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Art of Design #33: Seven Tips For Flyers That Turn Heads and Spark Sales

September 7, 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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Letterpress Printing In Southern California: Opportunities to Get Involved

September 2, 2011

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Many designers are getting caught up in the resurgence of this form of printing. Often, the style of letterpress is adopted by digital designers and reproduced via state of the art lithography for a mass audience. For those who are enthusiasts and for those who simply wish to gain an introductory knowledge of this art form, we announce these upcoming opportunities to learn and grow.

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Beyond Design: Elaine Weber

September 2, 2011

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Designers are such multi-talented and versatile people. In fact, it’s not too surprising that their gifts cannot be contained in a single creative outlet. Thus, the inspiration for this periodically recurring blog post: “Beyond Design.” It allows us to shine the spotlight on an individual who excels in more than one line of work. So please allow us to introduce Elaine Golub Weber – a graphic designer who also designs and makes purses and tote bags.

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Free Fridays #7: Free Coloring Designs!

September 2, 2011

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For the funnest Free Friday we’ve had, we are presenting the site, Patterns for Colouring. that will make you feel like a kid again while keeping your creative skills sharp. Over 200 FREE patterns and design pages for you to color! Break out those crayons, sharpen them up in the little hole on the side of the box and stay in between the lines, like your mama taught you!

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Graphic Design Roundup #45: Top 10 Websites for Designers for September 2011

August 31, 2011

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Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best—the Top 10 Websites for Designers.

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Art of Design #32: Menu Design in America, 1850 to 1985

August 30, 2011

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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.

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Design Forefathers: Matthew Carter

August 26, 2011

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Another installment in our continuing series on designers who have made a lasting impression the graphic design industry…. Matthew Carter.

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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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