Alex Carro Packaging

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Hey folks, it’s been a while. Life got in the way, but I’m back from hibernation and I will try to post more frequently. This work designed by Malva Sawada and creative directed by Andrew Trotter is what got me out of my slumber. It’s a super minimal packaging design for Barcelona based skincare brand, Alex … Continue reading Alex Carro Packaging

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 anchor points and levers that control the angle at which the curves leaves the end points.  Without Bezier curves it would be almost impossible to produce the multitude of unique and beautiful designs.

The Colour Red

The colour red is the colour that attracts attention, excites curiosity and arouses to action.  Red is psychologically stimulating, and it can be used to increase blood circulation.  Representing passion and power, red is the colour that will attract the most attention. The color red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with danger, war, energy strength, determination desire, and love.

Water droplets hanging from plant. Heidi Westum ©

Droplets: Liquid Photography by Heidi Westum

Jaw-dropping captures of water and oil droplets by Norwegian photographer Heidi Westum. You can buy her art prints here. More photography inspiration Visit her website

Colour code your life

How to organise with colour

Colour, the indispensable tool of designers worldwide can also help you organise everything from the office to the home.From time to time we all have a difficult time organising some important part of our lives — our filing cabinets, our schedules, email, or any number of elements at home or at work. Colour may be the solution! Organising with colour can help streamline your routine, improve your productivity and save time.  Colour coded systems of organising are up to four times faster than conventional methods.  As a result colour coding will make your job and lives easier, decrease stress and increase our self-confidence.

The difference between oblique and italic

The difference between italics and oblique typefaces

Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings.  True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren.  Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.

Necker Cube

Necker cube and the problem of perception

The Necker cube illustrates how the eye can reach two conclusions. The two squares in the Necker cube can be perceived as either the front or the rear surface of the cube.

The London Underground Map – Design Icon

The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.

Call to Action

A Call to Action: How to Make it Work

  A small business website should always have a call-to-action to convert visitors into customers.  It is important to lead the visitor into to taking the next step with you.  Make sure you add a call-to-action button to each of your most important pages, whether that means the About Us page, services page, FAQ's, or … Continue reading A Call to Action: How to Make it Work

Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs.

Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs. Source: Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs.