Tag Archive | Graphic design

So God Made a Designer

A video “for the designer in each of us”.

Inspired by RAM’s commercial in this year’s Super Bowl featuring a recorded speech given by legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (from the 1978 National Future Farmers of America Convention), “God Made a Farmer” — this “parody” with impersonation by Jim Meskimen ( http://www.jimpressions.net ) features, design, logo design, branding and a cameo appearance by Shark Tank star Daymond John. Written by brand identity specialist David Brier for his Fast Company blog, this celebrates what designers do to make the world a better place.

Design vs. Normality

Is design opposed to normality ?

Does enable social change ?

Tom Bieling is a design researcher with major focus on interaction. He is a visiting professor in Applied Sciences and Art at the German University in Cairo. In his PhD project at the Design Research Lab of Berlin University of the Arts, he investigates on the coherence between design and disability. He is also the founder of the Institute for Applied Fantasies, and Co-Founder of the Design Research Network.

The Universal Arts of Graphic Design

How does graphic design impacts our life?

Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the ultimate goal of visually communicating a message, be it the packaging of a product, the spirit of a book, or the narrative of a building. Utilizing a language of type and imagery, graphic designers try to make every aspect of our lives defined and beautiful.

John Hockenberry: We are all designers

Journalist John Hockenberry tells a personal story inspired by a pair of flashy wheels in a wheelchair-parts catalogue — and how they showed him the value of designing a life of intent. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)

David Carson: Design, discovery and humor

This is a 24 min long TED video from David Carson, about design, discovery and humor.

Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery — for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. Sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks through a gorgeous (and often quite funny) slide deck of his work and found images.


John Hodgman: Design, explained

John Hodgman, comedian and resident expert, “explains” the design of three iconic modern objects. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)