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09.27.12

Design Issues
Cooperative! Part 2
by DK Holland
We are starting to question whether aggressive competition ever gets us what we really need, want or desire—or if it ever did.

09.13.12

Advertising
We Are the Zombies
by Ernie Schenck
Creative people have got to understand who they are, and who their clients are not, if they’re to have a snowball’s chance in of hell having their work be more ... more

09.06.12

Business
The Designer Fund
by Terry Lee Stone
At the heart of all Designer Fund recipients is technology and community connection facilitated by design that goes beyond window dressing to access deeper ... more

08.30.12

Design Issues
Cooperative! Part 1
by DK Holland
We don’t entirely understand how or why so many species cooperate, but the instinct also applies to modern humans: We still cluster for comfort and security ... more

08.16.12

Advertising
The Clutch
by Ernie Schenck
The thing about pressure cooker situations is, the only thing separating them from normal everyday situations is a ticking clock—the threat of losing a client, losing ... more

08.02.12

Creativity
James de Vries
by Angelynn Grant
The Harvard Business Review adopts a bold, colorful new visual language relevant to a younger, more diverse audience in the business community.

07.26.12

Design Issues
Uncommon Sense
by DK Holland
It’s in our wiring to make assumptions and create stories without applying critical thinking. Forewarned is, after all, forearmed. What we should be forearmed with ... more

07.12.12

Design Culture
Thunk, Pffft, Click, Aha!
by Susan Hodara
What are the triggers for creative sparks in our individual work? Can we encourage them to occur? And just how do we experience them?

07.05.12

Typography
Web Fonts
by Ben Kiel
The current shift in the presentation of the written word centers how type is used on the web. Choosing well-made typefaces and using them for their intended purpose, ... more

06.21.12

Advertising
Act Like a Creative Director
by Ernie Schenck
Advertising. You don’t long bomb your way to success. You build it.

06.14.12

Business
45 Markets of Illustration
by John Roman
The demand for quality illustration remains high in many esoteric markets. Illustrators with a passion to earn a living by way of their art are forging new ... more

05.31.12

Design Issues
Not in Agreement
by DK Holland
Visual creators have a gift: the facility to reimagine and unjumble; to create beauty and visualize a distilled, considered point of view; and to apply that point ... more

05.24.12

Emerging Media
Rock, Paper, Pixels
by Lisa L. Cyr
Technology has made it possible for content creators and readers to communicate like never before; the future of visual storytelling abounds with ... more

05.10.12

Typography
Should Dyslexics Unite on a Typeface?
by Thomas Phinney
The jury is out as to whether using specific fonts has (or should have) any measurable effect on ameliorating issues specific to dyslexic ... more

05.03.12

Design Culture
"Yes, and...Yes, but..."
by Wendy Richmond
The challenge of investigating and pushing through set ways of thinking about your work.