Graphic Means (Official Trailer)

Excited for this documentary to be released. Graphic Means – a history of graphic design production.

Growing up primarily digital as a designer my brain cannot process how things were done — even a few decades ago.

I had some vague knowledge about production before the Mac, but it was only based on brief references my teachers made, or the little-used-tools that remained in various studios I worked in.

It occurred to me that if I knew so little, my graphic design students know even less! So with this, I set out to document the tools, processes, and people, of this brief moment in the design world. — Briar Levit, Director/Producer

How Web Design

How-Web-DesignI started a newsletter a while back focused on web design called How Web Design.

The idea being a monthly curated list for designers and developers to keep updated on the ever changing world of the internet with an emphasis on design and professional development. Join here ->

Le Mise

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Le Mise is the Art Advisory concept of Andi Potamkin, New York’s modern day art gallerist.  Design by DIA.

We created an identity that is both feminine and eccentric, which embodies Andi’s personality and eclectic taste. Beyond the subtly eccentric typography we created a framing device out of the LM initials. The frames are used as branded motif throughout the collateral. It was important the brand and its stationary set felt artful and premium to reflect the care and curation style Andi and her team provide. Additionally, we created a digital experience that embodies the Le Mise brand and offers a warm and inviting alternative to the dull nature of traditional gallery websites.

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Branding Book & Style Guide Templates

Branding Book & Style Guide Templates

UI8 recently launched  a beautiful collection of 5 different style guide templates. These templates are the perfect starting point for creating beautiful branding books for your client, plus a lot of time savings.

Created for Sketch & Illustrator, these style guides are a quick and easy way to impress any client. Included in this pack are 5 neatly organized style guide templates & 10 free icons. 75 fully customizable and easy to use pages, each with real wording.

Why the Wingdings Font Exists

Wingdings is the font made entirely out of symbols. But why?

As a means of writing sentences, Wingdings fails — but that was never its purpose. It was created to be used as a unique tool for the pre-internet era. It was akin to emojis, but with even more utility.

Read more on the Wingdings font via Vox.

Watch The Art of Hermann Zapf film that’s mentioned in this video.