AngryPaulRand: That scary, panicked feeling when you start a project and just have a blank page? That’s graphic design Viagra.
Great proportions melt away impurities in a design. So if you have buttons and there’s too much space between them, the space between them is another element that you have to comprehend.
So if you have two buttons, you now have three objects. You’ve got the button, the button, the space. But if things are the right proportions, you just have two items, the two buttons.
And I think over a big screen, if you get the proportions right, you could be eliminating 10 or 20 different extra negative space things and things that you just have to comprehend. So it’s very soothing.
Don’t become dependent on having other people pull it out of you while you’re in school. If you do, you’re hosed once you graduate.
I’m co-creating a new book—The Design Activist’s Handbook—with writer Michelle Taute, which will be published by HOW Books next year. Rather than fill it with case studies, we’re hoping to make this a practical guide to aligning your design career with your beliefs. We’re hoping you might be able to help us provide some inspiring and informative stories for readers. Specifically, we’re looking for: Artwork and interviews: Socially conscious design projects, both self-initiated and client projects, with good stories to go with them. We’d like to hear about failures and successes: –Your first efforts at socially conscious design. –Projects/situations where you struggled with ethics. –How you manage to pursue socially conscious design and still pay the bills. –What socially conscious design means to you. –Situations/projects that helped you discover your power as a designer. Referrals: Know someone else we should talk to? Or something you’d really like to see in the book? Please let us know! We’re especially interested in talking with in-house and agency designers who are working to affect change at their companies from the bottom up.
You can print this out, follow the directions and wear this bracelet!!!! Pretty cool, eh?
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Toby Ng designed some really fantastic posters titled If The World Were A Village of 100 People. These posters are built on the statistics of the world. I am going to try to post all 20 over the next couple weeks. To view some of the others I have posted use the search option with the 100 Village tag. I first saw this on This is Awesome.