The pointing finger has been a staple of graphic design iconography probably since the profession began. If you don’t believe that this graphic element is a friendly authority which we cannot live without then check out the flickr page dedicated to the infamous manicule.
Illustrator Cheeming Boey made an illuminating discovery one day whilst jotting down some drawing ideas on a disposable styrofoam coffee cup and realising that it looked pretty awesome. Since then he has produced a large number of styrofoam cup illustrations which sell for between $140 and $900. Since then, Boey has displayed his cups in the Marion Meyer Contemporary Art gallery, featured on a Sharpie advertising campaign and won an award at TED.
As with all dying crafts in the modern world, the people working within the industry become marginalised. All the hard work that has created fantastic cityscapes such as the neon lights that hypnotise any visitor to Hong Kong, becomes forgotten and a once prosperous art form struggles for survival. Interviewed within this short film are individuals who have made a career from neon light creations only to see the products of their business model go out of fashion.
Combining clever quotations from some of the most celebrated minds in history with a stylish minimalist design, these posters by Toronto-based graphic designer Ryan McArthur offer some inspirational words of wisdom within this collection of aesthetically pleasing illustrations.
Making fun of corporate jargon invented by the corporate world to project an image of greater importance attached to their role, Pentagram’s promotional card for 2015 is a visual and verbal poem incorporating terms such as: Big kahuna, Game Changer, Column Shaker, etc …..
Illustrator and graphic designer Ty Wilkins has developed a unique style of creating imagery of depth and beauty from geometric 2d shapes and limited colour palettes. The ability to capture the essence of a subject in a minimal style makes Ty’s work instantly recognisable.
Responsive Website Design Techniques
These are some examples of how to use images in responsive website design.
Before fluid images became common use, an image set to a particular size would only appear correctly on screens that were not much larger or smaller that the original screen size that it was designed for. This became obviously a problem as more people began to use smart phones and other devices to view the web. By using a max width of 100%, images will display on the page with the correct proportions adjusted to the full width of the screen.
San Francisco Bay illustrator Javier Garcia is fanatical about vintage illustrations and incorporates his large collection of design material from the history of illustration within his work. From initial sketches, he develops his drawings into vector images using illustrator and photoshop.