Tag: Design

Graphic Design Trend of the Year

Flat design went from Microsoft’s operating system to mainstream print in 2013, making flat design our pick for graphic design trend of the year. Flat design eschews the 3D look of beveled edges in graphics, featuring a distinctly two-dimensional look, often with bold colors. It emphasizes typographical simplicity and readability.The flat-design look and probably the term originated with Microsoft in its mobile and Windows  [...Continue Reading]
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The Canright Guide to the Pitchfork Music Festival 2012

While looking at the music schedule of this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, we couldn't help but notice that the set times and stages were presented in a format that is less than ideal. It's easiest to plan out your personal schedule--and improvise while at the fest--if you have the acts lined up side-by-side. Most major fests do this, but Pitchfork does not. Well, we just couldn't resist...
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Enewsletter Best Practices

Email newsletters remain highly relevant even in the social media age, according to a survey conducted by BredinBusiness Information. Some 79% of survey respondents reported that email newsletters were still relevant while 97% rated email newsletters as an important or very important source of business management advice. In terms of content, the survey shows that email newsletter readers prefer industry news and “how-to” articles.  [...Continue Reading]
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The Psychology of Color

What’s your favorite color? A seemingly shallow question can produce an answer that unlocks multitudinous layers of personality and meaning. Clients come to us with requests to redesign their web sites, business collateral, and even their identities. Some give very specific directions, while others give us the full freedom to explore the infinite possibilities of design. What we find overall, it seems, is that  [...Continue Reading]
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Go, Go Media!

I subscribe to the GoMediaZine to help stay on top of current design tricks and trends. The latest post delivered to my inbox, “Thoughts on Design Integrity. Getting what you want from your client,” was definitely one of the more insightful posts I’ve read. Though I disagree with calling most anyone ignorant, especially clients, I can agree that sometimes clients are resistant toward a  [...Continue Reading]
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