June 2005 Archives
Mention the word "template" to many designers and they recoil, as if a viper was suddenly thrust at them. Who hasn't at one time followed a link and wound up on a template factory site, shaking our heads in dismay? But by definition, do design templates, especially those for print production, have to suck? Chuck Green doesn't think so. He's just released three sets of them, which were apparently two years in the making.
I hadn't given stamps much of a thought since I tended my modest collection as kid more than a few years ago. But I've been getting excited about them all over again lately, thanks to the emergence of two Web-based firms that let you create U.S. postage in a variety of denominations bearing an image of your own creation.
Nikolai Borg, now 86, is suing Volkswagen to have them publicly acknowledge his involvement in designing the well-known logo... in 1939. It's doubtful any graphic designer has waited as long a period of time to obtain satisfaction from a client. Volkswagen denies Borg's involvement, with the case slated to begin soon in Austria.