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The Wordsmith on Paula Scher

Unless you're part of the clubby graphic-design fraternity, you may never have heard of Paula Scher, but it's nearly impossible not to know her work. Every time you pass a Citibank ATM or hand over one of its credit cards with the iconic red-arched 'Citi' logo, you're in her orbit. When you open a box from Tiffany, with its slender, elegant typeface, you're decoding a message she has sent you (namely, 'This had to be pricey!'). If you get subversive pleasure reading Jon Stewart's snarky faux textbook, America (The Book), or are charmed by the signs on the New York subway for the Metropolitan Opera, or look back wistfully on the loopy spaceship cover of the first Boston album, you're under the spell of this astonishingly versatile, formidably talented designer.


Pantone Matching to real world objects.


Advice to Design Students

Core77 Boards - If I Knew Then What I Know (Advice to students)
Advice is cheap, and hindsight is 20-20, but whether you had a great school experience or a crappy one, there's no way that you can come out of a design education without a few bits of advice for those just starting out.

Design Ideas

creativepro.com - Five Great Design Ideas to Use Now
So you're just sitting there, staring at a blank piece of paper or computer screen, as if the Idea Fairy will come along and bop you on the head. Consider this article the magic wand you've been waiting for.


An Interesting Oddity

The Condiment Packet Museum

Yep. You read it right.

Excellent Documentary on Andy Warhol

American Masters . Andy Warhol | PBS

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928, in a two-room shack-like apartment at 73 Orr Street in the working class neighborhood of Soho in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Andrej Warhola and Julia Zavacky Warhola. The youngest of three sons, Andrew attended Holmes Elementary School and Schenley High School, and entered Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh in 1945, where he studied with Balcomb Greene, Robert Lepper, Samuel Rosenberg, and others. He experimented with his name, signing holiday cards "André," and dropping the final "a" from his family name. He graduated in June 1949 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Pictorial Design.


Stargazer - The Nation

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film - Report - New York Times

Design Professor Blog

The Crap Detector is a great resource - bookmark it!


Core77 - 1000 words of advice for design students

Core77 - 1000 words of advice for design students

There are a million things to learn in design school, but what about the things you need to know 'about' design school? In an effort to be clear and concise—something your teachers are always bugging you to do—here are exactly 1000 words of advice for design students (cliches included)...

Making Meaning

creativepro.com - Giving Design Meaning

Design goes far beyond making something "pretty" on the outside. The best design takes into account customer needs and delivers meaningful experiences. This excerpt identifies seven design principles to follow and five process stages to go through to reach the end goal: design that matters.


Designer Movies

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Hillman Curtis has a great bunch of short movie/interviews that he has made with some of the top designers of our time.

IDD110 Design Resource

The Design Encyclopedia

A growing, collaborative resource that describes, tracks and explains culture, commerce, politics, media, sports, brands – everything possible, really – through design.


Illustration Tips

How to make illustrations even if you can’t draw

I really hate clipart. So much that I at some point decided to start making my own illustrations for my documents, presentations and my blog.

Now I get all these nice compliments about my childish drawings. They seem to work well in my presentations because they add a personal touch. Doing presentations is a personal thing. The fact that you, yes you is there to present. People tend to appreciate the fact that you have spent the extra time adding your own special finish to the slides.


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