Meet Designer of the Week Galen Smith, a lover of graphic design history, ephemera and visual weirdness in the world around us. You may recognize his beautiful graphic design work from the 2015 Regional Design Annual, in which Smith was recognized as representing the top talent from the NYC region. [View all of the 2015 RDA winners online, and if you want to see...
Explore a compendium of impressive poster design projects from the 2015 Regional Design Annual.
Nancy Sharon Collins discusses the history of color matching systems, including the development of universal color matching languages.
Looking for design inspiration? It all starts with color! Check out these awesome online tools for creating the best color palettes.
Some colors yield their symbolism origins easily. Others, like burgundy, do not.
From the 1930s-40s, bright linen postcards with views of a faux painterly American landscape were the most popular kind of "wish you were here" sentiments.
Otto Steininger takes on the colorful topic of Trump.
From Chantry to Bierut to Eames to Sutnar to Kidd to Dwiggins, here are 25 of our favorite design books of the year.
Revealing—and analyzing—Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year selection.
A new course from Adobe Software Trainer and Instructor Sally Cox delivers top-notch instructions on designing an infographic. In the course, How to Design Great Infographics, Cox covers font selection, setting up the layout, arranging content and selecting your color palette. This course is for those who already have their data and want to transform that data...