An epic tale of deception, stolen artwork, and crappy logos

What Kind of Logo Do You Get for $5?   Note: this is a condensed version/follow-up of The $5 Logo. If…

What Kind of Logo Do You Get for $5?

 

Note: this is a condensed version/follow-up of The $5 Logo. If you like this article, check out the original to get the full story, including design reviews of each logos and a very passionate comment thread.

In the past couple years, demand for good design has risen tremendously, and designer salaries in the Bay Area now routinely break the 6-figures barrier.

Jiffylicious!

Finally! A resolution of a controversy which has split the web design world for more than two decades: the file…

Finally! A resolution of a controversy which has split the web design world for more than two decades: the file format GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is actually pronounced “jiff”. The issue was settled by none other than Steve Wilhite, who invented the format for Compuserv in the late 1980s. Steve made his pronouncement at the 2013 Webby Awards, where he was honored on the 25th anniversary of the invention of GIF.

…of art, science and ownership

Mixing art and science to produce some amazing 3D portraits of strangers, just from DNA found in the street. Artist  Heather…

Mixing art and science to produce some amazing 3D portraits of strangers, just from DNA found in the street. Artist  Heather Dewey-Hagborg collects DNA samples from cigarette butts, old chewing gum or hair, in order to extract the genetic heritage.

Behind the like

Ever since Facebook installed the ‘like’ feature, seeming like you care about what your friends say and think has never…

Ever since Facebook installed the ‘like’ feature, seeming like you care about what your friends say and think has never been so easy. Just kidding. The Like button was an ingenious idea to quickly and easily get people involved with interesting posts and organizations.

You can attest to this: Like us on Facebook here! Wasn’t that easy? Now you’ll end up with magnificent infographics floating in your news stream every-now-and-then.

Where, O fonts, are thy sting?

There was a time when the study and practice of typography was a true science and art. Today, anyone can…

There was a time when the study and practice of typography was a true science and art. Today, anyone can download fonts, make them bold, change the size of characters, and so on within seconds thanks to most software programs. With that comes a hodgepodge of type that doesn’t always accurately reflect a brand’s promise nor does it always work cohesively with the psychological reactions consumers have to it.