Technology Reveals Its Softer Side

Guest Post from Image Source By John O’Reilly We’ve entered a dramatically different relationship with technology, an age where machines talk to each other, where we’re developing new rituals and routines and where advertisers and brands tell stories about the soft benefits of hard technology. And it will change our relationship to images. Welcome to […]


Digital Print Cover Contest Winners

This summer, to give designers an opportunity to become better acquainted with digital printing technology — as well as digital papers that can enhance design projects and solutions — GDUSA conducted a special “Digital Print Cover Competition.” Neenah was a natural sponsor given its rich variety of paper colors and textures for digital print applications. […]


Pioneering Women of Graphic Design

Guest Post by John Clifford Today, women make up around half of the graphic design profession. This wasn’t always the case. I wrote Graphic Icons: Visionaries who Shaped Modern Graphic Design to highlight the pioneers of the field, from El Lissitzky to Stefan Sagmeister. It surprised me that so many of the historic designers I considered […]


Health and Wellness Design in the Spotlight

We are always trying to identify and spotlight new areas of growth and opportunity for creative professionals, an especially vital endeavor in these pinched times. We believe we have fallen upon an absolute natural extension of our awards programs — a “no-brainer”  if you will — the American Health + Wellness Design Awards™. The reason (almost) goes […]


Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014)

Photo: Asheind “Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.” That quote by Massimo Vignelli elegantly summed up his philosophy of design — and, by the way, what did he do that was not elegantly done? Mr. Vignelli died yesterday at the age of 83 after a long illness. Born in Milan […]


The 10 Commandments of Color Theory

The 10 Commandments of Color Theory is a comprehensive resource for all those who find choosing color themes a task too baffling and intricate. From the psychological impact of colors to the various different color schemes and combinations, this infographic holistically sums up the essentials of color selection and the anatomy of the color wheel all in one, […]