Posts Tagged ‘graphic design’

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Now UP! on Design Matters…

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Jean Louis-Cohen and Michael Rock guest star on Debbie’s latest Design Matters podcasts. Tune in as they talk about self-hatred in design, the benefits of being an outsider, and a nod to the revival of Le Corbusier’s work.

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>>Listen to the show!


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Sterling Buzz…

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

We’re happy to announce that Debbie has been listed in the top 50 most influential graphic designers working today, compiled by GDUSA!

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Click here to see all the designers who were bestowed this great honor.


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Sterling Buzz…

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

In a recent interview with PBS, Debbie got to share some thoughts on package design and you can catch some of Sterling’s awesome designs! Check out the video below!

Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the ultimate goal of visually communicating a message, be it the packaging of a product, the spirit of a book, or the narrative of a building. Utilizing a language of type and imagery, graphic designers try to make every aspect of our lives defined and beautiful.
Featuring:
Debbie Millman http://debbiemillman.com/
Emily Oberman http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/all/all/newest/
Drew Freeman http://afreeman.co/
Steve Attardo http://stevenattardo.com/

“Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the ultimate goal of visually communicating a message, be it the packaging of a product, the spirit of a book, or the narrative of a building. Utilizing a language of type and imagery, graphic designers try to make every aspect of our lives defined and beautiful.” – PBS Offbook

Featuring:

Debbie Millman http://debbiemillman.com/

Emily Oberman http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/all/all/newest/

Drew Freeman http://afreeman.co/

Steve Attardo http://stevenattardo.com/

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Sterling Buzz…

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
“On an overnight business trip to Cincinnati last May, I checked into my hotel with the intention of ordering room service and watching Law & Order reruns. But when I turned on the television, the on-demand movie channel featured the angry scowls of Swinton and Miller in the same trailer from 2010. I was uncertain about viewing it, especially since I didn’t have my art supplies with me. I made the decision to watch it first without illustrating; I’d wait until my Amazon shipment arrived for that. I sat down on the edge of the bed and pressed “buy.” I figured I’d order my food and change into more comfortable clothes as the movie began to play.
I never ordered any food and the film was over before I changed. Instead, I sat for two hours in the same spot on the bed, paralyzed, then shattered. The movie was all I could think about for days afterward. The story and the images were so disturbing that I began to think the only way to erase them from my imagination might be to get them down on paper.”

“I never ordered any food and the film was over before I changed. Instead, I sat for two hours in the same spot on the bed, paralyzed, then shattered. The movie was all I could think about for days afterward. The story and the images were so disturbing that I began to think the only way to erase them from my imagination might be to get them down on paper…”

Read more about the making of Debbie’s latest graphic film: Watching We Need to Talk About Kevin, here.



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Sterling Buzz…

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Attention NYC subway riders!

Keep an eye out for these fun new posters from SVA featuring a design maven near and dear to our hearts… Can you guess which one?

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Sterling Buzz…

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

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This past week, Forbes online shared design experts’ advice on crafting the best resume to get you ahead in your graphic design endeavors. Debbie Millman gave some great tips and even shared her resume from 1983!

Read the full story here.

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Sterling Buzz…

Monday, June 18th, 2012


Branding

Austin McGhie talks with GraphicDesign.com and expounds on the points of his new book: Brand is a Four Letter Word.

Q. What are the biggest mistakes designers make when undertaking a branding project?

A. First, as I say in the book, unless you’re a rancher, there’s no such thing as branding. You can’t just brand something. The idea should never be used as a verb. Brand is the prize. The outcome. It’s a noun. The actual work—the verb, if you will—is positioning.

The biggest mistake designers make is starting any design project without fully understanding that position. Great brands, like great people, have a strong, clear point of view. A world view that is theirs and theirs alone. Understand that POV. Feel it. Explore it.

Then, and only then, go to work.

To read more of this Q and A on how positioning affects marketing and design, click here.

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Sterling Buzz…

Monday, January 16th, 2012

LPThis past week on Imprint, Debbie interviewed Paul Sahre on what it was like being the latest graphic designer to collaborate with pop-culture magnates,
They Might Be Giants.

>>READ THE FULL STORY HERE!

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Sterling Buzz…

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Now out! Fingerprint No.2

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A new book on the handmade elements in graphic design has just been released by Chen Design Associates. Our own Debbie Millman wrote the foreward, her first, and we highly recommend this beautiful book that takes a look at the evolution of hand-crafted design and how the aesthetic is melding with digital.

What’s an example of a handcrafted design that you love? Or one that’s linked with digital tools for more impact?

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Sterling Buzz…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Debbie lays out her advice in Print Magazine (August 2010 issue) on what it takes to be a leader in graphic design and, as always, adds a few illustrations to tell the story…

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