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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 19, 2014

Poster of the Week: Tomasz Kipka

Designer: Tomasz Kipka Client: Slaski Jazz Club (Silesian Jazz Club) Size: 68 x 98-cm Print process: Offset Number of inks: 4-Color Process A unique event needs a unique poster.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Interactive Design, Layouts

February 13, 2014

Playing with Color: Complementary colors

When I teach color, my goal is to create a new awareness—what Albers called "an eye for color.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette

February 12, 2014

Poster of the Week: Post Typography

Designer: Post Typography Client: Johns Hopkins Film Festival Size: 16 x 24-inches Print process: Offset Number of inks: 2-Color One of my favorite things about Baltimore's dynamic design duo, Post Typography, is that they never get caught up in style over substance.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Layouts, Profiles, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

February 11, 2014

Color Forecasting: Staying on the Cutting Edge

Predicting color trends is essential for many design-driven industries.

Topics: Topics: Color, Pattern & Palette, Studio Secrets

February 5, 2014

Poster of the Week: Methane Studios

I have started writing this column about the illustrative magic of Methane Studios several times over, but I am always paralyzed by which poster or print to focus on.

Topics: Topics: Color, 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