Can Graphic Design save your life?

Do you ever stop to wonder how much effort goes into designing those posters in your local doctor’s surgery? Ever noticed that the red cross is an inversion of the Swiss flag, because that suggests neutrality? Us neither.

A lot goes into designing the things that keep us informed about our health, but when a design’s doing its job so effectively, we rarely appreciate it. This free exhibition at Wellcome Collection brings a whole host of hidden stories to light in a fascinating show.

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Why Graphic Design should get exhibitions and galleries

While we have embraced fashion and architecture as the worthy subjects of blockbuster exhibitions, and watched their representation soar from the frivolous and inconsequential, to the sublime and utterly spectacular; graphic design remains, well, a little flat in the public consciousness.

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Unbreakble Graphic Design Rules

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.

It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, unique, and forward-thinking.

With the career field of graphic design becoming more accessible in recent years, everyone wants a piece of the pie.

Unfortunately, most newcomers to the design profession are unaware of certain graphic design rules — especially the ones they should NEVER break.

By not following these rules, the end result can be a visually jarring design, forcing your target audience to lose trust in your ability or competence.

By having poor graphics, potential customers can view your brand as unworthy of their patronage.

That means you won’t get paid.

To assist you in creating more successful designs, I’ve created a list of the 10 most commonly broken graphic design rules…

Let’s dive in.
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Most inspirational design trends

Design helps us understand our world, and trends place us in time. The overarching design trend for 2019? Just like in every other part of life, we seem to be in opposition with ourselves: this year is all about contradictions. Design trends from conflicting eras and opposing ends of the visual spectrum are all vying for attention.

Whether you’re a designer or are working with one, you need to stay on top of the latest graphic design trends. No matter the medium, understanding how styles are changing and evolving keeps your work fresh and resonate with clients. Take a look at our top picks for this year and start imagining how these trends can help inform your style.

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