Sam Harrison’s article on Howdesign.com is a great reminder that “non creative behavior is learned” and we can re-learn to be creative with practice. He recomends simple mental exercises to revitalize our creative thinking skills, and a Foosball table can’t hurt either.
Sarah Hyndman’s new activity book seeks not only to teach typography skills, but also to educate on the psychology of type as a tool of communication. Why not spend a relaxing afternoon experimenting with type and perhaps finding a new “voice” to express yourself with.
Now I know why. You can never have too many color references around while working on design. Follow this link to a handy chart of the psychology of color. Keep in mind, some color perceptions are cultural, reactions may vary for your city.
Join the Las Vegas Chapter of AIGA together with The Las Vegas Poets Organization at Lush|Word As Image; a Design • Poetry Event at the Writer’s Block. It will be an evening of poetry and visual arts, April 20 at 6pm. For more details visit LUSH | Word as Image 2Continue reading →
When I worked for an online printing service, I recommended adding tutorials to the website. It’s a great way to get designers to visit your site on a regular basis, and a great way to educate designers.
DesignBundles.net uses that same idea and posted several good tutorials on their site to help designers master the tools of design: Design School
I really enjoyed this short article about Kenya Hara and his influence on Japanese design. As a designer, it helps me to pause and look at my roll in the larger culture. His explanation of the difference between art and design is as simple as it is profound (much like his design sense). Continue reading →
I am duly impressed with London based design studio Stranger & Stranger’s “Game of Stranger” board game design. They are known mostly for their wine and whiskey packaging, but this holiday gift has truly raised the bar for self promotion.