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My Top 10 Computer Arts Magazine Covers

Monday, October 20th, 2008

There is one thing that is guaranteed to make me smile and that’s hearing a thud as my favourite design magazine Computer Arts hits the door mat. Every month I am amazed at the beautiful cover art that stares back at me from the floor. I neatly file away all my magazines after a thorough read as they are always a constant source of inspiration. 

Computer Arts Magazine Covers

I was flicking through them the other day and once again I was taken back by the fantastically designed covers. So I thought I’d post my top 10, here we go in no particular order: (more…)

Graphic design resources

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Whether it’s for design inspiration or stock photography, there are a great deal of online resources out there for graphic designers. Here I list a few of the best online graphic design resources we have found:

Design Inspiration Gallery - FAVEUP

Faveup.com – graphic design inspiration gallery

A great website for design inspiration. Categories are broken down into Logos, Business Cards, Flash Websites and CSS Websites with a voting system to highlight the very best designs. You can also submit your own designs to gain feedback from fellow designers.

Photoshop Tutorials - PSDTUTS

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The Design Police

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

You’ve heard of the fashion police, why shouldn’t there be such a thing as the design police? Is there such a thing as bad design or is it all a matter of opinion?

I think it’s fair to say that different types of design appeals to different types of markets. A flyer full of colour and vector images may be applicable for a 70’s night at your local night club, however it could be considered bad design as a flyer for your local solicitors. So first point covered – design is relative to the market place.

So is there such thing as bad design? Say I have picked up my brightly coloured flyer promoting a themed evening at the local social dwelling, if I can’t read the opening times due to small font, bad colour choice, ridiculous positioning, that surely constitutes bad design. So, point number two, there is such a thing as bad design, however I feel that there maybe some grey areas…

The design-police.org have created a range of stickers for you to cut out and stick onto bad designs. Judging by the stickers it is clear that there are some obvious faux pas when it comes to design: (more…)