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Joseph Bañuelos began his career in 1969 at the Art Group in Los
Angeles. During those years, he was exposed to the great designers and
illustrators of the day. He credits his knowledge of design and
craftsmanship to working under the watchful eyes of the Huerta brothers:
Hector, Carlos and Octavio. Along with senior designer Roger Johnson,
the Huertas taught Bañuelos about design, typography, art direction,
handlettering and illustration. Those experiences proved invaluable when
he opened his own studio in 1974, in Orange County, California. He
immediately found his niche in an emerging marketplace much in need of
his abilities. He operated as an independent design firm, first as
Bañuelos Design, then Left Coast Design, from 1974 to 1997. He then
joined the staff of one of his ad agency clients, LehmanMillet, and for
the past 10 years has worked there as a creative director. In mid-2008
he opened his own firm, Amorviejo Design. His portfolio includes work
for national brands such as OBAGI Medical, Mazda Motors, Zeiss Optics,
Ossur, Allergan and Disney. Bañuelos's work has won awards from Communication
Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, New York Art
Directors Club, The One Show, Print and the Beldings.
Is the government using graphic design to incite panic for political profit? Vienne looks at the color-coded alert system and sees red. Milton Glaser says “give puce a chance.”
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information design, Voice, safety
More at designandviolence.moma.org
"The Crisis of Credit Visualized" (2008), an animation designed by Jonathan Jarvis to explain the global economic crisis (and part of the AIGA Design Archives), has been featured on "Design and Violence," MoMA's experimental online curatorial project spearheaded by Paola Antonelli. Selected by the project curators, Jarvis' work is described by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and intended as a prompt for public discussion on the site.
Section: Inspiration -
information design, graphic design, animation
Despite the connectedness of the current business world, aspiring design professionals face new challenges in the age-old problem of getting noticed, especially by the elite practitioners. George Nelson’s wit and insights helped me understand design as both a serious profession and a creative adventure. Here are a few of his choice observations and some thoughts on the special relationship we know as mentoring.
Emigre may not be as typographically experimental or visually provocative as it was in the ’90s but VanderLans still pushes designers’ buttons.
Section: Inspiration -
typography, history, Voice
St. Vincent/Tortoise concert posters
RT @AIGASC: Tobias Frere-Jones — typography and New York City’s history: http://t.co/a3biENhaUf
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Kyle Webster has some GREAT photoshop brush packs available. Perfect for illustrators or designers working with elements rendered by hand!
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