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Effortless Design? There’s No Such Thing

When I first saw Ray Collins’ photographs of ocean waves, I was stunned. The presence of the water is almost palpable, rushing and thundering down yet glimmering like colored glass. But as beautiful as these final works are, we only get to see Collins’ best photos. A subject as ephemeral as the sea is hard to […]

The Importance of Staring at Your Work

Have you ever finished a design assignment at the last minute, only to realize later how bad it was? When I’m working on a design, I have tunnel vision and focus on a small area at a time. When I’m done, I’ve been staring at the design so long that I don’t see all the […]

Judging a book at first sight

Judging a book at first sight Book design has a lot to do with appearance; have you ever “judged a book by its cover?” As much as I’d like to say I read the content of a book first, I would be lying. I’m one of the many people that pick a book based on […]

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 […]

Falling into the Star Wars Trap

Spider-Man: Homecoming. For a movie so good, how could Sony have released a poster so bad? In the words of one angry Twitter user, it looks like Sony “let a first-year design student use Photoshop Elements” to create the official one sheet. Ouch. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the poster […]

Stop What You’re Doing and Read This

I recently read an article titled, “4 Skills Every Artist Should Try To Perfect,” which to my surprise, was something that I needed to read that I didn’t know I needed until after I read it. Many artists are faced with difficulties throughout their career, and three of the greatest ones were covered in the […]

Art Students Do Not “Color” All Day

Have you ever tried to convince your friends and acquaintances that being an art student is a lot more difficult than it looks? It’s almost like talking to a brick wall, because no matter what you say to prove your point, non-art students refuse to believe that we do anything other than paint rainbows and […]

Anime and Manga Art

On the 24th of September my friends Patricia, Garwin and I went on the Artsbus to New York City to look at the art that is over there. Now, I do not mean that we went to a museum or two during the day; the exact opposite really, we did not go to any museums, […]