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The Difference Between Visual Art and Graphic Design

The Difference Between Visual Art and Graphic Design

The fine line that separates visual art and graphic design is something that’s been debated for a very long time. While both artists and designers compose visuals and have a…

40 Examples of Surreal Art in Graphic Design

40 Examples of Surreal Art in Graphic Design

“Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur,” that is how Wikipedia describes the surrealist movement. What this means is that surrealism gives the artist complete…

The Minimalist Trend in Graphic Design

The Minimalist Trend in Graphic Design

Our rendering technology is unthinkable, yet we still study Mondrian. Great minimalist work is striking, elegant, and classic. Within the colorful world of advertising, a minimalist ad stands out from…

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: John Maeda

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: John Maeda

Part of my education as a graphic designer was learning about the field’s history. Before, I thought history classes were stuffy and dull. Not this class. I was floored by…

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Milton Glaser

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Milton Glaser

Part of my education as a graphic designer was learning about the field’s history. Before, I thought history classes were stuffy and dull. Not this class. I was floored by…

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Cipe Pineles

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Cipe Pineles

Part of my education as a graphic designer was learning about the field’s history. Before, I thought history classes were stuffy and dull. Not this class. I was floored by…

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Wim Crouwel

Visionaries That Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Wim Crouwel

The Netherlands is a small country, but it’s had a big impact on design. Wim Crouwel’s typographic work is a good example of Dutch design at its best: clean and functional, like the work of his forefather Theo van Doesburg—yet progressive and surprising.

Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Saul Bass

Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Saul Bass

Part of my education as a graphic designer was learning about the field’s history. Before, I thought history classes were stuffy and dull. Not this class. I was floored by…

What to Do When Your Graphic Design Client is Andy Pipkin

What to Do When Your Graphic Design Client is Andy Pipkin

Andy Pipkin tells his poor duped friend Lou that he wants tickets to the opera for his birthday. Its an unusual request, as Andy has been seen to have a…

Great Names in Graphic Design: Anton Stankowski

Great Names in Graphic Design: Anton Stankowski

Anton Stankowski (1906 – 1998) is universally acclaimed as one of the greatest and most influential names in late-modernist art. Alexander Eckstein explains why. Anton Stankowski was an eminent late…

Why & How to Write Better Graphic Design Tutorials

Why & How to Write Better Graphic Design Tutorials