Archive | Art & Graphic Design

Designing a Business Card That Suits You

August 26, 2011

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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.)

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Free Fridays #6: Free Wood to Free Wallpapers!

August 26, 2011

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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!

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Photobomb #43: Hipsters, Food, Cars and Sumos

August 25, 2011

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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!

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Graphic Design Roundup #44: Bokeh, Posters, Landing Pages and 100+ Resources

August 24, 2011

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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!

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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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Celebrating Linotype: 125 Years Since Its Debut

August 19, 2011

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Linotype machines were rendered obsolete in the 1970s – replaced by newer technologies — but they have never been completely forgotten.

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Free Fridays #5: Perfect PSDs, Backgrounds, Magento and More!

August 19, 2011

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Free, free, FRRREEEEEE! It’s Friday so get your Free on!

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Photobomb #42: Bread and Shutter, National Geographic, Google and You!

August 18, 2011

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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!

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Graphic Design Roundup #43: Business Cards, Landing Pages, QR Codes & Fireworks

August 17, 2011

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Happy hump day! Get over that weekly speed bump-hump with some creative power nitrious boosters that is the Graphic Design Roundup!

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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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Meet The Smart, Thrifty and Ecologically Friendly Type

August 12, 2011

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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.)

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Free Fridays #4: Free Web Apps, Free Web Templates, Free Themes & More

August 12, 2011

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1100+ FREE graphic and web design downloads are brought you today by Free Fridays. We know we’re pretty awesome… but so are you!

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A Featured Event: 10th Annual Wayzgoose & Steamroller Smackdown

August 11, 2011

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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.

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Graphic Design Roundup #42: Facebook Templates, Beginner Tutorials, and the Worlds Largest Stop-motion Animation

August 10, 2011

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It’s the Graphic Design Roundup! You know what we do here!

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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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