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How Variable Fonts Have Changed the Design Game

Until 2016, font packages didn’t have the customizability that many have now. If you wanted to have varying font styles, you needed to download multiple variations of the font. But in 2016, developers created variable fonts. This meant font styles came all in one package. And it was kind of a game changer. Variable fonts […]

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Graphic Design as an Activist’s Tool

While graphic design is seen as a utilitarian advertising tool, it can also be used as a form of activism. More recently, designers are straying from the old notion that graphic design should be devoid of emotion. Designers are breaking archaic rules that don’t serve their messages and they are bringing humanity to the artform. […]

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The “Ugly” New Design Trend You’re Going to See A Lot More

If you’ve scrolled through social media over the past year, you might have noticed some graphic design styles that are jarring, simultaneously 90s retro and futuristic, and kind of ugly? But that’s not due to amateur designers; you can attribute that to a new movement in graphic design. What people are referring to as “ugly […]

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Why Graphic Design is More Than Just a Visual Art

When we’re kids, we’re told to “sound out” words as we’re learning to read them. Even now, the voice in your brain is speaking these words in your head. So it’s safe to say that we can “hear” typography and graphic design. In an article published for AIGA’s Eye On Design blog, author Emily Gosling […]

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Tips for Decorating Your Fabrics

When designing apparel for your business, it’s important to take into account how your logo or any copy will be applied to the material. Some methods only work well for certain fabrics and some don’t work at all. This post is going to offer a quick cheat sheet so you can more easily design your […]

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Apparel is a Wearable Business Card: Make it Look Good

When we think promo apparel, what comes to mind? Thick t-shirts? Flimsy drawstring bags? Baggy hoodies? Well, those don’t have to be what your business saddles itself with. There are so many more options when choosing apparel that present your business in a trendy and thoughtful light. Here are some options to think about: Flannel: […]

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This is What Your Business Cards Need

While social media has become a major component of promoting one’s business, nothing can fully replace the impact of a physical business card. That impact might be even greater now that people aren’t expecting physical copies of anything anymore. But in a time of constant stimuli and new information passing through our brains nearly every minute […]

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The Birds and Bees of ROYGBIV: Where Do Colors Come From?

We’re all familiar with the colors of the rainbow: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. But what about colors we’ve never seen? When it comes to creating new colors, we don’t “discover” them, and creating entirely new colors is rare. What we get, instead, are tweaks on colors that already exist. Those tweaks […]

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