Graphic Design is a unique and broad area of study. It can be applied to virtually any industry, and those who utilize it often are able to get their message across in a more efficient and creative way than those… Continue Reading
While reading through the dozens of student responses, guidance, and tips on getting through GRA 217, I started to realize (as I am sure many other students did as well) that the same pieces of advice were consistently re-appearing in multiple… Continue Reading
It seems as though the people featured in the movie were either really in love with Helvetica and thought it was God’s gift to world or they really hated it and thought it was the devil. I on the other… Continue Reading
After reading the Lupton text, I found myself extremely overwhelmed. I think if it weren’t for the pictures I would have been swimming in letters and text. Part 1: I can not believe there are so many different word… Continue Reading
Please remember that at least in this course—and, hopefully, whenever you speak about typography—”font” refers to the delivery mechanism (specific size, weight, style) and “typeface” to the creative work (type family). This is a personal peeve of mine—that we who… Continue Reading
My form and function is of a glass square-ish block with the Rialto bridge in it from my trip to Venice, Italy this summer. I chose this object because honestly I did not have anything else that was interesting in… Continue Reading
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE LEARNED IN GRA 217 … ADVICE, ENCOURAGEMENT & WARNINGS FROM PROF. STRONG’S FORMER 217 STUDENTS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER—THERE’S GREAT STUFF AT THE END, TOO) 1. Details matter. 2. Do not complicate things. 3. Know… Continue Reading
As Life magazine approaches its 75th anniversary, here’s a quick roundup of its best and worst covers ever. Check out the slideshows of covers selected by the publication’s own editors. BEST & WORST
Stuck in a resume rut? Here’s how to review and revise with fresh eyes. by Charles Purdy, Monster+HotJobs senior editor Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for… Continue Reading
An interesting article about the difference between the original Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. (The top one is the original, the bottom one is Neue.)
A really terrific site to explore for tips and inspiration.
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An interesting read about how design house Pentagram reworked the 151-year-old magazine. You might find this useful as you start to consider how you’ll design your own magazine for our fourth project.