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Category Archives: Design

Graphic design from the 40s – 80s : Our infographic poster series

The graphic design team at HB Design recently completed a series of infographic posters to hang in our front lobby. I assigned each of the designers a decade, and asked them to design a poster with the following requirements:

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Annual ///M Car Day

Here at HB Design we love beautiful design, we love beautiful engineering, and we love cars, specifically cars that are both beautifully designed and engineered.

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Design Flashback

I saved all of my college design projects. The closet in my old bedroom at my parents’ house is filled with them. And during a recent visit, I found a particularly interesting one.

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British Typography

I own a couple of classic British cars and spent a Saturday recently at the All British Field Meet in Portland. Below are some examples of British typography from the meet. (click on the thumbnails to view larger images)
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5 ways to dump a creative slump

Creative slumps. We all get them. We get stuck on one idea, or feel void of new ideas. Often we just sit and wallow in our lack of creativity, but there are many ways to get out of a creative … Read more…

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Trash to Treasure: Dr. Evermor’s Art Park

While visiting Madison, Wisconsin earlier this summer, the fam and I found ourselves with a rare “no plans day.” After consuming copious amounts of spicy cheese bread at the Capital Square Farmer’s Market, we headed to Dr. Evermor’s Art Park … Read more…

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Adventures in Swiss Design

Design. Design is everywhere. It can be found in the mugs from which we drink our morning coffee. It’s evident in the packages we choose at the grocery store. And for me, it influences many aspects of my life. The … Read more…

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Why did I become a graphic designer?

Fatherhood. So, I recently became a father.  Which has inspired me to look closely at my life, and start asking a lot of questions.  I’m finding that many of those questions have parallels that relate to work as a graphic … Read more…

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Do I need a design system?

And btw, what is a design system? I’ll begin to answer those questions with a question.  Does your business or service produce marketing or communication materials? If the answer is “yes,” then you need a design system.  A design system is … Read more…

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Vintage Typography and Design

Aaaah…vacations. We all need them to relax and reenergize. I also need them to get inspired, often through the combination of nature AND city. So what could be better than a road trip through state and national parks with city lodging along the way…? Add my little … Read more…

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