Posts Tagged 'graphic design'

5 pitfalls of logo design and brand standards in the digital age

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?

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5 pitfalls of logo design and brand standards in the digital age

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?

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How to make a chart with 3d effects in Illustrator fast

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.

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How to make a chart with 3d effects in Illustrator fast

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.

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Be your own stock photograher

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.

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Be your own stock photograher

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.

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Did webdesign kill the print design star?

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?

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Did webdesign kill the print design star?

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?

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Ewo technical catalog

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.

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Ewo technical catalog

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.

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A guide to Evolution vs Revolution in Website-Redesign

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.

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A guide to Evolution vs Revolution in Website-Redesign

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.

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7 Alternatives to Thesis

Next up in the series of font alternatives for popular fonts is Thesis – or better known as TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheSans Mono. I’ve found 7 interesting alternatives – from huge and expensive to very big and resonable priced.

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7 Alternatives to Thesis

Next up in the series of font alternatives for popular fonts is Thesis – or better known as TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheSans Mono. I’ve found 7 interesting alternatives – from huge and expensive to very big and resonable priced.

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Relaunch of my portfolio site – part 1: Own portfolio site vs. online portfolio site

There are beautiful portfolio sites out there in the web and I wanted to redo my portfolio site – but I had a few thoughts

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Relaunch of my portfolio site – part 1: Own portfolio site vs. online portfolio site

There are beautiful portfolio sites out there in the web and I wanted to redo my portfolio site – but I had a few thoughts

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Hidden Calculator in Adobe Creative Suite

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.

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Hidden Calculator in Adobe Creative Suite

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.

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9 Alternatives to the font DIN

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.

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9 Alternatives to the font DIN

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.

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Corporate Publishing doesn’t need to be boring

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.

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Corporate Publishing doesn’t need to be boring

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.

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You shall not lie and other moralities

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.

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You shall not lie and other moralities

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.

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8 Alternatives to font Interstate

This time I want to show you some very fresh fonts, none of the presented fonts are designed prior to 1999, for the classic font Interstate.

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8 Alternatives to font Interstate

This time I want to show you some very fresh fonts, none of the presented fonts are designed prior to 1999, for the classic font Interstate.

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The secret behind appealing magazine covers

You ever wondered why some magazines appeal you more than others? Here a few examples and why they work.

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The secret behind appealing magazine covers

You ever wondered why some magazines appeal you more than others? Here a few examples and why they work.

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Minimalistic does not mean simple design

But this does not mean that the design is simple. So what does it mean?

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Minimalistic does not mean simple design

But this does not mean that the design is simple. So what does it mean?

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New Book – 400 Logotypes from Pentagram

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.

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New Book – 400 Logotypes from Pentagram

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.

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9 Alternatives to the font Gill Sans

Gill is a classic font, but overused. Here 9 alternatives for you pleasure.

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9 Alternatives to the font Gill Sans

Gill is a classic font, but overused. Here 9 alternatives for you pleasure.

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What Digital Asset Management is for you?

What are the new capabilities of modern DAMs and how can they help you in your daily work. Here some ideas.

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What Digital Asset Management is for you?

What are the new capabilities of modern DAMs and how can they help you in your daily work. Here some ideas.

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16 basic graphic design books I recommend

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.

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16 basic graphic design books I recommend

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.

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It’s not your property

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.

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It’s not your property

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.

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Loving and hating free fonts

I love good designed fonts, but I hate having problems and losing time because of fonts. Discover why I prefer commercial fonts over free fonts,

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Loving and hating free fonts

I love good designed fonts, but I hate having problems and losing time because of fonts. Discover why I prefer commercial fonts over free fonts,

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5 guerilla alternatives to brain storming

Guerilla fighters are known for having a great impact without huge investments in humans or weaponry. I translated this concept into my guerilla alternatives to brain storming.

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5 guerilla alternatives to brain storming

Guerilla fighters are known for having a great impact without huge investments in humans or weaponry. I translated this concept into my guerilla alternatives to brain storming.

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Convert Dual Greek text to Unicode

Here follows a handy macro I’ve written for converting text written with Dual Greek Codepage to Unicode. Since I worked for a lot of firms operating internationally I’ve run into a lot of language and font issues. Here the solution to a common problem – converting legacy texts to unicode.

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Convert Dual Greek text to Unicode

Here follows a handy macro I’ve written for converting text written with Dual Greek Codepage to Unicode. Since I worked for a lot of firms operating internationally I’ve run into a lot of language and font issues. Here the solution to a common problem – converting legacy texts to unicode.

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Creativity on demand

Creativity is nothing magical – is the result of a process and a mindset. How to avoid a creativity-stall and improve your creative output.

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Creativity on demand

Creativity is nothing magical – is the result of a process and a mindset. How to avoid a creativity-stall and improve your creative output.

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Tuning in with the copywriter

Graphic design is teamwork and therefore a good collaboration with your copywriter is the key to success. Working together with a copywriter on the other hand is sometimes harder. Here a few tips on how to get in sync with the copywriter.

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Tuning in with the copywriter

Graphic design is teamwork and therefore a good collaboration with your copywriter is the key to success. Working together with a copywriter on the other hand is sometimes harder. Here a few tips on how to get in sync with the copywriter.

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