The Designer Says
I’m not usually one for the “Quote”. You know, the deep, meaningful quote about some subject or another that somehow always carries a little too much weight with some individuals and they end up basing their entire life’s philosophy on one or maybe a few of them.
But, they can be a nice bit of fun, and I suppose they can hold up a mirror to ourselves from time to time. So, when I came across this smart little red book, I thought, why not?
Sara Bader is an unapologetic quote collector and being in the creative field it seemed that the two would come together. And she has created quite a nice collection of carefully curated examples.
You’ll find words from Saul Bass, Millton Glaser and many more words of wisdom from the creative world.
The whole book opens with Saul Bass, “I want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares.” That, in many ways, sums up the graphic designer. We have an inbuilt desire to make things better; work better, look better, be used more, enjoyed, be effective, and be lovely. So whether you're a designer looking for some interesting thoughts from your fellow creatives, or a marketeer looking to understand the designer’s mind a little more, this little book is stuffed with something that will resonate with you.
“If your words aren’t truthful, the finest optically letter-spaced typography won’t help.” Edward Tuft.
Designing With Purpose
One belief we’ve always held close to our heart at Caffeine is that design must not only look good, it absolutely must have purpose.
Our New Site
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Case Study: Forbes
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Case Study: FWC
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The Power of Colour
We are surrounded with colour. Every day our lives are enhanced by the colours of nature around us.
Just My Type
I recently had the pleasure to come across a little gem of a book dedicated to the world of typefaces.
Delicate Paper Flowers
Pretty awesome paper flower creations.
VAT on Print Work
Did you know that VAT is zero on some print items, but not others?
The Designer Says
“I want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares.”
Information Is Beautiful
The Effectiveness of Infographics
Leica M Monochrome
Take a look at this thing of beauty and tell us you don't love the magic and romance of monochrome photography...
What Makes A Designer
What makes a designer a designer? And why can't anyone do it?...
Something to Watch Out for...
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Details, Details, Details
It’s a painting right? Well it take’s a little while to accept it, but it’s actually a hyper-realistic painting by the artist Jason de Graaf.
Fab Free Font
Lovely retro font from Fontfabric
More a Graphic Than Type.
Really? Why do designers think that I want to be seen in this?
Design vs Style
Design & Style. Is There a Difference?