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The state of Petralian.com

Posted on June, 4 2019 Author Nathan Petralia Tags isobar, petralian

Why is it so silent here on Petralian.com, what is going on?

 

Minimalist design

Posted on February, 27 2017 Author Nathan Petralia Tags branding, graphic design, minimal, packaging

Minimalism design has its fans and critics. Some like the subtle way to hold attention while others think that designers became lazy.

 

The new Norway passport design

Posted on February, 26 2017 Author Nathan Petralia Tags branding, design, norway, passport

In 2014 the Oslo-based Neue Design Studio has won the bid to redesign the Norwegian passports.

 

Top 5 tools for social media in 2014

Posted on April, 10 2014 Author Nathan Petralia Tags branding, infographics, seo, social media

1. Diversify, the facebook algorithms are changing for the worse lately. A study found that around six percent of your followers sees your posts.

 

When is it a copy and when not?

Posted on March, 20 2014 Author Nathan Petralia Tags apple, design, innovation, samsung

I was reading an interview on Fast Company with Johny Ive, the “design God” of Apple: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027811/4-things-we-learned-from-this-rare-interview-with-apple-design-god-jonathan-ive. Halfway through the interview Ive starts talking about the Samsung Galaxy being a copy of iPhone and

 

7-Eleven rebranding

Posted on November, 1 2013 Author Nathan Petralia Tags rebranding, shop design, usa

WD Partners has given the worldwide convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, a brand overhaul.  7-Eleven’s new logo features the “7” of the 7-Eleven logo paired with a lowercase “eleven” in white, on a black background for the store fronts, and on a bright green background on brand identities.

 

Comparing iOS6 and 7 user interface

Posted on September, 30 2013 Author Nathan Petralia Tags apple, responsive, user interface

Three San-Francisco based designers created a side-by-side comparison of the differences in features between Apple’s old iOS 6 and the brand new iOS 7 which came out a small month ago. You can see the full story on their site, UX Archive which also documents interesting iOS apps’ user flows.

 

Square wine bottles take up less storage space

Posted on August, 25 2013 Author Nathan Petralia Tags package design

American design company Stranger & Stranger has designed a eco friendly line of square bottles for a California wine company. Called ‘California Square’, these bottles will take up less space the shelves and will allow consumers to save on cardboard boxes, which are used during shipping and storage.

 

The importance of your brand name

Posted on July, 20 2013 Author Nathan Petralia Tags branding, italy, shop design

Is all about how you read it… I was walking through Milan today looking at several brands shops and noticed the brand Liu.Jo. I spotted this brand before in Florence and Venice and the brand always appears with other popular but affordable brands like Zara, Guess and similar. My first guess was that a Chinese designer came to Italy and created this brand but I proved to be very wrong.

 

Q: How much does a website cost?

Posted on February, 21 2013 Author Nathan Petralia Tags petralian, pricing, web design

A: The prices depend entirely on what you want. Example 1: I just want a small and simple website and I want it to work. You want a simple website, nothing fancy and doesn’t need a lot of animation or dynamic content. The design is clean and detailed but fairly basic in form. The website has a content management system (WordPress) where you can add and edit your content.