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From Design Festival: The following are some of the worst uses of color in advertising, both online and in print. Glance through and make sure you aren’t using any of the following simply as a short-term strategy to attract attention.
From TEDxUniMelb: For the last 10 years Will has been at the leading edge of web, design and storytelling. He writes university courses and teach/consult often on the same subject he does every day as a Director of Squareweave. The talk is a unique and succinct one on crowd sourcing, politics, social change and music piracy. · Watch video →
From Will Dayble at Smashing Magazine: This article is about design consultancy. It’s about wrangling that client who uses empty sentences like, “We want a snappy, simple experience,” or, “It should be on brand and should really pop.” It’s about commanding the room and setting a vision before moving on to wireframes and pixels.
From Fast Company: In The Missing Ink, Philip Hensher argues that handwriting is good for us and one of the defining behaviors that make us human. Here is his guide to help you reclaim the written word.
The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in Jose Guizar since chance put him in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught Jose’s restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.
From Fast Company: It’s never easy to hear a client critique your work. But there are ways to handle feedback that won’t create tension or cause your work to suffer. In Success by Design, Frog’s David Sherwin explains how.
From Smashing Magazine: Everyone knows their serifs and sans, slabs and scripts, but most classifications go much deeper than that. Type classification, while helpful, is often convoluted, confusing and even controversial. This article, distilling some of the complexities into a more understandable format, lands somewhere in the middle between the basics and genuine type nerdery — the perfect level for a practicing designer.