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The Resurgence of Letterpress and Artisan Printing

It’s a fact of modern day life that print publishing is slowly being replaced by digital technologies, yet there’s one thing that print offers us that cannot ever be replicated by digital publishing, and that’s the sentimentality of looking at and touching something hand crafted. Despite the increasing popularity of digital publishing, print will always…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Typography

Working with type is a centuries old discipline, and typography is a huge field. Technological changes, especially over the past 30 years, have revolutionised the field and created a new subdiscipline of digital typography. With digital typography came a whole host of new rules, options, and styles – but don’t let the amount of information…
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Technology vs Art: Graphic Design of the 1980s

The 1980s marked the early beginnings of the digital revolution and the introduction of business and personal computers. The influx of technology combined with the development of graphics software had a tremendous impact on graphic design. Within one short decade, the industry had changed forever. But just like fashion trends, design aesthetics are circular. And…
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Comic Sans: Why all the Hate?

Oh, Vincent Connare, your naiveté in creating the Comic Sans font is only matched by the naiveté conveyed when one chooses to use said font. It’s become glaringly obvious in today’s society that anything read with the typeface of Comic Sans should not be taken seriously; but why? Why so much hate for those playful…
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The Psychedelic Culture of 1960s Graphic Design

Following the newfound American Dream innocence of the 1950s, the 1960s shattered America’s innocence with the brutality of the Southeast Asia wars, a world-rocking presidential assassination, and a growing racial divide. Along with these shocking changes, American youth rebelled against the cultural norms with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Art and graphic design reflected…
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15 Words of Advice from Expert Designers

For today’s post, we’re going to skip the formalities of introductions and conclusions, and just present you a simple list of brilliant designers and their wise words of advice. Consider this a motivational kick in the pants. April Greiman: “My M.O. became about trying stuff and not worrying about the grid or the structure until…
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1950s Graphic Design and the American Dream

Pop Art changed American culture in such a profound way that it is still being produced and studied to this day. The style began as a rebellious shift away from abstract expressionism, an art form considered by many to be pretentious and overly grandiose. The cult term ‘camp’ entered the American lexicon, an esoteric description…
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What Your Logo Shape Says About Your Business

Your company logo plays a prominent factor in helping customers to both recognise and identify with your product or business. The word ‘logo’ comes from the Greek term ‘logos’, which basically means ‘word’. And in a very real way, your logo is a visual one-word description of your business offering. Designers use shapes to represent…
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Are your RGB Graphics Print-Ready?

The key to a successful design project is upfront planning. For the best results, you’ll need to know from the beginning whether the final product will be digital-only or will be printed. When planning to create a physical print of a digital image, there are a few technical items you must get right in order…
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