Flash is near its end. This free eBook from Monotype will help you take advantage of the new industry standard HTML5 in your workflow, branding and user experience.
GDUSA’s educated, informed, but admittedly subjective selection of our favorite graphic design schools across the US.
Social responsibility is a big part of the practice, particularly in how it relates to children and education.
Our January/February 2015 edition features the annual People To Watch (as in professional designers) and Students to Watch selections. It is an incredibly subjective process in a field loaded with talent and with newsmakers, but we proudly stand by them. The intersection of the two special reports was a question we posed to the professionals: […]
Sponsored By Rolland Sustainability continues to exert a powerful impact in design decisions. In our June 2014 Print Design survey, roughly eight-in-ten GDUSA readers specify eco-friendly papers sometimes, and more than a nine-in-ten say that sustainability is a factor in their design assignments and solutions. At one time, designers identified “green” with the specific attributes […]
Our 28th Annual Reader Survey, with notes about frequency, mobile and crowdsourcing, shows a market becoming more hungry and sophisticated.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo We know how hard you work and wish everyone a relaxing holiday!
Guest Post by CTI Paper USA Kromekote, one of America’s truly venerable paper brands, adds highly reflective holographic foils to the collection of super-premium cast-coated printing papers. A swatchbook and print demonstration featuring a new take on the iconic Kromekote apple image is now available from CTI Paper USA. “High-value, high impact print projects are […]
If you design menus, how do you create a piece that can entice patrons and help your client’s sales?
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 […]
Google is innovating again, this time by introducing a new way for businesses of all shapes and sizes to raise their profile and connect with consumers on the web. Called Google Business View, the technology brings a business to life with a high quality, 360 degree, interactive virtual tour that lets consumers experience and explore […]
Twelve percent of advertising and marketing executives surveyed by The Creative Group said they will expand their creative teams in the second half of 2014. Nearly three-quarters (73%) said their organizations plan to maintain current staff levels and 12% said they project hiring freezes, down 10 points from six months ago. Following are the top five […]
For more than 20 years, Pantone has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. The Pantone Fashion Color Report previews the most prominent hues for Fall 2014, including the 10 most directional colors which appear here above. Learn more about this year’s fashion […]
In a recent enewsletter GDUSA publisher Gordon Kaye suggested that graphic design trends in diverse areas such as print design, logo design and use of color had become too influenced by digital technology and that designers may begin to embrace more traditional and artisanal approaches. He also noted, in part, that “our 51st Anniversary Print […]
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, […]