Around the middle of 2017 I made one of these, just for the pleasure of sewing those lines and pinning those pins: The Marber Grid, rendered in cotton thread and map pins on a canvas board. A tribute to Romek’s very clever system that brought unity to so many PenguinRead More →

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nfinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong AoiroStudio Sep 04, 2018 Peter Stewart is a travel photographer based in Hong Kong. We are featuring his first project ever released on Behance. Entitled Stacked – Urban Architecture of Hong Kong, it’s a collection of pictures and memoirs taken by Peter everRead More →

In our newest design debate, Nadine Kolodziey,Thomas Kronbichler, and Polina Joffe weigh on the pros and cons of endless visual stimulation. Ready, set, debate. “Following too many design feeds online encourages repetition and stifles creativity. Source: Design Debate: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Inspiration?Read More →

By Nicole Tinkham Choosing to start a pastel drawing is an easy decision. Choosing your supplies however, is a bit more challenging. You may have gone into your local art supply store expecting to see one type of pastel but discovered there are two very different kinds: oil and soft.Read More →

Japanese architect Katsutoshi Sasaki has built himself a new family home , featuring a dark-painted facade of red cedar and a bright, airy interior. Called T Noie, which refers to the house’s T-shaped structure, the 102-square-metre, two property is located in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. Source: Katsutoshi Sasaki’s minimalist home contrastsRead More →

To infinity and beyond. An excerpt by Roy Stanfield of Airbnb, from DesignBetter.Co’s Design Systems Handbook . Illustration by Jack Daly I find it exciting to see design systems empower design teams to scale and consistently produce solid products, but I know we’re only scratching the surface of our potential. Source:Read More →

Henry Adams once said: “Chaos was the law of nature and order was the dream of man”. People always favor the order because it makes things more comprehensible. The same works with user interfaces of digital products. When UI elements are organized and structured, people can easily use an appRead More →

Living and working in San Francisco, Colin Pollard creates pop-coloured projects that revel in pastel compositions and deceptive block landscapes. Asymmetry and angular shadows play with perspective at a compelling level. Pollard utilises an intriguing depth of field, where flattened dimensions and focal points draw the eye to colour-enhanced shapesRead More →

“What is the ideal customer experience for your product or service?” As a senior consultant at Designit, I work with CEOs, technologists, and managers who consider this question several times a day. They want to ensure that their product or service not only creates real value for their customers butRead More →

The sculptural work of Swedish artist Malou Palmqvist is defined by balance and form. Simultaneously geometric and organic, her works could almost be based upon the debris that washes up after a storm—she does, after all, live on an island. Source: Malou Palmqvist Explores Balance And FormRead More →

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Colour contrast between text and background is important on web pages. It affects some people’s ability to perceive the information (in other words to be able to receive the information visually). Everyone who can see, sees things in different ways. Source: Colour contrast – why does it matter?Read More →

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Power of asymmetry Asymmetry can help give some life and power to a typographic arrangement. The designer has used the idea of a long piece of tape or receipt.  The typography is contrasted against large and small to make it stand out.Read More →

Are You Using Whitespace in Your Website Designs? Designers see it as crucial. Site owners want to fill it up with anything they can find. You might wonder what I am talking about. It’s whitespace! Whitespace is one of the most crucial elements of design. Source: Are You Using WhitespaceRead More →

Photo by Andy Robinson The Associated Press didn’t call its advice a “stylebook” until 1950. As we saw in the past couple of weeks , the AP’s early iterations of guidelines concentrated on the mechanics of typesetting and transmission rather than language and usage. Source: The history of The NewRead More →

If you’re a social media manager needing to create images quickly and easily but you’ve not got a huge amount of experience with graphic design, it’s likely by now you’ve already discovered beloved and hugely successful free graphic design tool website Canva . Source: Helpful Graphic Design Tips For NonRead More →

Amateur photographer @Ben_On_The_Moon noticed some peculiar weathering patterns on a plastic-coated chain link fence . More views of the fence here , here , and here . In the clumsy Hollywood reboot of Arrival starring Nicolas Cage, this would be the discovery that sets up the alien invasion of theRead More →

  Symmetrical Design is a form of artwork where the objects or elements arrange identically on both sides of the axis. You will have perfect symmetry when the objects that are mirrors and exactly the same. While perfect symmetry can be alluring, that is not the only acceptable form ofRead More →

Financial services sits at the second level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where people need safety and security. That’s just one level above air, water, and food. People take their money very seriously, and while the Charles Schwab team is designing for communicating information about money, their real product isRead More →