Behind 15 of food branding’s most iconic mascots

We’re constantly surrounded by advertising, in an inescapable whirl of words and colors and images. But it wasn’t always this way — there was a simpler time back in the Mad-Men era of advertising discovery and even many decades before that, when companies were on the search for something to help connect consumers to their brand. For foods, with... Read More

June 22nd By

Which celebrity business brand do you like best?

These days celebrities are more than just a pretty face – they’re also entrepreneurs. So we’re turning the spotlight away from the screen and onto four female celebs who have created some of today’s leading lifestyle brands. Each has found a way to intertwine their personal style with business. Read a little about each one... Read More

June 15th By

Cool down this summer with these sweet designs!

As the weather heats up, we want to help cool you down with a collection of designs that celebrate your favorite icy cold treats. So take a break from the beach and sit on down to check out these clever packaging and logo designs. They’re sure to put a smile on your face! PopLab Designer: – Z – Contest:... Read More

June 13th By

Celebrating the life of iconic book cover designer, Paul Bacon

Even if you’re not a bibliophile, you’re probably familiar with Paul Bacon’s work. Over the span of his prolific career, Bacon turned out more than 6,500 book covers – many of which remain iconic to this day. Take a peek in any bookstore for Catch-22, Slaughterhouse-Five or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and you’ll see... Read More

June 12th By

10 remarkable restaurant menus for your inspiration

Although restaurant menu design may be one of the lesser talked about mediums, they’re also one of the most important. Menus address one of the basic necessities of life: food. And beyond a necessity, food is something we enjoy immensely. A well-designed menu plays up a restaurant’s ambiance, excites the diner and adds to an overall pleasurable... Read More

June 10th By

The stories behind America’s national sports league logos

Imagine you designed a logo beloved by an entire country, that appeared everywhere on hats and jerseys and on television, and no one knew you had done it. Such was the fate of Jerry Dior, designer of the Major League Baseball (MLB) logo, for thirty years. Dior designed the logo in 1968 while working at the New... Read More

June 9th By

Let visual sound blow your mind

There’s something about sound that has captured humanity’s attention for thousands of years. It’s one of the five kinds of input we receive to be able to interact with one another and the world around us. It’s pretty much our central mode of communication. So it’s no surprise that some of the most creative minds... Read More

June 4th By

14 mouthwatering menu designs

We’ve recently launched a new menu design category and, to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cocktail and restaurant menus to wet your creative appetite. Menu design can be an impressive feat, requiring designers to carefully lay out an immense amount of text in ways that are easily digestible to the reader. How to emphasize different menu offerings? Or call out separate courses? What kind of personality does... Read More

May 30th By