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 […]

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 […]

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Repetition 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 and balance. This month, we explore repetition. Let’s get started. Featured Image: Red Fleece Editorial Newspaper by Stephanie Toole licensed under CC By-NC-SA 3.0 What is Repetition? Repetition is simply the process of repeating elements throughout a design, […]

5 Great Wine Label Designs for your Inspiration

In this week’s post we take a look at five great wine label examples that are sure to inspire you when working on your next project. Hope you enjoy. dávid borház: DQ dávid borház: DQ by csönge balla licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 5 Elements 5 ELEMENTE by Valerii Shumilov licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 Hrsz. 737 Hrsz. 737 by Eszter Laki licensed under CC BY-NC-ND […]

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Balance Effectively

In this month’s design tutorial we continue to explore the principles of graphic design. Over the past months I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis and contrast and this month we explore balance. Featured Image: “JAAAAA” by karoline grebe licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 What is Balance Balance relates to how we arrange elements within the design space to ensure equal distribution […]

5 Awesome Branding Examples for your Inspiration

In this week’s post we take a look at 5 awesome branding examples that are sure to inspire you when working on your next project. I’ve chosen to showcase the brand development of various business types from restaurants to an association for beekeepers! Additionally, I’ve included the rebranding of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) which I’ve seen […]

10 Great Examples of Overprint Design (and how to do it).

The overprint technique is one that can lead to the creation of interesting effects and visual interest within a design. It was once only used by Pre-press technicians to ensure a design would be correctly reproduced at the printing stage, but these days graphic designers use overprints in a creative way.  The technique is relatively easy to […]