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February 20, 2014

Sketchology: Orange Is the New Sketch

Several years ago, during my visit to Rome, I realized that recording my experiences there would not be possible with a sketchbook.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Interactive Design, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

February 18, 2014

Column Grids: Learn to Line it Up

An essential component of print and web design is perfectly aligned text.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Layouts, Type

February 10, 2014

Overlooked: Typographic Relationships

Long before the design world was rocked in early 2014 by the news that the love was lost and Hoefler & Frere-Jones were breaking up, another superstar typographic duo had, quite literally, thrown it all away.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Packaging, Product Design, Profiles, Random, Type

January 29, 2014

Poster of the Week: Anton Stogov

Designer: Anton Stogov Client: The 4th Block 8th Annual Poster Triennial Size: 24 x 34-inches Print process: Digital Number of inks: 4-Color There has been very little coverage stateside about the unrest in the Ukraine.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Handmade, Profiles, Self-Promotion

January 28, 2014

Playing with Sketches: Back to Basics Materials, shapes, and patterns - FUMAGE (SMOKE DRAWING)

Invented in 1936 by Wolfgang Paalen, the Austrian-Mexican painter and theorist, fumage was a later addition to the collection of Surrealist games that sought to transform automatic writing into forms of drawing and painting.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Handmade, Layouts, Pattern & Palette, Random

January 23, 2014

Sister Raye: I Love You, Man

On the final day of 2013, my company, Modern Dog Design Co.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Handmade, Professional Development, Type

January 21, 2014

Typography: Essentials: 5 Ways to Use the Letter

Using Letter as Form Each letter is a shape unto itself, a shape that may serve as an illustration, as an icon, as a vessel, or as a graphic focal point, apart from its meaning as an alphabetic unit.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Layouts, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Type