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Whilst many designers embrace flat design wholeheartedly, it seems a growing number have already tired of its charms and are casting around for the next big thing. One contender, being championed by some, is "long shadow" design. Long shadow...
The Everywhere Project is a collaborative project curated by designer and illustrator, Adrian Walsh. It was created as a tribute to the classic folk song "I've Been Everywhere" which was written in 1959 by Australian songwriter, Geoff Mack....
The Wander Postcard Project is the brainchild of the team at social media start-up Wander. They asked some of their favourite designers and illustrators to imagine a postcard from everywhere and nowhere at once. There were 58 contributors...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning...
For most brands, recognition is everything. Occasionally you'll encounter a company that seeks to create a air of exclusivity by shunning popular appeal, but for the large part companies need you to spot them immediately. Brand recognition...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning...
When I walk into a design studio, there are several things I know I'll see; tattoos, piercings and toys... lots and lots of each. Why do designers, as well as non-creatives, love toys? We love toys because they are the first art form to which we...
"Whew!" exclaimed a recent client when he finally agreed to pay his entire fee, "I didn't know artistic-types were such tough businessmen." "Oh, we are," I said calmly as I put his final check into my pocket, "We have to get tough with clients...
One feature that can make a logo shine more than any other is hidden meaning. Remember the last time you saw a logo that made you go 'Ahaaa!'? So, that's what I'm going to approach in this article, the cherry on the top of the logo cake. There are plenty...
The combination of technology and art is always fascinating when done well. The Rain Room, a new installation at The Barbican's Curve Gallery in London is a beautiful combination of the two that's also interactive. The Rain Room allows you...
Every now and then I’m approached by design students and clients asking me to critique their logos. While I’m not particularly fond of critiquing anyone’s work, especially when it's hard to find something positive to say, I’m happy...
The September edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, plugins to make your sites more useful, productivity tools, new takes on content management systems, frameworks, UI...
Working with clients can be tough. There can be a lot of back and forth communication and many requirements. Every client has their different level of standards and can make bouncing from project to project a bit difficult. One client's idea...