Designing always requires grids and layouts for neatness and clarity. Yet there are designs that may make you think otherwise.
New trends defy the boundaries and sticking to layouts and grinds isn’t their thumb rule, as they just want to have fun. Which in turn makes this interesting and much more open to newness.
But still, usually if you are using 90-100% layouts and grids, go out of your comfort zone and use abstract art for designing, and bring in only 5-10% of an element to be in grid, that’s where neatness strikes.
Note closely, the abstract quotes in the design below, may look like they are not following any layout, yet there is a grid that is holding them together, with colors used to focus in a hierarchy. Will update this post with more examples.
How that small tip helps in designing better.
16 ravishing illustrations on blue art-paper
Made with freehand mixed shades of metailic gel-pens and ball-pens on blue art paper 320 gsm.
'10' don'ts for Real designers
Not to copy other's creative work, under no circumstances.
Not to rely completely on computer technology, it is a tool only and cannot substitute you creativity. Remember, you are a designer, not a computer graphic editor.
Be a creator and not a fashion-follower because a trendy style today would become an out-dated one tomorrow.
Trying ten design fields simultaneously but badly is worse than concentrating on one field and master it.
Be professional and don't release any artworks that you don't like.
To not lower the quality in view of low business value of an artwork.
To not criticise other's artwork merely on the ground of one's preferences nor just replicate comment from someone.
To not create artwork without any ground. Great works usually come from the understanding of the culture, history and philosophy.
Keep yourself modest to people, whether you're a novice or a master.
Always believe that design can save your country and change the world.
and so that concludes if you are a 'real' designer or not.
Graffiti - ɡrəˈfiːti/
This form of art has been there since mid 19th century, but as experts say, its there since ancient times, where our ancestors used to make them on walls with charcoal and other traditional medias. Now it has become another way for artists to earn, since the evolution of' how to utilise graffiti for marketing' began.
Here are a few creative use of graffiti. Talent is raining on these brilliant artworks. Kudos to the artist, do point me towards the right artist, so I can credit him/her.
Hey all, well to begin with since this is for September and I personally find September a month of self exploration month and a almost change of season. I really wanted to share something interesting enough for what can really differentiate between a real designer and an amateur. If you can't understand these examples, then seriously, take your hired designer more seriously or just change your profession. Cheers.