Gouangzhou Design Week 2018


Shirely, one of the Global Production designers based in Guangzhou, China, attended Gouangzhou Design Week 2018. Guangzhou design week is an annual design business event covering art, design, life and fashion. It has been 13 years since it was founded in 2006. The theme of the exhibition is the design and selection of materials for […]


Digital Revolution 
An immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music &videogames

Digital Revolution is an immersive, multidimensional exhibition exploring the interactive transformation between art, design, film, music and digital games, developed by the Barbican arts centre in UK and first shown in London in 2014. This exhibition is divided into seven theme zones: “Digital Archaeology”, “we Create”, “Creative Spaces”, “Sound and Vision”, “Our Digital Futures”, “Dev […]

Touch – Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2017


Touch ― Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2017 25 November 2017 – 9 April 2018 The Triennial competition was conducted in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of the International Council of Design. Designers were invited to submit posters that fit into four categories: Ideology, Promotion of Cultural Events, Commercial and Advertising, and Thematic – […]

Design Heroes: Don Norman

Glass doors with handles on both sides.

Have you ever tried to push a door that says PULL? Or vice versa? Known in the design community as Norman Doors, this is one common example of everyday bad design where the signifiers on the door, eg the handles and signs, do not effectively communicate how it should be operated. Even tech giant Apple, known for its sleek designs […]

How to combat bias in design


As humans beings, we’re inherently biased. Natural biases serve a critical social function—they allow us to use previous experiences to navigate personal interactions and interpret non-verbal cues. To assess every person and situation from scratch would be exhausting.

How to Survive the Robot Takeover


This article discusses the fusion of skills necessary for media companies to succeed in the digital age — which focuses largely on the Washington Post’s reinvention. With Dom Norman from Design lab and Joey Marburger from the Post.

“Carsten Nicolai: Parallax” Exhibition Catalog”


Catalog design for the Carsten Nicolai: Parallax Exhibition. This design utilized a piece that visualized sound called a spectrogram as the cover image. In order to give the impression of light from a monitor, this design was printed on iridescent paper, and the changing appearance depending on the angle expresses the parallax concept. https://www.ndc.co.jp/en/works/carsten-nicolai-parallax_201711/

Infogram data viz checklist


It’s our one-page guide to mastering visualizations that make an impact, full of helpful tips and friendly reminders. Download here  

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A test for colour blindness of orange and green spots

Digital Publishing Technology Guide

Bad Design, Good Design


Good design is everywhere. Many everyday objects are so perfectly suited to their task that we don’t appreciate their simple design. That is until we compare good design with bad design. In her project The Uncomfortable, Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani has deliberately created everyday objects that, with just a small change, are no longer fit for purpose. She originally used 3D rendering to create […]

Creating a bold identity with 3D graphs

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I love work in 3D as you might remember from my blog post on Irma Gruenholz’s modelled illustrations and Wellcome Collection’s 3D type. And I enjoyed the post last year by Scarlett on the 3D printed infographics by Belgian design studio Soon. Those infographics (see above) were created for the 2015 annual report of pharmaceutical company Ablynx. Well […]

Comparing Illustrator to Photoshop


There are advantages to both Illustrator and Photoshop, but are you sure which one is best for your next project? Design shop Desket has put together this article detailing the pros and cons of each application and which is suited to different projects. Here’s their cheat sheet comparing the two applications:

Design Heroes: Paula Scher

High Line Park,  Location: New York  NY,  Design Team:  James Corner Field Operations with Diller  Scofidio + Renfro,   Environmental Graphics:  Pentagram Design   Planting Designer:  Piet Oudolf

  With a shining career in graphic design spanning four decades, Paula Scher is responsible for many iconic brands. She is most associated with a bold use of typography in her designs and with all the work she’s done creating brands associated with the city of New York, especially for public theatres, parks and museums. She also […]

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Design better by leveraging context

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No design exists in a vacuum, just as no company exists on an empty playing field. That means that every product and website design lives in the context of hundreds of other products and websites that our customers and prospects interact with every day.

Rainbow House


Rainbow House Gorgeous color geometric patterns, Okuda logo hand-painted design, so that the house to re radiate new luster and vitality.

Never let an artist drink coffee!


Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar had a habit of drinking a cup of coffee every day, began to draw on the leaves. Russian illustrator is a clever blend of coffee and cat pictures together. She said that each coffee cat has its own character, like every kind of coffee has its own flavor. Chinese artists in […]

19 Best Practices for Faster UI Mockups


Before diving head-first into pixels and grid dimensions, sketching out your thoughts can be a helpful first draft to organize your ideas and experiment a little. After all, it’s easier to test a concept in a sketch than in a digital format. You can even sketch out a few different compositions and decide on the […]

Follow the movie poster to learn design


Film posters, as a promotional material for the art of the film, tend to condense the essence of a film. A good movie poster, graphics, text, color design elements complement each other, enhance the visual performance but also has a unique artistic charm, in our graphic design layout and typography, have a good reference significance.

How to use data to improve your design


A look at some of the most impactful ways that designers can use data to improve their designs.

田中 一光 / Ikko Tanaka


Born in Nara, Japan in 1930, Ikko Tanaka created a style of graphic design that fused modernism principles and aesthetics with the Japanese tradition. As a child he studied art and as a young adult he was involved in modern drama and theatrical study groups. In 1963 he formed Tanaka Design Studio where he worked […]

Creative logo design


We often say, “this is a phrase with a double meaning” language, visual graphic language is such. Two kinds of meanings, such as the art technique into the design of logo, gives the logo graphic unlimited imagination, increase the connotation and rich taste: Save

Ink Catalogues


A pair of 200-page catalogues for two exhibitions that ran concurrently featuring two highly esteemed artists, Beauty Beyond Form—Wu Guanzhong and After The Rain—Chua Ek Kay. The two books obeyed the same layout system because of the similarities in both artists but the also sought to bring out their differences. Custom type was created for the covers and […]

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Intense, Intricate Line Drawings by Gabriel Moreno. Beautiful combination of line work and color. Save