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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.

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Croatian flag banner next to Rovinj's city flag banner

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This is due to the fact that many countries use outdated European heraldry principles for the norms of usage of their flags.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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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 23, 2015 - Comments Off on I should’ve backed-up

I should’ve backed-up

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This article is a short visual essay that illustrates the importance of backing-up work related files and the resulting anger caused by the absence of them. The article is primarily focused on a personal occurrence and it concludes with different tips and resources useful for the purpose of keeping your files safe.

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March 9, 2015 - Comments Off on The importance of travelling

The importance of travelling

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“I want to urge you very strongly to travel as much as you can, and to evolve yourself as an internationalist. It's as important a part of your education as a radical as the reading of any book.”

― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

This article is a short three parts essay that illustrates my personal experience travelling as a design student, and my findings on how travelling shapes the mind of a creative professional. The first part refers to my individual background, the second narrates an imaginary case study, and the third part brings thoughts to a conclusion.

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