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2016 State of the Print Industry: Growth and Innovation

Originally posted by Mimeo  in Perspectives. Ever since the Internet became an everyday aspect of life, people have been saying that the printing industry is dead. With high accessibility to a variety of digital screens and consumers favoring digital sources of entertainment over physical ones, it makes sense that paper isn’t used as regularly. However, […]

The Digital Art Studio II: Duplicating Photoshop’s Smart Objects

This post is part of a series called The Digital Art Studio, in which Sharon Steuer shares her ideas for  integrating traditional and digital tools into a creative workflow. In recent years, I’ve evolved a process for creating collages that moves fluidly back and forth between traditional and digital tools. The source materials for the collages are my own traditional […]

Pentagram’s Michael Bierut Geeks Out Over the Color Theory Behind the New Mastercard Logo

“The design team here is so jazzed.” By James Cartwright Originally published by AIGA July 18, 2016 “We’re living in a world where getting nasty tweets about your work is the second worst thing that can happen to people launching new logos—the worst is that nobody notices.” Michael Bierut is talking a day after the […]

Author and Entrepreneur Seth Godin Discusses the Current State of Print and Publishing

We came across this wonderful quick video while digging around Cary Sherburne’s website. This video, published by What They Think, on January 22, 2015 offers a refreshing perspective on the value of printing presented by Seth Godin, author of several best-selling business books , entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker. Cary Sherburne sits down with Seth at Digital […]

Diesel puts responsive web design to the test using a contortionist

Diesel jeans has matched online and offline creativity by pairing a contortionist with responsive web design to prove how flexible its jeans are. To promote its Jogg Jeans product, a pair of jeans apparently so comfortable that you can do any type of movement in them, it used a contortionist to model in the look […]

Thinking About re:think

VMA’s re:think design conference happened earlier this month. If you missed the conference you missed some fascinating talks. In the trendy new venue called The Midway, located in the Dogpatch area of San Francisco, Carolina de Bartolo kicked us off with a discussion labeled Fitness, Firmness and Delight. In her talk she cited the ancient […]

Irina Blok inspires students at Art Institute

What’s weighing on the minds of design students today? They know that creativity won’t be enough to land them their dream jobs. And, they know they will have to be proactive to get where they want to go. As they separate from the safety of their educational institutions and venture out to pursue their dreams they often […]

A/B Testing is today as yesterday

By Barbara Silverman I find myself a bit entertained by this new and exciting practice of A/B testing. I see it in context for evaluating the effectiveness of email blasts and web pages, mobile apps and who knows what else! Now, I’m not taking issue with the idea of testing. It affords terrific opportunities to […]