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FOR HERE OR TO-GO: CREATING BOLD ILLUSTRATIVE WORK WHEREVER YOU ARE

2018-06-13


Inspiration doesn’t always strike when you’re sitting at a desk. The ability to use our ever-present mobile devices to ideate, create, and even complete a final product—without relying on our desktop computers—is one of the greatest things about being a digital creative today.

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VINCE FROST: DESIGNING A BETTER WORLD

2018-06-13


Vince Frost needs no introduction to the international graphic design community. After becoming Pentagram’s youngest associate director ever, he founded Frost Design in London, in 1994, and then moved it to Sydney, Australia, in 2004. In 2014, he redesigned the business to form Frost Collective, a five-brand company of more than 50 people, spanning graphic design, environmental design, business strategy, responsible packaging, and AR/VR production. With a client list including Qantas, Woolworths, Sydney Opera House, Lendlease, and AMP, to name just a few, Frost has been a frequent lecturer and fixture at design competitions for decades. 

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HIDDEN TREASURES: RECONSTRUCTING LOST BAUHAUS TYPEFACES

2018-06-13


Founded as a German art school in 1919, Staatliches Bauhaus—commonly known simply as Bauhaus—would remain in operation for only 14 years before closing under pressure from Germany’s Nazi regime. Nonetheless, the school’s ideology and founding principles lived on in the Bauhaus movement, which had a monumental impact on art across a spectrum of disciplines, from architecture to graphic design to typography. And now, in 2018, working at one of the original Bauhaus school buildings in Dessau, Germany, renowned typographer Erik Spiekermann and a group of design students have created digital typefaces based on type sketches and fragments that were hand-drawn at the school in the 1920s and 1930s—and these typefaces are coming to Adobe Typekit.

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Gaggenau Creates Restaurant 1683 as a Los Angeles Pop-up

2018-06-04


A winter wonderland in Los Angeles is the setting for Restaurant 1683, a pop-up experience by Gaggenau.

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Kohler Travels Through the Spectrum of Modernism

2018-06-04
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5 Workplaces Welcome Lively Decorative Touches

2018-06-04


When workplaces welcome unexpected decorative touches, it’s an office party.

1. Firm: Studio O+A

Project: Blend

Site: San Francisco

Standout: An air of mid-century domesticity permeates the home-loan software company, courtesy of a fireplace pit, a stenciled stair runner, and a pop art–inspired mural right off the elevator.

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On the Move: HGA, Stantec, and Perkins + Will Welcome New Team Members

2018-06-04


Perkins + Will

Perkins + Will has appointed Tom Fortier as principal with leadership in higher education and science + technology. Fortier has more than 30 years of experience, and his academic clients include Stanford, USC, and several University of California campuses.

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10 Ways to Create Curved, Rounded, and Organic Shapes in SketchUp

2018-06-02

Learn 10 ways to create rounded edges, curved shapes, and organic models in SketchUp in today's tutorial!

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Astros’ World Series Title Gives In-House Design Team Wealth of Projects

2018-06-01


Chris David Garcia, the director of creative services for the Major League Baseball World Series champion Houston Astros, was warned that winning the title would create a workload level unrivaled in his previous years with the team.

But he was okay with the added strain. “We throw the phrase around, we have ‘championship problems,’” he says. “Who doesn’t want to have those?”

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How to Find Your Ideal Client’s Pain Points

2018-06-01


In my last article titled “Do You Know What Keeps Your Ideal Clients Up at Night?” I explained why your ideal clients will be much more responsive and open to hearing from you when you address their pain points in your self-promotion.

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