Five years after Detroit’s bankruptcy, design fuels recovery
Five years after becoming the nation's largest city to file for bankruptcy, Detroit is a different place now. The days of $500 houses bought at auction and dark, empty landscapes are becoming a thing of the past. As design thinking ramps up, so too will design excellence.
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral
Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
EDG Survey 2017
posted on: December 8, 2017
We are assessing the programs and interests of our Evansville Design Group members and need your help! Please click here to take a survey to help us see what you’re interested in and how we use this information as we move forward into 2018. Your dedication and support of this group are very much appreciated.
Hero Props: Graphic Design in Film & Television
When a new movie comes out most of the plaudits go to the director, the producer and the lead actors, but there are so many other people involved in a film, and a lot of them are designers. There are costume designers and set designers, but also graphic designers working behind the screens on all of the designed objects that shape a film’s aesthetic and help tell its story
The surprising pattern behind color names around the world
In 1969, two Berkeley researchers published a book on a pretty groundbreaking idea: that every culture in history, when they developed their languages, invented words for colors in the exact same order. They claimed to know this based off of a simple color identification test, where 20 respondents identified 330 colored chips by name. If a language had six words, they were always black, white, red, green, yellow, and blue. If it had four terms, they were always black, white, red, and then either green or yellow. If it had only three, they were always black, white, and red , and so on. The theory was revolutionary — and it shaped our understanding of how color terminologies emerge.
Crafted in the Spirit of Harley Davidson
Like the motorbikes, The Archaeologist Gin packaging is craftsmanship in every detail. The whole product and packaging design recreates the handmade packaging of motorcycle parts in the 30s and 40s, using authentic materials and techniques.
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.