proximity example
15Sep, 2014

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Proximity Effectively

In this month’s design tutorial, we continue to explore the principles of graphic design. I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis, contrast, balance and repetition. This month we explore proximity. Let’s get started. Featured Image: Galleri Tema by Daniel Siim licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 What is Proximity The principle of proximity is simply the process of ensuring related design elements […]

editorial example
07Sep, 2014

5 Great Editorial Designs for Your Inspiration

In this week’s post we take a look at five great editorial design examples including several magazines, a product portfolio, a book and an annual report. These are sure to inspire you when working on your next project. Hope you enjoy. Lab Periodical Lab Periodical by Chén Fan & Maxim Cormier licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 Gareth Edwards Gareth […]

type classifications
01Sep, 2014

Typography Tutorial: How to Choose Fonts Using Type Classifications.

The age old question: “What typeface or font should I use for this design?” Well, there’s no wrong or right answer to this question. However, there are guidelines that can help you make an informed decision. One of the first things that I teach my students in typography class is type classifications. Why? Because understanding the […]