We feel that in our role as designers/communicators our challenge is to make that positive impact felt more effectively.
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 […]
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 […]
We have all been there. The sweaty palms, pounding heartbeat and dry mouth that come with anticipating a job interview. You hope you’ll get easy questions — sometimes I have — and you pray you don’t get the hard ones — sometimes I have. The Creative Group suggest that you hope for the best but […]
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 […]
For the 51st year GDUSA has conducted a reader survey about print design. As part of the survey we asked readers, “What are your favorite colors for use in print design?” Here are their Top 10 Favorite Colors: You can download the entire Print Survey here.
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, […]
The Minimergency Kit for Moms contains an amazing assortment of 17 personal care items to prevent minor melt-downs. The kit contains a variety of mommy must-haves, including hand-sanitizing towelettes and caffeine gum. Included is a handful of kid-friendly items like a miniature crayon set, fun adhesive bandages, and the smallest deck of playing cards you’ve […]
I have worked most weekends of my life. Sometimes it is motivated by practicality, and sometimes driven by sheer habit and compulsion. Sometimes it’s hard to separate the two but there it is — weekends in the office are my default position. Perhaps for this reason, I was drawn this week to a set of career […]
For years, the biggest obstacle facing web designers has been the burden imposed by coding. Many don’t know how to do it all or only have a narrow skillset in the field, thus limiting what they could do on the design side and/or being forced to outsource what they couldn’t handle on their own. And […]
“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” –Paula Scher
Lucia Eames, the only child of American architect and designer Charles Eames and only step-daughter of designer and painter Ray Eames, died April 1 at the age of 83. Born in 1930 to Charles and his first wife, Catherine Woermann, Lucia was an artist, graphic designer, owner of the Eames Office, and founder of the Eames Foundation — not […]
Jimmy Fallon rules “Tonight” with a new moon-shaped logo by Emily Oberman of Pentagram’s New York office. Related Oberman clients have included 30 Rock, Late Night, and Saturday Night Live. Fire and ice, snowflake and flame. Duffy & Partners has updated the Sub-Zero identity and made a better visual connection to Sub-Zero’s Wolf line of […]