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.
This personal project came out of a reaction to an article on Print Mag by Steven Heller, The Daily Heller: CovidRemix. The collection of Canadian propaganda posters got me thinking that there is a vast collection of US war posters
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.
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.
There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of graphic designers in the world today.￼ And many are good — really good. And then there’s the cream of the crop. Those that all the others look up to. The trend setters.
Getting thrown into a project and working with a graphic designer can be a daunting ask. From the outside, a designer’s world can seem intimidating and overwhelming. A world where everything is critiqued. And a world with its own language.