2011 Design Trends & Discoveries

Last year I did a round up of 2010 Predictions of Design. This year I am going to write about design trends that I have been seeing and recent discoveries that I found worthy to share. \n\n\n1. Fonts for Websites: Probably the #1 complaint of web designers is being forced to use web-safe fonts in… Read more »

2011 Oscar Posters Review

The Oscars are upon us once again. So as I did last year, here is a review of the 2011 Oscar nominees’ posters. Movie posters are an excellent marketing tool. They serve as a visual explanation of what the movie is about and can sometimes make or break a viewer’s decision to go and see… Read more »

Best Logo Design of 2010

Here are the awards for best logos of 2010:\n\n“Look what design can do for you” Award\nArtyarns: A re-designed Artyarns logo came to light from it’s participation in American Express’s Project RE:Brand, where three small businesses were paired with a design firm in order to re-brand their company. Not unlike what we do here at Blue… Read more »

Comedy Central Rebrands

Last  week, Comedy Central announced that they would be launching a new logo in January 2011. Launched in 1989 by Time Warner, Comedy Central was the first cable channel dedicated wholly to comedy-based  programming. It’s popularity and presence has grown from small time cable channel to being one of the most recognized cable stations on… Read more »

Dear Bravo

I have always been a fan of your channel. Particularly because you produce shows that are based on people doing what they are passionate about in a creative and interesting way. This includes shows that are focused on culinary arts (Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Chef Academy), fashion design (Project Runway, Launch My Line), styling… Read more »

5 Tips for Pitching Creative

As a creative professional, the hardest task is not the actual work but pitching creative to a client. A good pitch wins the client over with not only smart design, but most importantly a good case for why it works. A great example of a well-executed pitch is on the show Mad Men, the lead… Read more »