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The Best Advertisements So Far This Year! Is 2014 the Comeback Year of the Agency? 

May 6, 2014

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There is a sophistication in the storytelling and the production of these commercials that seems very different from the ads we were seeing just a year ago. Viewers have been treated to some really funny, touching, and memorable ads that mirror the cinematic quality of today’s TV.

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Illustration Masterclass! 5 of the Most Imaginative Illustrators in the US Today!

April 29, 2014

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To narrow this list down to just 5 artists was an impossible task. Therefore, I chose these 5 illustrators based on a diversity of styles and backgrounds. From the edgiest artist to children’s book illustrators, I have chosen a brief glimpse of the super-imaginative illustration work from US artists.

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Typo-Thuggin’ it with 20 Edgy and Urban Fonts for Free!

April 22, 2014

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There’s a time and place for Garamond, Century, and Gill Sans but it’s not in this article! That’s because, we’ve rounded up some of the most dangerous, rebellious, and straight-up awesome fonts that we could gather. Representing the edgier side of design, these urban fonts are free to download at the links provided and will give your artwork a bad-boy design feel that acts first and asks questions later!

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The 3 Ingredients of Successful Landing Page Headlines

April 15, 2014

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The primary goal of a landing page is to capture your visitor’s attention within seconds and hold it until they’ve been convinced to purchase your product or service. But no matter how beautiful your landing page design is, if it doesn’t have a good headline chances are it’s not going to give you the desired result. A good headline tells the reader why they should stay on your page verses looking somewhere else on Internet.

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Developing Your Logo – A Step-by-Step Logo Tutorial from Concept, Sketch, to Design

April 8, 2014

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You may think that logo design is all about design ability. Not true. The most successful graphic designers are those that communicate with their clients and let them in on every stage of the design process. This logo tutorial covers the actual design process from sketch to finished design, but more importantly, it outlines the need for meetings with clients.

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Party Fonts! 20 Free Cool Fonts to Add Excitement to Your Club Flyers and Designs

April 2, 2014

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To help you get your designs under-way, we’ve put together a list of 20 free fun fonts for you to use to get people in the party mood. Thankfully, these are not typical old-fashioned party fonts from yesteryear. The 20 fonts chosen are insanely cool fonts that represent some of the best free font designs that really should be for sale, but luckily for us, they are just a download away!

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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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18 Free Monogram Designs for Your Wedding Stickers, Invitations, Projections, and More!

March 18, 2014

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Put back your wallets and get out your handkerchiefs because we have 18 traditional, modern, and downright cool wedding monograms to celebrate your special event. Perfect for event organizers, designers, or couples who are looking for original monogram designs, these fully-editable Illustrator (EPS) files will look amazing on wedding stickers, invitations, projections and more!

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The Madness Begins! FREE 3 Basketball Themed PSD Flyers for the Big Tournament

March 3, 2014

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The big NCAA basketball tournament is almost upon us and we have FREE sports bar and restaurant templates to promote this huge sports event. Whether you’re a designer looking for resources or a bar owner in need of a high-quality flyer, these easy-to-edit 1/2 page Photoshop flyers are just the ticket for any basketball themed [...]

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10 Graphic Design Résumé Examples That Could Get You Hired

February 19, 2014

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If you’re looking for a design gig, then take a leaf out of these graphic design résumés that show some serious thought and skill. The following examples are the kind of résumés that could get you hired, or at the very least, get your portfolio through the door!

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15 FREE Modern Deco Fonts – The Absolute Best New Art Deco Designs

February 5, 2014

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Deco fonts are tight, clean, and geometrically pleasing. This typo-style is still celebrated in the magazines, posters, flyers, and prints today, and many modern graphic artists are hugely influenced by the font pioneers of the ’30s. The following Art Deco designs represent 15 of the absolute best new deco-inspired fonts available online for free.

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Before and After: How to Fix a Horrible Headline

February 4, 2014

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Every day, we are bombarded with content from the blogs, newspapers, magazines, etc. With all of this content being shared, we have to be judicious about what to read and what to skip. And the things that help us decide more than anything else is the headline.

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FREE! Photoshop and Illustrator Flyer Templates for the BIG Football Game!

January 28, 2014

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The biggest sports event in the US calendar is just around the corner and NextDayFlyers has a special treat for all you designers and bar owners who need to market yourselves for the big day! 3 of the highest quality PSD and Ai templates completely FREE to use in whatever way you wish. Layered and fully editable, these full-size flyer templates were designed exclusively (by me) for your use.

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Photoshop Text Effects Tutorial: 3 Easy Effects to Transform Your Flyer Designs

January 23, 2014

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Are you tired of those Photoshop tutorials that are so complex that you need a degree in quantum theory to detangle? Well you’re in luck, because in this Photoshop tutorial, we have provided 3 extra-fancy Photoshop text effects that take under 5 minutes each to create and add a touch of “joi de vivre” to your flyer designs or other graphic projects.

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Predicting the Impossible! Our Top Design Trend Guesses for 2014

January 15, 2014

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Here are our best design trend guesses for the coming year as we subjectively clutch at what we perceive to be noticeable changes in design fashion. The examples below showcase some fantastic design and a look at possible design trends in 2014.

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