John Gruber on Apple and whimsy:
Benjamin Bratton on the “D” in TED Talks: Instead of our designers prototyping the same “change agent for good” projects over and over again, and then wondering why they don’t get implemented at scale, perhaps we should resolve that design … Continue reading
Marissa Mayer, CEO and President of Yahoo, discusses her involvement in designing the company’s new logo: On a personal level, I love brands, logos, color, design, and, most of all, Adobe Illustrator. I think it’s one of the most incredible … Continue reading
In a study by Chia-Jung Tsay, who last year earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior with a secondary Ph.D. field in music, nearly all participants — including highly trained musicians — were better able to identify the winners of competitions … Continue reading
AIGA on the word ‘nice’: “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity,” wrote George Orwell. If indeed there was a more insincere word applied to art and design I haven’t heard it, and I presume the man who coined … Continue reading
Alex Cabal: This cult is insidious. Its two main tenents are: The designer is always right. If you don’t like what the designer is doing, you’re wrong, and you should go somewhere else. The Cult of Design Dictatorship is bad … Continue reading
Logo Lounge: The standard solution usually involved a graphic being placed in each of the four quadrants formed by these items—a client’s initials, a foundation date, a name, a crown, a simple icon or symbol of some kind. The first … Continue reading
Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity: Anyone trying to create a simple anything–a product, a piece of communication, a service, an experience, a law or regulation–must be ruthless when it comes to editing, purifying, or, to use a harsher word, … Continue reading
Adobe showing off what web content could be: Now that the internet has helped to make content ubiquitous, we’re starting to see a shift back toward production value. Users want HD video, beautiful and fluid user interfaces, and they increasingly … Continue reading
Massimo Vignelli: The grid is an integral part of book design. It’s not something that you see. It’s just like underwear: you wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. The grid is the underwear of the book.
designjargonbullshit.com: A neatly compiled list of design jargon bullshit coming from design and branding firms.
Armin Vit, the founder and editor of the Under Consideration: We get so used to seeing projects as 600-pixel images on Behance, or a collection of ‘posters’ on Flickr, or in some weird Tumblr layout, that we just assume this … Continue reading