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Universal Principles of Design: A Review

It just makes sense that when something is created, whether it be a work of art or a corkscrew, its success will depend to a great extent on the degree to which the creator kept the end user in mind. But how can you anticipate with any certainty just how people will react to your latest poster design, website or application, to bring things closer to home? An updated version of the bravely-named Universal Principles of Design proposes to help you do just that.

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Creativity is just connecting things

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

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Name Tagging: COST, EDEC, SURE and FAUST

Excerpted from Name Tagging: COST, EDEC, SURE and FAUST (Mark Batty Publisher)
By Martha Cooper


Writers give you and REVS credit for being the first to make use of stickers. Is that true?

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Ferrari's hidden Malboro branding

Check out this new barcode design and how Marlboro managed to squeeze in great branding and still stay within the EU law that doesn't allow tobacco branding for F1 race cars.

More commentary and images here.

In my opinion this is unethical and dishonest. Perfect demonstration of Phillip Morris' morality.

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Sustainable printing using the Ecofont

Ecofont is a design award winning software that inserts small holes into your printed letters. While this has no effect on legibility it reduces the the ink or toner use by 25%. This not only saves money but also saves some of the burden on the environment associated with production of printing supplies.


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