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Discover the Centuries Old Fonts You are Still Using Today

July 2, 2014

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bembo font

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.

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8 Top Design Conferences: Coming to a City Near You in 2014

March 27, 2014

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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:

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Print Art Review of 2013 – The Best Print Images of the Year!

December 24, 2013

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hand made notebook

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.

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Logo Re-branding Review – The Biggest Companies Who Re-branded in 2012

January 29, 2013

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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.

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Food Pyramid Design to be Replaced by Food Plate

June 9, 2011

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Food Pyramid Design to be Replaced by Food Plate

An old chestnut of graphic design is being replaced by a new, simpler layout.

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Google Narrows Down Graphic Design Contest

May 12, 2011

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Google Narrows Down Graphic Design Contest

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.

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Study: Celebrity Print Ads Earn Higher Readership

February 25, 2011

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Study: Celebrity Print Ads Earn Higher Readership

Print advertisements that feature celebrities garner higher responses than those that do not, according to a study released this week by Starch Advertising Research.

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Report Outlines Printing Industry’s Road to Recovery

February 23, 2011

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Report Outlines Printing Industry’s Road to Recovery

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.

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Printing Professionals to Gather at UV Print Conference

February 23, 2011

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Printing Professionals to Gather at UV Print Conference

Professionals in the printing and graphic arts industries will gather at the Print UV Conference in Las Vegas from March 6-9.

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Print industry on the rebound, study finds

February 16, 2011

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Print industry on the rebound, study finds

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.

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British Postcard Show displays postcards from artists around the world

January 20, 2011

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British Postcard Show displays postcards from artists around the world

The International Postcard Show in Nottingham, England, is underway this week, displaying 342 postcard artworks designed by local and international artists.

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London postcard exhibit envisions post-global warming future

November 16, 2010

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London postcard exhibit envisions post-global warming future

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 [...]

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Connecticut graphic design firm wins award for postcard direct mail campaign

November 3, 2010

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Connecticut graphic design firm wins award for postcard direct mail campaign

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 [...]

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Graphic designer creates uniquely designed soccer charts, donates proceeds to charity

November 1, 2010

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Graphic designer creates uniquely designed soccer charts, donates proceeds to charity

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 [...]

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Adobe announces winner of graphic design contest

October 27, 2010

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Adobe announces winner of graphic design contest

Adobe Systems announced earlier this week the winners of the software company's 10th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The award honors the best and most accomplished students in the field of graphic design across 52 different countries and includes more than 20,000 participants."It's very important for design education to be engaged and involved in producing the [...]

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