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The Art and Science of Color Theory - SNAGGDit

The Art and Science of Color Theory - SNAGGDit | graphic design | Scoop.it
Color theory is a subjective yet historically studied area of design calling upon schools of science and philosophy. Learn more about the color theory here.
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Hey. Color and color choices matter.

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Black Square Icon Tutorial - YouTube

Black Square Icon Tutorial
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Incredibly helpful tutorial for creating that #blacksquareicon.

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Cardinal Sins of Design

Cardinal Sins of Design | graphic design | Scoop.it
According to the latest "Adobe New Creatives Report (June 2014)", over-designing or not knowing when to quit was considered as the "cardinal sin" of design.
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REPENT!

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Elements of Design

Animation & Design - Matt Greenwood - http://mattgreenwood.tv Music by Proem - http://www.proemland.com
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Handy little guide to the elements of the trade.

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Generic and overused logos - Avoid it!

Generic and overused logos - Avoid it! | graphic design | Scoop.it
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Is your logo too generic? Ever feel like you've seen it before?

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Bruno Cariou's curator insight, July 23, 2014 10:01 AM

Il serait sans doute tristement intéressant de voir les devis correspondants. Mais il est vrai que les résultats parlent d'eux même, soit il s'agit de filiales, soit j'espère que ce n'était pas cher et très urgent...

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Graphic Design Cheat Sheets to Make Your Life Easier : Medialoot

Graphic Design Cheat Sheets to Make Your Life Easier : Medialoot | graphic design | Scoop.it
Beginners and experienced designers alike often get help from graphic design cheat sheets. They’re also called crib sheets, and are very worthwhile if you get stuck in the middle of the design process and don’t know where to turn. Keep reading to learn about seven cheat sheets that you might want to bookmark right now, so you can whip them out when you need them!
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Great set of go-tos for when you need a refresher

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Cramer-Krasselt fires Panera as its client

Cramer-Krasselt fires Panera as its client | graphic design | Scoop.it
In an unusual move, Chicago-based ad agency Cramer-Krasselt has essentially told its client, Panera Bread, to take this job and shove it.  Peter Krivkovich, chairman and CEO of Cramer-Krasselt,...
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Very interesting how the relationship between agency and client plays out on a bigger stage.

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Creative Review - How a Brazilian street artist and a Leeds design studio created Coke's World Cup identity

Creative Review - How a Brazilian street artist and a Leeds design studio created Coke's World Cup identity | graphic design | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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Very interesting interview with a collab to create Coke's World Cup visuals.

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Tiny PMS Match

Tiny PMS Match | graphic design | Scoop.it
A personal project of tiny proportion—matching small everyday objects to their Pantone® color...
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This is pretty cool. I am jealous of this person's ability to match color like that.

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Skyscrapers - OpenProcessing

Skyscrapers - OpenProcessing | graphic design | Scoop.it
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Nice visualization of skyscraper heights in selected cities over time.

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Cool 90s Pop Culture Art

Cool 90s Pop Culture Art | graphic design | Scoop.it
Another sober indication of the passing of time is that the 90s are now well and truly retro. The 80s, well that's practically the stone age now.
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Oh man, the 90s is retro now.

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7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic | graphic design | Scoop.it
A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it. Some of the world’s most ubiquitous logos had humble beginnings.
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Ever wonder what the brand identities of the tech companies that rule our lives looked like in their first iterations? 

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Cereal characters lure kiddies with eye gaze: Study

Cereal characters lure kiddies with eye gaze: Study | graphic design | Scoop.it
A new study from Cornell University found that cartoon characters on cereal boxes are angled downward, which helps kids feel connected to the product.
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Cereal manufacturers do the math with their cartoons.

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Vector Graphics Complexes (SIGGRAPH 2014) - YouTube

Authors: Boris Dalstein, Rémi Ronfard, and Michiel van de Panne. Published in: ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33, 4. Project website: http://www.dalboris.com/...
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Adobe Illustrator. Do this.

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Weird Al – White and Nerdy: The Geek Takes the Throne

How Weird Al leveraged social media to become meme-worthy and king of the charts... Weird Al Before the Internet In a 1992 performance on the Arsenio Hall sho
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Weird Al is a street-wise social media genius.

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A New Social Contract

A New Social Contract | graphic design | Scoop.it
What if brands stepped away from trying to be part of the conversation and made products worthy of being talked about?
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Good social is good, but I want a good product.

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The Adobe Illustrator Story

When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript.…
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Wow, 20 years of Illustrator. My weapon of choice. This is a really well-done, informative video. Vector forever. Was that a Rapidograph?

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Bruno Cariou's curator insight, August 1, 2014 6:22 AM

Quand Adobe nous explique à quel point ce n'était pas mieux avant illustrator. Un peu d'auto-congratulation n'a jamais fait de mal...

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These Posters For Every World Cup Since 1930 Were Made By One Designer

These Posters For Every World Cup Since 1930 Were Made By One Designer | graphic design | Scoop.it

GreatThe semi-finals of the World Cup begin today, and soccer, er, football fever--though slightly dimmer now Stateside--is ramping back up for the rest of the world. Which makes it a perfect time to check in with one superfan-slash-designer, who redesigned each official World Cup poster for fun.

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A designer with a great sense of historical design trends. Amazing set.

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Deceptive advertising: How commercials trick us into buying products

Deceptive advertising: How commercials trick us into buying products | graphic design | Scoop.it
The art of deceptive advertising: From brown shoe polish on burgers to hairspray for brighter ingredients, how commercials trick us into buying their products
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We've all lamented this, but here's a little more behind the scenes look into why and how the food looks so different on the menu than on our plate.

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The Art of Logo Design | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Logos surround us in digital and physical space, but we rarely examine the thought and artistic thinking that goes into the design of these symbols. Utilizin...
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Logos aren't just shapes thrown together. It is an art form with purpose and ingenuity.

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165 Sweet Basketball Jerseys On One Gorgeous Poster

165 Sweet Basketball Jerseys On One Gorgeous Poster | graphic design | Scoop.it
With the basketball season winding down, Pop Chart Lab has put together a great new poster showcasing 165 notable jersey designs, from the 1921 New York Celtics through the "Latin Night" alternates of the 2014 Suns. Most of the offerings come from the NBA, but there's a smattering of Globetrotter, ABA, hip-hop, and pop culture jerseys thrown in for good measure.
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I'm a sports fan, and my obsession over sports logos pushed me into design. This is a nice compendium of NBA jerseys.

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P-GraphicDesign_4301.jpg (2300×3162)

P-GraphicDesign_4301.jpg (2300×3162) | graphic design | Scoop.it
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Very general, but a catalog of style movements over the last 200 years.

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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | graphic design | Scoop.it
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,
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What if Pantone just straight copied Boogert?

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Stanford study finds walking improves creativity

Stanford study finds walking improves creativity | graphic design | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.
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As a creative, sometimes you gotta unplug and go take a walk.

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ALPCA: Best Plate of 2013

ALPCA: Best Plate of 2013 | graphic design | Scoop.it
ALPCA: the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association
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Michigan wins. How could it not?

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