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Apple’s new store in Italy: design

Apples Store in Italy
Date: August 24, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Apple’s new store in Italy: design Share:

Apple isn’t one to enter a major metropolis quietly. Its retail spaces in Dubai, San Francisco and China have all generated considerable buzz on the back of dramatic, statement-making designs. And the company’s first foray into Milan isn’t the one to buck the trend. Apple’s new store in Milan is the handiwork of [...]

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Designing for dyslexia: A Style Guide

Designing for Dyslexia
Date: August 21, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Designing for dyslexia: A Style Guide Share:

The British Dyslexia Association has put out guidelines that aim to encourage designers, businesses and teachers to consider those who struggle with reading and writing when making typeface, colour, spacing and imagery choices. When graphic and digital designers create a website, app or a new brand, legibility will be one of the key considerations [...]

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The Rising Popularity of Canned Wine

Canned Wine
Date: August 7, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on The Rising Popularity of Canned Wine Share:

By: Rudy Sanchez Wine is wine. There’s an expectation that it’s made from grapes, comes in a 750mL glass bottle, and topped with a cork. Anything that deviates from that formula is usually perceived as cheap or just plain, bad wine. More so than perhaps any other alcoholic beverage category, wine is the least likely to change or experiment [...]

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Emoji: documenting the design story

Emoji - Documenting the design
Date: July 24, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Emoji: documenting the design story Share:

Standards Manual’s latest crowdfunder charts the emoji’s meteoric rise from a series of simple picture characters created in Japan in the 1990s to a global phenomenon. The publisher’s founders Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth tell us about the history behind the original emoji, and the universal appeal of the humble set of icons. By Aimée [...]

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How can design make smartphones better for you?

Screens Smartphones
Date: July 24, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on How can design make smartphones better for you? Share:

Spending too much time scrolling has been found to have negative effects on mental and physical health, with social media use shown to increase anxiety and depression in young people. Apple recently introduced updates that help people curb their phone use – but what can designers do to reduce the impact of our technology obsession? By Sarah [...]

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Illustrating Green Man Festival 2018

Green Man
Date: June 11, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Illustrating Green Man Festival 2018 Share:

Illustrating Green Man Festival 2018, a “playful world for adults” The independent music and arts festival based in Wales is in its 16th year, and celebrates its non-corporate ethos by commissioning a different illustrator annually to create its look and feel. We speak to Norwegian illustrator Sunniva Krogseth about the joy of creating [...]

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Emoji: An “Accidental Masterpiece”

Emoji
Date: May 14, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Emoji: An “Accidental Masterpiece” Share:

Emoji: documenting the design story of an “accidental masterpiece” Standards Manual’s latest crowdfunder charts the emoji’s meteoric rise from a series of simple picture characters created in Japan in the 1990s to a global phenomenon. The publisher’s founders Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth tell us about the history behind the original [...]

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Braille Typeface for Public Spaces

Braille
Date: May 1, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Braille Typeface for Public Spaces Share:

How a braille typeface for public spaces hopes to create an “inclusive” society Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people. By Sarah Dawood Braille, the tactile writing system enabling blind people to read words, [...]

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Only Wise Designers and Bold Clients can Survive

Bold Designs
Date: April 17, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Only Wise Designers and Bold Clients can Survive Share:

Only wise designers and bold clients can survive our seismic cultural changes, says D&AD report Words by Jenny Brewer, Monday 16 April 2018 Anomaly and David LaChapelle for Diesel: Make Love Not Walls D&AD has released its annual Creative Excellence report, outlining three core trends from the creative industry and standout projects [...]

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Craig Oldham’s Honest Advice for New Graduates

Nobody Hires Dickheads
Date: April 16, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Craig Oldham’s Honest Advice for New Graduates Share:

Craig Oldham: “Nobody hires d*ckheads just because they do good work” As the designer releases his new book featuring honest advice for students and graduates trying to break into the industry, he explains why portfolios aren’t the be all and end all of getting a job, and why no wants to work with a wanker. By Craig Oldham April 10, [...]

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