Design History

What is the Difference Between Copyright, Trademark, and Registered Trademark?

There’s always been a lot of confusion surrounding different symbols attached to a logo or brand symbol. Take a look at any logo and you’re likely to see a ™ ℠ or a ®. And what about © or patent pending? What are they and what’s their purpose? These marks don’t inherently explain themselves upon first sight. And each serves a different purpose. In this post, I will explain the difference between a copyright symbol, a trademark symbol, and a registered symbol.

12 Must-see Films for Every Graphic Designer

Inspiration for graphic designers can come from anywhere at any time. And it can take many forms; a subtle interaction sparking a new way of thought, research taking you down a path seldom explored. And sometimes it comes in the form of watching other designers pursue their craft with diligence and perseverance. This post aims to inspire through the latter. Here are the 12 must-see films for every graphic designer.

Ten Principles for Good Design

Dieter Rams is a German born industrial designer primarily associated with Braun and the functionalist school of industrial design of the late 50s and early 60s. His simplistic approach to product design allow his designs to portray a timeless quality that still hold relevant 50 years and counting. Today, with Rams securing worldwide recognition and appreciation, his influence has reached far beyond his homeland of Germany. His impact can be seen throughout the Apple family of products and beyond. Enclosed are his ten principles for good design.