they are floating, or part of an alien landscape. In recent years, Benidorm’s brutal hotel structures have come
The animated short “Your Black Friend,” based on the comic series by Ben Passmore, is a humorous and heartbreaking look at a very real topic. The film was temporarily removed from Facebook due to alt-right trolls earlier this year. A special hardcover collection of Passmore’s comics series is out soon.
360° video has quickly emerged as a unique medium that is able to offer deeper experiences for audiences compared to standard video or still imagery. It gives the viewer greater control to look around and discover more. Research conducted by Google showed that 360° video delivers significantly higher performance than
Background image by DesignTAXI. Images provided by AIGA The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)—the largest and longest-standing design association in the US—has launched ‘Double or Nothing’, a bold project that aims to double the number of women leaders in the design industry and counter the gender pay gap. Led
Image via Shutterstock Can an artificial brain truly replicate the workings of a human mind? This week, the final Reddit posts from renowned physicist Stephen Hawking made their rounds on the internet. Hawking’s stance towards AI was that it’s possible for robots to outsmart humans, just like how “Einstein was
Our society is in the midst of balancing itself out after centuries of males dominating most industries. Recently, Rachel Morrison became the first female cinematographer to be nominated for an Oscar for her work on “Mudbound,” and it’s moments like this that give us hope that things are headed in the right direction. And, hopefully soon, in the near future, it’ll become such a common occurrence, that gender won’t even be relevant to the discussion.
Search might be getting a facelift in the months to come. It seems Google is currently experimenting with a revamped version of its signature Material Design layout for its search engine service, as spotted by sharp-eyed Reddit users. Here are a couple of screenshots to check out for comparison. The
Union VFX takes us through how they subtly enhanced some of the Oscar-winning film’s most powerful scenes using VFX. Warning: this story contains major spoilers for the film. Lacking dragons, spaceships and digital doubles, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri isn’t a film you associate with VFX. We’re all aware that in
The final 60 images in the 15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest have been revealed, with the impressive selection showcasing diverse talent from all over the world. “Joy”. A seal pup enjoys the morning breeze on Düne Island in Germany. Image by © Erika Valkovicova. All rights reserved This year, the
Facebook revealed on Friday that a voter profiling firm hired by Donald Trump and other Republicans had improperly used data from 270,000 users of the social media platform. But what Facebook didn’t say may be more important: The number of people affected by this aggressive form of data grabbing likely
Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more. According to a newly-published government report, the arts contribute over $763 billion to the economy, and photography represents over $10 billion of that total. Those numbers come from new data released earlier this
It’s now possible to post a 3D model straight to your Facebook feed or a Page, opening up new potential for 3D artists, character artists, game developers and anyone who wants to experiment with 3D rendering, to showcase work in its full form on social media. With Facebook 3D posts, anyone can
Video screenshot via Campaign Deliveroo believes there’s no better way to connect with each other than through good food. For its latest campaign titled ‘Eat More Amazing’, the food delivery service has built a billboard mosaicked with 2,000 free burgers in Shoreditch, London to “interact with more consumers,” described Emily
This week, Apple announced that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held in June at San Jose. The event aims to introduce guests to Apple’s newest OS features and updates. The teaser artwork for 2018’s conference features an all-white getup with glossy, elevated elements—a refreshing change from the