Wise words from a master of Graphic Design

October 16, 2015

michael-bierut

 

His book is called: how-to-use-graphic-design-to-sell-things-explain-things-make-things-look-better-make-people-laugh-make-people-cry-and-every-once-in-a-while-change-the-world

Propaganda Posters

October 5, 2015

21b97a41df1243b628d504d3ace3bc87

 

Some fantastic illustrations in this roundup of propaganda posters.

A clever illustration for a luxury property development

October 2, 2015

oxo-view-smlThis is an illustration for a luxury property development http://southbanktower.com/. Normally these ads use photorealistic mockups of the actual building. Nice to see this different approach.

 

The designer’s neighborhood guide

October 2, 2015

onthegrid-coverFantastic illustrations of each city’s iconic landmark and a really cool idea.

 

PSD eBook Mockup

July 1, 2015

qveb-3d-open-doc-mockup

Making quite a lot of these 3d mockups in Photoshop for ebooks these days. You can download these mockup template here: http://www.psdcovers.com/

Illustrations for eBook

July 1, 2015

qveb-cloud-cover

Some Illustrations I did recently for an eBook about cloud computing.

Clever icons

March 21, 2013

painting_icons

I saw these on the side of a tub of paint recently. I really like the second and third icons, touch dry between 2 to 4 hours and 4 hours between coats. The tap icon lets the set down a bit.

Tags: , ,

You might see some better illustration today – but I doubt it

March 16, 2013

LabPartners_JetBlue_2

From: http://blog.lp-sf.com/?p=937

Scripty Logotypes

March 3, 2013

logotypes

My two favorite things together. Original post via: http://11t.us/3icRdih

Tags: , , ,

Tips for Creating a Better Reading Experience

February 19, 2013

readable

If you don’t have time to read this informative article about creating a better reading experience on the web, I’ve summerised the main points. I have also added my own top tip at the bottom.

Article Summary:

  • Font size should be at least 16px
  • The line height should be approximately 1.5 times the font size. If your body is 16px, your line height would be 24 pix. In most browsers, the default line height is 1 or 1.2 which isn’t big enough
  • Don’t use black or white. Use nearly black and nearly white
  • Make your margins bigger
  • The number of words per line, known as the measure, should be between 8 and 12
  • Design with the following in mind: your readers have zero attention span, zero patience and zero time

Glasses designed by Okan Benn from The Noun Project

Top of page