Design Inspiration

Finding graphic & web design inspiration for your next fabulous idea can seem daunting at times while other moments, it can flow seamlessly. Whichever end of spectrum you may find yourself, stay abreast on leading design projects and insights from design legends. Plus, mine Print’s vault of image galleries or discover the Image of the Day.

Eye Candy

Print Materials and Ephemera Pleasing to the Eye I have been accumulating printed ephemera for decades. Back in the Gutenberg era I doubt anyone would imagine discarding a piece of printing. First, it would be sacrilegious, second, it would be like discarding a old model cell phone (or maybe that’s not such a good...

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Decoding the Symbolism in Meghan Markle’s Coat of Arms

Now that Meghan Markle is officially the Duchess of Sussex, what does her coat of arms actually mean? Well, to start, there are lots of California references. According to a statement released by Kensington Palace, the coat of arms was approved by the Queen, who worked closely with Markle on the design, which is...

Hermann Zapf Bio TK

In the next couple of months Jerry Kelly will be announcing his biography of Hermann Zapf. Kelly is the foremost authority on Zapf and has been working on this for a few years. Although the book will not be printed until next year, it will be announced on Kickstarter this Fall. Well, I can’t...

Print Is Not Dead Continued

Print still lives and Richard Ardagh of New North Press in London is bearing witness with his limited edition Forme, a typographic exploration of words, language & understanding. This was set in wood and metal type by hand, essay in hot-metal by Harry McIntosh (no pun) and printed letterpress. I asked Ardagh about his...