Design Makeover: Monster Ball

Client: Swing Goth

Designing with Web Standards

Web standards, simply put, are the basic rules that all Web designers, coders, and programmers should understand and follow when designing and building webpages. While these standards mostly deal with coding and other behind-the-scenes issues, they can also greatly affect a site’s design and influence how visitors access the content on different sites.

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Radim Malinic

Radim Malinic is a self-taught, award-winning art director, illustrator, and graphic designer based in London, England. His cutting-edge, innovative designs, and bold use of color has helped boost the visibility of many household brand names, such as FUZE Beverage, Coca-Cola, Malibu, Dell, and PlayStation.

Artistic Expressions: Illustrative Text

The written word has always been considered to possess great power. There are thousands of different fonts available that can give what you’re saying an additional emotional edge. When you illustrate text, you can give it impact that tells the story without even reading the words.

The Art of Type: Stroke, Stroke, Stroke

In this issue, we’ll take a look at how one simple trick—altering a character’s stroke—can create some effects that are very special indeed.

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