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I’ve never been much of a T-shirt wearing person, but I’ve always had a love for well designed t-shirts, especially ones that are typographically inclined. I stumbled upon a few pretty awesome ones that I wanted to share, and maybe inspire some of you to start holiday shopping early for some fellow typography and design lovers. Click on each t-shirt to purchase your very own!
Scrolling through my Tumblr feed, I came across an interesting poster series, created by Sean Downling and wanted to share! The series depicts 12 (+ 1 additional) truths about what design should be according to Sean’s beliefs. I asked him what inspired the posters, and he simply stated ” These are things I feel about design, clear and simple. This is what I feel design should be. This is what ‘the work’ should be.”
He goes on to say, “Design happens in the relationship between client and designer. Yes, some work is generated for fun or practise. Yes, designers brand themselves and create for the sake of creation. But these situations are not the same as when there is a client. True design happens when there are constraints. The artistry of graphic design is in the finding solutions to the unsolvable and making it look effortless. The most important thing about ‘the work’ is the act of doing it. ‘The work’ is not done while looking at other people’s blogs, it doesn’t happen when you are making up funny names for fake companies because you came up with an idea for a cute logo and it doesn’t happen when you are telling people about what you think design means.…
The Harder The Struggle, The More Glorious The Triumph.
Today, Pentagram turns 40! To celebrate the occasion, they’ve created a short film that tells the story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by four decades of Pentagram design. Enjoy!
Graphic designer Melanie Chernock, created the Metrocard Project as a way to redesign the iconic New York City metro card in a fresh and new way. This project is comprised of a series of unique designs for the original metro card, and a second series of seven cards based on different NYC neighborhoods. Check out the fantastic neighborhood series below, and visit her site for the rest of the designs.
I just found out that today, April 27, is World Graphic Design Day! On this occasion, designers reflect and hope how our international network contributes to a greater understanding between people and helps build bridges where divides and inequities exist.
by: BiöK Art
H- 57 Creative Station, developed an awesome poster featuring 18 of what they believe to be the most important design commandments. When they started working on this project, everyone wrote/drew their own, personal design rules and glued them on a big cardboard. While compiling of all the pieces, the folks at H-57 realized that these rules are what undoubtably guide them every single day in their creative design process. Check out the small version of the poster below, but be sure to click on the image to see it close up! What are some of your design commandments?