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Category Archives: On the Web

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 […]

Babies, Bears, and Dangerous Kitties

If you haven’t heard about The Oatmeal then allow me to enlighten you to the most creative, funny, and inspirational comic and illustrator out there today. His name is Matthew Inman and he is a rad dude. Besides his popular online comic he has created a card game about Exploding Kittens. Yes, I know, […]

I Don’t Give A Data Set

Prepare yourself, I am about to ask you a series of rhetorical questions. What colors are all of your socks? How many times have you looked at the clock since you woke? Who did you say hello to up to this point of the day? What’s your favorite form of caffeine and how many have […]

One-page websites, the future of web design.

    Right now, there is a paradigm shift happening in web design. We are moving away from the outdated convention of print design and moving towards fully utilizing the digital platform. With the technological advances, we can now make web design a more easy and satisfying experience. A page less website is a better […]

We The Sheeple

Wake up, people! Have you herd, we are about to nominate our 45th president of the United States of America. Do you care? No, seriously. Do you? The designer for this poster obviously does. Your voting participation, or lack thereof, implicated by this poster’s visual rhetoric attempts to define how you give to society […]

Are You Voting?

My mom and I find ourselves talking about the upcoming presidential election almost every time we see each other. She and I have always had the same view on politics, so you can probably assume there isn’t much argument between the two of us; we tend to feed off of each other’s inputs. About a […]

Web Design Do’s and Don’ts

     Are you a designer? If so, you probably have a website of your own. Or at least you should have one…. If you don’t have one just yet, don’t panic. You still have time to make one and get your work up there for the public to see. But before you dive into […]

Fashion in Architecture

Fashion designer and Architect, Shamekh Bluwi, has a unique style to design. He takes a simplistic outline of a possible dress, shirt, skirt, whatever, and holds it up to different backgrounds. This includes anything from interesting patterns or wall papers, to cityscapes, to anything found in nature. The designer says he uses this tactic to gain […]

Change of Biblical Porportions

Book designer, Adam Greene completely redesigned the classic Bible to be an easier read. So he’s basically taking the Bible and breaking it up in sections, as separate books, to create reading experiences as if you were reading a fluid story. Honestly, if this makes more people want to read it, that’s great because Jesus […]