Glyphs Sign

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 particularRead 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 →

Necker Cube

The Necker cube illustrates how the eye can reach two conclusions. The two squares in the Necker cube can be perceived as either the front or the rear surface of the cube. Read More →

Do people still use Helvetica ? Today, we will see what designers say about the notorious font. Are you curious to find out how many hate it and how many love it? So am I. Let’s find out! Approximately 1000 years ago, the Chineseman Bi Sheng invented the mobile letter.Read More →

The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.Read More →

The colour red is the colour that attracts attention, excites curiosity and arouses to action.  Red is psychologically stimulating, and it can be used to increase blood circulation.  Representing passion and power, red is the colour that will attract the most attention. The color red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with danger, war, energy strength, determination desire, and love.Read More →

Small space ideas photo of a living room

A small space doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be cramped. Maybe there is not enough light; furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout isn’t right? How do you make a small room feel more spacious? With clever use of colour, furniture placing, space planning and lighting, your small space can feel as spacious as you need it to bRead More →

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.

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Sister Wendy Beckett - Art Reviewer

While life lasts, let us live it, not pass through as zombies, and let us find in art a glorious passageway to a deeper understanding of our essential humanity. – Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) Sister Wendy, a cloistered nun whose passion for art led her to wander out into theRead More →

With the new year right around the corner, many of us are resolving to go to the gym more or to keep the house clean… but if you’re like me, being more creative is top on your list. And I’m here to tell you that it’s easier than it soundsRead More →

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 andRead More →

Setting Intentions for 2019. A picture of a floral pattern as well as a interior design book with colour swatches.

Can you believe it is the last Friday of 2018? Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the last. With New Year’s Eve just a few nights away, we plan to ring in the New Year at home in our PJs and I wouldn’t have had it anyRead More →

Julien Gaquère, alias Jigé , is a self-taught artist who works at the Jouret workshop in Roubaix. His drawings in multiple shapes and colors are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, where characters and strange animals intertwine. Source: Cute and Colorful Characters by JigéRead More →

Co-working spaces aren’t about working anymore: in the age of millennial loneliness, they’re mostly about finding one’s social niche. Source: Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-workingRead More →

Screenshot via GT America An awe-inspiring microsite displaying how a hip, old school-like typeface can be applied and styled has been the talk of the design community in the past week. Created by Swiss type designer Noël Leu and London-based graphic designer Seb McLauchlan , the ‘ GT America ’Read More →

The innate wanderlust of humankind means that people have long dreamt about living on planets outside of Earth. This fantasy is now being revisited by many due to the fact that NASA successfully landed on Mars last month. Source: Mars Gets Its First Typeface, Equivalent To ‘Helvetica’ On EarthRead More →