Saturday, 30 April 2011

The 50 Things Every Graphic Designer Should Know

In the context of our revision of the Manifesto for a Creative Tallis, this advice for graphic designers (recommended by Billy) might be really useful. As well as some great advice for anyone hoping to be creative, like No. 34 above about the value of limitations, the addition of fantastic little line drawings really brings the ideas to life.

Thanks for the recommendation Billy.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Michael Wolff discusses visual literacy

What makes a good designer? What is visual literacy? What habits of mind are useful in the world of visual design?

Michael Wolff is a designer who values his creative muscles - curiosity, appreciation and imagination. As the man says, "Seeing is a muscular exercise".

Friday, 15 April 2011

Steve Jobs connects the dots

Steve Jobs misquotes Robert Frost in this well-watched film about the lessons of his life: "Follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference." Inspiring stuff.

Thursday, 7 April 2011