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A look at graphic design and design history by one who has lived it for over three decades
Curated by Ian West
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How to Apply Optical Illusions to Web UI Design

How to Apply Optical Illusions to Web UI Design | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
German designs in the 1930s created gestalt - a principle in which a graphic tricks the human eye. Here, Jerry Cao explains how we can still use this today
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10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers

Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.
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Read, learn and inwardly digest...

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The true meaning behind 35 top brand names

The true meaning behind 35 top brand names | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
The true meaning behind 35 top brand names, Creating a strong brand identity is an integral aspect of any consumer business, and a large part of any brand identity lies in its name. While many brands are simply named after their founders, others have more interesting origins. | Marketing Magazine

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k3hamilton's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:35 AM

Pez, Kodak, Toyota, Reddit, Virgin, Haagen-Das, Volvo, Nikon, Etsy, Subaru, Lufthansa, Verizon, Sony, Adidas, Pantene, Lego, Volkswagen, Durex, Starbucks, Jagermeister,, Reebok, Trojan, Nivea, Cadillac, Dasani, Samsung, Pandora, Hyundai, Nike, Fanta, Nintendo

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Discover The Revolutionary Graphic Designs Of Abram Games - Londonist

Discover The Revolutionary Graphic Designs Of Abram Games - Londonist | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Now extended due to popular demand.
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Silas, the first pig to fly | Zapgnosis

Silas, the first pig to fly | Zapgnosis | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
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The fully illustrated story of Silas, the first pig to fly, for reading aloud to children from age three upwards. The classic children's book first published in 1972, this edition is completely updated with all new illustrations.


Available from Amazon

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How to use design as a competitive business advantage - Chicago Tribune

How to use design as a competitive business advantage - Chicago Tribune | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Milton Glaser has been a force in design and publishing since before Inc. was around: He launched New York magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.
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An interview with Christopher Doyle

An interview with Christopher Doyle | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Australian designer Christopher Doyle first caught our eye with his personal projects poking fun at designer clichés and has since set up his own studio in Sydney.
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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Psychedelia, found typography, and other ideas that shaped the way you absorb information (RT @oddzebrauk: 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design http://t.co/SS6hlMd6Rj #graphicdesign #creative)...
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Web Design Influences

Web Design Influences | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
· Jeffrey Zeldman DUBBED KING of Web Standards by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman publishes A List Apart “for people who make websites,” a leading journal of web design thought since 1998; co-founde...
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The Art of Design: Massimo Vignelli | More Than Branding | More Than Branding

The Art of Design: Massimo Vignelli | More Than Branding | More Than Branding | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Massimo Vignelli, the embodiment of a relentless passion towards simplicity and timelessness in the field of design.
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The art of bank note design

The art of bank note design | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
The Bank of England Museum's latest exhibition offers a look at some fascinating items from its archives, including bank note test prints and sketches by designer Harry Ecclestone.
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New Work: Jigsaw | New at Pentagram

New Work: Jigsaw | New at Pentagram | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
#Typography on the edge in our new identity for Jigsaw Productions http://t.co/ujNqHmTpdz Design by @EmilyOberman &co http://t.co/HbV2FAnu8D
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Fascinating Film Shows The Graphic Design World In The Time Before Computers - DesignTAXI.com

Fascinating Film Shows The Graphic Design World In The Time Before Computers - DesignTAXI.com | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Graphic designers of the digital age barely ponder about what designers of the past would do since we just execute an action with the click of...
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London architects design first shadowless skyscraper - New York Daily News

London architects design first shadowless skyscraper - New York Daily News | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
NBBJ, a local design firm, designed the first skyscraper that won't cast a shadow.
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Vampire building?

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The History of Advertising in 60 Seconds - YouTube

The video above provides a 60-second, bird's-eye view of the evolution of the advertising industry, from ad agencies to brand-building to soap operas to bran...

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Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, January 20, 2015 1:15 PM

This is a pretty cleaned up version of where advertising came from (aka, no cleavage). 

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The Best Book Covers of 2014 - New York Times

The Best Book Covers of 2014 - New York Times | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
The best book-cover designs of the year, as chosen by the art director of The New York Times Book Review.
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Progressive Reduction: Evolving the Experience for Your Most Frequent Users

Progressive Reduction: Evolving the Experience for Your Most Frequent Users | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Progressive Reduction is the idea that interfaces should be adapted over time as users become more acquainted with applications. This is how to apply it.
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Maria Jeglinska and the Possibilities of Polish Design - BLOUIN ARTINFO

Maria Jeglinska and the Possibilities of Polish Design - BLOUIN ARTINFO | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
The designer spoke with ARTINFO about dual identity, her current work, and the Polish design scene.
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Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on What Everybody Gets Wrong About Design

The artist behind the iconic 'I Love New York' logo explains why design doesn't mean what you think it does.
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Graphic Design Inspiration – Corpo de Letra (Type Catalog)

Graphic Design Inspiration – Corpo de Letra (Type Catalog) | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Corpo de Letra (Body of Letter) is a publication that catalogs several typefaces according to the Vox-AtypI Classification system.
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Four Corners – an interview with Maurice Woods - Design Week

Four Corners – an interview with Maurice Woods - Design Week | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
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Four Corners – an interview with Maurice Woods
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I have a ton of influences. There have been a lot of people who inspire me, not just creatively, but through encouragement, sincerity and advice.
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10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers

10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.
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Wally Olins, a tribute

Wally Olins, a tribute | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Wally Olins, co-founder of Wolff Olins and chairman of Saffron Brand Consultants, has died aged 83.
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A giant - brand design will be a little poorer.

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Student gallery | Cardiff School of Art and Design

Student gallery | Cardiff School of Art and Design | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Penguin book jacket competition entries from some of our BAGCers on the course gallery page: http://t.co/v3cTBN0Huo
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