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Category Archives: In Print

Why go to the Bathroom if you’re not going to take a p!#$?

That’s my question for Ann Ford, the designer of the “Don’t Piss Away Your Vote” poster shown below, which she created for AIGA’s “Get Out The Vote 2016” campaign. Ford has an MFA in design and visual communications and is currently an Associate Professor teaching graphic design, typography and graphic design history. In a statement […]

Foiling Techniques

The DIY transferring foil printing is a fun crafting techniques that can be done at home with a few materials. As graphic designer student, most of us probably have these simple equipment to use this technique for some of our projects. If you have a regulars inkjet print, steam iron (or laminating machine), and some […]

Pixel Money

Pixel and flat design styles are so in. The simplicity of pixel art and the beauty of flat design are mysteriously attractive to many designers and consumers. However, the style must have gotten serious attention in Norway. Norway’s currency designs definitely sparked my interest. I know that design trends impact countless marketing ads and companies but to […]

Does It Grab You?

We all know a book cover has to grab your attention. Unless you have heard about the story, all you have to go on is the cover – so it needs to be good. Here’s one I think works on several levels. For one thing, the one and only picture – the ends of hair […]

Tschichold and Penguin Books

Awhile back I found an old copy of print magazine which had an article in it about Jan Tschichold’s work with Penguin books. During his time with Penguin he set up a whole new system of composition for the company, before he did so the only type face the company used was Times New Roman […]

Sometimes typography is just awesome.

      In the words of Bernie Mac, “nuff said.”

What does a business card say about you?

Business cards are often overlooked elements of representing your business, when they are a very important part of your brand.. A Business card is the first thing potential clients will look at after meeting you. So when done properly you are leaving a good last impression after your first meeting. The card will identify your […]

Games Are Useful in Life

I found this in shirt form a long time ago and am still kicking myself for not getting it. This is one of the best video game shirts I’ve ever seen. This is a list of all the helpful things that you can learn from video games, and a good deal of it I can […]

Empire Tested

This ad campaign created for Nike by Hort explores Nike’s connection to New York City. The use of typography and imagery link great sports moments and inspiration to a great city, also full of inspiration. I think this is one of the strongest ad campaigns I’ve seen in a long time, and I love the […]

How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

Adrian Shaughnessy’s excellent book highlights the hardships—and the value—of the career of the graphic designer.  Shaugnhnessy’s introduction emphasizes the ability of the designer to use his or her creativity and aesthetic sensibility to give value to anything, and the ability to distill a culture and time period down to graphic forms. The pure focus on […]