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Your logo is copied – Ferdinand Vogler – Medium
After a few years in Design you eventually find out that everything has been done before. I figured out where some popular logos might have come from. When does copying become stealing? Is it even that bad?
design  history  logo 
11 weeks ago by tysone
Tools of the trade – Infographics for the People
John Grimwade: When I started making infographics, every freelancer in the business carried a briefcase everywhere they went. It was filled with all the equipment needed to make artwork. You needed technical pens, french curves, ellipse templates, compasses, ruling pens, paintbrushes, a craft knife, and so on. We spent a lot of time in art supply stores, buying designer’s colors and inks and everything else. I still love those places more than any other shops, although there are a hell of a lot less of them around now.
history  design  infographics 
january 2017 by tysone
The Bauhaus | Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the first and largest collections relating to the Bauhaus, the 20th century’s most influential school of art and design.
design  history  inspiration 
august 2016 by tysone
Why Print Rarely Translates to Digital (by @baekdal) #insights
The largest difference of all is one of behavior. The way people consume a print magazine is based on entirely different needs and desires than the way people consume something online. And this is especially noticeable with a monthly print magazine.
design  newsdesign  print 
july 2016 by tysone
2016 AICP Sponsor Reel - Dir Cut on Vimeo
Method Design was tapped by production company RSA to concept and create this year’s AICP Sponsor Reel. The AICP awards celebrate global creativity within commercial production. Method Design wanted to create an entertaining piece of design that encapsulates the innovative and prolific nature of this industry. Our aim was to showcase the AICP sponsors as various dancing avatars, which playfully reference the visual effects used throughout production. Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur, feathers, particles and more.
dance  design  video  animation  motion_capture 
june 2016 by tysone
Good Design — The Year of the Looking Glass — Medium
You know you have a good design when you show it to people and they say, “oh, yeah, of course,” like the solution was obvious.
design  toteach  advice 
january 2016 by tysone
Living in different worlds
How much abstraction is right in this world, and is it helpful or unhelpful to have prior mental models (‘memory cards are like film’) to apply?
toteach  design  prediction 
january 2016 by tysone
The Website Obesity Crisis
If present trends continue, there is the real chance that articles warning about page bloat could exceed 5 megabytes in size by 2020. ... The problem with picking any particular size as a threshold is that it encourages us to define deviancy down. Today’s egregiously bloated site becomes tomorrow’s typical page, and next year’s elegantly slim design.
advertising  prediction  design 
january 2016 by tysone
Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds — Medium
Design is about making something easy to use, or easy to understand.
design  toteach 
july 2015 by tysone
Web Design - The First 100 Years
Designers! I am a San Francisco computer programmer, but I come in peace! I would like to start with a parable about airplanes.
toteach  design 
july 2015 by tysone
Before there was Photoshop | graphic design tools | Photoshop 25th anniversary - YouTube
Follow along as Sean Adams mocks up a layout with a variety of traditional design tools.
design  history  toteach 
july 2015 by tysone
Makerbook - The best free resources for creatives.
A hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives
photography  design  resources  free  toteach 
may 2015 by tysone
interface hall of shame [mirror of iarchitect.com]
the interface hall of shame is an irreverent collection of common interface design mistakes. our hope is that by highlighting these problems, we can help developers avoid making similar mistakes.
ui  design  toteach 
february 2015 by tysone
Paint the Town Red | Jacobin
Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 7,500 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 500,000 a month.
webdesign  editorial_design  design 
december 2014 by tysone
The 5 Most Common Mistakes in Design — The Year of the Looking Glass — Medium
There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count. Luckily, there’s this thing called the “Internet” and this medium called an “article” that lets us point at and talk about these mistakes behind their backs, in the hopes that by bullying them into the spotlight, it’ll be harder for them to slink around, wasting our time and steering us towards no-good solutions.
design  advice  toteach 
december 2014 by tysone
A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations
So instead of debating whether designers should learn code or developers should learn design, let's set some common ground on how design for the web evolved and how we could bridge the gap between code and design.
design  history  toteach  web  css 
december 2014 by tysone
Design Explosions: Mapping on iOS — Medium
This is not a contest, it’s a detailed design lesson.
Also, we’re not going to be spending any time on the accuracy of Apple’s map data, which is considered less accurate than Google’s. We’ll be focusing on the flows in the apps themselves, because those are details the designers can actually control.
toteach  design  google  apple  maps 
december 2014 by tysone
Recruiting a Designer? Here's What You Should Know - BOLD by Pixelapse
Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says "I'm a designer", it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by the umbrella term designer.
design  terminology  toteach 
july 2014 by tysone
Far Beyond Snow Fall — The Message — Medium
When we explore new ground (or re-explore old ground, forgotten ground) in new mediums, we often find it necessary to swing the design and interaction pendulum to the baroque side of the scale. We do this to see what “too much” feels like in order to understand the edges of “enough.” We saw this happen with iPad “magazines.” We saw this happen with “Snow Fall.” “Snow Fall” was less about what felt natural in a web browser or what was best for the story, and more about what was maximally possible in a web browser. The experiment just happened to be attached to an article.
nytimes  design  news_design 
may 2014 by tysone
WTF, HTML and CSS?
Reasons your HTML and CSS may be fucked. A curated list of commonly frustrating HTML and CSS quandaries, miscues, and dilemmas.
css  design  html  toteach 
march 2014 by tysone
daniel sinker • Oh my god, don't make things for "Everyone."
Real audience is hard. Solving real problems is fucking bananas. But it’s the only way you make something that lasts, because you made something that someone actually cared about.
philosophy  startup  design 
may 2013 by tysone
Retro Vectors
Retrovectors is a site for creatives. A source of graphic elements for projects. Not finished designs but items that can be incorporated into design and layouts. Quality vector stock that is free to use for personal or commercial work.
design  graphics  inspiration  retro  royalty_free  illustration 
april 2013 by tysone
Quote: You know, one of the things that really hurt… by Travis Jeffery of 37signals
Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.
And it’s that process that is the magic.
design  steve_jobs  quotes  inspiration  process 
april 2013 by tysone
Amanda Cox: The Power of Visualization's "Aha!" Moments
Data viz is both young and not young. It's still rapidly changing, so I'm hoping it gets more awesome rapidly. But we're already at a place where we can make people understand what they didn't understand.
forsnd  design  infographics  toteach  from instapaper
april 2013 by tysone
The Newspaper of Tomorrow: 11 Predictions from Yesteryear
Visions of what newspapers might look like in the future have been varied throughout the 20th century. Sometimes they’ve taken the form of a piece of paper that you print at home, delivered via satellite or radio waves. Other times it’s a multimedia product that lives on your tablet or TV. Today we’re taking a look at just a few of the newspapers from the futures that never were.
forsnd  newspapers  design  prediction 
march 2013 by tysone
Typographica: Our Favorite Typefaces of 2012
For the font market, 2012 was a year in which burgeoning trends matured into permanent shifts.
forsnd  design  typography 
march 2013 by tysone
No, I'm not going to download your app
How we read news in the era of stupid pointless iPhone apps.
forsnd  news  reading  design 
february 2013 by tysone
Interactive Guide to Blog Typography
Have a blog? With small adjustments, you can noticeably improve its typography. Your readers will thank you for it.
design  typography  toteach 
december 2012 by tysone
The Universal Arts of Graphic Design | Off Book | PBS - YouTube
Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit.
forsnd  design 
november 2012 by tysone
Main : Stefanie Posavec
This site is for the work of Stefanie Posavec. It's held together with string and sellotape, so bear with me as I slowly cobble it all together.
inspiration  design  visualization  toteach 
october 2012 by tysone
Web Site Pagination is Evil
Pagination is one of the worst design and usability sins on the Web, the kind of obvious no-no that should have gone out with blinky text, dancing cat animations, and autoplaying music. It shows constant, quiet contempt for people who should be any news site’s highest priority—folks who want to read articles all the way to the end.
design  internet  forsnd  newsdesign 
october 2012 by tysone
PBS: The Art of Web Design
The explosion of the internet over the past 20 years has led to the development of one of the newest creative mediums: the website. Web designers have adapted through the technological developments of html, CSS, Flash, and JavaScript, and have mastered the balance between creativity and usability.
forsnd  design  toteach  html  webdesign 
september 2012 by tysone
The Colbert Report: Logo Makeover for USA Today
In a digital era where print media is struggling, USA Today is focusing its energy where it counts: the logo.
forsnd  design  usat 
september 2012 by tysone
Brand New: USA TODAY for Tomorrow
Late last week, USA TODAY announced a complete redesign of all its platforms, including the ubiquitous print edition and its identity, both designed by Wolff Olins.
forsnd  redesign  design 
september 2012 by tysone
Questions I ask when reviewing a design - (37signals)
I’ve been thinking more about how I review a design – both my own and someone else’s. So over the past couple days I’ve been writing down every question I’ve been asking when I look at a design-in-progress. Some of these I say out loud, some just go through my head, some are in person, others are posted to Basecamp or Campfire.
design  creativity 
september 2012 by tysone
Critics Find a Target in the Circles of USA Today’s Redesign
The day after USA Today unveiled its new edition, the design community was in a fluster about the newspaper’s new look and puzzled by the bold circles that appear in the top, left-hand corner of every section.
usat  forsnd  design  newsdesign 
september 2012 by tysone
Brand New: 2012 Brand New Conference, Quotes & Tweets
We have a million fonts, a million colors, and a million piles of shit leaving our fingers all day long. It’s just sad to me, because when you look at this [vintage ephemera], it’s just about communication. One font and a thing called hierarchy.
branding  design  inspiration 
september 2012 by tysone
USA TODAY redesign: A look at the #newusatoday - YouTube
USA TODAY is launching a dramatic redesign of its print and digital products, as well as the introduction of a dynamic new logo. Take a look.
forsnd  design  redesign  usat 
september 2012 by tysone
'USA Today' Unveils New Look, Logo
It’s a promising revamp. USA Today appears to have listened closely to readers and advertisers, identifying its core strengths and refashioning them for today’s fast-paced, device-owning reader. “We want to be modern, to do what we used to do: Give readers information they can’t get anywhere else,” says Kramer.
forsnd  design  redesign  usat 
september 2012 by tysone
USA Today Redesign - The Onion
For the first time in its history, USA Today is undergoing a major redesign. What are some of the changes in store for readers?
forsnd  design  usatoday 
september 2012 by tysone
Hufington Magazine: 10 Lessons From the First 10 Issues
Josh Klenert: "As we publish our 10th issue of Huffington magazine and in anticipation of our September 10th Design and Tech Meet Up in partnership with SPD, here's a snapshot of lessons learned developing and publishing a new digital-only magazine."
forsnd  design  huffingtonpost 
august 2012 by tysone
Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth - NYTimes.com
Here is my confession. My quiz wasn’t really a test of the optimism or pessimism of the reader. There was a hidden agenda. It was a test of the effect of fonts on truth. Or to be precise, the effect on credulity. Are there certain fonts that compel a belief that the sentences they are written in are true?
forsnd  design  typography  errol_morris  nytimes 
august 2012 by tysone
The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Resume of a Graphic Designer.
Skills: All the computer programs known to man, except for Microsoft Word. That is where graphic design goes to lay down and die.
forsnd  design  mcsweeneys 
june 2012 by tysone
D3 Without SVG - Jim Vallandingham
Recently, the New York Times published an interactive visualization on the electorial map for the up-coming American presidential election. It features a bubble chart inspired interactive ‘game’ in which users can make their own predictions about which way undecided states will swing to see how the election might turn out.
d3  data  design  javascript  toteach 
may 2012 by tysone
When Letraset Was King
For serious graphic designers, Letraset was the Adobe of the Seventies. Here’s a look at two of the company’s catalogs from 1970 and 1973.
design  history  forsnd  analog  typography 
may 2012 by tysone
Good Fucking Design Advice
Clients got you down? Looking for motivation to continue on? Complete your life with one of our products.
design  toteach  hilarious  inspiration  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
The design of a signage typeface | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog
The story begins in 2006 with a trip down Route 66. Day in, day out, I looked at U.S. traffic signs that were either set in the old, somewhat clumsy “FHWA font series” or the new Clearview HWY typeface. Approaching the signs, I would often test myself: which typeface works best from a distance, and which of its features or details might be responsible for its performance.
design  typography  signage  legibility  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
On (Design) Bullshit
Calling bullshit on a designer, then, stings all the more because it contains an element of accuracy. ... Every once in a while, however, there is satisfaction to be had when design bullshit attains the level of art.
forsnd  design  toteach  from instapaper
april 2012 by tysone
Field Notes Memo Archive
Field Notes owe their existence to a tradition of promotional memo books distributed to American farmers over the last hundred years by seed, tractor, and other agricultural companies. Co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting these for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity.
forsnd  design  history  video 
april 2012 by tysone
Worth a Thousand Words: Inside the 'NYT' Graphics Department
Words are not enough—but in some ways, they're more important than ever. That's the main takeaway from this Gestalten TV profile of the graphics department at The New York Times.
nytgfx  nytimes  design  data  visualization  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
The of course principle of design | Om Malik
Most companies (including web startups), he said, are looking to “wow” with their products, when in reality what they should be looking for is an “‘of course’ reaction from their users.”
design  ux  toteach 
april 2012 by tysone
OMG SPACE
OMG SPACE is the thesis project of Margot Trudell, an OCAD student studying graphic design in Toronto, Canada. This website aims to illustrate the scale and the grandeur of our solar system, as well as illustrate through the use of infographics our work in the exploration of our solar system with various spacecraft.
astronomy  design  toteach 
april 2012 by tysone
'Businessweek' tag-team talks about how their subjects are boring (visually) and how they try to make them not be | Capital New York
As far as magazine redesigns go, there hasn't been one as buzzy or well-received over the past few years as Businessweek's.
forsnd  design  businessweek 
march 2012 by tysone
Railroad company logo design evolution
100 logos from American and Canadian railroad companies
logos  design  history  inspiration 
march 2012 by tysone
Quote: If something is going to be better, it is… - (37signals)
If something is going to be better, it is new, and if it’s new you are confronting problems and challenges you don’t have references for. To solve and address those requires a remarkable focus. There’s a sense of being inquisitive and optimistic, and you don’t see those in combination very often.

Jonathan Ive
jonathanive  apple  quotes  design 
march 2012 by tysone
Screenshots of Despair
This is a tumblr cataloguing online messages that evoke feelings of despair.
social  design  hilarious 
march 2012 by tysone
What I do matters. Yours is bullshit. « Karen McGrane
But there’s a difference between trying to use more precise language to clarify the boundaries between roles, and declaring that someone else’s job is bullshit. The difference is that DTDT can help move the profession forward, even if it sometimes looks like messy bickering. It is inherently harmful to think you can point at a job title, a profession, a whole class of people, and claim that their work isn’t valid.
design  language 
february 2012 by tysone
Pears
Collect, test, and experiment with interface pattern pairings of CSS & HTML. Pears is an open source WordPress theme, enabling people like you to get your own pattern library up and running quickly.
html  css  patterns  design  toteach 
february 2012 by tysone
FBI seizes MegaUpload, loses opportunity | Ryan Greenberg
The significance of a website seized by law enforcement is heightened in light of the controversial SOPA and PIPA legislation currently being considered in Congress. Given the high stakes—the open exchange of information in a free society, government interference with the Internet—I feel compelled to let the people at the FBI know what I think.

Guys, this is embarrassing. Really amateur hour. Seriously, look at this again
government  design  ugly 
february 2012 by tysone
Gchatting with Jennifer Daniel
Bloomberg Businessweek’s graphics director on pictograms, clowns, and outsourcing sex ed to Yahoo! Answers
forsnd  design  illustration  jendaniel 
january 2012 by tysone
The Value of the Designer Who Codes
This was a story about two people. But imagine how powerful it would be if it were about one. What if the design vision of Steve Jobs could be in the same brain as the engineering excellence of Chris Espinosa?
forsnd  code  design 
january 2012 by tysone
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Designers
We did pretty good last year. This year? This year’s gonna be a goddamned golden age. Last year we trained. This year we fight.  
design  advice  forsnd 
january 2012 by tysone
An interview with the creator of the Comic Sans
Former Microsoft Typographic Engineer and accomplished photographer talks about his experiences working for Microsoft, where he got the inspiration for Comic Sans, what he makes of the vocal criticism of the font, and his perspective on the future of typography
forsnd  typography  comic_sans  design  microsoft 
december 2011 by tysone
The Evolution of iPad Magazine Designs
A quick tour through the evolution of different magazines' design ideas sheds some light on what's been working and what's just a waste of pixels. Our brief history is by no means exhaustive -- there are a ton of different magazine apps out there -- but we've done our best to cover the most influential trends.
design  forsnd  ipad 
december 2011 by tysone
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