The Atari logo: behind “the Fuji”

The following has been excerpted from Tim Lapetino’s Art of Atari, a beautifully produced book showcasing more than four decades of packaging and advertising illustrations from the pioneering video game company. Affectionately nicknamed “the Fuji,” the Atari logo still persists as a lasting part of popular culture. While other logo

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How to price design services

Worth a watch if you think you’re undervaluing yourself. It’s a 30-minute tutorial from Chris Do, founder of Blind in Santa Monica, where he explains his pricing structure for logos and other design services. 3:40 Why logos are worth more to some companies than others. 5:40 Price the client not

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Wings, Meatballs, Worms, and Swooshes

Retired NASA engineer Joe Chambers was asked by his wife to look through his ever-growing collection of historical material to cull what had already been published and to clear out their house a little. When sifting through folders, Joe saw one labeled “NASA Insignias.” It formed the basis of a

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Printworks London, by Only

What used to be a London-based print factory with two fully-soundproofed press halls is now Printworks — a six-acre, 6,000 capacity, licensed venue for music, fashion, film, exhibitions, and more. Only were commissioned to create an identity for the venue, one that offered a flexible framework for promoting eclectic events

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How to design the perfect infographic

Thanks largely due to the fact that more information is at our fingertips now than at any point in human history, we’ve entered into an age where both of the following statements are true: People are consuming more content online than ever before; Fewer and fewer people are actually willing to

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4 simple steps for perfect web navigation

From checking movie times, to reading a Photoshop tip, to reviewing the daily news, we can find almost any information we are looking for on the Internet. One part of a website that is especially important in helping us find what we are looking for is its navigation.  When we

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Opera completely redesigns its desktop browser

Opera has recently unveiled a brand-new refresh of its user interface in the developer stream. Really part of a bigger project named Reborn—appropriately so—this new build offers a totally new look and some new features that are sure to pique the interest of many designers. According to the blog entry

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The best new portfolio sites, February 2017

Welcome, readers. I realize that some of you may have had romantic plans this month, but now that’s out the way, we need to look through a bunch of portfolio sites and rate them without actually assigning a numerical value to them. I assure you, your friends and loved ones

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5 Worst Selfie Fails

The world has known about selfies for a few years now, what with cellphones featuring front-facing cameras and “selfie” becoming 2013’s Word Of The Year according to the Oxford Dictionary. With millions of selfies being taken every day, you’re bound to find some that aren’t quite ready for public eye,

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