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Crowdsource Your Logo

We recently met with a client to discuss a packaging assignment for a new line of foods she was launching. During the meeting, she pulled out a stack of papers with hundreds of logo concepts for her new company that had been designed using a new technique called crowdsourcing. I’m sure you’ve heard of this.… Read More

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The 360 Project

Being a lover of independent film making, I try to find film shorts whenever I can. I came across Ryan Hughes‘ work via my Vimeo musings. This incredibly tedious project highlights some interesting production techniques and provides an eyeful of beautiful visuals.

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Playing with LEGOs

LEGO has launched a new ad campaign/poster series entitled “Imagine.” Each poster displays a group or duo of famously recognized cartoon characters using only the simplest LEGO pieces. The campaign was created by the German design agency Jung Von Matt. Check out the whole ad series here.

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Let’s Play Ball

I once read that the five principles of effective logo design are as follows: make it simple, memorable, timeless, versatile and appropriate. I am not sure what principles were followed when these Major League Baseball logos were designed, but as anyone can see, they should have been viewed as 1, 2, 3 strikes your out! I… Read More

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Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Recently a friend sent me a video from a 2006 Ted Talk entitled “Tidying Up Art” by Ursus Wehrli. Organize, organize, organize, and simplify, simplify, simplify are a designers’ mantras. Mr. Wehrli takes these obsessions to the ultimate extreme. View the video when you have 17:38 minutes. It is really funny and it will not come as a… Read More

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Your Name is Windows. Why Are You a Flag?

When Paula Scher was tasked with designing the identity for Microsoft’s Windows 8, she did what she’s so well known for: finding the simple and obvious solution. So, she took the flag and made it a window—reiterating the company’s originally intended metaphor for an individual’s experience at his/her computer. The straight lines and perspective of… Read More

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What is Kony 2012?

Last night my 16 year old son begged my husband and I to watch a short film on YouTube. Not knowing what to expect, I anticipated an adolescent home-made video of silly pranks. The film opens on a black screen with the sentence, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Kony… Read More

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Slight Addiction

Hello, my name is Hannah and I am a Pinterest addict. I was an early adopter of this online pinboard upon which one can organize and share the things you love (once it was explained to me by TD’s social media guru, Chris, who invited me to join the fun). It has gotten a lot… Read More

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Meet the Picasso of Design

What bothers industrial designer Marc Newson? “Ninety-nine percent of all cars, ninety-nine percent of all cell phones, and ninety-nine percent of all sneakers.” When journalist Chip Brown asked him if he felt assaulted by mediocrity, his answer “I’m constantly reminded of the opportunity that exists to improve designs.” This is something we talk about often… Read More