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.
Archive | Art & Graphic Design
August 30, 2011
Another installment in our continuing series on designers who have made a lasting impression the graphic design industry…. Matthew Carter.
A business card may very well be the most important marketing tool you’ll ever use to promote your company and yourself.
Business cards are used in a wide variety of ways to inform people about you and your organization. Chances are your business card may serve as artwork for a small publication’s "business card ad" pages. Prospects and customers need them so they can have your contact information. You’ll include them in letters and in the sales materials you leave with prospects.
It seems ironic that a document that is only 3½” x 2” has to “wear a lot of hats.” Here are some tips to consider when you design your business card. (Or have a professional design it for you.)
First you get free wood, then you get free recyling, then you turn that into free brushes, then you use that for your free wallpapers! It’s the Free Fridays recycling plan! Download them all now!
August 25, 2011
Is Food Photography The Next Biggest Wave? What is no one telling you? What the heck is a cyclorama photo studio? Find out the answers to these and more on this week’s Photobomb!
August 24, 2011
The Graphic Design Roundup returns this week with Bokeh resources, poster, flyer and wedding invitation inspiration, and how to not screw up landing pages or your own career!
August 23, 2011
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.
August 19, 2011
Linotype machines were rendered obsolete in the 1970s – replaced by newer technologies — but they have never been completely forgotten.
August 19, 2011
Free, free, FRRREEEEEE! It’s Friday so get your Free on!
August 18, 2011
This week on the Bomb we brought you some amazing inspiration from portraits, landscapes and blur photography, tips on improving your portfolio, and a wonderful behind the scenes peek at a National Geographic shoot!
August 17, 2011
Happy hump day! Get over that weekly speed bump-hump with some creative power nitrious boosters that is the Graphic Design Roundup!
August 16, 2011
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.
August 12, 2011
Here’s an idea that is so simple, it’s almost hilarious! Yet it’s effective and can result in serious savings as well as being kind to the environment. It’s called Ecofont. (They arrived at the name by combining the eco from ecology and maybe economy and font as in type font.)
August 12, 2011
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August 11, 2011
You’re invited to the 10th annual festival of all things letterpress. While a decade of Wayzgoose fun is definitely something worth celebrating, so is the School of Visual Concepts’ 40th birthday. Since 1971, SVC has been helping people learn the art and craft of design, copywriting, and for the last ten years, letterpress printing. So come join in and have a grand old time that’s been 40 years in the making. This is a free and family-friendly event.