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May 22, 2007

Paul Rand: Thoughts and despair on logo design

Steve Jobs once called Paul Rand, “the greatest living graphic designer.” Though no longer alive, Rand’s legend still thrives in his work and in his writings. With a body of work that includes logos for IBM, Westinghouse, ABC, UPS, and NeXT, he’s still someone you should listen to. In Design, Form, and Chaos, Rand shares […]

Jan 20, 2007

Don’t have a Wii? Get it tomorrow

This Sunday, Best Buy, Circuit City, and Target will finally have limited quantities of the coveted Wii available. I’ll be waiting in line at the local Best Buy with a few people from our office in hopes of satisfying my latest obsession. I haven’t played a video game in almost a decade. But as an […]

Sep 1, 2006

6 illuminating concept maps you should know about

My friends at Dubberly Design Office (DDO) have just posted a small sample of concept maps they’ve designed within the last 7 years. Each map takes a difficult–almost mystical–subject and attempts to rigorously map out its many complexities and relationships. There are six maps, each answering one of the following questions: What is Java technology […]

Aug 31, 2006

A styleguide for people who don’t like styleguides

Most major corporations have strict guidelines detailing how their logos should be used. Some can be cumbersome, espousing rules for everything from minimum size requirements to how it should look on the back of a gas guzzling 4×4. The GE styleguide, for example, is a tome at over 300 pages. Imagine my shock, when I […]