Creative Market asked some designers and me about our favorite type blogs. Check out our recommendations when you need some type inspiration.
We’re honored to have the identity we designed for Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments featured at World Brand Design Society.
I wanted to talk to someone who is doing something about increasing diversity in design, so I interviewed AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Chair Jacinda Walker for Fast Company’s Co.Design. Check it out—she has some great ideas.
My book is in a book! Honored to have our design for my book Graphic Icons featured in Richard Poulin’s new book, Design School: Type, a thorough primer on typography for students. Pick up your copy at amazon or your favorite bookstore.
Are you a designer considering a switch from print to digital design? Whether you’re looking to diversify or shift your design focus entirely, it’s clear that websites and digital design have become a standard of the design landscape. Check out this good advice from Skillcrush (including mine) on how to make the transition. And good luck!
I’m honored to be included in Graphic Design USA’s People to Watch in 2016, a list of creatives that, in the past, has included icons such as Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, and Massimo Vignelli. From the magazine: “GDUSA starts each year by choosing a group of People To Watch who embody the spirit of the creative community. Individuals we have come to know and respect for a combination of talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service. In a field so deep in talent and broad in numbers, this is clearly a subjective process. Still, for five decades, it has seemed to work out pretty well: the roster of past participants is star-studded, to say the least. The 2016 group adds to the glow.” I’m happy to be in such great company.
The 50th anniversary book we designed for PepsiCo is featured in the new GD USA Magazine where I discuss the challenges of unifying so many iconic brands, and how our design looks toward the future of one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.
Check out my latest post at AIGA and find out who influences icons (and future icons) like John Maeda, David Airey, George Lois, Jan Wilker, and Paula Scher. Who are your influences?
Fast Company’s Co.Design gave me 2 great honors. They named Graphic Icons one of The Best Design Books of 2014 (which also includes greats like Paul Rand and Abbott Miller), writing “In this crucial book for any design lover, Clifford takes readers on a history tour illustrated with the work of the world’s most famous graphic designers.” They also include my work among The Most Important Design Lessons of 2014 and write “John Clifford takes a spin through history to show how yesterday’s design pioneers have influenced, and continue to inspire, today’s designers.” It’s a thrill. Thank you, Fast Company!
What’s your favorite typeface? Read about mine and those of other designers at Los Angeles’s Type Ed.