You! Be Inspired! – The enchanting art of Meg Hunt

Meg Hunt, a graphic designer, illustrator and hand letterer from Portland Oregon has been making waves in the Illustration community for her cute quirky style and interesting choices of colour palettes. Primarily a creator of character based illustrations, Meg’s whimsical work combines a lot of mixed media techniques juxtaposed into busy backgrounds and quirky elements...

A Nifty Flow Chart On Image Usage Rights

Creative Commons? Commercial? How do Image Uasge Rights even work? As constant creators and people who continuously work to churn out pixel perfect image after image – it’s important to know the rights behind each form of content that we publish. It’s also quite important to respect the published works of other people. Every avenue...

Game of Thrones Transit Maps

Graphic designer produced detailed rail transit maps of Westeros and the rest of the Known World from the fictional universe of “Game of Thrones”. Michael Tyznik, branding genius and awesome graphic designer, created transit maps for A Song of Ice and Fire‘s Westeros including the whole Known World. The design is influenced by the awe-inspiring...

Cardinal Sins of Design

What do you consider as the “cardinal sin” of design? According to the latest “Adobe New Creatives Report (June 2014)“, over-designing or not knowing when to quit was considered as the “cardinal sin” of design. Cardinal sin meaning the worst offense possible in the digital age. This is based on an online survey of more...

Putting A Different Spin on Bland Choking Posters

After being required by law back in 1978, Choking signs and posters has become ubiquitous around New York City. Unfortunately for restaurateurs, the government sanctioned posters tend to be too formal or institutional or to simply put it, just too bland. This is why some restaurateurs in New York have decided to take the matters on their...

The Handwriting of Type Designers

Typefaces and the handwriting of the designers behind them. In this digital age, we owe most of our lives to type designers. We use their craft in almost all forms of visual communication: newspapers, SMSes, instant messages, emails, web pages, signs, posters, billboards, et cetera. Typefaces are what define the style and tone of our...

Skateboard Trick Painting of Matt Reilly

I’ve been a fan of skateboarding when I was in my teenage days but I never thought about what Matt Reilly did –  making artistic paintings through the use of his skateboard. Matt Reilly of Japanther (a Dance-Punk band) is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses a skateboard to create a series of paintings at the Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary...

Lovely Flower Petal Art by Zhi Wei

Zhi Wei, also known as Limzy, is a Malaysian visual artist  who uses flower petals (arranged as gowns or skirts) to make adorable and unique artworks. Her whimsical flower artworks started on Instagram, back when she was still an art teacher. She lacked time, energy and light to paint big paintings everyday after work. That’s how she ended...

Prejudice Among Designers

You don’t have the right to pitch your ideas because you lack experience from the “real world”. A friend once told me the horrifying experience of a fresh grad designer who was immediately hired to teach at his alma mater. In the middle of a design faculty brainstorming of some sort, this fresh grad designer...

How to Price Your Freelance Projects

There’s no standard rate for Graphic Design, and understandably – this makes pricing a bit of a thorny subject in the industry.  With each project being unique it’s quite difficult to publish rates at all. I’ve never billed the same amount for two different projects. Your experiences and your clients will be different from mine...

The History of Typography in Stop Motion

If you enjoy Typefaces and lettering – you may be interested to know that the History of Typography is rather rich and charming. I always put stock into knowing the history of your craft. My college education left me with a lot of art history and design theory – but not a lot of Graphic...

Astonishing Drawings of Christina Mrozik

Talented artist Christina Mrozik from Michigan, USA has magical hands that will leave everyone stunned once they saw her outstanding drawing and ideas. usually draws using ink or marker on paper and add lively color by using watercolor and high-pigmented acrylics. It’s funny that Christina comes up with best ideas for her projects when she’s...

Film School: How to Create Your Own Self-Promo Videos

When it comes to showcasing your talent, seeing is often believing – and stills don’t always do the trick. Bring a little movie magic to your self-promotion strategy with these tips. Video is all the rage right now, and rightfully so: More and more designers are using it as an effective self-promotional tool to advance their careers,...

Gorgeous Glass

Making art by hand has always been important to Washington, DC–area designer Jill Tanenbaum. She went to college for a studio art degree before going on to earn her master’s in publications design. As a designer she always made it a point to incorporate bespoke art into her client work. “I think that there’s nothing that...

Which Typeface Would You Date and Other Cool Things in Type Tasting

What if a typeface magically becomes a person would you go out on a date with it? Who would you choose and why? Type is everywhere, from signs to the texts that we are reading and as a designers we are expected to work with a vast number of typefaces on our lifetime. But what if...