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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.

04.26.12

Design Culture
Beyond the Syllabus
by Wendy Richmond
A 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

04.19.12

Advertising
The Regretted History
by Ernie Schenck
Even 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.

04.05.12

Creativity
Barbara Nessim
by Anne Telford
With 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

03.29.12

Emerging Media
The Rediscovery of Holograms
by Joe Shepter
There are plenty of good holographic shows to enjoy—and until you see one, you won’t believe how cool they can be.

03.15.12

Business
Great Blogs Outside This Field
by David C. Baker
Thoughtful, provocative, humorous blogs that are authentic, have a point of view and stretch your mind.

03.08.12

Typography
Typographic Hate Lists
by Allan Haley
Type hate has taken on pandemic proportions. Myriad blog posts and YouTube videos by the score condemn hapless designs.