We speak Adobe Stock, Adobe XD, the many books he has written, Adobe training, his HOW talks, basketball, and more.
Recorded at this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, we also briefly mention that Jason has written a number of graphic design books, formally wrote for Speak Up, still writes for some of the design magazines, and teaches at Winthrop University. He was unsuccessful in his first attempt to stop James Cameron from using Papyrus…
LogoLounge and the LogoLounge books may have only been around since 2001, but they have left such a large mark on the industry, they feel like they’ve been with us forever. At this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, I once again got to speak with Bill Gardner of Gardner Design about, well, logos. We talk LogoLounge, the logo trend reports, the upcoming LogoLounge 10(!) and more.
We also talk about Batman, Superman, other superhero logos, and logos that are the shape of a cookie. If we would have recorded a few days later, pretty sure we would have discussed how he is a Sith Lord, but I guess I had to document that in word form…
Nikita Prokhorov was attending this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, and I knew immediately that I wanted to have him on the show. His ambigram work, as well as his book, Ambigrams Revealed: A Graphic Designer’s Guide To Creating Typographic Art Using Optical Illusions, Symmetry, and Visual Perception, were the main topics.
We also talk about his first years in Russia and how that has influenced his work.
It’s weird, I’ve known Nikita online for a long-time, but I don’t think we’d ever had the chance to meet in-person. I guess it’s things like this that make HOW one of my favorite weeks of the year. Enjoy.