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The Big Reveal

The ‘big reveal’ and other elements of surprise have long been revered design techniques. I have always loved designing stationery that looks white and typical from the exterior, but once opened delivers a big punch of color to the viewer. While these techniques are often used by print, web, and animation designers, there is less… Read More

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Un Hombre Cohete / A Rocket Man

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I came across a very impressive American. His name is Franklin Chang-Díaz. Originally from Costa Rica, Chang-Díaz became a physical engineer, physicist, and is a former NASA Astronaut (he was NASA’s first Hispanic astronaut). He is also the founder and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, a leading… Read More

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You Can Soon Buy Your Own Private Security Drone

The company Ring announced a really cool new product called Always Home Cam. For those who don’t know, Ring has produced a variety of home camera products such as their popular Ring Video Doorbell, all targeted as safety products. Their products connect to your home wifi and allow you to look through any of the… Read More

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Fighting False News

It’s common knowledge that the vast majority of Americans no longer get their news from their local paper or the 6:00pm network TV news. Whatever shows up in one’s Facebook feed effectively serves that function. Unfortunately, most social media consumers don’t understand the power of the platform’s algorithms and how it automatically channels content that… Read More

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Dressing the Part

Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel dressed the part as he put the final touches on the Faro lighthouse in the Cantabria region of Spain. Initially, he was recognized locally for his street art, however, this former Spanish graffiti artist is now recognized internationally as a “pop surrealist.” His use of vibrant geometric patterns has defined… Read More

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Hold Still

In May of this VERY long year, England’s National Portrait Gallery along with the gallery’s patron, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (who has a degree in art history and is a very talented photographer herself), launched an ambitious community project, called HOLD STILL, to collect photographs of the United Kingdom under lockdown. The Gallery and… Read More

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Taylor Design’s Stay-in Infographics

The pandemic and stay-home orders presented lots of new challenges to everyone—emotionally, socially, and logistically. Talking to my friends and family online, I was impressed how everyone was adapting to the new world in their own ways. I asked my colleagues at Taylor Design what they were doing with their newfound time and how they… Read More

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Mario Kart in Real Life

Nintendo just made a very cool announcement on its latest Nintendo Direct. It’s currently the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Brothers game and Nintendo is rolling out the red carpet for our favorite plumber. One of the coolest announcements was for a “toy to life” video game for the popular Mario Kart franchise.… Read More

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Leave Comic Sans Alone

Yes, you read that correctly. Shocking, I know, coming from a designer. Now, I’m not saying your next design should be set in Comic Sans, but I am saying that Comic Sans may have its place. I recently read an article about how Comic Sans might help people with dyslexia and is actually recommended by… Read More