Presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), TypeCon2012 will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, July 31st – August 5th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This 15th installment of “the nerdiest conference in the design world,” (as stated in a review of the 2011 event by Applied Arts Magazine) is a celebration of design, innovation…
Are you curious about what other designers in the industry are taking home on pay day? Now you can see if you need to increase or decrease your rate of operation, or finally ask for that raise.
Emerging from the desert into the hands of numerous international contemporary artists, retired and abandoned World War II planes are getting a second chance at an esteemed life.
Abigail Smith is an award-winning graphic designer who specializes in web applications and digital environments. Since 2002, she has worked with a host of arts and non-profit organizations from her home base in Brooklyn, NY.
Subjectivity is the curse of design, and designers. Fortunately there’s a valuable, but often overlooked phase in the design process that can remedy this situation – testing. Testing provides designers a chance to see which design solutions will potentially work best. Testing also provides a counter balance to one of the biggest traps designers face – selecting designs based solely on their aesthetic merit as opposed to what’s most effective. Testing challenges some deeply held beliefs of designers, who’ve been taught that “good looking design” is by its nature better for clients and their businesses. However, in some cases, the best-looking design is not always the most effective.
Reading is transitioning from print to the screen. For many, the convenience and transportability of devices like the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and even smartphones outweighs the pleasure found in the tangible aspects of a physical book.
The modern alphabet has stayed consistent for centuries; what has changed is the life surrounding our letters, and the means by which we can manipulate them.
Yves Béhar is a visionary. Founder of fuseproject, a San Francisco based design agency, Béhar aims to break into new markets and disrupt old ones by bringing a humanistic approach to his work.