Graphic design, like most design disciplines has been shrouded by buzz words and hubbub as it’s merged itself into a digital landscape. Whilst professional designers (including myself) attempt to make more sense of the artform, they apply new philosophies to the idea of design, making statements … [Read more...] about 6 Unique practices of great Visual Design
I’m amazed at how other articles make “creating passive income as a designer” sound sooo easy! The top tips is usually a regurgitated list such as… Create an e-book Create T shirts Sell on stock sites Do a side project Create a blog The truth is that you can actually do anyone of … [Read more...] about Creating Passive Income as a designer
A WIP ( a work in progress) is often used by designers to showcase a piece of work during its creative incarnation. They can be incredibly popular pieces of work, sometimes even more popular then the final document because: A WIP shows hidden insight into a creative process, one which is not … [Read more...] about WIP me Baby!
The Eurostile typeface was designed by Italian Type designer Aldo Novarese in 1962 and its safe to say that since then it’s really been overused. Unlike certain fonts (say comic sans for example), Eurostile was not overused unnecessarily or incorrectly, it was just one of those fonts that tended … [Read more...] about 10 Best Alternative Typefaces to Eurostile
For me Sophisto is reminiscent of Eurostyle, a font which was heavily overused (even by me) so to get something which echoes its style makes Sophisto a nice alternative to use but Sophisto is by no means a replica or imitation. By being a little slimmer and quirkier it embellishes a little … [Read more...] about Font of the week – Sophisto
When I think of African design a whole host of warm hues, imperfect shapes and textures come to mind. I see more of an artistic approach rather then clean cut contemporary graphic design look, however things on the sun soaked continent seem to be changing. As of late I’ve come across many a great … [Read more...] about Design Trends of the World – Africa