Category Archives: Art

Award for professor who couldn’t read or write until he was 15

Photo / Greg Bowker

He was kicked out of secondary school and doesn’t believe students should receive marks.

Welby Ings has had an unusual progression from the King Country back blocks to being awarded his university’s highest academic honour.

The Professor of Design at Auckland University of Technology was the son of a shearing contractor, and could not read or write until he was 15.

After being expelled from secondary school, he would go on to get suspended from teachers college.

“It doesn’t look like a CV that you want to deal with,” he concedes.

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The smart way to design a website

There is web design and there is graphic design. These are two completely different disciplines! Avoid melding the two.

Consider the definitions of the word, design:

1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of,

2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully,

3. to intend for a definite purpose,

4. to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan.

If you’re thinking about or are in the process of getting a new website designed, you need to focus on…..

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“A type designer caught up in doing Graphic Design”

Mike Abbink is one of those rare designers whose careers successfully straddle the worlds of typeface design and graphic design — two disciplines that are actually further apart than most people think. He also straddles another chasm: the Atlantic Ocean. With strong ties to a Dutch heritage, being born in America has never kept him far from his roots, both physically and culturally. It could be argued that it is Abbink’s ability to draw from these diverse experiences that has made his FF Kievit thrive. It’s perennially on the list of FontFonts that are best known and used. Now the family has a Slab partner as individual yet interrelated as its designer’s divergent backgrounds.

Mike Abbink

FF Kievit Slab - Nike logo early version

Mike Abbink: FF Kievit Slab has its origins in early 1998 when Nike asked MetaDesign to revisit its original script logo and make a more modern version. One of my ideas was to use FF Kievit and add slabs to it. This was even before FF Kievit was even finished and a few years before its release by FontFont.

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Graphic Designer jobs are on the rise

Employers in August posted more than 28,000 online job ads for graphic designers, an increase of 15 percent year over year and more than 80 percent over the past four years, according to Wanted Analytics. The number of job ads for graphic designers reached a new four-year high earlier this year, when job availability surged to more than 30,000 ads during April and May.

However, advertising, marketing, and other design services companies experienced an 8 percent decline in hiring from last year as many of these jobs move in-house.

Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of listings for graphic designers included New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The New York area had the most available positions at 3,638. However, the San Francisco area posted the greatest growth in demand over the past year with the number job ads rising 17.8 percent in August compared to the same month last year. Read the rest of this entry

Graphic Designer Delhi

The main difference between graphic design and fine art:

Graphic design is about problem solving for the client and communication between the clients business and end users. Businesses depend on graphic designers to communicate their message, service, or product to the users in order to increase their profits.

Fine art is about making personal pretty pictures.

Illustration is creating a drawing, for a specific purpose.


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