Do you ever see a design that seems to have the perfect colors? Sometimes it’s because of an added pop of color, but I tend to like color schemes that stem from one image or focal point. It’s much easier than you might think to create a color palette from a photo. Here’s how. Step
Do I love color? Do I love minimalistic color schemes with just one or two colors? Do I prefer black and white? I don’t know. It seems to switch pretty regularly. However, I think that when used correctly, bright colors (and a lot of them) can really make a design special. As a self-proclaimed type
Did Apple predict one of Pantone’s picks with the rose gold iPhone 6s? If you follow anything to do with design, you’ve probably heard of Pantone. Additionally, if you follow anything design-related, you probably know that the 2016 Color of the Year was released today. This year’s release was something different – Pantone released two
Every year for the last sixteen years, Pantone has declared one lucky colors its “Color of the Year.” This leads to a plethora of makeup, clothing, interior design pieces and more that are created in the special color. In other words, the spotlight really shines on the color chosen by Pantone. This year’s color is
Religion starts fights. Design starts fights. Religion is inspirational. Design, too, can be inspirational. I see an obvious connection between Typographic Verses’ project, featuring beautifully designed biblical verses. Some of the designs on their website are submitted from designers in the community, but most are created by Jonathon Ogden. Ogden’s use of bright yet
I’m all about minimalism this month. Add in a little pop of a not-too-harsh color and it’s a win in my eyes. I love mixing black and white with a pastel green or baby pink. These aren’t traditional fall colors but I think that they work well this time of year.
Typography. Again. I love the thrill of the hunt for a cool new font, but I think it’s even better when someone is able to make a super intricate (or simple!) letter as a decorative statement. Here are some of my favorites: (alphablocks) (type ideas) (type fight) (by frogers) (five by neil stevens) — If
There’s something very clean and simple about the color blue. When paired with the right colors and the right fonts, blue can be energetic. Other times, it takes on a more subtle role. The use of blue in branding isn’t new, but here are some brand materials that use blue just the way I like.
In my intro design classes, we talked about the design principles and some basic typographic principles. One of my favorite things to do when designing with type is to utilize reverse type. I love how crisp white text looks against a black background–or really any color background. Here are some unique examples of reverse type:
It’s almost October. Can you believe that? I feel like September was here and gone in the blink of an eye. September marks the official end of summer for me. I know that here in Indiana, people will continue wearing shorts until the end of November (and sometimes through the entire winter…), but I’m done