Articles For Designers No.38

Posted: May 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles For Designers, Blog, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Articles For Designers No.38

Articles For Designers No.38

Articles for Designers No.38

A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939
Design Can Make A Difference: The Transcripts
Making Jazz Out Of Design
The Designer’s Guide To Packaging

In this week’s picks Maria Popova explores techniques for creating ideas for Brain Pickings, Michael Johnson makes the case, in his address to 2013’s Typographic Circle in London, that design can make a difference, Communication Arts interviews DIA founder Mitch Paone, and Design Survival draws together advice from a variety of established designers to help new designers manage packaging projects.

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On BP&O No.77

Posted: May 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On BP&O No.77

On BP&O No.77

Reviewed on BP&O No.77

Island Soil by UMA
The Mansion on Marylebone Lane by Pentagram
Ulju Mountain Film Festival by Studio fnt
Zuzunaga designed by Folch
The Assembly designed by Bravo

Last week on BP&O I reviewed UMA’s packaging work for organic fertiliser Island Soil, Pentagram’s brand identity treatment for The Mansion on Marylebone Lane, Studio fnt’s work for Ulju Mountain Film Festival, Folch’s logotype, brochure and packaging for homeware and fashion accessory brand Zuzunga, and Bravo’s visual identity for The Assembly.

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Articles For Designers No.37

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles For Designers, Blog, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Articles For Designers No.37

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Articles for Designers No.37

Designer Indulgences
Copywriter Sophie Beard Talks Problem-Solving and Partnerships
It’s Bad For Your Agency When Your Freelancers Are The Black Bheep
The Designer’s Guide To Improving

In this week’s picks Thom Swann writes about designer indulgences for Grafik, copywriter Sophie Beard explores problem-solving and partnerships for Sex, Drugs & Helvetica, Mark Janson looks at the difficulties of bringing in freelance help for The Guardian, and Design Survival draws together advice from a variety of established designers to help new designers keep on improving.

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On BP&O No.76

Posted: May 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On BP&O No.76

On BP&O No.76

Reviewed on BP&O No.76

Panini Internazionale by Stockholm Design Lab
Aultmore by Stranger & Stranger

Last week on BP&O I reviewed Stockholm Design Lab’s brand identity work for healthy fast food business Panini Internazionale and Stranger & Stranger’s packaging for rare Speyside single malt Scotch whisky Aultmore.

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Books For Designers No.10

Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Books For Designers, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Books For Designers No.10

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Books for Designers No.10 – Recommended by Robert Holmkvist

Visual Language by Karl Gerstner
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann
A Designer’s Art by Paul Rand
The New Typography by Jan Tschischold

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection, the final one of the series, was kindly chosen by Essen International’s Design Director Robert Holmkvist.

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On BP&O No.75

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On BP&O No.75

VBMS designed by Studio Dumbar

Reviewed on BP&O No.75

VBMS by Studio Dumbar

Last week on BP&O I reviewed Studio Dumbar’s brand identity for Dutch subsea cable laying business VBMS. The project included logotype, stationery, brochure, website and signage.

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Articles For Designers No.36

Posted: May 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles For Designers, Blog, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Articles For Designers No.36

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Articles for Designers No.36

How To Navigate A Brief
Advice For Entering Design Adwards
How To Write A Blog Post
The Designer’s Guide To Blogging

In this week’s picks Cat Wall provides insight on navigating design briefs for the blog Sex, Drugs & Helvetica, seasoned design judge Marian Bantjes offers advice on entering design awards for It’s Nice That, Copy Director Cali Pitchel looks at how to write a blog post, and Design Survival draws together advice from a variety of established designers to help new designers set up and run a blog.

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Books For Designers No.9

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Books For Designers, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Books For Designers No.9

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Books for Designers No.9 – Recommended by Loose Collective

The Medium Is The Massage by Marshall McLuhan
The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
8vo: On The Outside by Mark Holt
Visible Signs by David Crow

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was kindly chosen by Manchester based independent creative studio Loose Collective.

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