Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author, and founder of The Draplin Design Co. (DDC). He was Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, on October 15, 1973. and now based in Portland, Oregon. When Aaron left high school at 17 he started his associate degree at Northwestern Michigan College. This is where he learned the basics of visual art. When he turned 19 he moved to Bend, Oregon to pursue his career in graphic design.
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The book I had been waiting for after reading the first Book of Ideas that blew me away! which we also reviewed. I was really looking forward to receiving the second coming in vol 2, We had this on pre-order and received it before release giving us time to read and review it. The book was released yesterday on 7th September at a launch event in London and like the first book again I am blown away!
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In this edition we have a designer interview with Marty Neumeier who attended Art Center College of Design from 1967 to 1969. For 15 years he worked in advertising and brand design, as a communication designer and writer in Southern California. In 1984 he moved to Silicon Valley to work with clients such as Adobe, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Symantec. By 1998 his firm Neumeier Design Team created retail packaging for software products, including Filemaker, Norton Antivirus, Apple system software, and HP LaserJet. During this time he served as a contributing editor for the magazine Communication Arts.
In 1996 he founded the “seminal but now-defunct design magazine Critique”, a quarterly publication about design thinking. Designers contributing to Critique included Robert Bringhurst, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, David Stuart, and Massimo Vignelli.
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Simon Manchipp is the Executive Strategic Creative Director and Founder of SomeOne a world-class London design practice that launches, relaunches, manages & protects brands. The company was founded in 2006 and specialises in Branding including Brand Strategy and Launches.
They have worked with clients such as O2, Intel, Disney, Tottenum Hotspurs, Aston Villa, The Olympics, Tesco, Maplin, Domino’s Pizza. British Athletics, The Royal Opera House, Madame Tussauds to name a few in their impressive client list.
The company has previously won awards including Transform Awards, The Drum Marketing Awards, Brand Impact Awards and Creative Pool Awards.
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Sagi Haviv is a partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Among the over 50 identity programs he has designed are the logos for the Library of Congress, CFA Institute, Harvard University Press, Conservation International, Women’s World Banking, and the US Open. Sagi designed the award-winning animation “Logomotion,” a ten-minute tribute to the firm’s famous trademarks that was not only the first animated trademark sequence of such scope but also introduced a new approach to showcasing a firm’s portfolio.
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Graphic designer Aaron Draplin looks back on his career so far in this colourful, detailed and heartfelt book.
Aaron Draplin is the graphic designer behind the branding of Ford Motors, Esquire, and even the Obama Administration. This big colourful book takes a look back on his amazing career so far in this heartfelt and pointed retrospective.
Designer Aaron James Draplin’s book Pretty Much Everything certainly lives up to its name. This mid-career retrospective is stuffed with countless examples of his influential work, ranging from snowboard graphics to logo designs, and insights into Draplin’s unruly career path.
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Paula Scher is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy
Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publications for a wide range of clients that includes, among others, Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Shake Shack, the Museum of Modern Art, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Sundance Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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In this book review article, we will be taking a look at Book of Ideas by Radim Malinic a book that has been on my to get and read list for so long now I just had to send for it. I contacted Radim and asked if he would sign our copy for us which he did, so I would like to thank him once again for signing our copy of the book.
Wasting no time as soon as it came I polished it off within a few days and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it I literally could not put it down until I finished it. Well, you know what I mean… I did need to break off from it from time to time to run the business and get on with client work and content creation but every spare moment I got it was in my hands. A book I will definitely be going back from time to time.
Book of ideas by Radim Malinic is what he describes as the diary he never had, I think the idea behind this book was to provide inspiration and ideas to the reader hence the title of the book “Book of ideas.” And it does exactly that!
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Today we have a Designer Interview With Henry Alvarez. Henry is a Creative Director from New York. During his colourful, award-winning career, Henry’s well-rounded understanding of branding, problem-solving and art direction have made him a standout creative professional. He has developed creative for a wide range of markets, from consumer products to sports marketing. He has been referred to as a creative chameleon, always adapting his mindset to better understand his audience and deliver visually engaging creative.
Henry’s creative journey started when he was a young fan of comic books and artists such as Frank Frazetta, Jack Kirby and Neal Adams. He studied art in high school and moved on to study fine arts history in college as well as undertaking subjects such as sculpture, photography, painting and life drawing.
By the time Henry had received his associate’s degree in fine arts, He had already learned about iconic designers like Saul Bass, Paul Rand, Herb Lubalin, and Milton Glaser. Henry’s teachers suggested that he would do well in the advertising industry because he was so inspired by the movie posters and identity design Saul Bass had developed, so he set his sights on continuing his education in this related field.
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Del Mauricio is a Graphic Designer and Founder of Aesthetic Philosophies (“Aesphi”) – a graphic design company in the Greater New Orleans area. The business specializes in logo design, graphic design, branding/brand identity design, and video editing. In addition, Del has extensive experience in marketing communications.
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