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HB Design – 18 rockin’ years!

The year was 1976. I started my career in marketing communications in 1976. That same year the Space Shuttle Enterprise rolled out, Apple Computer Company was formed, and a little-known company named Microsoft registered as a business.

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Effective Package Design Sells Products

It’s a no-brainer that a well-designed product package promotes product sales. Think about the time you stood doe-eyed gazing down an aisle of like products determining which one to buy. Did you grab the one with the unclear messaging and … Read more…

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My Design Adventure by Emmy Pellico

In 1988, I worked as a graphic artist for Hanlon Brown Design. Things were a lot different 28 years ago. First of all, there were 4 employees, not 18 as currently employed full-time. Paste-up work was still a reality, copy … Read more…

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Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Sprite Sheets

Why do some programmers argue for old solutions like sprite sheets when they are far worse? Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t use sprite sheets.

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1980s Poster – Fashion

This is the last poster of our series.   Background The 1980s. As a designer, I’ve had fun with fashion, especially during the 80s while I was in my 20s and studying design in Cincinnati. Fashion was my most expressive and obvious … Read more…

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1970s POSTER – Useless Facts from 1972

Background The 70s… a period of time that most people associate with “interesting” color palettes, disco, feathered hair, and a departure from the settled times of the past. Being a designer born in the beginning of the 1970s, 1972 specifically, … Read more…

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1960s POSTER – Going Against the Grain

Background I’ve always had an itch for going against the grain and speaking up for what I believe in. The 1960s time period spoke to me because I think back then, there was an air of taking controversial issues head … Read more…

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1950s POSTER – Blue Note Records

Background I have a love of jazz and Blue Note Records album cover artwork. The 1950s were the heyday for jazz and Blue Note Records; and the graphic design of their album covers always had a certain look that embodied … Read more…

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1940s POSTER – Metamorphosis of the Horror Film

 Background As a child, the first things to make me aware of design were the monster magazines that were enjoying the end of their heyday. The boldly painted covers and wildly creative typography drew my eye and inspired me to … Read more…

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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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