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Design MATTERS!

We walk around every day, using doorknobs, using our phone, typing on the computer, using forks and knives, writing with a pen. All these things were designed with a specific purpose in mind and we never really take the time… Continue Reading

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Design: details in life

Different from architecture and artists, most designers are unknown, even those famous one, because people usually do not realize they live in a world made by designers and gets used to. No one would care who design this front or… Continue Reading

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Neue Haas Grotesk, New Haas Grotesque

Rick Poyner described the concept of idealism within design…that designers accept a social responsibility to the public. They accept an obligation to maintain a balance between the economy and ecosystems. Whether we notice or not, designers make things run smoothly. We… Continue Reading

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lEtTeR & TeXt: w h a t i s i m p o r t a n t ?

Letter Many people in my generation (myself included) often associate “type” or “typefaces” with typing on the computer. From a young age, we experiment with the preset fonts that Microsoft Word has to offer. But, especially after reading Ellen Lupton’s… Continue Reading

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Design & the Magazine Journalism Industry

As a magazine journalism major, I walked into the first day of graphic design class wondering, “Why is this class a requirement for my major, anyway? I plan on being a writer, not a designer.” After two short classes, I realized how… Continue Reading

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Insight from a Professional: Doug Bartow

In class, we were able to get great insight from experienced graphic designer, Doug Bartow thanks to innovative technologies like Google Hangout. Seeing design studios and listening to actual designers’ advice never ceases to amaze me. His work environment seemed… Continue Reading

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Objectified

Objectified is quite thought provoking. It unveils the world of industrial design, which essentially is the creation of everyday products for functional use. The documentary followed the design processes and made some interesting points about some everyday products you normally… Continue Reading

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Two Big Lessons From Glaser

After watching “To Inform and Delight” I learned a lot not just about Milton Glaser, but about graphics designers and graphics design in general.   I learned a lot about the technical aspects of graphics design and the types of… Continue Reading