This is a new upcoming feature on my blog. Every once in a while I’ll post a round up of the best in typography, design, painting and illustration. How do you get featured? Just join my new flickr group, Uncanny Creativity and add your artwork. Make sure you tag it appropriately.
You can also go there to talk to your fellow artists and designers and discover even more work for yourself. Tell your friends to join too!
We all know the newspaper industry has been hit long before the economic downturn of 2009. As a magazine designer for a newspaper company, I was curious about how the industry is doing as a whole: What parts of the industry have the most growth? Where are the jobs? Is employment falling? How do books, magazines, and newspapers compare with "new media"? Here are some stats showing a few of the more interesting sectors packaged with some editorial illustration. Make sure you check out the references for links to more numbers coming out of the industry. Embed this graphic on ... Read more
Seeing these examples brings back memories... Clean Up Your Mess is a site that explains the most universal principle rules for design out there. Sure, what really makes great design has changed with fashion and fads. These rules are timelesss, however. They can be broken. Often it's not worth the risk and more times than not fails. I remember working as a newspaper ad designer over four years ago. The sales and design staff were totally separate. The sales staff was put into the position to care only about making their commission. It didn't matter if the retailers who bought ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.