Author Archives: Victor Ginsburg Muller

About Victor Ginsburg Muller

Victor Ginsburg Muller is a freelance Interactive Art Director, Visual Advisor & Web Designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has an unhealthy habit of buying domains with cool sounding names, heavy magazines, and guessing fonts when he's out walking.

Have You ffffound Designspiration.net Yet?

You already know about ffffound.com. Yes it’s one of the best design sites in the world, but it has huge flaws, like no search capability or tags (basically everything you take for granted on a modern website). Well now meet Designspiration.net by wanken. It doesn’t have ffffound’s random weird images but it does have...

Back to Grunge?

For the sake of argument, let’s say that there are only three “styles” of design. I like to call them “Swiss-style,” “Grunge,” and “Book.” And from my perspective, they seem to follow each other cyclically like clockwork, every 6 years or so. Most of my childhood design was in Grunge, (graffiti, techno-fonts, broken letters,...

The Perfect Landing Page?

The people over at formstack have decided they know what makes a perfect landing page. What do you think?

A Gift for Typography Nerds

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps over the Lazy Dog is a typographic memory game that includes 25 variations of the letter A, each in a different font. Players attempt to find the matching A in the same letter type, and, as usual in these types of games, the player who has the highest number...

Three Great Free WordPress Themes for Designers and Photographers

If you can’t afford a custom made website, WordPress has a lot of themes that are not only beautiful but free. Here are some of my favorite WordPress themes from wp shower: Blogum is a simple, grid based blog WordPress theme, designed in a modern and minimalist style. The theme has a heavy focus...

The Future of Visual Communication

I’ve thought a lot about visual communication this week, and I’ve come to the (almost spiritual) realization that its future is neither in print (see my first blog post) nor in website form. “The cloud” will be a huge part of it, but not in the form of websites displayed in various browsers but...

Dealing with Fussy Clients

One of the most important skills of being a freelance designer is dealing with clients, explaining why they need you, and what exactly it is that you do. Some clients have no idea how designers get to an idea or how long it takes to come up with a solution—I would be a rich...

Lack of Inspiration After the Vacation?

I just came home from a trip to Portugal that was supposed to recharge my batteries and inspire me to come back with fresh eyes and new ideas. It was the first time I’ve gone whole week without modern communication since the birth of internet. It was unbelievably freeing to live off the grid...

Bad Taste: The Key To Success?

Everywhere I look, a concept seems to be repeating itself: The biggest brands have a horrible sense of design, and the better-looking brands are far behind in views and/or customers. Every day, an alarmingly high number of people choose YouTube over Vimeo, Windows over MacOS10, and Explorer over, well, any other browser.

Print Design Is a Lesser Form of Design

I thought that headline might get your attention. Don’t get me wrong; I love to look at print design, but I much prefer working on the digital side of things. Mostly that’s because designing for print sometimes leaves me feeling trapped creating static, even passive, layouts. Digital design, on the other hand, feels like...