Why the graphic design community is dying

In a post that seems to be designed to convince us that we are in the midst of a “post-digital” revolution, The Post’s business section has an article titled “The art of digital design”.This piece of propaganda is meant to convince the masses that digital design is dead, and the art of graphic design is alive and kicking again.I’m not […]

The art of ‘artful understatement’

The art and design of understatement, or “artful exaggeration”, is a tricky and often-complicated art form.As the name implies, the exaggeration is usually made up of artfully adding and subtracting information.In a nutshell, understatement is “making things up as they are”.In a sense, exaggeration is “sketching the truth out of what’s really there”.The idea is that when a writer or […]

Which of the following has the most memes?

Illustration by Scott Ritter (17)Creative graphic design has been the most-searched-for creative project in Australia’s history.It’s a word that describes a design that’s as simple as a sketch, but complex enough to make it instantly recognizable.That’s exactly what this creative design team at the Sydney Art Gallery did.They created an entire series of comics, called The Glamour of Comics, which […]