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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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The Art of Design #26: Tickets

July 19, 2011

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Last week we hit you with CD Covers, so this week we wanted to keep with the Rock n’ Roll vibe on The Art of Design by providing inspiration, tips and a few free templates to design an awesome Ticket! Rock and Roll…. again!

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Letterhead Design Tips & Tactics

July 15, 2011

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Discerning people in the business world understand that a thoughtfully-designed letterhead makes a statement. It is a subtle one to be sure, but nevertheless, the letterhead delivers its own message regardless of the words that may be printed on it. Here are a few tips that will help you design a letterhead that reinforces your communications and your brand.

And don’t forget to order your new Next Day Flyers Letterhead products, now available!

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The Art of Design #25: CD Covers

July 12, 2011

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This week on The Art of Design we provide inspiration, tips and a bunch of tutorials on designing the greatest CD Covers ever! Rock and Roll!

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Business Card Origami: Who Says Business Can’t Be Fun?

July 8, 2011

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All work and no play make everybody cranky. So if you need a little break, you can use your business card to entertain yourself. Here are a couple of basic projects. If you get hooked, just search for business card origami on the internet and you’ll find plenty of plans to keep you busy for a long time.

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The Art of Design #24: Menus

July 6, 2011

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This week on The Art of Design we return to the yummiest of all print products; the Menu. As the 2nd most important thing behind the actual food, the menu is critical to entice a hungry patron before they even know what they want. It must delight the eyes and wet the appetitite, yet be informative enough to leave the customer satisfied in their order. Keep the restaurant cooking with these tips, tutorials, FREE templates and more!

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The Art of Design #23: Posters

June 28, 2011

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Posters are one of the most visually creative forms of marketing a designer can create. Keep inspired and knowledgeable with this HUGE list of inspiration, tutorials, tips and templates! This week on The Art of Design: Posters!

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Brochure Do’s and Don’ts

June 24, 2011

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A brochure can be a powerful marketing tool. On the other hand, an ineffective brochure can be a waste of your marketing budget and hurt your credibility. Here are some tips to make sure your brochure meets its objectives and becomes an important component in your lineup of marketing tactics.

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The Art of Design #22: Stickers

June 21, 2011

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The Art of Design gets sticky this week with Stickers. Get the latest and greatest tips, tutorials, inspiration and more for these underappreciated marketing tool that really leaves a lasting impression.

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Art of Design #21: Brochures

June 14, 2011

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This week on the The Art of Design we have returned to our good friends The Brochure. It might be the most versatile of print, because of all the variations you can do with folds, sizes, colors and really just the overall presentation. Mixing important information with elaborate design; making sure that the reader does not get overwhelmed with either; the brochure can be a tricky item to master.

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A Postcard for Every Purpose: A Dozen Ideas for Marketing with Postcards

June 10, 2011

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Postcards are such versatile marketing vehicles. They’re available in a wide variety of sizes. They can be mailed cheaply – some sizes qualify for deep discounts with bulk mailing. And they communicate instantly – they don’t have to be opened like a letter in an envelope.

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The Art of Design #20: Flyers

June 7, 2011

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The flyer. That pesky little windshield nuisance that you can’t seem to get away from when you leave your car parked, is one of the best marketing tools you can use. Yet, with the onslaught of flyers that a person receives, how do you break away and be that one they keep!

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Posters: Inspirational and Effective Communicators!

June 3, 2011

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A poster is a sheet of printed paper of any size intended to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Posters include both visual and text elements, although a poster may be either completely graphical or totally text. Posters are designed to be eye-catching while communicating vital information.

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Clinging to The Past Proudly: The Community of Briar Press

June 3, 2011

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Briar Press is a community of letterpress printers, book artists, and press enthusiasts. The website is dedicated to the preservation of letterpress-era equipment and the art of fine printing.

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The Art of Design #19: Postcards

May 31, 2011

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Classic and heartwarming. Efficient and clean. Direct and informative. These are just some of the beneficial aspects of a long time member of the direct marketing family, The Postcard. Stay inspired, stay updated on trends, stay informed on techniques and stay at the top of your direct marketing game with this week’s The Art of Design: Postcards.

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