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Category Archives: On the Web

FR E SH A VOCA DO

It has been over a year now since the death of Vine, but it is remembered by many as the birth place of some of the most well-known memes. Only after becoming a graphic design major could I finally come to appreciate the classic meme, FR E SH A VOCA DO. If you haven’t seen […]

The most useless websites ever made

Deep within the digital jungle of the world wide web lies an especially peculiar website called “theuselessweb.com.” It is a remarkably simple website consisting of only one page, with the words “Take me to another useless website,” and a button below doing just that. It’s not the website itself that’s magical; the dozens of other […]

Erickson Stock: Your One Stop Shop for All Your Stock Photo Needs

I know, I know. Didn’t I just write a post about staying away from cheesy stock photos? Yes, I did. Erickson Stock, however, has the perfect balance of both cheesy and actually usable stock photos that it may just be our solution. The photos on Erickson Stock may not be free, but you really do […]

How to Attract Graphic Designers

As graphic designers, we know what makes good design; consequentially, we know what makes bad design too. The City of Los Angeles creatively capitalized on this principle when they posted a job opening on their Facebook profile earlier this year. Horrendous in its design, the job listing drew the attention of designers and non-designers alike. […]

What if Adobe created a keyboard made especially for its users?

You’d probably agree that right now there’s a world of possibilities going on in any creative mind. Usually these ideas begin with the famous phrase “what if”,  until the idea results in something that can be seen and appreciated, even if it is just a concept. The designer Vinicius Araújo created a cool concept that […]

Design Thinking and How to go About it

What is Design Thinking? How do you define the process in which a design comes about? Every designer has a process of their own in which they believe “works” for them. Some go for a linear route and some would be called organized chaos. The most important part that all designers have in common though […]

Befriending Satan

Regardless of whether or not you think web design is Satan, every graphic designer needs to befriend it. Due to the rapid expansion of the internet over the past few years, graphic designers are now expected to be able to code. Upcoming graphic designers are upset with this new expectation that requires them to learn […]

Yahoo’s Logo Design Origin

Yahoo has been the site that Internet browsers have used for years. It is the source of sending emails, along with having news articles and a search engine. There are three questions that Yahoo users never thought of: what is the origin of the name Yahoo, why is its signature color purple, and why does […]

Why Beyoncé is Iconic but Her Albums Are Not

Designers in the technological age, like those crafting Beyoncé’s brand, no longer have a large-scale physical medium to create album designs. Instead, 12-inch vinyl sleeves have shrunk down to 1-inch digital icons. We no longer see albums covers like those of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, or The Clash. The small scale has limited designers, whose […]

3 Reasons to be Happy as a Designer

It’s Thanksgiving and there is a lot to be thankful about. Whether you are just now starting off as a student, or already have an existing career in the field, there are plenty of reasons to be happy as a graphic designer! 1. You get paid for being creative. While design is a procedural discipline, […]