Whoa… you damn well can’t do that anymore!
This is what graphic design looks like
Dyslexie, A Different Kind of Beauty
Well, if it isn't the old typeface bait-and-switch
Seeking a full-time position in hurricane logo design
Today I am a Red Sox fan (did I just say that?!)

Category Archives: graphic design

Off Book: Typography | PBS Arts

From pbs.org….

Type is everywhere. Every print publication, website, movie, advertisement and public message involves the creation or selection of a fitting typeface. Online, a rich and artistic typographical culture exists, where typefaces are created and graphic design seeps in to every image.

Typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type.

Featuring Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Paula Scher, Eddie Opara, Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser.

This is what graphic design looks like

Strength, simplicity, clarity of message, and working brilliantly with the materials at hand, as well as lettering (style, size and placement) that’s just about perfect. While everything else appears to be trying too hard, this is the most successful piece of design I’ve seen in a while. Congrats!

Seeking a full-time position in hurricane logo design

I had no idea of the degree to which this particular branch of graphic design was thriving, though it could clearly benefit from a little more originality. We may not always know when or where the next storm will be, but at least we know it’s sans-serif. Prepare accordingly.

And there is something particularly amusing about the dismal tracking on the word tracking in “Tracking Irene” (upper right). Amusing because someone was obviously paying some sort of (clearly misplaced) attention to it. They sure did tuck that R under the T with a crowbar, but were seemingly hit with a sudden bout of lethargy regarding the visual space between the R and the A.

And perhaps the next time anyone is attempting to create appropriate graphics for an important news event in 2011, they would be well advised to skip the cheesy 1980s Sci-Fi/Sports-ish typeface altogether.

Music (once again) Inspires Great Design

From Core 77:

Peter Saville On How “Autobahn” Changed His Life

As I mentioned in yesterday’s recap of the “Avant/Garde Diaries” launch event, Peter Saville related that the album art for Kraftwerk’s 1974 LP Autobahn was the singular inspiration for his decision to pursue graphic design… (more)