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Jeff Jarvis: Geeks Bearing Gifts

by Jeff Jarvis     More… I’ve posted two really short chapters from Geeks Bearing Gifts today on Medium: one on curation, one on data. Then I’ll take a break for the holiday and come back with a bigger chapter on rethinking what mobile really means for news. A snippet from the chapter on curation (relevant to … Continue reading

ADC: Damn Good Advice from George Lois

About George Lois Any attempt to understand the Art of Advertising as a serious expression of a man’s creative originality is usually overwhelmed by controversy over morality and ethics. We tend to equate Art with Virtue and Commerce with Sin. According to some critics who try to understand its massive impact on modern living, advertising … Continue reading

Inside Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Frank Gehry talks about Abu Dhabi Guggenheim The site of the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is desolate these days: just arid land and concrete pilings jutting out over a peninsula on Saadiyat Island, north of the city’s urban center here. But in about three years, it is poised to become an international tourist attraction, when … Continue reading

Richard Branson: You learn by doing and by falling over

Forget the rules, and learn from first-hand experience instead. There’s so much more to be gained from not knowing how to do things the ‘correct’ way, and learning to do them your own way. As our name implies, we were virgins when we entered into business – a bunch of kids learning on the spot. … Continue reading

Gretchen Smelter – First 60 days at Women’s Health

BY JUSTIN MILLER    It’s been almost three months since the well-accomplished designer and creative director Gretchen Smelter began her role at Women’s Health.  Smelter transitions from House Beautiful, where she was the design director since 2012, and before Beautiful she served as the Group Creative Director of Edipresse Asia, Creative Director of Brides (where she was heavily involved with … Continue reading

Wired: Jerry Seinfeld on How to Not Be a Jerk in the Digital Age

As technology pioneers, we are inundated with new gadgets, services, apps, messaging, games, and media. We’re dosing, vaping, and Lyfting. And that means there are new rules for how to behave. Is it OK to answer an email during dinner? Is Google Glass ever cool? We got some help from Jerry Seinfeld, keen observer of … Continue reading

RIP: Mitch Shostak, 1950-2014

 Mitch Shostak passed away on June 25; he was 63. Mitch was an art director for American Express, IBM, Money, The New York Times, People, BusinessWeek, Scholastic, and Sports Illustrated. He moved to San Francisco in 1991 to work as art director of PC World. In 1993 Mitch returned to New York City and established … Continue reading

Richard Branson: Stand out from the crowd

If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you. Put yourself forward to get your business on the map. Nobody will buy your products if they don’t know who you are or what they are.

Fingerprint-Activated Electric Bike Goes 40 MPH, 90 Miles on a Charge

Part bike, part motorcycle, the Greyp G12 is the electric moped for the 21st century, and just to up the futuristic theme even further, it starts with a fingerprint scan. From the same daft minds that brought you the insane, 1,088-horsepower electric Rimac Concept One supercar (which still hasn’t reached production) comes an electric bike … Continue reading

Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

  by Richard Branson When you’re launching a startup, one of your first tasks is to identify potential customers and learn about their needs. This may seem very different from the goals I have described in previous columns about defining your business’s greater purpose and helping to tackle some of the big problems our society … Continue reading

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...

BODY COPY

Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.

Infographics

When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...

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