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I’m often asked how to do hand lettering, or where one can go to learn hand lettering. Personally, I learned by observation and experimentation. I hope what I share here will serve as an invitation for you to explore the hand lettering techniques, methods, and styles that work for you so you can develop your own process.
by Maria Popova
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Copywriter and Art director duo wanted to have a card that they can hand out to promote themselves as a team, but also wanted to have opportunity to practice their professions individually. Rethink Canada designed this Mr. Lube gift and business card that demonstrates what the service is all about.
Within the field of user experience, visual design is sometimes perceived as a bit of an outsider. Indeed, some visual designers are apparently feeling a pressure to rebrand themselves as “user experience” designers to progress their careers. In my experience with clients, visual design is often likened to decorating the walls of your living room.
This is the second excerpt from Just My Type.
A very important part of a designer’s ability to create magic is the ability to focus on the project at hand. The need to stick to the brief and create something that the client wants is of utmost importance, even more so than creativity itself.
I love posters and I collect them either printed or digital.
When Apple held its public "Celebrating Steve" memorial, it’s no coincidence that the eulogy was delivered by Jonathan Ive. Promoted by Jobs to Senior Vice President of Industrial Design in 1997, Ive oversaw the product design of Apple’s incredibly successful return to power. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is running a retrospective exhibition that examines the history of Apple’s industrial design under Ive.
Creating a logo is a hard thing to do because you have to emphasize a whole ideology in just one illustration. You can’t afford to screw it up because the logo will be as important as the company’s name, so that’s why is vital to create something great.
How do you feel when someone steals your ideas?