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Diamond Shaped Business Card

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Innovation is the key in designing. I had recently designed a diamond shaped business card for a firm which deals in jewelry basically in diamonds.

The Big Shift

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

The main shifts in various sectors of business are experienced through its detailed financial statements and other various activities.
But what is a design blog talking about “financial and economic activities” of businesses, well a big shift has also occurred in their trademark and identifiable icons basically their logos.

All this while people were happy with generic designs and did not tend towards a more 3d looking ones. But the so called rat race between the companies have brought them to convert the 2d identity into the fast upcoming 3d ones. This has created a lot of jobs whether online or offline thus boosting the growth of many small private advertisement agencies worldwide.

Major changes are currently exercised by very large and well known companies who have to combat with the rivals to retain the public popularity via extensive ads and promotions. Well it can be said as a battle of ads to retain popularity for same type of product manufactured by them. This is one of the bigger shifts in the arena of design and company’s identity updation. It is a very costly process as designs are needed to be updated and refined enough before the actual use. All things ranging from a pen to industry or business banners has to be altered.

But this revolution (keeping apart the cost) has benefited to all in all terms of usage.

“Grafake”(Graphic) Design Contests

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

“Graphic design contests are good if they are a good source of extra income but only if  you be the winner. ” —- A generic comment by everybody.
They certainly fill wallets with a very little time devoted for it. Basically a most fast way to earn extra if you are a designer.
Now a clear picture —-
Grafake (Graphic)  design contests are good if they are a good source of extra income but only if  there is any winner. ”
Certainly more and more websites are coming up with design contests but the holders are not picking any winner with having a huge variety of designs under their belt as entries. What next simple — don’t select a winner.
Either withdraw the contest as every site is providing 100% money back guarantee or don’t chose a winner by extending the contest.
This is very unprofessional.
So rather entering a general contest we should opt for guaranteed ones other wise we will surely land up in black marketing of designs since nobody will have any ownership of the ideas.

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An Illusion Undefined!

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment

There are many separate ways to view the illusion which is faced by us, say for example an Oasis. Though very generic as example, but the people who face or have the opportunity to do so seem to be a little shocked after seeing it even if they know about such simple illusions.
Well that covered the general illusion, what about the colors. They also play a major part. The color combination which exists or made sometimes looks too gaudy or too dull due to certain properties of the base color. Seemingly most preferred combination is of black on white or vice verse as neither of colors influence or change each others base color properties.
Lets take into view a case which can easily define illusion of colors –

Case ACASE [A]

Here we can easily say (taking into the black on blue part) is that the black is the dominant one and affects the blue’s property making it look a bit too dark and irritating to eye if continuously looked into. A person can say the blue has become a little darker but it is not so.  But how, this is undefined.

Case BCASE [B]

Here on the other hand white is dominant and makes the image lively and fresh to look at. Oh! what about the blue.. here the white makes the blue tone seem little lighter.
How can this be possible as both are written on the same blue color !!
How can black make the blue seem darker & white seems to make it lighter?
The grand word is ‘Illusion’ .
This is a very generic thing which we face in daily life, like apparels bought from a darker ambient store feels lighter in color in daylight and vice verse.
This word is very tough to define other than simple use of alphabets.

Don’t you think this is true ?