The dog days of summer are here and we hope you’re keeping cool, calm and collected. This week’s food for thought is a buffet featuring a wide variety of treats and gourmet fare that will satisfy your hunger for knowledge and inspiration.
Tips & Bits showed us that it’s not impossible to be a contender in a marketing battle with a larger and better-funded competitor. Three practical solutions were presented that demonstrate thinking that can turn a small operation into a promotional powerhouse.
The Art of Design got artsy-crafty and provided complete step-by-step directions for making your own paper printer’s hat. These are fun and a great way to keep young folks amused for a little while. Make ‘em at a kid’s birthday party out of colorful wrapping paper for extra fun!
Graphic Design Roundup brought in strays from a wide range of subjects. A nostalgic look at vintage postcards, a guide to Facebook templates, a list of Photoshop tutorials, project management apps, footer design inspirations, creative business card examples, premium graphics websites and 100 FREE PSD Files for web designers gathered into a mighty herd.
Thursday was a special Featured Event where we introduced you to the Wayzgoose & Steamroller Smackdown in Seattle, WA on August 27. If you’re a fan of letterpress, or just having a good time, check it out. The School of Visual Concepts hosts and there will be a marketplace, swap meet, music and food. Bring the whole family!
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And another week passes by. Enjoy your downtime because we’ll be back at it next week with the next round of advice, philosophy and FREEBIES!