28 Dec 2016   webgap

Design and Discovery

David Carson is a sociologist turned graphic designer. He’s best known for his innovative magazine layouts and eye-catching typographic experiments. David’s portfolio is made up of projects for some of the world’s best brands including Pepsi Cola, Ray-Ban, Nike, Microsoft, MTV and the band, Nine Inch Nails, just to name a few. With all those clients under his belt, it’s no surprise that he’s received over 230 awards for his work in graphic design, photography, advertising and branding. When he’s not busy accepting accolades, you can find him under the sun and in the ocean catching a few waves on his surfboard.

In his Ted Talk, “Design and Discovery”, David showcases a few of his favourite works and how the typographic elements that he comes across in his everyday life inspire him and have helped shape his career in graphic design. He also explores how typography is able to convey a message visually before its words are read and how this can be altered through subtle (or not so subtle) design dissensions. In this talk, David exposes the power of typography and how this graphic design tool can be used to evoke a thought or emotion.

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04 Jan 2017   webgap

To Think or Not to Think

Who would have thought that within five years most traditional industries would be disrupted? Airbnb is already the biggest hotel group in the world but they don’t own a single hotel room. Uber is the biggest taxi company in the world but they don’t own any taxis. The way we think about our world is changing rapidly and traditional thinking is no longer the norm.For us to thrive and survive in this ever-changing world, we need new, dynamic ways of thinking to stay on top. Design Thinking has become one of the most important methods to do this.Design Thinking is a new way of thinking about ...

04 Jan 2017   webgap

A Worldwide Scavenger Hunt For Type Nerds

It’s hard to escape Futura type. Especially in Europe, it’s everywhere you look. Its popularity is due, in part, to the fact that it was the first geometric gothic typeface, as well as the first sans serif typeface to be cast and produced in all weights, grades and fonts. This seems to have ensured its wide appeal, as it can be seen everywhere from corporate logos to movie posters.We all have types that we love or loathe but Futura seems to inspire particular loyalty. So much so that German graphic designers have created an online space to “hype the type”. This comes in the form of a w ...

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