Graphic design

4 Infographics about Graphic Design Trends

Graphic design has long been one of the most important elements of a business’ marketing and branding scheme… long before the computer was even invented. What started out with artists using paintbrushes and markers on paper to design a logo has now turned into a huge, complex digital process that incorporates countless programs, skills and people. If you want to know more about graphic design, its history, and where it is today — check out the infographics below. They contain some useful information about the psychology behind graphic design, its processes, and also what is popular today.

1.The State of Graphic Design

Like with any business – areas of graphic design wax and wane as time passes. This infographic about the state of graphic design in packed full of information about the current state of the graphic design field, and it contains lots of useful information like what parts of graphic design are most important to be skilled in today and what computer programs are using to do their work.

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2.How Corporate Logos Evolve

We often don’t think about it – but the famous logos of big companies that we’ve come to know and love (or hate) are graphic designs that the company hired someone to do at some point in its evolution. This infographic examines how some famous logos have changed over the years – and in turn gives us a glimpse into changing trends of graphic design.

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3. How Would You Like Your Graphic Design?

There are lots of things people keep in mind when choosing a graphic designer – and they often have to do with cost, quality, and turnaround time. This interesting infographic shows you what goes into graphic design – and what the results of your design will be depending on what route you take to get it.

4.     Fonts & Colors

Ever wonder why your favorite brand chose a red logo and script font? There’s psychology behind every typeface and color choice, and companies (usually) have a purpose behind how they choose to brand their business. This infographic shows what typefaces and colors the world’s most successful businesses have used, as well as choices of text placement.

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Graphic design

How to Write a Video Script [Template + Video]

Happy month of June, everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers. If you’re new to this series—every month, the HOW editorial staff curates a list of inspiring websites (and the occasional app) of particular interest to designers and creatives. This month’s list includes the site for a new type foundry, an interactive music video and more. Enjoy!

Top 10 Websites for Designers: June 2017

top 10 sites for designers

1. We the Fans

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19045647/we-fans-documentary-official-site-espn

Through an interactive documentary series, you can follow the stories of the NFL’s Chicago Bears faithful fans.


2. XYZ Type

https://xyztype.com/

A new type foundry whose site invites you to play a little with their responsive shapes.


3. Nick Jones

http://www.narrowdesign.com/

Scroll down to watch this experimental interface in action (or choose a more conventional layout if desired).


4. Women Who Design

https://womenwho.design/

A Twitter profile directory of inspiring women in the design industry.


5. Color Theory

http://www.colortheory.ca/

This highly visual, animated site presents the basics of color theory.

color theory, one of June's top 10 sites for designers


6. Real Estate – Stained Glass

https://stainedglassvideo.com/video/create

Click and drag to colorize the video as it plays.


7. Mixfont

https://www.mixfont.com/

Start the generator to discover new fonts that (claim to) work well together.


8. Find Great Google Fonts Tool

https://jmattthew.github.io/better-font-finder/better-font-finder.html

Filter a curated and visually categorized list of fonts that are freely available from Google.


9. Graphic Design Archives West Michigan

http://graphicdesignarchives.org/

This site makes both physical artifacts and digital representations available to anyone interested in the rich legacy of graphic design, paper manufacturing and printing in West Michigan.

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