More On Infographics

INFOGRAPHICS GRAPHIC

All my readers recognize, and hopefully accept, my preoccupation with infographics. Overused, maybe. Wonderful? Definitely!

Beyond their obvious appeal, they have an uncanny ability to communicate information effectively. Humans are very visually oriented creatures so images are going to carry more weight with us than tons of copy. Continue reading More On Infographics

Are Community Created Logos The Next Step?

When clicked on the logo the once stationary logo comes to life, providing the viewer with a virtual interactive guitar that can be strummed or plucked to the delight of the ear.

Les Paul Google Logo
Google logo celebrating Les Paul's 96th birthday

I’m speaking of one of Google’s recent logo morphs where they reinforce their company’s interactive nature by presenting us with a literal one. In their celebration of Les Paul’s birthday (the creator of the solid-body electric guitar), Google allows its users to be a part of the creative process, equipping the strummable “soundtastic” logo with a record and playback feature. Continue reading Are Community Created Logos The Next Step?

Quick Link – Lorem Ipsum

Just about all designers know what lorem ipsum is… well, not what it means obviously, but what it’s function is. That’s right, it’s placeholder text. One of the great timesavers when you don’t have the copy that your client will be using.

Today’s link is to HTML-Ipsum, a site containing filler text for various HTML needs. Bookmark it and save yourself time in your website design.

Totally Typography: 18 Textual Packaging Designs

It’s virtually impossible to separate Graphic Design from Typography. The two are a perfect pair for communicating your message.

But when it comes to type-focused layouts, many fall short. Many designers have issues using type as an actual graphic element rather than just punctuation for the rest of the layout.

Steph from the Web Urbanist pinpoints some great packaging projects that emphasize that all important element… type.

5 Bad Client Types Graphic Designers Must Avoid!

This article pinpoints some of the key problematic client types. Of course the list can go on from here, but it gives some good info as to what you should avoid and how to spot them.

My personal opinion is all clients should be taken on based on what the designer is willing/able to deal with. Though there are those very few perfect client/designer relationships, the majority will be problematic to a greater or lesser extent. Depending on the designer’s own experiences and people skills, they should judge what they feel would be a suitable client for them.

Remember, you pick your clients, they don’t necessarily pick you.

5 Bad Client Types Graphic Designers Must Avoid! at graphicdesignblog.org