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Category Archives: On the Web

The Total Package

When walking across the cereal aisle of a grocery store, shoppers are enveloped in a colorful sea of options. Some individuals already know right away what brand of cereal they want specifically. Other customers simply do not have the time to compare the pros and cons of products, so they result to judging by the […]

Happy Inktober!

It’s officially October! You know what that means right? No—not just colorful leaves, rain boots, and pumpkin spice lattes. It’s Inktober! Every October, artists and designers around the world participate in the Inktober drawing challenge by creating one ink drawing every day for the entire month. Created in 2009 by illustrator Jake Parker, Inktober’s goals are […]

And the 2017 PANTONE Color of the Year Is…

Announced annually, PANTONE unveils the Color of the Year each December. The corporation explains that the thoughtfully selected color is “a color snapshot of what [they] see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” This year’s chosen shade has been characterized as “a fresh and […]

Project 1324: Can Art Change the World?

Can art change the world? Adobe Systems (yes, the creators of our beloved Adobe Creative Suite) says yes. Project 1324 is an Adobe social impact initiative that works with leading youth art organizations and emerging creatives around the world to create a positive impact in their communities. An inclusive initiative, you don’t have to be […]

We Made a Magazine!

NAPIZUM Magazine, Issue 002 is out now! NAPIZUM is an art magazine for artists of all mediums. This is a passion project started by Benny Harps, David Sharp Jr. and me.  We all came together with the same vision to create a platform for “artists without a voice,” Each issue features artists from all around […]

Where Graphic Design Meets Social Media

How often do you check your social media every day? According to an article written by Lauren Davidson, a digital reporter at The Telegraph, “the average person has five social media accounts and spends around 1 hour and 4 minutes browsing these networks every day.” So what does this mean for designers? As social networking sites […]

The “Graphic Design is my Passion” meme

Unless you are living under a rock, you have countered the presence of memes. The term, meme, is defined as an idea or belief that spreads rapidly throughout a culture, usually by means of social media.  In a sense, it is an inside joke in the internet. They tend to come out of social media […]

Can you design better than AI?

Are graphic designers being replaced by AI (Artificial Intelligence)? A need for designers come into question when programs like Logojoy appear. The service is described by the founder, Dawson Whitfield as using “AI and our own company’s unique algorithms to provide premium logo creation services to our users without the assistance of a graphic designer.” […]

From Print to Web: A Brief History of the Drop Cap

brief history of the drop cap. I love drop caps—they always clutch my attention. Initially, drop caps or initial caps were incorporated into illuminated manuscripts dating back to the 4th century. Drop caps from this time period originally were heavily designed with more illustrative elements. For example, the photograph below illuminates that the illustration of […]

Becoming Insta-Famous

  Getting people to care about who you are as in artist on social media can be a daunting task. After all, there are more than a handful of amazing artists with different specialties who are currently killing it on social media, and it may be hard to find your place in the world of […]