• World Graphics Day, celebrated annually on April 27, marks the anniversary of the founding of Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) in 1963 and a day to celebrate the profession of graphic design. I often reflect on the state of our industry on this day, and I must admit I'm feeling optimistic.

    I'm a designosaur

    Since I've been in the business over the past few decades we have seen monumental changes in our industry with the advent of the personal computer and democratization of what once seemed almost magical tools of the trade to the general populace. We've seen whole industries of trades people disappear - from typesetters to prepress and film houses and the virtual disappearance of film as a medium both in graphic trades and professional photography. Take a look at Kodak, a company founded on layers of emulsion, have abandoned film altogether - ouch!