Last week, I posted my Graphic Design PSA about Graphic Design Emergencies. This week, part 2… Graphic design is a profession filled with deadlines. Many of them arrive too quickly, no matter how much time we as designers are given on a project. But I’ve always said, “there’s no such thing as a graphic design … Read more Monday Fun: Graphic Design Emergency, Part II
Graphic design is a profession filled with deadlines. Many of them arrive too quickly, no matter how much time we as designers are given on a project. But I’ve always said, “there’s no such thing as a graphic design emergency.” And in my decade plus of experience, I’ve never seen a reason or project that … Read more Monday Fun: Graphic Design Emergency.
I was flipping through my Pantone book the other day when I had this epiphany: designers don’t “do” regular math, but they do have to do a different kind of math. Working with color is very challenging and getting consistent color whether it is in print or on the web is one of the most … Read more Designer Math
I was talking to a friend the other about design related things. Somehow the conversation turned to type and I remarked to her that “free fonts are like a $20 hooker. You never know what you’re going to get.” She laughed and said, “that would be a great t-shirt.” So I made it into a … Read more Free Fonts
Designers fell in love with Helvetica when it was first introduced, and that love has not subsided over the years. A clean and elegant font, it works well under a variety of conditions. It only seemed natural to pay tribute to one of the all-time favorite fonts in the world with a tongue-in-cheek verison of … Read more Designers do it in Helvetica.
I was invited to participate in the Say Something Poster Project. Jason, one of the project founders, liked my work on the Haiti Poster Project and asked me to join in this new endeavor. This poster project gives designers the chance to “say something to inspire, motivate, and educate teenage kids.” Phase one would include … Read more Say Something Poster Project
Sorry about the lack of blog posts lately. I’ve been quite busy this past holiday season with personal and freelance projects. Some I can show ya now, some I can’t… 😉 So I know this one is a bit late in coming, but I just had to show off my holiday card for 2010: Usually … Read more Holiday Card 2010
Some fun eyecandy for you today from Designer Daily: 15 Great Typography based objects/products. Great stuff here, LOVE that coffee table!
Here are a few great design inspiration links: Archive of Postage Stamps by Type Designers Great Book Covers from 2008 Smithsonian’s Flickr Page Lee Sutton’s Flickr Page Time Life Photo Archive (hosted by Google) Enjoy!
So as I ripped open my latest box of Kleenex® tissues the other day, I noticed that the strip with the tissue count said “180”. I was a bit confused because I recently started buying the larger packages that I thought came 280 in a box. So I went and got another box. And sure … Read more Friday Fun: Kleenex Typo
I was headed to another store in the shopping center and noticed this store sign: Vacuum and Gifts?! Yeah, those are two things I always thought should go together, kinda like peanut butter and chocolate, er, wait, bad example… Since I didn’t go in (I was pressed for time), I’m curious if all of the … Read more What The…
I’ve been buying the Uncle Ben’s instant microwave rice for years. It is a wonderful product for an ADD creative like me: tear the top of the package open, pop it into the microwave and 90 seconds later, you have steaming hot rice. For whatever reason, I ended up actually reading the back of the … Read more Confused Packaging
I recently had the privilege of traveling to Nashville (a mere 5 hour drive from me) to meetup with some friend from the HOW Design Forum and tour Hatch Show Print. Hatch is one of the oldest Letterpress shops in the US, and they still do things the old-fashioned way. No computers, no layout programs. … Read more Hatch Show Print
Thanks for the folks at HOW for the heads up on Axel Peemoeller, who created these very cool perspective type wayfinding graphics.
Being an in-house designer, I get a huge variety of design related tasks: everything from boring forms to photography to design, to a bit of Flash and everything in between. Some days, the job just rocks, though, and today was one of those days! I was tasked with developing food allergen icons for our redesigned … Read more I Love My Job!
For designers, typographers, or anyone else who loves/works with type, you will love this video…it’s a great use of fonts… See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.
Or at least price label placement. I was recently out purchasing Mario Kart for the Nintendo Wii and noticed this other game… …either the employee at the game store was being very clever or the package designer needs to take a minute to think about how the final package will appear on store shelves. Either … Read more Unfortanate Packaging