A Microsoft font may have exposed corruption in Pakistan
The Microsoft font Calibri is now a key piece of evidence in a corruption investigation surrounding Pakistan’s prime minister. Investigators noticed that documents handed over by the prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, were typed up in the font Calibri. But the documents were dated from 2006 — and Calibri wasn’t widely available at that point, making a good case that they were forged.
How Letterpress Printing Came Back from the Dead
For designers used to wielding a mouse, a steamroller might seem excessive. Yet every summer in Seattle, teams from Starbucks, Facebook, Amazon, Oracle, and other local firms and artists vie to steamroll a winning poster. They spend dozens of hours carving large sheets of linoleum to be placed on asphalt, covered with ink, and pressed by a steamroller onto giant pieces of paper. It’s hot and sticky and exhilarating.
WHY EMIGRE MATTERED – AND STILL MATTERS
Massimo Vignelli once called it a “factory of garbage” but for 20 years Emigre magazine provided a vital forum for fierce debate about the future of graphic design. As the first UK exhibition about the title opens, Rick Poynor looks at its enduring influence.
Designers, How Do You Go About Negotiating Your Salary?
You should feel comfortable discussing money with employers—design work is valuable, and you deserve to be paid fairly for it.
Local: Brand New Features “e is for everyone”
"e is for everyone" is a joint effort by Evansville’s business leaders, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Southwest Indiana Chamber, Evansville Regional Business Committee, and the Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville to establish the official, overall brand for the 120,000-habitants city in southwest Indiana. Join the conversation!
Local: Berry Global
The Berry Plastics we all know and love updated its look and its name. Learn more about Berry Global, Inc.
Inspiration: Paraguay’s Brand System
The central idea of the Paraguayan Brand is focused on “an economically fertile country”. The research carried out in the initial phase of the Paraguay Country Brand project revealed that Paraguay is a place where everything grows naturally, from an economic, political, legislative, natural and social point of view. With this in mind, three vectors were defined to develop the country’s economic fertility: “Growth”, “Wealth” and “Opportunity”. Each of these vectors are composed of six different variables that, together, constitute the economic fertility of the country.
Inspiration: McAfee Brand Update
The new McAfee design reflects their belief that together is power, a concept so central to the new McAfee brand that they have adopted it as their tagline.
Inspiration: The People’s Flag of Milwaukee
Check out Milwaukee's flag - declared the People’s Flag of Milwaukee on June 14, 2016. The sun rising over Lake Michigan symbolizes a new day. The light blue bars in its reflection represent the city’s three rivers and three founding towns. Gold represents its brewing history and white symbolizes unity.
Inspiration: Industrial Design With Meaning
Industrial designer and jeweler, Talia Sari, creates the The You Are Here series by capturing a map view of your chosen location and turning it into a wearable of your choosing. The beauty of the You Are Here series lies in the fact that it can be linked to any special moment. The city/neighborhood you were born in, the restaurant you went to on your first date, your current home, or a memory spot for a loved one.