1. SWEAT THE DETAILS
You are a professional communicator; act like one. Carefully edit everything you publish: résumés, social media, e-mail, blog posts, letters, text messages, everything. Get a copy of “The Chicago Manual of Style” and keep it handy. Most potential employers and clients don’t appreciate text shorthand, so don’t use it. They won’t be ROTFL, and you will end up SOL.
2. PLAY NICE
People you work with and for will make your blood boil from time to time. Whenever possible, be a pro and take the high road. Avoid burning bridges, as people change jobs more often than they did a generation ago. Your paths may cross again in a much different situation, and having a good working history together will make rehiring you easy. Apply this to your online persona as well. Anonymous jabs are petty—be better than that.
3. DON’T FEAR TYPE; BECOME ITS MASTER
Often, being a good typographer means not making the simple mistakes. To accomplish this, you’ll need a working knowledge of classical typography. Go get one. “The Elements of Typographic Style” by Robert Bringhurst, “Thinking With Type” by Ellen Lupton and “Grid Systems in Graphic Design” by Josef Müller-Brockmann are cover-to-cover must-reads. Repeat after me: “Free fonts from the internet are crap, I will not use them.” Keep saying that.
Keep reading (you won’t regret it).
HOW Design – 29 Things that All Young DesignersNeed to Know.
Not content to simply help you restore your shoes, JGoods is back with a package that lets you make them your own. The Sneaker Customization Kit ($45) includes five jars of waterproof leather paint, an empty mixing jar, a paintbrush, 20 preparation wipes, a canvas carrying case, and instructions — everything you need to take your favorite pair of kicks from boring to bodacious.
Sneaker Customization Kit | Uncrate.
With its aluminum curves and sleek design, your MacBook Pro deserves a carrying case as stylish as it is. The Blackbox Case ($130) fits the bill, with solid oak construction made specifically for your 13- or 15-inch MBP, felt interior lining for added protection, and a simple strap closure. Even better, 15% of the purchase price goes to charity, which should help you to feel better when the case’s beauty draws looks of jealousy from PC users.
Blackbox Case | Uncrate.
Believe it or not, selvedge denim really is good for something other than making overpriced jeans. From the makers of Mocc Socks come Selvedge Sleeves ($28-$65), handy holders for your everyday goods — including your Field Notes, iPhone, iPad, passport, and sunglasses — made from 13.5 oz raw selvedge denim that will age uniquely and gracefully, which is more than we can say for that cheap silicone case you’ve been using.
“All the artwork was created by ex-gang members and individually screen-printed by their collective in their Los Angeles studios in collaboration with Alex Lin, the award winning graphic designer of the design firm Studio Lin in NYC.”
Homeboy Tote Bags by Artecnica.
Ok, I finally got the bulk of the images up from my little trip to Art Basel Miami.
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They know the design laws and rules, and they can (and will) tell you the lineage of a design from the Middle Ages without the slightest provocation. They also work in one of the most vicious of all markets, where plagiarism and creative theft are rampant. Whether they design teapots or trains, the creative issues are all the same.
Creative design is a mix of sweat and inspiration. Having an idea is one thing, turning it into a product design is another. Taking someone else’s design is effectively robbing them of perhaps hundreds of hours of work. This is where ducking the issues, sadly, becomes expedient.
Designers usually have another basic environmental issue which adds to their problems:
Clueless clients who know nothing about the technical issues and less about the design situation. Even when it’s about their own products, they may not understand the significance or values of creative design.
So one teapot looks like another. So what? So everything. A registered design can force an unregistered design off the market. It doesn’t necessarily matter who designed it first, it’s who holds the registration, which is prima facie ownership of the design for statutory purposes.
Read the rest of the article here:
How to Duck the Creative Design Issues | Design Juices.
One automatically thinks of printers when you hear the Epson name. Some Epson workers put the gobs of printers available at their company to the most awesome use of work time in history with the creation of a full size 1:1 replica of an Acura/Honda NSX Super GT race car from cardboard and paper.
The race car recreated is naturally an Epson sponsored car. The entire car was made from cardboard and paper with no metal anywhere. I can’t image the work and time that went into building this thing.
If Epson had to pay retail price for all the ink used in creating this project it would have nearly cost as much as a real race car. The car was first seen at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January, but the build photos have just recently surfaced.
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