Monday, September 23, 2013
You can't get away from paper!
The end of paper? That’s what people have been predicting ever since the Internet became a mass medium and screens in some shape or form replaced pieces of A4 or physical notebooks. But like the paper-less office that we were all meant to be working in by now, this dire prophecy has not come to pass.
Friday, August 9, 2013
IdN v20n3: Music Graphic Issue — Is there still a role for designers in the music world?
The music industry is facing a major disconnect with its visual heritage as listeners switch to digital downloading. But some designers are hanging in there — they tell us why and how.
Friday, July 5, 2013
COLORS 86: Making the News – News is something somebody doesn't want printed. All else is advertising.
In 2011, news of Osama bin Laden’s assassination was broken by a Pakistani IT consultant’s tweet. The next year, a computer algorithm composed nearly 400,000 articles on Little League baseball for small-town newspapers across the United States. Now, print journalism has been declared America’s fastest-shrinking industry, but across Africa, newspaper circulation has risen by more than 30 percent. COLORS 86: Making the News reveals the backstage of contemporary journalism: With stories on drone-wielding paparazzi, terrorist press releases and anti-mafia vigilante television anchors – "Making the News" explores how world events are selected, shaped, and sent to you in time for breakfast.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Many specialist typographers are so hung up on creating beautiful, dramatic or unusual letterforms that the purely graphic components of their creations are sometimes overlooked. Others, however, take pride in giving equal weight to both words and visuals – and, indeed, shape their designs in such a way that they compliment each other perfectly. We look at the work of five designers who excel at producing this combined effect.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Nowadays, more than ever, the opening sequences of a movie or TV show are a crucial way of distinguishing them. And with contemporary technology, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creative ingenuity. We bring you the work and words of three of the most talented exponents of the art of modern title design.