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Top 50 Fan Art Movie Posters

April 10, 2012

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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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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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Can Print Marketing & Digital Marketing Work Together?

February 14, 2012

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In this brave new digital age it’s really easy to forget the importance of print marketing. As technology becomes ever more sophisticated, businesses should consider using print, not as an alternative to digital, but as a way of bridging the gap between these two essential marketing tools. My own experiences in digital marketing reflect how [...]

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10 Tips for Creating your Brochure

January 31, 2012

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The impact of your brochure has to be immediate if it is going to capture the interest of the customer. You have to offer something valuable to the customer to make them look inside. Here’s 10 tips on creating a better brochure message and design.

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5 Steps to Designing your Business Card

January 24, 2012

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The business card is often one of the first things that non-professionals or design beginners will try to design themselves. Here’s 5 essential rules to consider before designing your business card.

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Build A 2012 Print Marketing Campaign You Can Be Proud Of

January 3, 2012

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As the New Year is upon us it’s time to start thinking about crafting your 2012 marketing campaigns. Perhaps you are a photographer wanting to distribute flyers to newly engaged couples in an attempt to shoot their wedding. Or maybe you are a tax accountant attempting to create new brochures in an effort to get [...]

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Awful New Fonts

December 14, 2011

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scriptina font

It would be really easy to write yet another blog post about Comic Sans and Papyrus. How, as designers, we feel like “throwing- up in our mouths” whenever we see someone use Jokerman or Curlz MT in a shop window or on a business card. However, the design world is a world full of bad [...]

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Free Fridays: Priceless Design Resources

October 21, 2011

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The Free For All goes on. The generous benefactor today is designfreebies.org where you’ll find a wide selection of useful swag — all at no charge. Need a Calendar Template. You’ll find a plateful right here! http://www.designfreebies.org/design-templates/free-2012-calendar-design-templates/ Want Wallpapers? Here are some nifty typographic wps to choose from. http://www.designfreebies.org/typography/2011-free-beautiful-and-creative-typography-wallpapers/ Vector art in a vintage ornamental [...]

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Design Forefathers

October 21, 2011

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Designers who have left an indelible mark on the world of graphic design. Our series of biographical sketches of designers who have created breakthrough work in their careers and have influenced successive generations of designers continues with this installment. LUCIAN BERNHARD (Born Emil Kahn) March 15, 1883–May 29, 1972 1981 Art Director’s Hall Of Fame [...]

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Our Daily Best: Week of October 17th

October 21, 2011

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We’re closing in on Halloween folks! If you haven’t decided on a costume, you better hurry! If you’re responsible for creating Halloween themed decorations, invitation or promotional tools, you still have time thanks to our rapid turnaround and speedy shipping options. Monday Tips & Bits – Gave some serious thought to a topic that has [...]

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Photobomb: Portrait Photography

October 20, 2011

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Portrait Photography: Perfecting Your Techniques Pictures of people are so captivating because humans enjoy looking at other human beings. Many studies have been conducted that demonstrate this principle. Eye movement tracking research solidifies this observation. Our eyes are drawn to the eyes of others. Portrait photography is a great way to ensure that your subject [...]

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The Art of Design: Distinctive Doorhangers

October 18, 2011

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Hanging Out There’s more to those door hangers than just a Do Not Disturb message. As a marketing tool, the humble door hanger is versatile, efficient and affordable. Here are some ideas that will get you thinking and encourage you to “borrow” or experiment and generate some new ideas of your own. Some of the [...]

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