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Web / Design News Round Up – December 7th-11th

By | December 11, 2015

Here we are once again! This week we challenge you to test your Typography knowledge, investigate the new Pantone Color(s) of the year, review the history of several brands you know (and maybe love?) plus more.

Weekly web news round up
Challenge yourself with this Quiz of all things typography related. There are widows, orphans, and even interrobangs to tease your brain.

Pantone Color(s) of the Year 

If you have been around the design-o-sphere for more than a few minutes, you are probably familiar with Pantone colors. One of the most hotly anticipated events for the world of design is when Pantone announces its “color of the year” – and this year it’s not just one, but two colors.

Smartphone Supremacy 

With the plethora of portable gadgets that surround us – tablets, eReaders, 2 in one computers, laptops – the smartphone still is the one that we reach for first. This article explores the psychology behind why we are so addicted this seemingly indispensable piece of technology.

Love a good summary of brand history. This article covers the history of well know brands – Apple, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Chupa Chups – and uncovers some lesser known facts about the evolutions of these iconic brands.
In a world where websites start to all look the same, it is important that your designer ask some difficult questions to make a design that doesn’t blend in to the crowd.

Worst Site of the Week:

Paper Rad 

(Warning: This site may cause nausea and/or seizures)