Postcards have been a popular mode of communication since the late 1800’s. See how they’ve developed and evolved as a means for artists, illustrators, and designers to create artwork.
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A Short History of Postcard Design from Japanese Prints to Cheeky British Seaside Postcards and Beyond
July 29, 2014
July 2, 2014
The following fonts are close derivations of the original punch cut letterforms and print press font styles that fed printing presses in the 14th Century and beyond. When you next use these fonts, I hope they give you the added sense of tradition and history that these beautiful letters bring to your designs and messages.
March 27, 2014
There’s a lot happening in the design world in 2014, and a host of conferences to highlight it all. Here’s a list of 8 exciting design-oriented conferences you might want to check out this year:
December 24, 2013
We’re celebrating the brilliant and varied world of print with a special round-up of the best print pieces from around the internet in 2013. These incredible print examples made us laugh, gasp, and delight at the craft of design and print.
January 29, 2013
2012 was the year of major brand redesign. Some of the worlds biggest brands like eBay and Microsoft ditched their familiar images for straighter, simpler, and more serious versions of their previous looks. In this post we will review some of these logo designs and track the overall trend of a cleaner and more graphically adaptable brand that company’s are taking through-the-line.
June 9, 2011
An old chestnut of graphic design is being replaced by a new, simpler layout.
May 12, 2011
Tech and search engine giant Google has narrowed down the prospects for its annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest, which calls on students K-12 to create a Google homepage design, with the winners receiving scholarship funds and technology grants.
February 25, 2011
Print advertisements that feature celebrities garner higher responses than those that do not, according to a study released this week by Starch Advertising Research.
February 23, 2011
While most industries look forward to the the economic recovery as the light at the end of the tunnel for their financial struggles, the printing industry is a bit more tentative.
February 23, 2011
Professionals in the printing and graphic arts industries will gather at the Print UV Conference in Las Vegas from March 6-9.
February 16, 2011
A new survey released Wednesday by Semper International – a Boston, Massachusetts-based temp placement firm – suggests the graphic arts and printing industries are beginning to recover from the economic downturn.
January 20, 2011
The International Postcard Show in Nottingham, England, is underway this week, displaying 342 postcard artworks designed by local and international artists.
November 16, 2010
As a reflection of how postcards elicit nostalgia and a sense of yearning, two British artists have compiled a series of postcards depicting an apocalyptic future of London as a result of global warming.For the project – titled "London Futures: Postcards From The Future" – Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones digitally imposed images of a [...]
November 3, 2010
Elements LLC, a graphic design and marketing firm based out of New Haven, Connecticut, is a recent recipient of the American Graphic Design award presented by Graphic Design USA. The award was in recognition of the company's "Stone for Every Season" direct mail postcard campaign for Connecticut Stone Supplies, a natural rock retailer and supplier.The [...]
November 1, 2010
In response to "uninspiring and visually dull" newspaper spreads and fixtures that promoted this year's World Cup, David Watson, a British graphic designer, created a series of match charts and posters to promote soccer leagues and events worldwide, with a share of proceeds going to the UNICEF's Soccer Aid project.Watson adhered to a "less is [...]