Dec 09, 2008

Inspiration vs. Plagiarizing

2008-12-09T17:00:48-07:00By |All Blog Posts, Design Trends, Hot Design Tips, What Were They Thinking?|Comments Off on Inspiration vs. Plagiarizing

Every designer, artist, cook, etc. is influenced or inspired on some level by others in their field. Trends are often started this way. A look or design style starts as a seed and then blossoms across a field and sparks ideas, spin-offs, look-a-likes or those that fully without care steal the idea as their own. [...]

Nov 15, 2008

House Industries is in the Houssseee. . .

2008-11-15T19:35:33-07:00By |All Blog Posts, Humbled, Solid Brands|Comments Off on House Industries is in the Houssseee. . .

Sounds like something Arsenio Hall's announcer might have said back in the day (just dated myself 10 years by saying that). I think House Ind is the typography equivalent to Apple and all that they do. If you've ever seen or purchased their House Ten Year Book: it's something to behold. Everything (and I do [...]

Nov 08, 2008

Branding it Right with Magnetizing Results

2008-11-08T15:54:02-07:00By |All Blog Posts, Love 'em or Hate 'em Brands, Solid Brands|Comments Off on Branding it Right with Magnetizing Results

When Metallica set out to create a themed branded identity for their 1st album in 5 years they wanted a huge visual impact. Because the music industry is in a huge flux these days the band realized it needed to approach this album in a more creative way. Turner Duckworth (who’ve worked with giants such [...]

Nov 05, 2008

Clean and Well Thoughtout Design

2008-11-05T09:33:24-07:00By |All Blog Posts, Humbled, Solid Brands|Comments Off on Clean and Well Thoughtout Design

When it comes to reputation and longevity in the business Pentagram is clearly a design deity. Clean and well thought out design is something that precedes their work. You hear the name and think yes. . .pure quality and creativity without compromise. Their talents run the gamut from branding to architecture and they’ve left their [...]