Can Best Practice Replace Design Research?

Heart-warming or not, co-creation with a client—the utopian ideal of shared vision—has its drawbacks. There are only so many times you can hear the words “brand strategy” before actually chewing your own face off. In the age of WordPress, Drupal and, dare I say it, Wix, it’s never been more tempting to pay lip-service to research and consultation.

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Cereal Killer Package Design

I wouldn’t blame you if you mistook the artifacts below for works of art. In fact, they would fit very well into a Chelsea gallery amid the contemporary artists now working with typography. A few of them also suggest concrete poetry.

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Brochure design ideas: 25 tips to create marketing materials that sell

While many marketers place most of their efforts on social media marketing, you could argue that in a world that’s saturated by hashtags and paid advertising, print mediums like brochures are perfect for grabbing the attention of potential customers.

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Understand Your Users with Positionstack

One of the best things about the Internet is that it (mostly) doesn’t care where you are. The person you’re interacting with might be in Rio or Rhode Island, Bahrain or Birmingham. The Internet opens up the world.

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There Will Never Be Another 2020 in Our Lifetime

 . . . Or ever, for that matter. But on a lighter note. . .

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Poul Lange has been pondering the new decade:

“Everyone, who has been on Facebook for a while, has probably received one of those challenges: ‘Show one record cover that has been important to you every day for 2 weeks’, ‘Share a daily black/white photo you took for 10 days, no comments allowed,’ ‘Every day nominate a friend to do the same’.

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