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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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VBEC Summer Company Success Story: Photography and Graphic Design

The Ontario Summer Company program provides high school or post-secondary students between ages 15 to 29 with hands-on training, mentorship and up to $3,00
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Nice project - well done.
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Why Designers must know that Culture influences UX?

Why Designers must know that Culture influences UX? | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
When designing for a broader audience, a number of variables need consideration. Why must Designers know that Culture influences UX?
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006 What is graphic design | Illustrator Tutorial

If you like this video don't forget to leave a like, subscrie and maybe share this tutorial with your friends.
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Download Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design http://ebooksthebest.website/?book=1592537421
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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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The Best Graphic Design in the World 2016

We met with members of the Graphic Design Jury at D&AD Judging to find out what makes them tick. They answered all of our burning questions, such as: wha
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Web Design Psychology: How To Create A Site That Influences People

Web Design Psychology: How To Create A Site That Influences People | The designer's tale | Scoop.it
"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent." - Joe Sparano. An effective website is one that builds trust with its user and influences him/her to
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Read Milton Glaser: Graphic Design

Milton Glaser: Graphic Design http://bestsellerbook.space/?book=0879511885.
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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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