Massimo Vignelli

Michael Beirut talks about the creative influence from his first job with Massimo and Lela Vignelli. In Studio With: Massimo Vignelli from Design Indaba on Vimeo. The elegant and enthusiastic man that taught us the rules of modernism as applied to graphic design will be greatly missed but his canon will remain. Since his Read more…

Milton Glaser

​ Fun Fact: Rumor has it that legendary food critic Anton Ego from Pixar’s Ratatouille was inspired by graphic designer Milton Glaser. It is hard to deny the resemblance. Link from Unbeige. When I introduce my students to Milton Glaser, I refer to him as the “Grandaddy of Graphic Design” because in Read more…

Lettering

In the past few years, hand-lettering has proliferated industries of publishing and fashion, restaurants, retail, and outdoor spaces. It seems to be more than just a fad craft and many fine designers are sharing their secrets. Here is a collection of helpful lessons and tutorials to help you get started or Read more…

Typography Lesson

Helvetica is a feature-length documentary about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Butterick’s Practical Typography is a wonderful resource. If you are in a hurry it gives you what you need to know Read more…

The Secret Law of Page Harmony

provided by retinart.net “A method to produce the perfect book.” The perfect book. This is how designer-genius Jan Tschichold described this system. Not the ok book, nor the pretty good book, but the perfectbook. This method existed long before the computer, the printing press and even a defined measuring unit. No picas or points, no inches or Read more…

{inspiration} George Lois

This May the Ad Industry will honor George Lois with a 2013 Clio Lifetime Achievement Award. According to Fast Company, While his career has extended over more than five decades, Lois most fondly remembers the 1960s, when he took part in the famous creative revolution of the time. “I talk to all the creative Read more…