thoughts on design

The Recorder: Reimagined, Redesigned + Relaunched

Photography Credit: Luke Tonge

This month typography and design fans globally have heralded the relaunch of The Recorder. Originally published in 1902 as a method to highlight the history of typography and products used within the industry,  The Recorder was primarily known as a trade magazine until the early 1970’s. Now, with a brilliant redesign and relaunch, it celebrates the relevancy of type in today’s culture. Furthermore »

Mohawk Maker Campaign Recognized in AIGA’s Justified Design Competition

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In a technological era punctuated with e-mail, smart phones, tablets and texts, Mohawk believes a new maker culture is emerging. The Mohawk Maker Campaign and the Mohawk Maker Quarterly publication speak to the heart of this maker community – and their need to create. Furthermore »

Illustrator extraordinaire Craig Frazier collaborates with Mohawk on Sketchy

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“For every finished illustration or design, there is a sketch sharing the same DNA.” – Craig Frazier
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5 Lessons on How We Got Inspired at Create Upstate

Photo by Sarah Heppell Photography

Two weeks ago the Upstate NY AIGA Chapter held its first Design Week and hosted the second annual Create Upstate conference. We were lucky enough to attend and found inspiring and creative takeaways in all of the talks from local designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.

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Memorializing Massimo

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This week we lost one of the greatest, most influential graphic designers of our time: Massimo Vignelli. We think that our friend Michael Bierut’s Design Observer post is the best way to pay tribute to a figure whose influence and legacy will live on, continuing to shape the landscape of graphic design for generations.

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HOW to Get Inspired

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Over 3,000 creatives filtered into the Hynes Convention Center to attend sessions, workshops and listen to over eighty speakers at the HOW Design Live Conference 2014.

The exhibition hall was filled with beautifully designed booths (go figure!), the smell of freshly printed ink, and the exciting din of designers from around the world all in one room.

Speakers and attendees alike were the friendliest, smartest, and most interesting people you could meet. The variety of backgrounds allowed for a constant flow and cross-pollination of ideas in design.

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