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.
There are moments in life in which a person can learn important lessons and apply it in life. This also applies to one’s work life. Our work allows us to be introspective and question who we were, are, and who we are becoming. Graphic design is no different. The list below is obvious to those within the profession. If you’re starting out or looking in from the outside, there are 9 things that graphic design can teach you about life.
It all started on the blank canvases of recycled paper that would be folded and taped just enough to cover my math, history, and english school books.
Hiring a graphic designer for any project can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. A considerate designer should take the time to educate the client on his/her process. The business of design may be new for the client, but not for the designer. Whether the designer is a couple years into his/her career or 30 years into it, he/she needs to help the client understand the roles of each party.
Inspiration can strike at any moment. Ideas can come out of nowhere – quick. And yes, there are times when ideas need to be coaxed out of you. When you’ve tried everything you know to get those creative juices flowing. And nothing. That’s when I go to the web to see the latest from the best out there. The best firms. The best designers. And the best sites compiling the best of the web.