Design IssuesUncommon Senseby DK HollandIt’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
Design CultureThunk, Pffft, Click, Aha!by Susan HodaraWhat are the triggers for creative sparks in our individual work? Can we encourage them to occur? And just how do we experience them?
TypographyWeb Fontsby Ben KielThe 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
AdvertisingAct Like a Creative Directorby Ernie SchenckAdvertising. You don’t long bomb your way to success. You build it.
Business45 Markets of Illustrationby John RomanThe 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
Design IssuesNot in Agreementby DK HollandVisual 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
Emerging MediaRock, Paper, Pixelsby Lisa L. CyrTechnology has made it possible for content creators and readers to communicate like never before; the future of visual storytelling abounds with ... more
TypographyShould Dyslexics Unite on a Typeface?by Thomas PhinneyThe jury is out as to whether using specific fonts has (or should have) any measurable effect on ameliorating issues specific to dyslexic ... more
Design Culture"Yes, and...Yes, but..."by Wendy RichmondThe challenge of investigating and pushing through set ways of thinking about your work.
Design CultureBeyond the Syllabusby Wendy RichmondA detailed syllabus is only the beginning of determining how to teach a subject. Beyond the syllabus, and even beyond day-to-day lesson plans, you have to ... more
AdvertisingThe Regretted Historyby Ernie SchenckEven though we can’t undo the choices we make as we grope and shamble our way through Adland, we can stop regretting them and start learning from them.
CreativityBarbara Nessimby Anne TelfordWith enthusiasm and passion for art and culture, undiminished by time, Barbara Nessim surrounds herself with beauty and spends her days creating art that has an ... more
Emerging MediaThe Rediscovery of Hologramsby Joe ShepterThere are plenty of good holographic shows to enjoy—and until you see one, you won’t believe how cool they can be.
BusinessGreat Blogs Outside This Fieldby David C. BakerThoughtful, provocative, humorous blogs that are authentic, have a point of view and stretch your mind.
TypographyTypographic Hate Listsby Allan HaleyType hate has taken on pandemic proportions. Myriad blog posts and YouTube videos by the score condemn hapless designs.