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Art of Design #38: Pushing the Envelope

October 11, 2011

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Art of Design #38: Pushing the Envelope

Direct response is part art and part science. It’s where creativity can be measured in dollars and cents. The envelope gets opened, or it doesn’t. It’s that simple. So for all of you folks on the front lines of creating packages that must be opened and need to stimulate sales, here are some award winning examples from our friends Down Under!

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Art of Design #37: In Typography, Context is Everything

October 4, 2011

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(Or: How Having a Baby Made One Designer Appreciate Comic Sans.)

Vincent Connare’s simple and innocent type face has long been thought of as one of the low points of good taste in design. People who don’t even know what "sans" means are quite willing to pass judgment on this humble font.

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Art of Design #36: Hotel Letterheads From the Past

September 27, 2011

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Letterhead is one of those ubiquitous components of businesses around the world. They go hand-in-hand with business cards to help a company communicate with the outside world: its customers, vendors and suppliers, even competitors.

The letterhead is where you’ll find the essential information of a company such as the name, address, phone and most likely a logo – maybe even a motto or some intelligent line of copy that helps position the firm in the mind of the reader.

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Art of Design #35: The Los Angeles Printers Fair

September 20, 2011

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The Third Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair will be held at the International Printing Museum in Carson, California. Vendors from every corner of the country will exhibit their wares along with local vendors and artists. Admission is a mere $5.

The LA Printers Fair is the premier place to discover all that is available for book artists, letterpress printers, and others.

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Art of Design #34: Gift Certificates

September 13, 2011

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Today we bring you two great sites all about the design of gift certificates! First, get your brain juices flowing with 40 amazing gift card design ideas and then when you are finished you can design your own or start off with one of the MANY FREE templates at the Gift Certificate Factory! They have a variety of free gift certificate templates that are editable right on the site. You just personalize them and then download the new image and then you can send it our way to print with us!

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Art of Design #33: Seven Tips For Flyers That Turn Heads and Spark Sales

September 7, 2011

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Wanna make your flyers attract attention? Woudja like to make ‘em capture the target you’re aiming for? Take a few minutes to learn how to make a flyer that works hard. Here are some techniques that you can employ immediately.

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Art of Design #32: Menu Design in America, 1850 to 1985

August 30, 2011

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Back in the day, a menu was an integral part of the dining experience. After being led to your table, your maître d’ would proudly present you with a carefully designed culinary guide. At the pinnacle of their day, menus became treasured keepsakes and are a subject of many passionate collectors.

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The Art of Design #31: Making the Cut

August 23, 2011

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Business Cards. Gotta have one if you’re in business. Gotta have a really cool one if you wanna have people take notice and remember your business. Here are some of the better business cards that take advantage of the technique of die cutting. Yes, die cutting adds to the expense of your business card. But investing in the first impression can pay off.

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The Art of Design #30: No Budget? You need DIY Design 101.

August 16, 2011

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Starting a small business? Launching a website? Then you’ll probably need a logo or some graphics to help create a business card, home page, brochure, letterhead, landing page, email or other promotional material or online presence.

If you don’t have the skills to design a logo, you can either deplete your already undernourished budget to have it done by a professional — or you can take matters into your own hands.

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The Art of Design #29: Wanna Be A Printhead? Then You Gotta Wear Your Printer’s Hat!

August 9, 2011

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Long ago, printers couldn’t just grab a baseball cap with the company logo. They had to resort to what they had on hand. So those who worked in print shops, where the air was filled with an inky mist when the presses rolled, used what they had in abundance: paper!

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The Art of Design #28: What a Letterhead Says About a Company

August 2, 2011

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Branding and logo design get a lot of attention – and deservedly so. Consumers are human beings and as such, they a highly visually oriented. The images printed on your letterhead will receive a positive or negative response that can shape the relationship between you and the person who received your communication. Be sure to [...]

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The Art of Design #27: Door Hangers

July 26, 2011

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Door hangers were left on this week’s front door of The Art of Design. Find out some great tips and ideas to make sure your message enters the home it was left on.

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The Art of Design #26: Tickets

July 19, 2011

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Last week we hit you with CD Covers, so this week we wanted to keep with the Rock n’ Roll vibe on The Art of Design by providing inspiration, tips and a few free templates to design an awesome Ticket! Rock and Roll…. again!

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The Art of Design #25: CD Covers

July 12, 2011

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This week on The Art of Design we provide inspiration, tips and a bunch of tutorials on designing the greatest CD Covers ever! Rock and Roll!

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The Art of Design #24: Menus

July 6, 2011

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This week on The Art of Design we return to the yummiest of all print products; the Menu. As the 2nd most important thing behind the actual food, the menu is critical to entice a hungry patron before they even know what they want. It must delight the eyes and wet the appetitite, yet be informative enough to leave the customer satisfied in their order. Keep the restaurant cooking with these tips, tutorials, FREE templates and more!

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