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Free Fridays #12: No Charge For These

October 7, 2011

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Free Fridays #12: No Charge For These

Gotta love Retro Robots!

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Photobomb #47: Tutorials, lessons, education and more!

October 6, 2011

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This edition of the BOMB focuses on educational opportunities. Here you’ll find tutorials on shooting portraits, landscapes, families, children and how to review photography – both your own and that of others. Plus there’s good advice on how to take better pictures and some tips for beginners. Ready, aim, start clicking!

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Design Roundup #50: Top 10 Websites for Designers

October 5, 2011

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Design Roundup #50: Top 10 Websites for Designers

Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best—the Top 10 Websites for Designers. In reviewing these websites, the editors are looking for exceptional design as well as functionality.

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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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Paper Ephemera & Collectibles: The Original Swatch

September 30, 2011

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Paper Ephemera & Collectibles: The Original Swatch

The things we take for granted today often become the collectibles of the future. These swatches for fabrics were not intended as either art or artifact, yet they somehow transcend their practical functionality. In fact, they act as snapshots of a time and place. Not only is the typography appealing, these simple frames for a wide variety of textile patterns for clothes and furniture from the past are capsules offer a glimpse back in time.

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Key Trends That Will Shape the Future of Infographics

September 30, 2011

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Key Trends That Will Shape the Future of Infographics

Now that everyone loves them, early adopters and forward thinkers will want to know, “What is next for the infographic?” Is the Infographic still soaring or marked for doom?

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Free Fridays #11: Dress Making Patterns, Dreamweaver, Brochures

September 30, 2011

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Free Fridays #11: Dress Making Patterns, Dreamweaver, Brochures

Can you smell it? Smells like freedom! The freedom of the weekend! Before you go into that sweet dew of the weekend, check out the latest FREE resources for all your design needs and have some fun things to work on when Monday hits!   30+ Free Dress Making Patterns 20 Creative Free Templates for Bloggers [...]

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Photobomb #46: Low Light Photography, the Galaxy, and Why You Fail

September 29, 2011

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Photobomb #46: Low Light Photography, the Galaxy, and Why You Fail

Go on a photowalk to capture some wildlife with low light photography. Then make those HDR photos you took into black and white gems and print them on metal to really make them pop! You can do all this and more by just reading today’s Photobomb! 11 Tips for your next Photowalk   Low Light [...]

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Graphic Design Roundup #49: Question Marks and Exclamation Points Make Their Marks on Design

September 28, 2011

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Graphic Design Roundup #49: Question Marks and Exclamation Points make their marks on design

Question marks and exclamation points are not just used for punctuation. They’re quite versatile and make very nifty design elements, too. Over the years, these handy stops along the keyboard of life have been featured in movie posters, book covers, print ads, outdoor billboards, television commercials and now emails and websites. These samples of some [...]

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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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Seven Tips For Flyers That Turn Heads and Spark Sales

September 23, 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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Free Fridays #10: After Effects, Flyers, Wallpapers, Website Builders

September 23, 2011

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Who doesn’t like FREE?!?

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Photobomb #45: We Love Your Camera, but Do You?

September 22, 2011

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Photobomb loves your camera. We want to make it feel special and desirable. Take a look at the latest on how to become a street photographer, using video to strengthen your brand, and where you shouldn’t be with your camera if you want to leave with your camera!

We love your camera; go ahead and love it too!

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Graphic Design Roundup #48: Major League Mystery

September 21, 2011

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Is baseball’s iconic logo based on legendary batter Harmon Killebrew?

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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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