Archive | Art & Graphic Design

The Meaning Of Color – A Quick Guide to Coloring Your Logos, Buttons & Life!

July 17, 2012

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Color is a complicated creature that can make us feel hot and bothered one minute, and warm and gooey the next! For a designer creating business cards, flyers, logos, websites, etc, color is everything. It is the fundamental driving force of a design and can be the difference between design failure or success. Here’s an infographic guide to color and its meaning.

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Got New Product Ideas? Share Your Feedback Now For 10% Off Your Next Printing Order

June 26, 2012

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A selection of print products from NextDayFlyers.

Hello NDF blog readers! My name is Derrick Josten and I am the New Products Manager at NextDayFlyers. Big things are happening here and as the newest member of the team, I’m excited to share a few updates with you. First though, a bit about me! I come to NextDayFlyers with over 11 years experience [...]

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Customer Q&A with Graphic Designer Lady Sippington

June 19, 2012

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nextdayflyers design customer

I started photographing and blogging about our proper English teas, and I called it Lady Sippington. As a designer, it seemed only natural for me to grow artistically in that direction and go into tabletop and home design.

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Inspirational Examples of Church & Religious Marketing

June 7, 2012

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poster for church week

I’d like to use this blog post to celebrate some fantastic design work within the spiritual community and to inspire church leaders and marketers to create something exceptional themselves.

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50 Bizarre & Brilliant Business Card Designs!

May 29, 2012

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band aid business card design

The following examples of business cards focus on the bold, bizarre, and utterly fabulous. If you’re about to design your business card, look to this list for inspiration.

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Non-Profit Showcase: Open Door Art Studio

May 22, 2012

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Open Door Art Studio Postcard

Recently we saw some eye-catching rack cards and postcards come off of our presses. We wanted to learn a little bit more about the artisans behind the creative beauties and were pleasantly surprised on what we learned. The organization that printed the cards is a non-profit called Open Door Art Studio. When we found out [...]

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5 BIG BUSINESS CARD MISTAKES!

May 8, 2012

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pixelated business card

The business card! That ancient print object that has been hooking-people-up for centuries can be both a thing of simple beauty and a hideous design Medusa that turns all tasteful sensibilities to stone! While I don’t purport to be the world’s greatest design expert, I’ve been in the design and marketing business long enough to [...]

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How to Create an Effective Sell Sheet

May 1, 2012

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What is a sell sheet? Typically, a sell-sheet is similar to a single-page brochure that presents information about your products, company, and the services you are offering. A sell sheet is usually used as a sales tool for sales and marketing people to present their company and the product or service they are selling. Simply [...]

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3 of the Best Mothers Day Marketing Products

April 24, 2012

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print door hanger

On Sunday, May 13th, family members will be running around like headless chickens trying to find the ideal gift to buy mom or trying to find a restaurant that isn’t completely booked up for Mother’s Day breakfast. Your business shouldn’t miss out on this massive marketing opportunity. Here are 3 effective print marketing ideas to send to your customers this Mother’s Day.

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Design Tutorial 2: Avant-Garde Club Flyer Photoshop Tutorial

April 17, 2012

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alternative club flyer design

Free Photoshop tutorial; create an Avant Garde flyer, incorporating some hand-drawn elements. No complex techniques involved in this PSD design but the overall effect is impressive.

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Top 50 Fan Art Movie Posters

April 10, 2012

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the artist movie poster

These particular poster designs have been created by extremely talented artists and designers who have used amazing visual language, artistic skill, and conceptual thinking to create some inspirational work. I hope that these designs inspire you in your own poster design work!

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30 Cool Logo Sticker Promotions

April 3, 2012

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30 examples of the sticker as a simple but brilliant promotion! Whether you use it as a portable branding device, a guerrilla marketing tool, or a product label, it has an eye-catching appeal that makes it hard to ignore.

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Crystal’s Cubicle of Flyers

March 20, 2012

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sweeney todd flyer

Crystal’s desk at our office has become a shrine to all the weird, cool, and brilliant customers we have at NextDayFlyers; “Sometimes on my break you will find me wandering around our warehouse looking at some of the most cool, awesome, outrageous, interesting, and pretty flyers you will ever see.”

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It’s Giveaway Time! Win A Set Of 100 Postcard Portfolios!

March 15, 2012

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Postcard Portfolio

It’s a fun time here at Next Day Flyers. We just opened a second facility on the East Coast and as part of the celebration, we’re offering a giveaway! The prizes up for grabs are Postcard Portfolios. Each of these portfolios will contain 10 4×6 postcards collated and bound together. That means you can show [...]

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Design Tutorial 1: Black and White Flyer Design using Vectors and Pixels

March 6, 2012

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Black and White PSD file

Background I needed to create a different looking club flyer design for a nightclub owner who didn’t want the typical “sexy-girl” look. The club in question played a lot of ambient, jungle, and dub-step stuff – the kind of dance music for the student and musically-sophisticated club crowd in Miami. This is not the version [...]

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