The font DIN typeface family is inspired by the classic industrial German engineering designs, DIN 1451 Engschrift and DIN 1451 Mittelschrift. I've looked around the foundries to find some other alternatives and found some interesting ones. So enjoy.
Logo design and brand standards are still developed like the digital revolution never happened, or worse, it just picks the advantages of the digital process and forgets about the pitfalls. So what should a designer care about in logo design and brand standards for the digital age?
Doing charts is a almost a daily business for any graphic designer. Most of them don't need to be super-fancy, but some spice can always help. Creating a 3D Effect is quickly done with the standard tools we all use - rectangles, lines and gradients. But if you have to do many charts (for an annual report) then this options can really slow you down. Unless.
Stock images are cheaper than ever and access to creative commons material is great, but often not available in print resolution. Having your own stock photography is better – and easy. I show you how.
At times it seems in the design community that printed paper not only doomed, but it is actually something of the past. But is it really so, or does it just seem that there is more web designers than print designers?
Ewo asked after the success of "Book one" and "Book two" for a technical catalog. While the books target where architects, this new catalog was aimed at techincal planners.
How to decide if you need a complete new design or just some improvement? Here some questions to ask yourself and if you answer the majority with yes you need a complete overhaul.
There are beautiful portfolio sites out there in the web and I wanted to redo my portfolio site - but I had a few thoughts
Sometimes the biggest time savers are in front of your eyes the whole time but you can't see them. Here is one nobody never talks about.
I will start my new series about corporate publishing by demystifying a myth - corporate publishing is boring. I will show you in this lesson how you can make a graphically stunning article about the introduction of a new window hardware product line by telling a story.
Advertising lies all the time - at least this is what most people think. What do you think about the morale in advertising, where do you trace the line? Your opinions are welcome.
You ever wondered why some magazines appeal you more than others? Here a few examples and why they work.
But this does not mean that the design is simple. So what does it mean?
Pentagram, a historic graphic design firm is releasing a new book. It will cover 400 logotypes and symbols made by Pentagram from the 1960s until now on over 800 pages. Neddles to say that this is a must for every serious graphic designer and a top inspiration source.
What are the new capabilities of modern DAMs and how can they help you in your daily work. Here some ideas.
Here is my first book recommendation list of 16 basic theroy and inspirational graphic design books. I own and read them, so they are genuine and approved.
Having the right distance helps react better to criticism and to understand if a feedback is valuable or not. This saves a lot of time and nerves.