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Google Noto: A Typeface That’s Preserving History

By: Callie Budrick   Google and Monotype are making history. The two partnered together to create Noto: a typeface five years in the making. The new face can be used across 100 writing systems and contains 800 languages. NO MORE TOFU According to Monotype’s website, “Google [sent] Monotype a straightforward brief: ‘no more tofu’ — […]

Derek Friday, an Environmental Graphic & Integrated Branding Designer | Interview

  By Maria Papaefstathiou Derek A. Friday specializing in modern, yet appropriate integrated brand solutions and environmental graphic design. In 2007 he founded Finndustry, a graphic design and brand development company, based in Boulder, Colorado and Hamburg, Germany. creates way-finding systems, environmental graphics, identity solutions and brand collateral for clients from three continents. In addition to […]

Annual Color Forecast Is A Call For Calmness

A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity As the world’s color authority and leading provider of professional color standards for the design world for more than 50 years, Pantone’s color forecasts are highly anticipated. The PANTONE Fashion Color Report, PANTONEVIEW home + interiors forecast, an introduction of 112 new colors to the Pantone PLUS graphics […]

Passion for Print Remains in the Age of Social Media

53rd Annual Print Design SurveySponsored by Verso Corporation For the 53rd year, GDUSA has conducted a reader survey about print design. When print was predominant, our surveys got into the weeds: details about projects, presses, papers, practices. Today, print is an option and a choice and, therefore, the survey focuses on existential questions: its role, purpose […]