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DANGER: Hilarious Graphics Ahead

March 30, 2012
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DANGER: Hilarious Graphics Ahead

To laugh in the face of danger has always been advised against. But when it comes to public safety and warning illustrations, this doesn’t always seem to be kept in mind. These signs are not approved by OSHA, so have a laugh and please, take care of your head.

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Humanitarian Campaigns that Grab your Attention

February 7, 2012
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Humanitarian Campaigns that Grab your Attention

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. She's shared a collection of some attention grabbing humanitarian campaigns with us.

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Gorilla Glass 2: Under Pressure

January 27, 2012
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Gorilla Glass 2: Under Pressure

There is nothing more frustrating than getting out of your car, only to hear your phone crash to the pavement; face first of course. As you pick it up with one eye closed, hoping to diminish the damage with limited vision, you see it; the dreaded spider screen.

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Smartphones, Smarter Cars

January 17, 2012
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Smartphones, Smarter Cars

With CES 2012 come and gone, the tech industry is left in its wake of new devices, gadgets, gizmos, and software. Recently, the auto industry has become a major player in this biggest tech show of the year. And with laws tightening on the use of cell phones while driving and a continuing push for...

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Designing with Disabilities in Mind

December 13, 2011
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Designing with Disabilities in Mind

The practical role of design is to communicate a message. Designers are visual communicators, and design is more than aesthetic. We must consider the target audience while still retaining an aesthetic, communicating a visual message, and doing it all to the client's expectations. That can be a lot to handle! This can be further complicated when our target audience...

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Speculative Progress

November 2, 2011
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Speculative Progress

“Make art. Make progress. Volunteer your creativity to support President Obama’s jobs plan.” That’s the presentation of the “Art Works” poster contest being run by the Obama for America campaign to promote the American Jobs Act. But while Campaign Manager Jim Messina may view the contest as a great opportunity for creatives to put their...

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Sappi Ideas that Matter 2011

April 28, 2011
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Sappi Ideas that Matter 2011

Sappi Fine Paper North America have announced the 2011 Call for Entries for Ideas that Matter – their annual, innovative grant program that supports and transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good. “Since 1999, Ideas that Matter has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing $11 million worldwide to causes that enhance our lives,...

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D&AD launches the White Pencil

April 18, 2011
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D&AD launches the White Pencil

Earlier this month, D&AD launched the White Pencil award to recognise creative ideas that change the world for the better. Each year one White Pencil will be awarded at the D&AD Awards, to an idea that demonstrates the ability to influence real and positive change in the world: an idea that raises awareness or changes behaviour around a pressing...

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What Design Can Do! The Global Impact of Design

March 21, 2011
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What Design Can Do! The Global Impact of Design

What Design Can Do is a two day international conference about the global impact of design. Held in Amsterdam on May 26th-27th 2011, What Design Can Do will explore design not as an aesthetic thing, but as a mindset for addressing social issues. “Design can be a rather hollow concept. Design is too often related to that which is...

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IDEO Announces New Organization to Address Poverty Through Human-Centered Design

March 15, 2011
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IDEO Announces New Organization to Address Poverty Through Human-Centered Design

Early last week, global innovation firm IDEO announced plans to launch IDEO.org this fall. IDEO.org is a new organization aimed at spreading human-centered design throughout the social sector and improve the lives of people in low-income communities across the globe. IDEO.org is looking for its first fellowship class to be part of the team starting in September. Find out...

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