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Category Archives: Design Ethics

Problem with Perfection

  Perfection. Why is it that we as artists strive for perfection, when it is impossible to reach? We as artist are programmed to push the envelope, to find creative solutions, to always find ways to better ourselves and our craft. Basically we strive for perfection in everything we create. We as artists know that […]

Top 50 Students to Watch? Really?

It’s always felt a bit unfair to be an art student at a public university. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, students who attend private art schools and pay boat loads of money seem to receive infinitely more exposure to the art world and encounter better overall opportunities. While going to school […]

Tonal Decoration in Interior Design

I was impressed a lot when I saw these pictures at the first sight. I have been paying attention to the interior decorations these days, I already post a blog about the interior design last time, but it was focus on the patterns and the furnitures. The color of the interior design is also very […]

The Evolution and History of The Apple Logo

There are a numbers of stories have cropped up over the years to explain the origin of the Apple logo design, this logo is definitely a bit success that people all over the world know this brand and its representative logo. There is a beautiful tale about the Apple logo: The logo on the back of […]

Kenya Hara, Muji and Minimalism

Kenya Hara is a Japanese graphic designer who is a leading design personality in Japan. He faces daily life with his attitude of ignoring the rapid development of the outside world, with a modest but at the same time  keen sense of design to seek for things need to be design or to be redesign. […]

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 […]

Too Close to Home(page)?

As I take a dive into the world of web design and coding I noticed that it is really easy to get the coding for websites. And I mean REALLY easy. With a simple right click I can view ALL of the coding for a particular website. For a newcomer in this intimidating world of […]

All Things Sewell

  Okay, so we all have our celebrity crushes. For a 13-year-old singer, it may be Taylor Swift. For a 17-year-old basketball star, it may be Stephen Curry. As for me, a 20-year-old graphic design student, my idol is Carolyn Sewell. Before coming to Mason I did not have too many people I looked up […]

What role a designer should play in book designing

Along with the appearance and development of the new media technology, the form of books and people’s reading habits are undergoing tremendous change. These are forcing traditional book publishers to make reform and innovate, book designer is no exception. When you get a book in the first sight, book designer is always your first encounter […]

Typedia by John Langdon

So I was browsing through some graphic design sites for inspiration for an upcoming art project and I stumbled on Typedia. It’s an encyclopedia of type and they also have a blog. One of the posts was dedicated to the creation of Typedia’s logo. The reason I’m sharing this with you guys is because I […]