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August 6, 2013

Undercover: Not beautiful, but true

Sufjan Stevens' recent, ahem, savaging of an album cover is a welcome addition to the sparse critical dialogue around sleeve design.

Topics: Topics: Layouts, Packaging, Type

June 25, 2013

Undercover: GOING G4EEN

On the 25th anniversary of R.

Topics: Topics: Color, Layouts, Packaging, Pattern & Palette

June 24, 2013

GOING ONE BETTER, PRO BONO: Business cards from HOW & PRINT art directors support a creative clearinghouse for nonprofits

Here's a way to triple the multiplier effect: The latest incarnation of the Luxe Project — in which the proceeds from business cards by MOO.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development

May 30, 2013

Undercover: Spotlight: Jordan Butcher/Work of Self

Seattle-based Jordan Butcher crafts gorgeously textured album artwork under his nom de création Work of Self.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Packaging, Professional Development, Profiles

April 26, 2013

Design Change: Oh, Sugar

Late night TV offers up some interesting things, but this one really caught my eye.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Product Design

April 25, 2013

Sister Raye: Wine, Condoms, Coffee, and Fancy Couture

Over the course of 15 weeks, 30 Junior level students from Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle, created packaging for the 7th Annual Design + Packaging Show, held at the end of the semester on campus in downtown Seattle.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Fashion, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Professional Development

April 22, 2013

Undercover: Storm Thorgerson 1944-2013

Since Thorgerson's death was announced Friday, dozens of worthy tributes have been written.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Professional Development, Profiles

April 11, 2013

Higher Learning: Students as entrepreneurs, loving the rewards of making good things.

One of my favorite pastimes is watching what really motivated students do.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Handmade, Layouts, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development, Type