Graphic Design Feature Articles

Digital Font Pairing by Allan Haley
Digital Font Pairing
11/20/2019

Read Time: 3 minutes

By Allan Haley,author, lecturer and expert on all things typographic
Most projects call for more than one typeface. Where do you start?

Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways
Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways
10/09/2019

Read Time: 12 minutes

Type on the Vertical (image: examples of increasingly difficult-to-read vertical text)
Type on the Vertical
05/14/2019

Read Time: 3 minutes

Just about every designer has an opinion about typeset on the vertical. The thing is: you’d be hard pressed to find a statistical or empirical study that establishes the best way Latin type should be set when it’s flipped on its end.

 20 Questions with Lance Wyman, "Navigating Life" (image: portrait of Lance Wyman)
20 Questions with Lance Wyman, "Navigating Life"
03/08/2019

Read Time: 14 minutes

SEGD asks 20 questions of Lance Wyman, FSEGD, an experiential graphic design legend—a literal icon of icons—who is currently working on a massive transit system for Mexico City, where he did some of his most beloved work in the late 1960s.

The Vignelli Canon, published by Lars Müller Publishers (image: book cover)
The Vignelli Canon
03/05/2019

Read Time: 6.5 minutes

The Best Content of 2018
The Best Content of 2018
12/04/2018

Read Time: 2.5 minutes

Well that went by fast!

And, it's has once again been a record-breaking year for SEGD, as the association has grown to over 2,300 members and SEGD.org page views have swelled to over three million.

20 Questions with Derek Friday, “Peak Commitment”
20 Questions with Derek Friday, "Peak Commitment"
11/27/2018

Read Time: 11.5 minutes

The Language of Graphic Design (Second Edition)
Proportion—The Language of Graphic Design (Second Edition)
10/15/2018

Read Time: 11 minutes

Untangling Font Licensing by Allan Haley
Untangling Font Licensing
06/28/2018

By Allan Haley, author, lecturer and expert on all things typographic

"The Field Guide to Supergraphics" by Sean Adams
The Field Guide to Supergraphics—Big Graphics in the Urban Landscape
02/28/2018

Earlier this month, a new experiential graphic design volume was released by Thames & Hudson entitled "The Field Guide to Supergraphics: Big Graphics in the Urban Landscape." Written by acclaimed author and designer Sean Adams, the tome explores daring, bright and meaningful large-scale experiential graphics installations around the world.

Writers Theatre, Glencoe., Ill.
Writers Theatre Rewrites the Theater Experience
04/20/2016

Since it started in the back room of a bookstore in 1992, the hallmark of Chicago’s Writers Theatre has always been intimacy. That feeling is retained in WT's new permanent home in Glencoe, Illinois. The 36,000-sq.-ft. facility, designed by Studio Gang Architects, offers an open, welcoming space that galvanizes the potential of theater to unite people through shared experience. Signage and graphics by Thirst support the architecture and celebrate Writers’ unique history and spirit.

From "SEGD Core Competencies and Subsequent Implications for Professional Practice," 2014 Communication + Place
User Research, Interaction, and Experience Design in 2015 SEGD Academic Journal
11/09/2015

The 2015 issue of SEGD’s academic research journal Communication + Placecovers research on user engagement through signage design, an interdisciplinary approach to packaging design, the interplay between people and public art, and how EGD/XGD can activate small-town business districts.Communication + Place 2015 is available onlineand the 2016 Call for Papers has been issued.

Michael Bierut Master Series at SVA New York
Michael Bierut, Master Series Exhibit at SVA Gallery
11/04/2015

HOW TO fit 35 years worth of award-winning, laugh-making, product-selling, world-changing graphic design into 4,000 square feet? That was the latest design challenge for Pentagram partner Michael Bierut, whose work is the focus of a retrospective at the School of Visual Arts (New York) through November 7.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
08/18/2015

By anyone’s standards, the work of Don Meeker—activist and information designer—has touched the lives of more people than any other in his era.

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