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A few weeks ago, amidst a whirlwind day at University, I was called to a press check for the multilingual children’s book I have been working on for over a year now. As you might imagine, it was very exciting...

Tried and true advice to help you build your presentation skills as a designer - a lifelong skill that involves sharing your work clearly, articulately, and with confidence. 1. Present with Confidence Everyone gets nervous, but try not to be shy. Confidence...

If you're looking for a workaround to create a PDF out of InDesign using the "Print Booklet" feature - you're in luck. Here is the simple step-by-step process. Getting Started Please make sure you're working in 4-page pagination. In this example, I...

When you create a multi-page document InDesign and want to save it as a PDF for printing, there are a few things to keep in mind. You will want to save as "spreads" and you include bleeds. Here are the...

Marian Bantjes spent 15 months writing, illustrating and designing the beautiful book titled "I Wonder." "As a book experience, the relationship between the content and the graphics is very important. They are totally interdependent and neither the articles nor the graphics...

Are you considering printing your playing cards professionally? If so, it is important to choose a printer that offers the kind customization you need. CHOOSE A PRINTER The good news is that many websites offer the option of producing custom playing cards...

‎"The sort of classical modernist line on how aware a reader should be of a typeface is that they shouldn't be aware of it at all. It should be this crystal goblet there to just hold and display and organize the information. But I don't think it's really quite as simple as that.

A deck of cards may be used for playing a great variety of card games, with varying elements of skill and chance. Because playing cards are standardized and commonly available, they are also used for other purposes such as illusions,...

[gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="7983,7985"] The AIGA design education conference titled “Geo/graphics” was a stimulating symposium held this December at the East-West Center of the University of Hawai’i Manoa in sun-drenched Honolulu (Hawaii, USA). Led by educators from around the globe, the...

Graphic designer Michael Ciancio spent some time in Europe before designing this silk screened poster about language and its characters. "Basically this was a conclusion I came to at the end of my one-year stay in Europe" said about the personal project titled "English Language"

Learning to set up a basic multi-column grid in InDesign is an essential component of publication design. It takes an understanding of typographic measurement and how you want your reader to interact with the written content. As a simple way to...

The "Counterspace" website is a great resource for helping you study the anatomy, measurements, and history of Latin typography. It's fun and interactive! Use it to get to know your vocabulary and learn the nuances of typography.
Marian Bantjes is definitely one of my design heroes - and on top of that - she's a "she." In the often male dominated digital world, it's nice to know there are some amazing women in the typography realm. This glitter piece was created by Marian Bantjes for the "The Audacity of Hov" article in Vibe using unexpected materials (glitter!).

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream....

Please visit the "Unified" exhibition of Arabic and English posters now on display in C-Wing (Level 1) at Zayed University (Dubai Campus). The UNIFIED POSTERS were created in ART 456 (Typography 2) during the Fall 2012 semester. The project first asked students...

250 million girls live in poverty in the developing world. To reach them all we have to work in partnership. Girls are the most powerful force for change on the planet. Quality data gets the right programmes to the right girls. Without it, they're invisible. Check out the Girl Effect and find out how you can help.
Ahhhhh.... we've done this... we do this... and we will continue to do this! I know people are fed up of hearing make this world a better place for your kids.. but you know what, yeah YOU SHOULD! The little things each one of us does plays a significant role.. whether its recycling, switching lights off, growing your own veggies.. and the list goes on. Make small changes, get your family, neighbors, friends to do the same. However small it may seem, it can make a difference!