The history and meaning of blue
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The history and meaning of blue

From the ocean to the sky, the color blue is seemingly everywhere. Civilizations have long venerated this color for its strong and practical applications. In the past it was a color reserved for royalty, but today nearly everyone walks around in blue jeans. Hospitals use blue on their walls for its relaxed effect, and graphic…

The ultimate guide to product packaging design
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The ultimate guide to product packaging design

Packaging keeps the world organized. Whether it’s a packet for your M&Ms, a hamper for your dirty laundry or the bottle that holds the delicious liquid particles of your beer together, the things we put things in are important! So what is product packaging? It’s a practical tool, yes. (I mean, how else are you going…

10 ways to make bright color pop in your next design
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10 ways to make bright color pop in your next design

There’s no denying it… Bright, bold colors have been a huge trend this year—not only a 2016 web design trend, but across all mediums. This color palette is popular with good reason; when bright color pops in design, it can conjure excitement, joy and intrigue. For that reason, it’s a great skill to master as a designer. There are many different ways…

Vote for September’s Top 9 at 99

Vote for September’s Top 9 at 99

School’s back in session and we’re chalking it all up to the great design we’ve been seeing lately. These nine nominees are the top of their class. Not only did these designs win their respective contests, we think they deserve one more shot Who do you think should get extra credit? There’s only one way to tell…

Digital design collections are museums’ latest trend
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Digital design collections are museums’ latest trend

Museums have collected design objects for ages. The V&A in London was founded in 1852; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) established its design department 80 years after that. For a long time they chugged along, building collections of furniture and tableware, posters and other works of graphic design on paper, consumer goods and the like. But the advent…

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