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Main illustration of the article Some ideas are too big
Fernando Del Vecchio, autor Fernando Del Vecchio Some ideas are too big We all have ideas. Some have great ideas. What is the difference between an idea and a big idea?
Main illustration of the article What graphic design awards can't see
Pau De Riba, autor Pau De Riba What graphic design awards can't see This article analyzes the lack of information available to the design awards jury, and how that compromises their ability to actually evaluate the value of a project.
Main illustration of the article Ten Things I Have Learned
Milton Glaser, autor Milton Glaser Ten Things I Have Learned I'm sharing some things I've learned over the years, which have much to do with what we, the designers, do.
Main illustration of the article The citizen designer
Fernando Rodríguez Álvarez, autor Fernando Rodríguez Álvarez The citizen designer In the dark days that live Mexico, emerges a discussion about how designers get involved with social conflicts.
Main illustration of the article Birth and Evolution of the Brand in 7 Steps
Joan Costa, autor Joan Costa Birth and Evolution of the Brand in 7 Steps The commercial brand was born 3500 years ago.First it was a sign, then a meaning, later a TV story in 30 seconds. Today, it is a complex social and transmedial phenomenon.
Main illustration of the article A “graphic Houdini”
Norberto Chaves, autor Norberto Chaves A “graphic Houdini” The combined role of programmatic restrictions and creativity in the accomplishment of message effectiveness.
Main illustration of the article Invisible Design
Pau De Riba, autor Pau De Riba Invisible Design After the “premium” stage where design acts as quality mark, good design should become a “commodity”, a component of the welfare society we take for granted.
Main illustration of the article What is social design?
Jorge Luis Muñoz, autor Jorge Luis Muñoz What is social design? Design's social impact is a research area not covered enough by designers.
Main illustration of the article Logo Functions
Luciano Cassisi, autor Luciano Cassisi Logo Functions Not all brands are used for the same purposes. Knowing in detail the functions that they must fulfill, is essential to design them well.
Main illustration of the article Healthy Food has Changed Packaging Design
Guillermo Dufranc, autor Guillermo Dufranc Healthy Food has Changed Packaging Design Since nutritional information became important and popular concern about it grew dramatically, many food brands have foreseen this as an opportunity to build their identity.
Main illustration of the article Reality of «Reality»
Pau De Riba, autor Pau De Riba Reality of «Reality» Missing the authenticity of pre-marketing, we have created an equally artificial aesthetic of tradition and handicrafts.
Main illustration of the article The Seventh Commandment
Erik Spiekermann, autor Erik Spiekermann The Seventh Commandment The tribute, robbery and theft of authorship, have blurred boundaries in the design practice.
Main illustration of the article And where are the opportunities?
Fernando Del Vecchio, autor Fernando Del Vecchio And where are the opportunities? Somebody has a problem and somebody has the answer to that problem, but... ¿How can we do to meet this couple?
Main illustration of the article Felix Beltran
Joan Costa, autor Joan Costa Felix Beltran Magician and master of precise expressive form.
Main illustration of the article A navel too big
Andrés Gustavo Muglia, autor Andrés Gustavo Muglia A navel too big Isn't it too much to ask design to “make the world better”? Isn't there in such request an exacerbation of its goals (and of designers) above its possibilities and concerns?
Main illustration of the article Social design: definitions
Jorge Luis Muñoz, autor Jorge Luis Muñoz Social design: definitions Graphic design seeking for understanding between sender and receiver through communication.
Main illustration of the article Sign consumption
Martín Álvarez Comesaña, autor Martín Álvarez Comesaña Sign consumption Culture adherence to the speech of globalization require reviewing purposes and values design assumed.
Main illustration of the article Ambiguity & Truth
Milton Glaser, autor Milton Glaser Ambiguity & Truth “Make it clear.” This fundamental assumption of communication would seem to be an attainable goal. Objectify the audience, understand their desires—appeal to their interests, eliminate the extraneous and presto “effective communication.” Well, maybe not.
Main illustration of the article Minimalist Packaging
Guillermo Dufranc, autor Guillermo Dufranc Minimalist Packaging Minimalism requires to decide on what is really necessary from what is not.
Main illustration of the article Zero Waste Packaging: Possible or Not?
Guillermo Dufranc, autor Guillermo Dufranc Zero Waste Packaging: Possible or Not? Although to eradicate packaging waste may sound impossible to achieve, sustainability is a path to take and make improvements over time to reduce environmental impact.
Main illustration of the article Web and Graphic Design for Posterity
Leonardo Correa, autor Leonardo Correa Web and Graphic Design for Posterity Lots of clients ask us for «modern» designs. How healthy is it for the client's wallet, or our own, to follow imposed trends?
Main illustration of the article Logos to Go
Erik Spiekermann, autor Erik Spiekermann Logos to Go Corporate identity design is changing. There are designers for whom quantity matters more than quality.
Main illustration of the article What Does My Design Communicate?
Jorge Del Toro, autor Jorge Del Toro What Does My Design Communicate? Bad communication is a problem that we experience every day. Design plays an important role in communication and should be congruent.
Main illustration of the article The Rise of Craft Beer
Guillermo Dufranc, autor Guillermo Dufranc The Rise of Craft Beer Craft beers are opting for innovative designs, focusing more on communicating their quality and craftsmanship than denote European tradition.
Main illustration of the article Design on the Edge
Victor Garcia, autor Victor Garcia Design on the Edge Marcos García is a talented Argentinean graphic designer and illustrator who uses cutter instead of pencil to produce his amazing designs.
Main illustration of the article A passion for design
Fernando Del Vecchio, autor Fernando Del Vecchio A passion for design Who doesn't want to feel passion for what he or she likes, and loves?
Main illustration of the article Social design cases
Jorge Luis Muñoz, autor Jorge Luis Muñoz Social design cases Social design as a part of graphic design is not only a matter of concepts; it is fundamentally awareness on what is designed and what is done.

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