Black Mountain College in North Carolina

Black Mountain College Black Mountain College was founded by John Andrew Rice and a group of dissident, radical academics in North Carolina’s mountains in 1933. It became a symbol of academic freedom and the experimental spirit in American culture. Europes’s Finest Minds Before its closure in 1957, the tiny college,Read More →

Royal Academy of Art

They are an Academy They have a lot in common with museums and other galleries, but as an academy they have a wider position to play – to encourage not just the appreciation and understanding of art, but also its practise. Led by artists Like the founders of the Academy,Read More →

École Estienne

L’école Estienne is the traditional name of the École supérieure des arts et industries graphiques (ESAIG) (Graduate School of Arts and Printing Industry). The property is located in the 13th Paris district of Boulevard Auguste-Blanqui, at 18, not far from the Butte-aux-Cailles. The front façade of the École Estienne. HistoryRead More →

Central School of Art and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design The London County Council set up this vital art school in 1896 to promote the industrial application of decorative art, a goal that was vigorously pursued by its first principal, architect, educator and conservationist William R. Lethaby (appointed together with the sculptorRead More →

Slade School of Fine Art

Slade School of Fine Art A training school for artists established in 1871 as part of the University College of London. It is named after the art collector Felix Slade (1788–1868), who in his will endowed chairs of fine art at the universities of London, Oxford and Cambridge. At Oxford andRead More →

Tu Wien – Austria One of the foremost universities in Vienna, Austria, is TU Wien (TUW; German: Technische Universität Wien; also known in English as the Vienna University of Technology from 1975–2014). The University has gained comprehensive international and domestic recognition in both teaching and science and is a highlyRead More →

Ecolle Boulle College, Paris, France

École Boulle is a college for fine arts and crafts and applied arts in Paris, France. History The École Boulle was created in 1886 and is named after the cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle, who during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715), the Sun King, was commonly considered to be the preeminentRead More →

Graphic design principles: Definition and basics you need for good design

Two Dimensional space Visual design is mainly performed within two-dimensional boundaries( height and width). A sheet of white paper is a flat surface until we can put a mark on it, then it becomes a scene of visual forces that becomes more complex with the increase in the number ofRead More →

Getting the right education can be the difference between bagging your dream design job and, well, not. Now, successful graphic designer, Christopher J Porter is a proud Shillington graduate from 2009, who has been out in the design world for almost a decade now. Source: Design life after ShillingtonRead More →

The design world evolves super quickly, with new techniques and web design tools seeming to come at you from every corner. One issue that bothers both beginners and experienced professionals is how to keep up with the fast pace. The solution hinges on two skills: the ability to choose whatRead More →

Best self-tests

Never mind those silly online quizzes that tell you what your spirit animal is. Here are some online tests that measure useful abilities designers should have, like visual acuity, memory recall, the ability to eyeball and more. (Most are from 2018, but we’ve thrown in a few from earlier years.)Read More →

An aerial view of a high school courtyard in Sicily.

in the courtyard of a high school in sicily, artist alex brewer — better known as HENSE — has painted a strong and striking composition that stands out among the region’s earth-toned architecture. ‘our hope is for the work we painted in the courtyard at liceo scientifico to add an element of inspiration andRead More →

Psychology is a science founded in human motivation and behaviour and is essentially all about what makes people tick. As a marketer, if you can understand what drives somebody and why someone may behave a certain way, the better you’ll be able to understand them, work with them, and ultimatelyRead More →

“George Washington (with bow and arrow) pictured alongside the Goddess of America” Though I’m American myself, I always learn the most about America when I look outside it. When I want to hear my homeland described or see it reflected, I seek out the perspective of anyone other than myRead More →