IF YOU DO DESIGN, you’ll understand. If you do ad design, you’ll REALLY understand. If you work with clients who have no idea what you do…or how you do it…you’ll ABSOLUTELY understand! Click here.
Disclaimer: The writing is theirs, not mine.
‘Good designers copy.
Great designers steal.’
THINK YOU KNOW a designer when you see one? Here are a few tips from the folks at designtaxi.com.
We know better than to judge a book by its cover, much less a person. But just for laughs, we are going to make an exception today and teach non-designers a lesson on how to spot a designer.
This is not representative of all designers but there are several tell-tale signs one can look out for. Illustrated by Caisa Nilaseca for DesignTAXI, it includes but is not limited to the brands they use, magazines they read and their daily essentials.
So…do any of these apply to you? Hmmmm? How about that tattoo you’ve been hiding for the past few months? Eh?
09.22.16: In the raw
THIS HINT IS based on an email exchange with a follower, who recently sent a note labeled “Can you settle a dispute?”
I’ve kept the writer anonymous and the illustration here is a replication of the one I received attached to the email.
The way my paper does headlines at times bugs me. I inherited this style, where the headline does not go all the way across. Mostly in the letters pages, but sometimes on news stories, too. What is your opinion of this?
A headline that does not go across all columns of a story is called a “raw wrap.” Good newspaper designers would never be caught doing this, except in some features packages where it makes sense. I outlaw such usage in style guides prepared for my client newspapers. If I worked with the (name of newspaper), I’d outlaw it there, too!
For any reason.