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Stendig Calendar 2020 Designed by the Legendary Massimo Vignelli

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2020/01/19
Filed In Categories: Design Essentials, Helvetica, Typography
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Post Excerpt: The Stendig Calender was first designed in 1966 by Massimo Vignelli and taken that year to the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern… Read More

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The Pantone Colour References for Star Wars Character Boba Fett

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2019/11/18
Filed In Categories: Colour, Design Essentials
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Post Excerpt: The Pantone Colour References for Star Wars Character Boba Fett Always love seeing these colour inspired random design snippet’s from the ever increasing fountain-of-knowledge, in this case the ‘snippet’ is the Pantone Colour References… Read More

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CMYK Printing Demonstration using 4 Individual Colour Acrylic Slides

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2019/11/01
Filed In Categories: Colour, Design Essentials, Resources


Post Excerpt: CMYK Printing Demonstration using 4 Individual Colour Acrylic Slides Having come from the traditional side of commercial printing, whilst serving out my apprenticeship, I found this simple demonstration of 4 colour CMYK Printing to be pretty useful. If… Read More

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BrandColors: Official color codes for the world’s biggest brands

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2019/10/05
Filed In Categories: Colour, Design Essentials


Post Excerpt: BrandColors: Official color codes for the world’s biggest brands BrandColors looks pretty, but it actually serves quite a useful and interesting purpose for any color loving graphic designer looking for some colour inspiration. BrandColors boasts an… Read More

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Color Leap Take a leap through time and see the color palettes of history

Color Leap: Journey through Time to See the Color Palettes of History by The Studio Bros

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2019/09/09
Filed In Categories: Colour, Design Essentials, Inspiration, Poster Design


Post Excerpt:   Color Leap: Journey through Time to See the Color Palettes of History Color Leap is one of my favourite all-time colour websites for colour inspiration as it’s not just a random collection of pretty colours, but instead each color palette is… Read More

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100 Beautiful Colour Swatches and Combinations by Canva

100 Beautiful Colour Swatches and 4 Colour Combinations by Canva

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2019/09/02
Filed In Categories: Colour, Design Essentials, Inspiration, Poster Design


Post Excerpt: This is an incredibly useful selection of 100 colour swatches and colour combinations that the people over at Canva have painstakingly put together for us. ColourLovers used to be my go-t0, but it’s a bit of a mess now, so I’m always on the look… Read More

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