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Marc Edwards Vector Icon Speedruns

Part of the fun of being a designer is learning new things and it’s amazing what one can learn just from watching another designer work. While it’s hard to get time to visit someone’s studio, watching them work online is the next best thing. I spent an afternoon watching these Illustrator icon speed runs by […]

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Occasionally I Forget I Have a Website Blog

It tends to happen to me a lot that I forget that I have a blog that I need to be posting to. When I’m pitching ideas to clients, I always say, “If you’re not going to update it, then don’t even have it.” Ah, physician, heal thyself. But here I am late at night […]

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Logos Drawn From Memory

I saw this great post at signs.com which made a lot of interesting points about how & what we remember about logos. The Burger King logo was especially fascinating because of which logo was drawn most frequently. Logos are a personal pet peeve of mine. The most iconic of logos really don’t change much over […]

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Inspiration: Vintage Logos

A collection of vintage logos found on Flickr

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Make Good Font Choices

With all the apps available, it’s easier than ever to do your own social media posts and make them eye catching. It’s also pretty easy to make them horrible as well. Here’s a little help from the folks at Adobe to help you make better font choices.

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Creative Lessons

So many creative lessons in this short video. Get out and live. Constraints feed creativity. Imperfections add beauty.

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Designers Pick Best & Worst of Political Logos

Political campaign design is a tricky thing; there are a lot of limitations ( “What shade of red, white & blue do you like, sir?” ) and a wide array of things to convey over a wide range of media ( yard signs anyone? ). Politics aside, the Obama logo was the most memorable as […]

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Adobe Flash — Is it time?

New exploits and Firefox killing it by default has brought Flash back into the spotlight this week for reasons that probably make Adobe cringe. Even Norton did a sponsored Tweet today with friendly instructions on how to disable it in IE, Firefox and Chrome ( No love for Opera anymore, I suppose ). If you’ve […]

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What is Responsive Web Design?

The trend towards Responsive Design has been going for a while now, but there’s a good chance that term means absolutely nothing to you. What is Responsive Design and why should you use it when building your website? Hopefully by the time you are finished reading this, you’ll have a good general handle on the concept. What […]

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Aaron Draplin Designs a Logo Before Your Eyes

I watched this earlier in the week and it changed my life. I got no fewer than 10 very usable bits of info ranging from inspiration sources to keyboard shortcuts to creative process. Glory!

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The Three Components That Make Your Website

While working with clients, I find that there can be some confusion on what is required for a website, so I want to take a little time to spell out what the different components of are and how they work together. Today I’m going to cast some broad strokes and talk about the three main […]

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New Web Site Launched: I Love NY Pizza – Wilmington, NC

You can really have no idea how excited I am to announce this one. We have launched the web site for a place I have loved for *years*; I Love NY Pizza in Downtown Wilmington. We played off the old and new designs for their iconic menu and came up with a web design that’s A) […]

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Andy Warhol’s Jazz Album Covers

When I think Andy Warhol album covers, I think the Rolling Stones & Lou Reed. However, before he was famous, Andy Warhol made his living as a graphic artist and produced quite a few Jazz album covers. Submitted for your inspiration is a small galley of them over at Dangerous Minds. link: Dangerous Minds | The […]

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Lobby Card Design

We saw this great lobby advertisement for the new Muppets Most Wanted movie. I thought it was a genius idea. Lots of people take photos of themselves goofing around with these posters, so Disney took advantage and designed this one so you could walk in and actually join the characters in the picture. Pretty cool […]

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Sometimes, Design is Weird

An artifact from the Reagan administration. The 80’s were an odd time.

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General News

Perhaps you’ve noticed that things look a little different around here. If so, you have a very sharp eye.

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Paul Rand

Paul Rand Retrospective from Jeremy Cox on Vimeo. (video found via Jack Nack on Adobe) With all the fuss over the new Gap logo this past week, I thought it would be a good idea to point everyone to the master, Paul Rand. Rand designed logos for IBM, ABC, UPS, NEXT Computers, Westinghouse and a […]

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