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The Creative Confessional

The Creative Confessional

Looking for a place to confess your creative sins? Did you take two hours to "think creatively" yesterday, but you were really on Facebook? Do you intentionally ignore what clients say because they don't know anything anyway? Do you recycle design elements to save...

Postcards Are So (read: Can Be) Cool!!

Postcards Are So (read: Can Be) Cool!!

Most postcards that I get in the mail are quite boring. It seems like they are quickly and cheaply created with more thought on the budget than creativity. I hadn't given it a whole lot of thought, though, until I was asked to design one at work last week. Initially,...

The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2012

The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2012

Checkout Flavorwire's 30 best movie posters of 2012. It's, not only, an interesting trip through the movies of 2012 but also a lesson in current design practices. Below are my favs: The cleanness and beauty of the colors and lighting in this Cosmopolis photo are...

Who are Graphic Designers?

Thinking about becoming a graphic designer? Wondering how much you might get paid or what kind of jobs you could do? Here's the infographic for you! Sourced from HOW Design and the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are some pretty interesting stats on here. 6...

What makes a good designer?

As Adobe Creative Suite became more prevalent, the distinction between someone who owns Adobe software and the true designer has become starker. Here's an infographic that I think describes a true designer pretty well. What do you think? [by Rob Bye]

Jessica Hische strikes again!

Jessica Hische is pretty cool, and she likes typography A LOT. Penguin books decided to team up with Jessica to design a for a special collection of Penguin Classics. Here are the first six in the alphabet series:   You should also check out her previous...

Microsoft’s New Logo: Yay or Nay?

Whoa nellie! Talk about a lively debate! Microsoft unveiled a "new" logo yesterday and designers are up in arms. Some are shouting "boring!", "too plain!", "not distinctive!". While others are cooing "modern", "minimal", "so Web 3.0". I think I agree that it's too...

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