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By John O’Reilly

Couple holding hands and entering flowering garden
Container Plus / Ikon Images / IS09AJ8MM

The surge in popularity in illustration began in the mid 1990s, taking people to magical places. Here we explore some of the benchmark moments and look at the most popular ways illustration is used for effective communication.

It’s the month that Lawrence Zeegen and Caroline Roberts’ epic Fifty Years of Illustration gets published by Lawrence King, a book filled with illustration classics such as Klaus Voormann’s Revolver cover to Shepard Fairey’s Hope poster. But if we telescoped down to 15 years and some thumbnail sketches of drivers and moments here are five ideas as to why illustration has got so popular since the late 90s.

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The 10 Commandments of Color Theory is a comprehensive resource for all those who find choosing color themes a task too baffling and intricate. From the psychological impact of colors to the various different color schemes and combinations, this infographic holistically sums up the essentials of color selection and the anatomy of the color wheel all in one, unique layout.

The 10 points illustrated below dish out for you the elementary science behind the theory of color. This infographic is a sequel to DesignMantic’s The 10 Commandments of Typography which you can check out here

10 Commandments of Color Theory

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Guest Blog Post by The Creative Group

One of the greatest challenges facing recent grads as they seek their first full-time design job is a lack of professional experience. How can you get a foot in the door with prospective employers if they seek candidates with previous experience? An internship can be an effective way to bridge that gap.

These opportunities allow you to gain on-the-job skills and make valuable connections – they can even lead to full-time opportunities. In fact, more employers than you might think use internships as a way to find prospects for entry-level positions. Advertising and marketing executives surveyed by The Creative Group said the top benefit of offering internships is the ability to identify new talent. The challenge for students is landing a useful internship. A majority of executives said their agency or firm does not offer this type of program.

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GDUSA recently conducted our 50th Anniversary Print Survey. The results will be in print and online shortly but here is a sneak peek at the Top 12 Favorite Fonts for Print Design.

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Any favorites we missed? Let us know in the comments section.

You can read our other Anniversary surveys about logos and design projects here.  Interested in the most influential designers in the past 50 years? Just click here.

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