Type in History: The Didones

The Didone font styles, which originate in France, first became popular at the turn of the 18th century. The Didone name comes from combining two popular Didone typefaces, Didot and Bodoni, together. The Didone typestyles, also called Moderns or Neoclassicals, have never really gone out of style...

Web Design Trends for 2017

A new year is fast approaching, as web designers it’s important for us to get ready for what’s coming next in our field so we can create websites that address the needs of our clients and make the most of current capabilities. Outlined here are...

5 IRL Places for Creative Inspiration

Finding inspiration for creative projects online is practically effortless these days, with a bevy of websites dedicated to creativity, the arts, and graphic design. Behance, Pinterest, and Instagram are just some of the most popular, but there are many more sites that present niche content...

5 Top Drawing Pens

The pen is a humble instrument yet holds great power, as the saying goes “the pen is mightier than the sword” and this is indeed the case for writers and illustrators alike. The pen is also often the first step in a new creative project...

Color Trends: Airy Blue

We’ve seen electric and indigo blue in web design, print, decor, and fashion projects over the past couple years. The latest hue on the horizon to gain favor is one that speaks to an appreciation of tranquility, freedom, and weightlessness. Airy Blue is a light blue,...

Iconic Icons: Aicher’s Pictograms

Icons, pictograms, and symbols have been used since the start of things. Cave paintings with their outlined reindeer and early hieroglyphics are essentially our first pictograms. In this series we will explore some of the most iconic of the icons, ones that have been used...

5 Things Newbie Designers Must Have

Sometimes we get questions from aspiring designers looking to outfit their offices. If you’re new to graphic design or looking to do projects on the side, here’s a rundown of what you’ll need to get started as a designer. A Computer A contemporary designer needs a computer...