Archive | Art & Graphic Design

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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Graphic Design Roundup #40: 1000+ Free Elements, Tons of Inspiration and Ideas to Make You Unforgettable

July 27, 2011

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Hope you enjoy this week’s roundup of free web elements, infographics for inspiration and tutorials to keep you on top of your game!

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The Art of Design #27: Door Hangers

July 26, 2011

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Door hangers were left on this week’s front door of The Art of Design. Find out some great tips and ideas to make sure your message enters the home it was left on.

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Communicating with Color

July 22, 2011

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What colors stimulate a person’s appetite? What colors make us feel happy? Many of the reactions to color that a human being experiences are driven by instinct.

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Featured Designer: Patrick Neve

July 22, 2011

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Graphic designers account for a significant percentage of the printing we do here at Next Day Flyers. We like to recognize these talented individuals on a regular basis in our blog. In this post we are pleased to introduce Patrick Neve, owner of Headbent Creative Design located in Peoria, Arizona.

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Free Fridays #1: 100+ Free Business Card Templates

July 22, 2011

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Starting today, we now have a new weekly addition! Free Fridays! Every Friday you will find a grab bag of free stuff, from graphic design elements, to product design templates, to free photoshop actions, to who knows what. One thing is for sure, they will all be free and they will all be for you!

To start off, we wanted to show some love to one of our older free posts….

Here is a collection of over 100 free downloadable business card templates to easily edit and print.

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Photobomb #39: How to do this, how to do that, how to be the best you can be!

July 21, 2011

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It’s a How-to and Tip blowout! Get it while the camera is hot! Manual focusing, iPhone panoramic, macro flowers, light meters, and Summer! Only here at the Photobomb!

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Graphic Design Roundup #39: Classic Letterheads from the 40s

July 20, 2011

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In honor of our newest product, 70lb Letterhead, we found 30+ designed letterheads from the 1940s to help inspire you in your own classic designs!

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