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What Does “Breaking the Rules” Mean?

How many times have you seen a list of design rules that ends with, “You’ve got to learn the rules before you can break them”? This advice is rarely well-explained, and it’s a bit confusing, because ignoring design rules haphazardly results in something atrocious like this: Which rules should be broken, and why does design […]

What To Expect As An Art Major

So you’ve started art school. You’ve picked all your classes and looked up all your teachers. All that’s left to do is to speculate over how your semester is going to go. Here are three situations you may experience and a few tips on how to proceed: 1.) Your teacher may suck. It happens. Every […]

Better to see in Black and White

Here’s a tip for anyone who are unsure on their logo design, or any project they find themselves working within their future. Take your design and simply change it to a grayscale color-scale, and see whether it still works when the color saturation is removed. It is helpful to see the color harmony at work […]

How to Retrieve Dried-out Prismacolor Markers

ANOTHER dried out marker? Come on… Why do markers have to dry out so fast? Art materials can be quite pricey and being a college student, money can be tight for a lot of us. However, you don’t have to worry because I have found an easy solution to revive your old Prismacolor markers! Did […]