The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a professional design organisation. Members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, user experience, branding and identity. The objective of the organisation is to be the standard bearer of professional ethics and practice in the design profession. T
John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950’s. He introduced a unique Australian Style. His abstract textile designs included everyday household items tea towels and curtains. The materials were sunburnt Australian shades, “deep and muted, sometimes almost three dimensional”. Greys, yellows and greens were the
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
Paul Rand, was a seminal figure in graphic design who made innovative visual identities for some of America’s major corporations and book and magazine publishers
We all have seen the designs of Paul Rand at some stage of our lives. He had a career spanning nearly seven decades. There is the seminal logo for IBM and the logo for ABC. There is the Westinghouse logo, the logo for NeXT computers. There are posters and packaging, book covers, record covers and a multitude of magazine covers.
These posters by Robin Weissenborn are not new, they were designed in 2015 and awarded in an international poster competition. The graphic designer, who was studying at the prestigious Bauhaus university at the time, designed a series of posters using experimental typography and cool distorted perspectives.
As a designer, I am passionate about the history of art and their influence on ‘visual design.’ In art history, Dada is the artistic movement that preceded Surrealism, it began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916 by a group of mostly painters and painters. Dada artworks challenged the preconceived notions of what art meant. Many Dadaists felt that the way to salvation was through political anarchy, the natural emotions, the intuitive and the irrational.
A Moroccan city swathed almost completely in blue. A throng of figurative sculptures tucked deep within a Finnish forest. A famous artist’s New Mexico home in the expansive desert she depicted on canvas. These are just a handful of the countless sanctuaries, scattered across the globe, that have offered profound
Around 2015 or so, adult colouring books arrived on the Amazon bestseller list , and haven’t left since. The response was polarizing: Kate Middleton was reportedly a fan at one point, but Quartz dubbed them America’s “cry for help .” Forbes called them the “dark horse of publishing” that year.
If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your fitness routine or diet, being more creative should be on your list, too. With advantages ranging from greater brain function and productivity to better mood and memory, creativity can help improve your life at work and home. Source: 9 Ways to Be
Need help deciding what to read next? Take a cue from these famous bookworms. Sally Field recommends “The Witch Elm” by Tana French Field is also a fan of the dispatches from the Dublin Murder Squad, and although French’s latest novel doesn’t involve the usual crew, it remains thrilling and
Built into the side of a former rock quarry, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel takes full advantage of its unique location. It’s situated a short drive from Shanghai and features 337 rooms and suites spread across 19 stories, two of which rise above the surrounding landscape, and several of which