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Apr
15
revised How to promote three different products to three different audiences in one banner?
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Apr
14
revised Any books on actual how-to of logo design?
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Apr
14
comment Suggestion on Introductory Books about Graphic Design
@NicholasKyriakides Universal Principles of Design is brilliant, one of my favourite design books, but it's maybe not the best for beginners - it leaves you to figure out for yourself how all the principles apply. But maybe you like that kind of challenge. If not, I'd suggest starting with the examples in the answers below, particularly Alan G's, then move to Universal Principles once you've worked through them and fancy a bit of a challenge.
Apr
14
answered Any books on actual how-to of logo design?
Apr
13
comment I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
I wouldn't just reverse the arrow as then delete and undelete would look too similar and the undo-like shape of the undelete arrow would be less relatively distinct - but an arrow straight down for "delete" would work, or maybe coming in from the right
Apr
11
revised Racially Sensitive Icons
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Apr
11
revised Racially Sensitive Icons
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11
revised Racially Sensitive Icons
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Apr
11
answered Racially Sensitive Icons
Apr
11
comment Racially Sensitive Icons
This seems like more of a personal opinion about a logo than an experience-based answer about how to handle sensitivity issues in design. (also, just an fyi, most of the offence at that logo comes from the fact that there are almost no actual "Cleveland Indians" because Native Americans were forced out of their homes in Ohio and many tribes were nearly wiped out, and people feel this should be taken more seriously and treated sensitively. This isn't true of Nords in Minnesota - but that's a history question and this is a design site)
Apr
11
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Apr
11
comment Icon that represents 'Delivered Fully Assembled'
When I first read this I imagined a lorry with a chair balanced on the roof, which seemed a bit abstract... Then I realised maybe you mean like a flat-bed truck with the chair on the back like it was being delivered? That makes a lot more sense!
Apr
11
comment Icon that represents 'Delivered Fully Assembled'
I agree with the client... People could look at that icon and not notice the strikethrough because it's quite subtle and looks separate, and if they did, they could think it means "Screws not included, buy your own screws before beginning self-assembly"... It's always amazing how wrongly people can interpret things.
Apr
11
comment Is there a printing press that can print a book directly from the RGB space?
See also Simplest set of inks that could print the RGB gamut? - but the short answer here is, either pay a bit extra for a blue spot colour or two, or use 'nearly blues' like C100,M60,Y0,K0, get real proofs (it usually looks better when printed, the greyness is exagerated a touch on screen to show the contrast with spot colours), and talk to the printer if you're not satisfied
Apr
11
answered I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
Apr
11
comment I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
I like the simple trash can shapes at the bottom, but the ambiguity of the + and - here makes my head hurt - + often means "create and have more stuff" and - "delete and have less stuff", so people could interpret this as the opposite as intended. I'd suggest arrows pointing up out of the bin or down into the bin
Apr
11
revised What's this style called, with blocky text and strong circle shapes?
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Apr
11
revised What is this black and white graphical style called?
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Apr
11
comment How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?
@KhaledHosny That sounds like the start of a great answer - it'd be really interesting to see some examples of how different Arabic calligraphy styles can be applied to modern typographic use cases like this
Apr
11
comment Does this art style in Hannes Johannes animations have a name?
@Ilan that's a good description (I hadn't noticed the 'Beavis & Butthead' similarity before) but not really a name. This style seemed to be everywhere around 2010-2013, I'm sure it must have a name but I never noticed one (except for some people who don't like it dismissing it as 'hipster art'... but that's a broad brush...)