Features

  • 15 Jul 2009
    With thousands of new visual identities flooding the market all the time, is it possible to create anything that hasn't been done before? Yes, you can cut through the clutter. But start by understanding the history and rules of effective design. In this article, originally published in Applied Arts Magazine, Hans Kleefeld looks at the trends and shifts in visual identities over the past 50 years, and beyond.
  • 01 Jul 2009
    Despite design agencies' claim to be visual experts on identity and representational questions, contemporary realities such as cultural diversity and hybrid identities in multicultural social contexts seem to be neglected issues within the profession of identity construction and the production of representation (visual identity design, corporate design and branding).
  • 17 Jun 2009
    The purpose of this article is to bring recognition to the women from this region who are now working in graphic design here and to begin a broader dialogue that will help to explain, recognise and elucidate their contributions to the profession at this point in time.
  • 03 Jun 2009
    In this interview conducted by International Design Media Network (IDMN) participant DESIGN> magazine, representatives of the branding company HKLM illustrate how African branding and design industries must address markets with both a local approach and an international level of confidence and self-assurance.
  • 20 May 2009
    In this review of Richard Farson's book The Power of Design: A Force for Transforming Everything, Paul Nini describes how the author stresses the importance of design in the future of both the profession and society. Though perhaps not a typical design publication, Nini certainly recommends this book as a 'roadmap' for positive change.
  • 06 May 2009
    For the design industry of the world, Israel is mysterious and fascinating. With modern Jewish immigrants and the revival of oral Hebrew, more and more people are interested in the tiny country. Mel Bayas, the author of The Design Encyclopedia, published in 2004, claims that Israel design is a secret to be preserved best in the world.
  • 22 Apr 2009
    In an image-saturated world, type design can have a hard time standing out. In this Feature, Matthias Hillner looks at the new ways of using transitional typography and motion graphics to transmit information. With various examples of experimental work, advertisement strategies and signage, Matthias Hillner shows how innovative design has impacted us in the past, and where virtual typography might be headed in the future.
  • 15 Apr 2009
    In honour of the fiftieth anniversary of Diseño Shakespear, an Argentina-based design agency led by renowned designer Ronald Shakespear, Icograda Past President Jorge Fascara has contributed week's Feature as a tribute to this significant milestone.
  • 01 Apr 2009
    In this second half of the article, originally published in TYPO magazine, author Zdeno Kolesár looks at Slovak design from the mid-1990s to the present. During this time, younger generations have transitioned between traditional methods and more radical approaches, confronting typography and layout in ways that often received both international recognition and criticism from older generations.
  • 18 Mar 2009
    This Feature is the first of two parts of an article published in TYPO magazine by Slovakia-based author, Zdeno Kolesár. Through analysing the development of communication design in Slovakia over the past two decades, the author shows its current influence on public life and premises that its role will become increasingly predominant, even as it becomes less apparent to the public eye.
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