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The Powerhouse Behind Starbucks’ Designs

With 26,696 locations worldwide, Starbucks is easily one of the most recognizable and powerful brands in the world. From Starbucks holiday cups to the excitement around “PSL” (pumpkin spice latte) season, Starbucks has become a part of our culture’s vernacular. Every store has a similar format, with posters and advertisements matching the overall campaign design […]

Let’s Talk Sans Serif

If you’re a graphic designer, you most likely know you are expected to understand the difference between serif and sans serif letterforms and when it is appropriate to use them. However, when perceiving typography in design today, sans serif typefaces serve as the popular selection for designers. Since the Bauhaus design movement in the 1920’s, […]

Just Your Type

When looking at graphic design, many people tend to overlook and forget about the thoughtful details that go into making a particular work successful. Typography especially, is a game-changer in the design world, and has the power to effectively impact a target audience. Understanding the importance of typography is essential for new and upcoming designers, […]

Designing for Friends

It always gets tricky as a designer when family members or friends expect free design work from you. If a designer gave free work to every friend they had, they would never make a dime. This being said, as professionals we need to stand by our prices and be firm about the quality services we […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Graphic Designer

                    It’s no secret that it can be easy to feel pressured, drained, and overwhelmed as an active designer. However, by following three, miniscule steps, you can kick-start your motivation and creative energy levels in no time. 1. Find Your Work Flow Do you consider yourself […]

How To Meander Book

A meander book, also called an accordion book, is a fun and easy way to showcase digital designs with a special touch of handmade! Many online tutorials use glue, tape, and scissors to make this book. However, a traditional meaner book is made using only paper and folds. It is also referred to as an origami book […]

Political Activism 101: Cultural Jamming with Ad Campaigns

  Is your daily live polluted by boisterous advertisements? Do you want to make the public conscious of the contradictions with corporate America? Is the world’s current economic situation making you upset? Do you have a graphic design and art skills? If you answered YES to any of these questions, how about starting and employing […]

Underground Guerilla Street Art Tactics 101: Wheatpasteing Posters

Do you feel frustrated when your voice is not heard? Do you not like the government or media censoring your voice? Do you believe in creating a revolution using art? How about spreading your message using underground guerilla street art tactics like wheatpaste! In the 1970s, punks in Great Britain used wheatpaste to spread the […]

Beautifying the Streets and Educating Youth with Street Art

Wouldn’t you like to see more public art on the walls? Well the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia does just that. The program was established in 1984—when the crack epidemic was at full peak—as a way to transform troubled youth into productive young adults by introducing them to art making techniques in street art. These […]