Category: Articles

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07Apr, 2014

10 Amazing Examples of Using Patterns in Design

In this week’s post, I showcase the use of patterns in design. It is amazing how a simple pattern can be used to enhance a design, create visual interest or serve as the main element. Hopefully, these examples will inspire you to consider the use of patterns in a future project. Enjoy. Featured Image: CARTON sketchbooks by Demidiuk […]

detailed sign
31Mar, 2014

The Web’s Top Five Design and Typography Posts of the Month: March 2014.

Each month I bring you my top five picks of the best design and typography posts from around the web. The articles I’ve chosen this month have a real typography flavour. Enjoy. Featured image: An Incredibly Detailed & Ravishing Sign Inspired By 19th Century Typography via The Sophisticated Typography Work by Jackson Alves Brazil based typographer […]

elements of design: space example
10Mar, 2014

How to Apply the 7 Elements of Design to your Work. Element 3: Space.

Space, the final frontier. Well, not exactly, but when it comes to graphic design it’s pretty important to “explore” (pun intended) its use. In fact, the use of space within a design is often a factor that is not considered enough, especially regarding how it can be used to compliment the other elements of design. So […]

elements of design: line
10Feb, 2014

How to Apply the 7 Elements of Design to your Work. Element 1: Line.

In order for a graphic design to communicate its message in a clear and concise manner, many factors need to be considered including using the elements of design. It is widely accepted that there are seven elements of design, which include line, shape, space, texture, value, size/scale and colour. Furthermore, you should aim to include […]