Friday, July 18, 2014

Workshop: Art and Science of Label Typography

TypeEd, the Los Angeles-based program of typography and typesetting courses for the creative community, is equipping designers with the skills to create effective visual communications. In an upcoming workshop called “Whisky Type,” students will learn informative and eye-catching label design using typographic hierarchy and effective use of negative space. The eight-hour intensive will take place on August 16 at the Chapman University in Orange, California.

Instructor Michael Stinson will discuss the basic elements and construction of a whisky label, review existing label examples, how to organize information, and approach a label design in both traditional and contemporary styles.

“Typography is a skill of reasoning, knowledge, patience and experience, and one that produces work expressing ideas with more clarity than any other design discipline,” stated Stinson. “This workshop will provide practical skills to help designers learn how to create effective hierarchy and how to think in systems that speak to target audiences from the shelf.”

For more information, or to register for AIGA OC Whisky Type, visit

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CQ37 International Call for Entries

It’s show time again.

Time to gather your latest and best work. Published or unpublished. In the US or outside the country. Professional or student.

And starting with this show we have new entry fees for recent grads.
 And a brand-new entry system that is faster and easier.
And if you’re a winner you have a chance of being on the cover and you’re automatically in the running for being named one of the 100 best of 2014. 

So don’t hide your work, let us shout about it from the rooftop in the next issue of Creative Quarterly.

Deadline, midnight July 31, 2014.

Miss it and you may scream. 

Creative Quarterly is named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world. CQ accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe. Categories include advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art. Entry fees for professionals are $30 per single entry, $55 per series—3 to 5 images for all commissioned work; unpublished work is $20 single and $45 series. Recent graduates, $15 single, $45 series and current students are $10 single and $20 series. Winners will appear in the Winter issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in our online gallery. Check out our current list of winners.

Deadline: July 31st

Speaking of the 100 Best, order your copy of the 2013 Annual, hardcover, 112-pages featuring the best of the best. Print and digital editions available.

Illustration by Silvie Muller, fine art winner, Issue 35

100 Best Annual Ready for Pre-Order

The design is complete. The files are done. It’s at the printer now. Time to order your copy of the first-ever Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual.

We wanted to bring special attention to those artists, designers and photographers who appeared in our four issues in 2013 so we selected a panel of judges whose work was profiled last year.

The judges included Edwin Vollebergh from design firm Studio Boot, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Martin Klimas, photographer, Düsseldorf and Jens Bonnke, illustrator, Berlin and London gallery owner Lukas Gimpel, Gimpel Fils gallery who represents our featured artist Hannah Maybank.

Our judges selected the top 25 pieces in each of our four categories for special recognition. Our 100 Best Annual is available as a print or digital edition.

100 Best Annual
ISBN: 978-0-9826346-6-0
112-pages + cover
$55 print, $19.99 digital

We’re proud to be spotlighting the best of the best from last year.

Cover by Laura Hennessy, 100 Best photography winner