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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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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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Psychology of Great Web Design | Social Media Today

Psychology of Great Web Design | Social Media Today | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
As many a great graphic and web designer knows, human behavior is just as important to a new design as the required elements themselves.
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interview with graphic designer david pearson - designboom | architecture & design magazine

interview with graphic designer david pearson - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
we spoke to the london-based graphic designer david pearson who specializes in book design and branding.
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The 10 Best Corporate Logo Changes Of 2013 - Siftings Herald

The 10 Best Corporate Logo Changes Of 2013 - Siftings Herald | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
The 10 Best Corporate Logo Changes Of 2013
Siftings Herald
Arby's 2012 logo is a design disaster, with its gaudy sheen and embossing. The update returns the sandwich chain back to its roots, but now with bolder font.
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Art Directors Club | Bob Gill, so far

Art Directors Club | Bob Gill, so far | The designer's tale | Scoop.it

New York | 9.1.2012 - 13.1.2012

"Over sixty years ADC Hall of Fame laureate Bob Gill has created many of the key landmarks that make up the creative landscape of graphic design today. In his new book 'Bob Gill, so far', he guides us through that remarkable career from the first revolutionary designs and illustrations of the early 1960s to the graphic design and children's books of recent years. He also designed ADC's 65th Art Directors Annual cover.

In addition to a book signing party, the Art Directors Club will host a five day exhibition of Bob Gill's work."


Via Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
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"It's All Feelings, Baby!" - How Is This Reflected In Design? - Huffington Post (blog)

"It's All Feelings, Baby!" - How Is This Reflected In Design? - Huffington Post (blog) | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
"It's All Feelings, Baby!" - How Is This Reflected In Design?
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Silas, the first pig to fly | Zapgnosis

Silas, the first pig to fly | Zapgnosis | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Ian West's insight:

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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London's Design Museum celebrates best of British design - Telegraph.co.uk

London's Design Museum celebrates best of British design - Telegraph.co.uk | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
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London's Design Museum celebrates best of British design
Telegraph.co.uk
“British designers are at the forefront of every company when you think how design has been involved,” Mr Osgerby said.
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Preparing Your Graphic Design Portfolio 2013 - NYC Graphic Designer Roberto Blake

Preparing Your Graphic Design Portfolio 2013 - NYC Graphic Designer Roberto Blake | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
Portfolio presentation has changed as much in the last few years as the way we communicate has. Many designers still have not realized this or are not being taught how they can leverage new technology and communication to present and succeed.
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Creative Review - Bob Gill on how to have a good idea

Creative Review - Bob Gill on how to have a good idea | The designer's tale | Scoop.it

Last week D&AD held a President's Lecture in London that brought together three greats of the creative industries: Bob Gill, Sir Alan Parker and Lord David Puttnam, to talk about their early careers in advertising and the founding of D&AD (which is 50 years old this year).


While much of the evening was spent reminiscing on the trio's time in advertising in London in the 1960s and 70s, Gill also offered up a piece of pithy advice for those working in the industry today, on how to get a great idea. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it involves creatives turning their backs on the persuasive influence of sites such as YouTube and getting out into the world.

 

www.dandad.org


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bruno maag interview - Designboom

bruno maag interview - Designboom | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
bruno maag interview
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DB: how do you think the popularity of online design resources have influenced the work produced today? BM: there is a danger that access to these resources nurtures repetition and copying.
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