The top 10 design-related movies

Need some design inspiration this holiday season? Well, rather than tune into the latest by-the-numbers action film or romcom, why not take a look at some of the many awesome design documentaries? There’s nothing better than seeing what some of the great designers have done to help boost your creative ideas and spur you on. So in no particular order, here’s a rundown of 10 of the best design documentaries covering everything from typography to street art.

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Funny examples of bad designs

A good design incorporates both function and aesthetics. A well-designed object does not differentiate between form and function, but rather incorporates them into one single, coherent concept. This is the primary aim of designers—to communicate an idea without making the aesthetic component suffer.

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Do typefaces really matter?

To most people, typefaces are pretty insignificant. Yet to their devotees, they are the most important feature of text, giving subliminal messages that can either entice or revolt readers, says Tom de Castella.

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Photoshop Experts Open Photoshop 1.0

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, CreativeLive asked 8 Photoshop experts to try their hand at Photoshop 1.0.

9 Generic Logotypes You Should Avoid When Designing A Logo

One of the most crucial aspects of designing a logo is making elements reflect what the company really is.

But there are times when we as designers get influenced with current design trends. It may be caused by false inspiration, unintentional plagiarism, or just a plain result of the changing design times.

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How Could Google’s New Logo Be Only 305 Bytes When Its Old Logo Was 14,000 Bytes?

The old logo uses a complicated serif font which can only be created using bezier curves. All together, it has 100 anchor points, resulting in a 6 KB (6,380 bytes) file. When compressed, the size comes down to 2 KB (2,145 bytes).

A simplified version of the new logo, on the other hand, can be constructed almost entirely from circles and rectangles (with the exception of the lower-case g)

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