US Paper Money Deserves This Awesome Redesign

Designer Travis Purrington moved to Switzerland in 2009 to study design. He noticed how Switzerland and other European countries hold competitions to update currency designs and how this allows the participation of citizens of each country to participate in the branding of the country. So this got him thinking about U.S. paper money. He asked himself … Continue reading US Paper Money Deserves This Awesome Redesign

Get Lost In Twentieth Century Chinese Graphic Design

This awesome book from 2010 will let you get lost in thought looking at the wonderful complexity of a culture that few westerners understand—Chinese culture. To paraphrase the description from Amazon, the book takes us from the beginnings of Chinese graphics, to the arrival of Art Deco to Shanghai, the influence or Russian Constructivism, and … Continue reading Get Lost In Twentieth Century Chinese Graphic Design

The definitive text on Graphic Design comes to the iPad

According to prolific chronicler of design Steven Heller, the book The History of Graphic Design by the late Philip B. Meggs first published in 1983, was “the first time the words ‘History’ and ‘Graphic Design’ were used together in a book title”. The classic text is now in its fifth edition and has been revised … Continue reading The definitive text on Graphic Design comes to the iPad

Someone took the time to design a technology book

Finally, a book about learning some technology know-how that doesn’t burn your retina with its stark boringness. The book is HTML & CSS: design and build websites. Author Jon Duckett and designer Emme Stone designed this book from scratch. It’s very attractive and it should appeal to a whole new group of readers (designers). Its pages … Continue reading Someone took the time to design a technology book