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August 31, 2016 - No Comments!

A case for the adaptative flag

More often than not, I’ve stumbled upon flags with complex symbols or coat of arms tilted on a 90° angle; which makes the flag design hard to appreciate.

Croatia Flag Banner

Croatian flag banner next to Rovinj's city flag banner

Owl with tilted head

This is due to the fact that many countries use outdated European heraldry principles for the norms of usage of their flags. Other countries have a set of rules that proves either inconsistent or overly complex. Lastly, other countries just have no guidelines whatsoever for their flags usage. This happens to be a matter for heated discussions amongst flag nerds on the internet:

After researching into the subject and really analyzing every detail of the flags I came across. I noticed many flag designs lacking pragmatism. Coming from a branding and web design background I strongly believe that the rule of thumb in contemporary design must be to develop a visual system optimizing each element for different applications depending on the size, proportions, and medium.

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December 26, 2015 - No Comments!

Inside the color factory

A word from the people behind your favourite colour provider, Pantone.

In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate colour matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized colour in fan format.

The Pantone colour guide is a essential tool for most professionals in the visual arts. However, little did we know that the most accurate colour matching system in the market relies on the human eye.

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May 30, 2015 - Comments Off on Design Trends & Heraldics

Design Trends & Heraldics

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This visual essay is a personal study of contemporary graphic design with the purpose of (1) analysing how social trends behave and affect the visual identity of brands, and (2) speculating a potential path for future trends.

I would like to clarify that I support the convention that good design is timeless, and I discourage designers who follow trends blindlessly. However, in every current there is an opportunity to explore a visual language, and to try new methods that maybe you haven’t tried before as a designer. Sometimes trends just take place due to new techonological advances that provide the opportunity to design with new techniques, this is a positive chance for designers to try new tools and increase their knowledge of design.

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March 24, 2015 - Comments Off on Daily Drop Caps

Daily Drop Caps

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"A drop cap is a large capital letter at the beginning of a text block that has the depth of two or more lines of regular text."

With the goal of expanding my typographic horizons and improving my lettering skills, I conducted a project in which I sketched by hand and then digitally vectorize one drop cap per day for a period of 4 weeks.

I used a variety of techniques from calligraphy pens (see "V") to Q-tips with ink (see "&"), and explored a wide array of styles from a minimalistic "N" to an engraved representational "T".

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Astronauts are people trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.

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