Due to the popularity of our zombie logo post, I thought we'd repeat the famous logo makeover post with another article that celebrates one of our other favorite things. In this post, some of the world's most popular brands get "pigged up" in this tribute to our delicious farmyard friends.
Are you still a good graphic designer? Most of us would answer “yes.” But even formally trained graphic designers should be critical of themselves and answer the question honestly. Chances are, you are still a “good” graphic designer; so perhaps a more pertinent question would be: Are you a good contemporary graphic designer? You might be great at design, but if the last time you learned about graphic design trends was during cram week in 1995, you're behind the times – and missing opportunities to be a more effective designer. The following offers tips for how not to get outdated as a graphic designer.
Creating a blog for your business is ever demanding work, and creating the content calendar for the blog can be hard work – especially as it usually falls down to one person.
When it comes to the importance of design, letterhead is often one of a marketer's lowest priorities. But when much of your most important information is conveyed via letterhead, it makes sense to put in the time and effort to ensure your letterhead design commands attention and accurately brands your company. The following letterhead designs represent modern examples of stationery that does a great job of branding.
iPhone, iPad and smartphone users tend to appreciate great design – after all, in many cases that’s why they paid a premium to buy a well designed device over a cheaper, but perhaps lower quality version. Regular smartphone users are becoming more and more accustomed to beautiful, aesthetically pleasing interfaces and it seems like each new app that comes out only raises the bar higher.
Your company decided to make a redesign of the corporate website, and you rightly believe that now everything will work out. The users will come to your site and turn out to be reliable regular customers, and profit from the site will be increased. But be careful! Unfortunately, there is always a risk of making mistakes. Such mistakes can simply amount all your redesign efforts to nothing.
People nowadays are becoming more and more mobile and social. When you take pictures using your digital camera, you would want to share them immediately to your circle of friends. It’s not that you really want to boast that you are in a prominent hotel or dining in fancy restaurants with good-looking food presentations. Rather, sharing is done for everybody to learn about your experience. Your network appreciates your posts, and they also want to try the good things for themselves. Instagram became an instant hit in the mobile world.
When you’re designing an iPhone or iPad app, you’re undoubtedly going to have a lot of competition. And not just from the direct competitors who have launched a similar app to yours – you’ll also be competing for attention on the home screen of every iOS device out there. If you want your app to earn it’s place on the home screen, you’ll have to make the icon as beautiful and superbly crafted as the rest of the app.
Skinner Creative was kind enough to give away this awesome high resolution classic car photo collection.
It may be time to rethink the way we design business cards. That's not to say throw everything out, because there are some important standards to keep in mind.