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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September 2, 2011
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!
August 31, 2011
Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best—the Top 10 Websites for Designers.
August 30, 2011
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.
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.