It’s easy to get design tunnel vision. But designers don’t exist in a void, they’re the creators of culture and a new frontier of the connection between society and art.
Victorian design fell into pretty low esteem for a while. Like, the entire twentieth century. But since the turn of the millennium it has had something of a resurgence in the world of graphic design, offering a refreshing alternative to the sleek, sometimes antiseptic-feeling lines of Scandinavian minimalism and mid-century modern.
Behind every badass design is an even more badass story. Today we’d like you to meet Brian and Matt, founders of Monster Mouthguards. They reinvented a critical piece of sports equipment for kickboxers, body slammers, quarterback tacklers, jabbers, chokers, clinchers and high stickers everywhere. By making a personal connection with their customers, big and small,... Read More
2016 is coming in a few short days, so how are you planning on keeping track of the time in the new year? Out of necessity, we all pay attention to this particular measurement of our lives, but that doesn’t mean it has to be done in a boring way.
Behind every great design is an even greater story. In recognition of National Novel Writing Month, we’re excited to introduce you to Olivia Wildenstein, a self-published author currently living in Switzerland. When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets, baking up a storm and attempting not to be late at her children’s school. Turning... Read More
It’s hard to believe that a single creative mind could be responsible for both the polished corporate-ness of the Citibank logo and the loudly expressive poster designs of historic Public Theater productions like Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Yet this all-embracing sensibility is the calling card of Paula Scher, a reigning titan in a heavily male-dominated industry. After... Read More
Branding is much, much more than just a logo, it’s your reputation: what you do, what you say and how you present yourself to the world. A brand style guide lays out the rules for that how. The great thing about a style guide is that it doesn’t have to fit into one exact prescribed... Read More
99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn hasn’t owned a suit in 5 years (welcome to the fashionable world of tech startups). He finally found an excuse to buy one last week: the Governor of Victoria Export Awards in the Australian state of Victoria. 99designs was started in Melbourne, Victoria in 2008 by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz. Every... Read More