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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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Our Daily Best: Week of August 1st

August 5, 2011

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August traces back to 8 BC when the month originally known as Sextilis was renamed in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar – the first of a long line of Romans who rearranged the calendar several times over their 800+ year reign. And while we’re on the subject of calendars, now is a good time to start planning your promotional calendars for 2012 and be able to send them out to your customers and clients! Got it? Ready 1, 2, 3 Start.

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Our Daily Best: Week of July 25th

July 29, 2011

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The tail end of July makes us realize that we’ve already burned through half of summer. That means everyone who has been procrastinating on certain project better get moving! Meanwhile, we fill your mind with inspiration and your heart with joy thanks to tons of freebies and sage advice.

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Our Daily Best: Week of July 18th

July 22, 2011

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Here in So Cal, we’re happy to report that we survived “Carmageddon.” The roads were open for us to get back to the office in plenty of time to provide you with the next fresh batch of marketing expertise and design inspiration.

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Our Daily Best: Week of July 11th

July 15, 2011

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Knee deep in July, we donned our wide brimmed hats and went for a stroll outside to breathe in some inspiration and soak up some Vitamin D.

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Our Daily Best: Week of July 4th

July 8, 2011

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This week started with a bang! Literally. We hope you remembered your ear plugs and had an enjoyable 4th as you celebrated our country’s 235th year of Independence! As the smoke clears we’ll dive into some of the design inspiration that keep you fresh and sassy!

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Featured Event: A Hands On Workshop in Letterpress Printing

July 8, 2011

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Learn about letterpress printing during this all-day workshop at a private print shop in Woodinville, Washington. Subject matter includes printing with photopolymer plates, mixing custom ink colors, sourcing paper, and printing an invitation on the shop’s Vandercook SP20.

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Our Daily Best: Week of June 27th

July 1, 2011

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This week we closed the books on the first half of 2011 and embark on the second. Hope your summer is getting off to a great start. Two solid months of longer days and warm weather lay ahead. If you haven’t done so by now, it’s time to buy some fresh sunblock.

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Celebrate a Greener Independence Day

July 1, 2011

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This Fourth of July, remember to keep Mother Nature in mind while you go patriotic. Here are some tips on how to mix a little green into your red, white and blue.

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Our Daily Best: Week of June 20th

June 24, 2011

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Summer has officially begun, so break out the sun block and get ready to move your laptop outside! Longer daylight hours let you put in a little O.T. and go the extra creative mile.

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Green Your Life: The Summer of Love (for Mama Earth)

June 24, 2011

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Want to keep the earth cool while you’re in the heat, this summer? Our latest Green Your Life will green your summer with tons of tips, ideas and inspiration to keep your 2011 summer fun, beautiful and eco-friendly. Afterall, we want to keep having these beautiful summers for as long as we can.

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Our Daily Best: Week of June 13th

June 17, 2011

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Mid-June finds us up to our necks in an ocean of inspiration. We discovered useful social networking tactics, studied brochure design lessons, took advantage of a stampede of freebies, and focused on photography advice from the pros. Over the weekend you’ll find a few fascinating posts to peruse, too. See you on Monday when we stoke your creative fires again.

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Our Daily Best: Week of June 6th

June 10, 2011

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June brings us the longest days of the year and is also known for being the month in which the most marriages take place. Hope your plans include checking us out every day. We’ll continue to post the best in marketing tips, graphic design inspiration and photographic fun.

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Our Daily Best: Week of May 30th

June 3, 2011

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Ahh, Memorial Day. We enjoyed a nice holiday on Monday and we hope you had the day off, too! Now it’s time to get back to work and rev up our marketing motors and our design engines and kick it into high gear!

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Our Daily Best: Week of May 23rd

May 27, 2011

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While preparing for the 3-day Memorial Weekend, our thoughts turn towards those who have suffered the devastating forces of nature and our hopes and prayers go out to them. Here at the blog, we started out with a lesson on how to probe our customers. Next we immersed ourselves in business card design and creation [...]

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