16 Dec 2009
This excerpt from Eric Karjaluoto's first book, Speak Human - Outmarket the Big Guys by Getting Personal, is a useful reference for agencies and clients alike to find, strengthen and be true to their brand. Being small, he argues, is precisely where the advantage lies.
23 Nov 2009
We are grateful to past Icograda President (1987-1989) Niko Spelbrink, who drafted this tribute to Brian Davies. We remember Brian fondly for his contributions to Icograda and for his integrity, wisdom and wit.
18 Nov 2009
Prof. Michael Hardt looks at the impact of unethical design on current global issues, and our growing recognition of the role designers play in this process. Are designers the victims or the culprit? Either way, if we designed the problem, we can design our way out of it.
04 Nov 2009
Russell Kennedy, Icograda President 2009-2011, delivered the following address to the Icograda General Assembly 23 in Beijing, China on 25 October 2009.
29 Sep 2009
Joanne Cys FDIA, DIA National President.
Reprinted with permission from Artichoke
20 Sep 2009
The concept of the Creative Economy is vast. In this feature, reprinted from Issue 14 of DESIGN>, Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning explores the multi-disciplinary nature of the design fields, as well as their dynamic and unpredictable developments.
02 Sep 2009
Two Twelve's co-founder, David Gibson, embraces a user-centered approach to helping people through complex environments. In an interview with Icograda Member organisation, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, David looks at his approach to wayfinding and design, based on his past education, experiences and interests.
19 Aug 2009
What if designers cannot really perceive the effects of their production in the world as political until they abandon preconceived ideas about right causes? In this article for Design Philosophy Politics, Felipe Kaizer takes a theoretical look at the designer's relationship with political action.
05 Aug 2009
The dictionary as a typographical challenge. Market leader Langenscheidt has boldly embraced a complete restyle of the lexicon page. For Kochan & Partner's professional designers and typeface designer Ingo Preuß this was a labour-intensive and an exciting challenge. Originally published in novum, this article takes a look at the process and final result.
22 Jul 2009
Originally published in July 2004 for www.designinﬂight.com, this article by netdiver editor, Carole Guevin, reflects on the importance of creativity in dealing with global challenges in a way that is still quite pertinent today.