New Zealand’s New Flag

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 08/12/2015
For decades, New Zealanders have debated changing their national flag as critics feel the design does not represent the country accurately. The Union Jack and the placement and color of the stars of the Southern Cross do not differentiate it much from Australia’s flag. Prime Minister John Key announced a referendum in 2014 to change the flag and […]
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Why Do Olympic Logos Suck?

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 07/28/2015
Why do Olympic logos always seem to suck? The 2020 Tokyo logo isn’t horrible but it’s still a hot mess. Iconic minimalism should be the answer. The Olympics have massive cultural and language barriers to overcome, so a logo that accounts for this would be visually successful.     Take a look at the Tokyo games branding from 1964. […]
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7 Tips and Tricks from a Master of Lettering Design

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 07/20/2015
Designer Rob Draper is phenomenal with hand-lettering design. Coffee cups, envelopes, IKEA pencils, toilet paper and bagels are all mediums for his creativity. Check out his work:   View this post on Instagram Quick one for a Friday, Blondie on the radio, suns out. Have a great weekend all! A post shared by robdraper1 (@robdraper1) on Jun 5, 2015 at […]
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LA Clippers New Logo

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 07/19/2015
The LA Clippers just underwent an awful rebranding effort. From the design team living in 1995: “The creative team began with Clippers Red and Royal, and added Black to the palette as a primary color. Incorporating black injects youthful energy and edge, and evolves the Clippers Brand without abandoning the franchise’s core character.” From now on, I am telling all […]
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Rapper Recorded Entire Album at the Apple Store

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 07/08/2015
Meet Prince Harvey. After his computer died and his hard drive was stolen, he went to the Apple store in SoHo to finish recording his album. He stored his tracks in the virtual trashcan overnight and came back to finish his work in the morning because Apple doesn’t train its employees to click ‘Empty Trash’ before shutting down its computers. […]
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365 Days of Hand Lettering Movie Quotes

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 07/08/2015
Artist Ian Simmons is engaged in an awesome project: 365 days of hand lettering movie quotes. Being an obnoxious quote junkie and pop culture vortex, I am kicking myself for not thinking of this. Some favorites: View this post on Instagram [77/365] Alright, you primitive screwheads, listen up… A post shared by Ian Simmons (@conflictstar) on Jul 1, 2015 at 8:57am […]
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Fail Often to Succeed Sooner

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 06/22/2014
Is failing important and maybe critical to success? In the book Art and Fear, the artists Ted Orland and David Waylon share a story about a ceramics teacher who tried an experiment with his class. The teacher divided the students into two groups. Those sitting on the left side of the studio were to be graded […]
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Milton Glaser: The Ten Things I Have Learned

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 05/04/2009
Milton Glaser on the ten (10) things he has learned working in the design industry for over fifty years. Some excerpts: Never have a job, because if you have a job someday someone will take it away from you and then you will be unprepared for your old age. On eliminating ‘toxic’ people in your […]
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