Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

It is both painful and cathartic to admit this in print and in the very first sentence of our introduction:…

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How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul

I love being a designer. I love thinking about ideas freely and observing them taking shape: I love working concentratedly…

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The Elements of Graphic Design

Most design education is concerned with combining and sometimes inventing bits of content. It concerns relation- ships of forms and…

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Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming

Peter G. Rowe applied the term “design thinking’ to architecture in 1987. More recently, Tom Kelley, Tim Brown, and their…

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Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

Brand identity design. Who needs it? Every company on the planet. Who provides the service? You. But how do you…

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Meggs’ History of Graphic Design

There is a German word, Zeitgeist, that does not have an English equivalent. It means the spirit of the times,…

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Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your…

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