This year, logo trends show a pendulum shift from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs that reflect a new attitude through color and embellishments.
Tumbled – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Parallelogram – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Outline – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Neo-Vintage – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Modern Religion – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
B/W Hipster – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Est Trd Mrk – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Blurple – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Gold – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Fatty Fade – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Linear Fade – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Field Lines – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Cut – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Punctuation – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Serif Redux – 2018 Logolounge Trend Report
Design education and educators have more influence than ever on the fast-changing shape of design, media and culture. This is certainly true of the 2018 group…
VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS Nikki Juen is an artist, designer, and educator interested in the spaces where these practices overlap. She is Co-Chair of the MFA in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts and an instructor in the Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design. In Juen’s […]
MFA DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATIONSCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA) Cheryl Heller is the Founding Chair of the MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. Since its launch in 2014, DSI at SVA has attracted students from twenty-eight countries and graduated over one hundred alums now working as change leaders in industry, […]
KANBAR COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ENGINEERING & COMMERCE | JEFFERSON Frank Baseman is the Director of, and Professor in, the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), where he has taught since 1998. In 2007, he was awarded Philadelphia University’s Innovation in Teaching Award. Work produced by his students has been […]
SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING ART (SAA) Jessica Barry is a 1997 graduate of the School of Advertising Art (SAA), holds a BA in management from Antioch University Midwest, and has been recognized as an award-winning educator and creative director. Jessica has served as President of SAA since 2007, overseeing all operations of the college and, in […]
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY Thomas McNulty has served as a brand and package design consultant for over 30 years in United States and in Europe, and has been teaching at Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 1991. He has worked with various industry powerhouses over the course of his career, including renowned designer […]
TYLER SCHOOL OF DESIGN Dermot Mac Cormack is an educator, designer, and writer, living in Philadelphia. After graduating from The National College of Art & Design in Ireland, he worked at Kilkenny Design Workshops before working in various design studios in Dublin. In the mid-1980’s he moved to Philadelphia where he was hired as a […]
SHILLINGTON EDUCATION Anthony Wood is Global Managing Director of Shillington Education, a fast-paced, immersive design school with campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He is an award-winning designer and educator — originally from Sydney, via London and currently based in New York — who loves design for its ability to change […]
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS | KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY Carole Maugé-Lewis, tenured professor in the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, boasts an impressive record of teaching excellence. For the past 23 years she has been the driving force in developing the Graphic Communication concentration in the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw […]
AUBURN UNIVERSITY Robert Finkel was born and raised in Birmingham AL He attended Rhodes College in Memphis TN where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology concentrating in cultural anthropology and sociological theory. He is a graduate of the Portfolio Center and in 2011 received a Master of Fine Arts from the […]
ANTOINETTE WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA, ARTS & DESIGNDREXEL UNIVERSITY A native of Hirosaki, Japan, Shushi studied Graphic Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel. Her ongoing design research projects — visual translation of cultural ideas — focuses on gesture, form, and type compositions and is based on […]
ROBERTSON SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND CULTURE VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY Jay Adams is an Assistant Professor in advertising at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. He currently teaches portfolio and campaigns courses with heavy emphasis on design and art direction and has led student teams to win numerous AAF ADDY awards on the […]
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN Pam Barby is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Graphic Design Department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Influenced by her grandfather, a painter in Lancaster PA, Pam developed a love for art and design at a young age. Expanding her influences and passion for design began […]
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OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Janis is a graphic designer and photographer practicing in Los Angeles. She is currently a senior in Communication Arts. Through her work, Janis strives to challenge the conventions of what graphic design is and isn’t, and is continuing to discover the different ways this practice can live in our […]
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Juan Aranda is a junior communication design major with a minor in writing. He briefly flirted studying product design but couldn’t shake the pull that typography held and continues to hold over him. His mounting collection of books and magazines, and his dwindling checking account, can attest to this. Growing up, his […]
KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY Graphic Design was never on Audrey’s short list. It’s certainly not what she would have said if you had asked her what she wanted to do with her life. But with an engineer for a father, and a fine artist for a mother, it may have been inevitable all along. From creating […]
JEFFERSON Peter is a senior in the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). He studied architecture before deciding to pursue his true interest in graphic design because he finds the depth and variety of graphic design more appealing. His favorite part about living in Philadelphia is the ease of […]