Archive | Art & Graphic Design

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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What’s Next: Right In Font of Your Eyes

August 5, 2011

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Have you ever taken a moment to contemplate the individual characters on a page? They have a personality, and they convey a mood or an emotion.

Each unique typeface provides a tone and an attitude to an otherwise voiceless page. It can shout excitedly, sing sweetly or whisper gently to the reader. And it can put you to sleep or turn your stomach in the hands of an inexperienced designer.

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Free Fridays #3: Free Fonts, WordPress Themes, Web Templates & Even Games!

August 5, 2011

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Free Friday is here with a santa bag full of free fonts, free wordpress themes, free web templates, free business card and flyer templates and even free games to make that Friday fly by! Happy weekend!

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Photobomb #41: Portrait Tips, Photo Manipulation Tutorials & Food!

August 4, 2011

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Photobomb is bringing you 100+ tips, 35+ tutorials and more inspiration to keep your camera smiling throughout the up-coming weekend!

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What Are All These FREE Graphic Design Tools Worth? You Be the Judge

July 29, 2011

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Here’s the truth. I’m a writer. To be more specific, an advertising copywriter. My knowledge of graphic design tools can be contained on the points of a staple! But I do a lot of research on the internet and my travels bring up a lot of interesting resources I want to share with my designer friends and colleagues.

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The Bumper Sticker Parking Lot of Fame

July 29, 2011

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Long before drivers got into trouble for looking at cell phones and reading texts while driving around town, there was everyone’s favorite distraction: bumper stickers. Estimates peg the beginning of the bumper sticker era to coincide with the addition of bumpers to automobiles in 1927. While we have not yet found an official Award given to creative bumper stickers, we wanted to provide this amusing selection for your pleasure.

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Free Fridays #2: 450+ Designer Downloads

July 29, 2011

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In our second installment of Free Fridays we have over 450 FREE designer downloads for you and your creative mind! Let us know what you like and what you want more of and we’ll get it for you!

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Photobomb #40: Travel Tips, Photographers to Inspire, Identifying the Unknown

July 28, 2011

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Photobomb is snapping away again! Check out the latest resources, tips, tutorials and good ol’ fashion inspiration!

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