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How To: Michael Bierut Discusses His Creative Process

Earlier this year I added a book to my library. It’s by the graphic designer Michael Bierut and it’s title is How to. The complete title is How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look … Continue reading

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A Brief Look At IKEA Design

Editors Note: This may seem like an ad for IKEA but for those of you interested in the field of design this post will give you an idea of the design concerns of one company. Aesthetics are only part of … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Pattern

Several recent posts have profiled heavily embellished and patterned trucks. This seems like a good time to introduce a design exercise centered on patterning. If you have a copy of our book “Design: A Beginner’s Handbook” I suggest you refer … Continue reading

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Art Into Industry: The Bauhaus and Design Education

Sooner or later all beginning artists and designers encounter references to the Bauhaus in Germany. It was quite possibly the most important art school in the twentieth century and when we think about the best examples of mid-century modern design … Continue reading

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