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.

The Bottle’s the Thing: The Branding Evolution of Soda Pop

My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm. I’d always loved leafing through old magazines and usually paid more attention to the advertising in them than the articles. Because my father had a collection of Life magazines beginning with the first issue in 1936 and continuing through the World War II years,...


Milton Glaser: Theatre for a New Audience

Inside Print’s Celebrating Milton Glaser, A Design Legend Collection, you’ll find a look at Glaser’s personal sources of design inspiration as well as meanderings on other works from Glaser. Editor’s Note: The visual representation of a brand is one of the most fundamental projects a designer can work on, but exceptional identity design can be hard...

Keeping Everyone in the Loop: 50 Years of Chicago “L” Graphics

A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...


TYPO SF 2015 Conference Recap

Did you attend HOW Design Live 2015? If so, you already know it was better than ever! Help us top it at next year’s conference in Atlanta—join us May 19-23, 2016. By Laura Waxmann Celebrating its fourth consecutive year in the Bay Area, TYPO San Francisco provided the creative community with an unique opportunity...


Long Live the Book!

Ellen Shapiro visits the New York Antiquarian Book Fair and finds treasures of special interest to graphic designers.


Urban Sprawl: 5 Design Trends Driving the Way You’ll Live in the Future

Cities are growing in size and the sprawl is increasing by leaps and bounds. This growth spurt introduces new challenges for businesses and residents as they attempt to navigate a number of dynamics. The result are design trends in Agri-culture, Urban Defense, Augmentality, Conspicuous Isolation and Frugeois.