9 more blocks…………..

Yesterday afternoon I cut 12 more Snail's Trail/Monkey Wrench blocks. I sewed 9 of them last night while I watched TV and added them to the three I showed yesterday with the die that I used. The name on the die is Snail's Trail, other people call it Monkey Wrench. Source: 9 more blocks..............

AIGA Promotional Poster

    A poster calling for entries for a design competition sponsored by the The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).   I love this poster as it skillfully uses Typography and colour setting the bar high for would-be contestants. The AIGA charter is to enhance the standards of design and production of commercial magazines.  Anybody … Continue reading AIGA Promotional Poster

Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

The Bezier Curve is the mathematics behind the "Pen Tool" a graphic designer's primary drawing tool. A Bezier Curve is a curved line in which its shape is defined by a mathematical equation.  They are used in vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as InDesign and Quark Express. It consists of two … Continue reading Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Jules Cheret is referred to the to the father of the modern poster. He was a French painter who became a master of Belle Epoque poster art. I was recently browsing through one of my favourite graphic design books, "100 Ideas that changed Graphic Design".  Idea No.10 is Female Archetypes and her development as an idea … Continue reading Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art