I am looking for online resources for logo design and branding that contain the creative briefs, brainstorming notes, sketches, design process, and full style guides for well-known projects. It doesn't have to have ALL these things, but the more it has, the better. Books are welcome too.
I've always had a problem with finding a "signature style". How does an artist / designer (even filmmaker) go about having one? Is it a natural progression from one's interests or preferences, or is it more of a calculated choice? My problem is that I am a chameleon, and my work is very eclectic since I mastered a lot of different styles which makes me virtually unidentifiable. I've always had the project dictate the suitable style, but I realized that this got in the way of finding a unique voice in the midst of a very noisy market. [more inside]
What are some good resources to learn how to decorate for Christmas? [more inside]
Indesign Gurus! Is there a way for two separate documents to have different style sheets with the same names but different attributes? So that when I bring in tagged text, the styles "translate" into the new version?
Indesign Gurus! Is there a way for two separate documents to have different style sheets with the same names but different attributes? So that when I bring in tagged text, the styles "translate" into the new version? [more inside]
What art/design style/aesthetic would these sci-fi pictures be classified as? [more inside]
Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge. [more inside]
What in the equivalent of Design Within Reach for buying a new watch? Bonus points for stores I can visit in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
I'm typesetting a book with some music notation in it. There are several references to 3/4 and 4/4 time, which I had set in nifty opentype fractions; however, the editor and I are unsure of whether or not this refers to "four-four" or "four-fourths" time - and this is one of the few things that Chicago doesn't address. So, designers and readers: what do you think? 4/4, using lining numerals, or a 4/4 fraction?
I need visual examples of vintage influences (1920s-1950s) in current popular culture to prove retro design is still hip with the cool kids. [more inside]
Inspired by the Tweetbook I've decided to use Lulu to make a print version of my high school-era livejournal. How do I easily turn the XML file with all of of my entries, comments, and associated metadata into something I can print? [more inside]
Is there a specific term/genre that defines bloggers such as Gala Darling, Nubby Twiglet, Queen Gilda, Doe Deere, This is Star, and Agent Lover? Has anyone tracked this? [more inside]
Who wants to share their favorite MS Word 2003 Style themes for writing academic papers? [more inside]
I know you've seen this style of illustration (example, another example). But what's it called? There are a bunch more illustrations in the same style on each site, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the style is called. Any ideas? [more inside]
How do I get art back into my life? [more inside]
Fellow designers and typeface enthusiasts! I need help. Check out the unfortunately tiny picture of this Sandler & Young Christmas album cover. What typeface is that? The accuracy of a Christmas card hangs in the balance... [more inside]
I have been looking for years for a pair of eyeglass frames like the ones Harry Caray used to wear, or the type Larry David's TV father wears. You know, the thick black boxy "television sets" that seem to be worn by older types in the entertainment business. I've come up empty handed, even after asking several eyeframe dealers. I suppose I could just fly down to Boca Raton and ask a wearer in person, but does anyone have a a name or manufacturer or style for these type of classes?