Redesigned: Airbnb’s New Logo and Its Parodies 

From pug noses to lewd poses, Airbnb’s new logo sure did it’s job of putting the company to everyone’s mind. The problem is, no one can certainly “unsee” the parodies after seeing the various iterations of the new logo. A couple of days ago, Airbnb an online service that provides it’s users the ability to list...

Poster Posse: 75 Years of Batman

To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, an artist created a poster featuring profile illustrations that represent key points in The Dark Knight’s history. Mexico-based independent graphic designer and illustrator Salvador Anguiano exhibited a beautiful illustration style on his entry for the Poster Posse project celebrating the 75 years of Batman. Inspired by the works of Miguel Camilo, the...

How a Font Can Help 1.5 Billion People

Adobe, in collaboration with Google has released a new font called Source Han Sans – a font that covers full support for East Asian characters. Source Han Sans – a seven weight font, is a type family that supports: Japanese, Koren, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese – will make support for non-roman characters so much...

Logo Redesigned: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Goodbye Griffin and Hello Fancy “A”

The iconic griffin is taking off from the Philadelphia Museum of Art logo to be replaced by an emphasized and flexible “Art”. Considered as one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses a collection of more than 227,000 objects across 200 galleries. These objects vary from painting to...

10 Things We’ve Learned From Massimo Vignelli

Rest in peace, Massimo Vignelli. It comes at me with great sadness to report the loss of design legend Vignelli, 83, had passed away on Tuesday morning in his home in Manhattan.  Earlier in the month, his son Luca had reported that his father had been terminally ill. He asked designers, friends of Massimo and...

Comic Neue: The Much-Hated Comic Sans Redesigned!

Earlier this week, we wrote an article about probably the most hated font in the world that is Comic Sans. We pointed out some arguments in defense of the said font and concluded that Comic Sans is not the problem but the people who were using it inappropriately. The font is bashed very much by typographers...

You! Be Reminded! A Week In Graphic Design and More

Good day everyone! In case you’ve been busy with your everyday lives, we’ll let you catch up with various articles pertaining to different fields of design we’ve featured. In You! Be Reminded!, allow us to freshen up your minds with articles we’ve published the past week such as: some spectacular animated logos; awesome identity design...

Graphic Design Sins

First of all, what is wrong with that banner?! Have you ever wondered how to piss off your designer friends (or anyone who actually understands design) and make their eyes bleed? Well this photo sums it up pretty much. This poster made by Shahir Zag that features Helvetica Bold, messed up leading, kerning and text alignment is...

You! Be Informed! #0059 – Github Dev Quits Over Sexism

Github, an open source code sharing community is a household name for web developers. It’s common practice in the industry to hunt for new and fresh code to jazz up our latest projects and “fork” code for websites. On March 15, Julie Ann Horvath, the developer behind the Passion Projects, announced in her tweets that she...

Hilarious Greeting Cards of Lisa Krowinski

Lisa Krowinski is a letterpress printer hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She’s a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a BFA in Graphic Design. Lisa is the creative mind behind the letterpress print shop called Sapling Press that specializes in stationary, invitations, announcements and custom printing services. A large body of her designs is typography based and...

£1.6 million allocated to SMES in Growth Vouchers

Hundreds of SMEs have signed up for the government’s Growth Voucher Scheme in the first month. Already £1.6 million worth of Growth Vouchers have been allocated, climbing to 1682 applications, a spokesperson for the Growth Vouchers Programme reported on Twitter  yesterday. The Growth Voucher Project, which is being led and administered for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills by...

Parliament issues updated economic figures

The UK parliament has released a document specifying the main economic indicators that will influence today’s budget announcement. The report states that GDP grew by 0.7% in Q4 2013, following growth of 0.8% in Q3. The CPI annual inflation rate was 1.9% in January 2014, below the Bank of England’s target of 2.0%...

Class 2 NICs combined with Self Assessment

George Osborne has announced a change to how  Class 2 National Insurance Contributions are paid by combining them with Self Assessment from April 2016. At the moment Class 2 NICs are paid by the self-employed every week at a flat rate of £2.70 a week. This will no longer be the case. The Chancellor will...

Chancellor plans to do more for trade industry

The Chancellor plans to “up Britain’s game” on exports and expand the reach of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The government will double lending available to exporters and will reduce interest rates by one third, producing the most competitive export finance in Europe. George Osborne told MPs: “This is a Budget for building a resilient economy...

Personal allowance up to £10,500 in 2015

Personal allowance will rise to £10,500 in April 2015, the Chancellor has announced. The allowance is set to reach £10,000 this April, providing a tax cut for 25 million people. The £10,500 personal allowance will come into effect the following year, saving around £800 in tax for the typical tax payer and pushing 3 million...

Self-employed bring unemployment rate down

In the ONS statistics for November to January it has been revealed that rising self-employed numbers have caused the unemployment rate to fall. The number of employees has in fact fallen. The number of those registered as self-employed rose by 211,000. Overall, the number of those in employment across the board rose by 105,000, meaning...