West Side Story – Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

"This simplistic sequence is an exemplary use of color." Rumsay Taylor Opening Titles The opening title sequence of West Side Story is breathtaking in its elegance and simplicity. Saul Bass, their Creator, was a master he carries the audience forward with what ostensibly are just graphic elements. From the first moments, your attention is aroused … Continue reading West Side Story – Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

5 Tips for Creativity

While everyone is born with an inexhaustible well of creativity, many of us lose the ability to use this gift because we no longer practice it.  Exceptionally creative individuals are not necessarily smarter in fact research suggests that they do not score higher on intelligence tests.  Creative adults are curious, energetic, spontaneous, independent, individualistic and uninhibited. … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creativity

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Photography in web design.

Photography has become a key feature in web design. The quality of the photography can make or break the design. Good quality photography engages visitors bringing them in and encouraging them to stay on the site longer. It is essential if you want to look professional and create a great experience for the user. Quality … Continue reading Photography in web design.

What is a Monogram?

A monogram is a single symbol made up of one or more letters. Every aspect of an individual's taste and fancy can be accommodated with a monogram. Monograms differ significantly, and there are of a great variety of design.  There are so many different types and combinations of the same letters that no two persons … Continue reading What is a Monogram?

Ikko Tanaka – Graphic Design blend of East and West

Ikko Tanaka,  was a Leading Graphic Designer in Japan Ikko Tanaka. He had an enormous impact on the post-war visual culture in Japan.  He is widely thought of as the Father of Japanese graphic design. He merged Japanese traditional forms and colours with International Style Modernism.  He reduced classic subjects to geometric shapes and emphasised sharp … Continue reading Ikko Tanaka – Graphic Design blend of East and West

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What is deep etching?

Deep etching is a graphic design term used to describe the process of removing the background from an image.  The background is removed, so only the object of the photograph remains visible. When designing websites, it is a vital process for us to get the images how we want them. An example being for a … Continue reading What is deep etching?

Askew: A Ruled Notebook Like No Other from Debbie Millman

The multi-hyphenate Debbie Millman partnered with Baron Fig on a ruled notebook unlike any you’ve seen before, as part of their Limited Edition Confidant series. Askew is a quirky ruled notebook where every single line is hand drawn and while some behave, many do not. Source: Askew: A Ruled Notebook Like No Other from Debbie … Continue reading Askew: A Ruled Notebook Like No Other from Debbie Millman

This Mechanical Keyboard Feels Like A Typewriter From The Past

Lofree is a startup who has designed these awesome portable keyboards, which are a throwback to yesteryear because they’re inspired by mechanical typewriters. The keyboard is available in a series of bright pastel colors, which is a nice break from the standard black/white/silver layout on your phone, tablet or laptop. Source: This Mechanical Keyboard Feels … Continue reading This Mechanical Keyboard Feels Like A Typewriter From The Past

We’ve Stumbled Across the Most Fascinating Site on the Internet

Astronaut.io is a website with a bizarre function: It scrapes YouTube, finds videos posted in the last week that have zero or close to zero views and undescriptive filenames like "DSC-1234," then shows you a stream of snippets from these videos. Source: We've Stumbled Across the Most Fascinating Site on the Internet

ListenUp: Superorganism: Something For Your M.I.N.D.

Perhaps it's the fact that the band members are split between Maine and London that has offered new indie-pop group Superorganism such playful, exploratory depth. Debut track "something for your M.I.N.D." warbles and bops along with incredibly catchiness...... Source: ListenUp: Superorganism: Something For Your M.I.N.D.