July, 2020

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Graphic Design Dictionary | Print Basics

Six Leaf Design

If you missed it on the blog earlier, I created a post called Graphic Design Dictionary to help explain some of the terms that I use in my daily life that may not be common knowledge to everyone. In the post I defined some basic web terms that you should know if you have or plan on having a website. This month I'm switching to another main form of graphic design and explaining some basic print terminology.

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3 Designers Reflect on their Evolving Creative Roles

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The Web Design Hack Hall of Fame

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We web designers have always been a crafty bunch. If there’s a specific look or functionality we need to achieve, we can usually piece together a solution. That’s the case even when there isn’t a specific standard or tool to guide us. This is where the concept of the web design hack comes into play. Hacks are creative, often roundabout methods for making a website look or work in a certain way. Sometimes, they carry a negative connotation.

Webinar Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

Inventing Posters

I Love Typography

The modern poster first appeared in France in the 19th century, but its antecedents can be found in Renaissance printmaking.

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How to Create a Fantasy Map of Your Own Fictional World

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to create your own fantasy world, just like the fictional story settings of Neverland, Middle-Earth or Westeros.

Best Handwritten Fonts for Graphic Design

Just Creative

While many of us fully believe that we have good penmanship, the truth is that when it comes to using it in the world of graphic design, we might as well have the penmanship of a doctor. Not exactly the best choice when you’re working on the branding or a logo for a new client.

Color Palettes of the Fortune 500 Brand Logo Designs by Bold Web Design

The Logo Smith

The post Color Palettes of the Fortune 500 Brand Logo Designs by Bold Web Design appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Fortune 500 Color Palettes by Bold Web Design is a veritable feast of brand logo design colour palettes.

Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for King Arthur Baking Company by Little

Under Consideration / Brand

“The King is Bread, Long Live the King!”.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Black Print

I Love Typography

An introduction to early African American print culture; its authors, editors, journalists, printers and publishers in America. From protest pamphlets to the first Black newspapers and books. The post Black Print appeared first on I Love Typography. typography america typographic firsts

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David Vanadia's bold and minimalist illustrations that fuse graphic design with art

Creative Boom

French artist and illustrator David Vanadia is on a quest to find "meaning" through his minimalist artworks, full of bold graphics and human emotion. Working with mediums such as engraving, collage or digital, his practice is based around people and philosophy. The "sacred and divine link that unites us with nature" also has a great influence on his work. "My My intention is to reach people through a minimalist graphic approach while trying to incorporate a message," David tells Creative Boom. "I

Download My Free Collection of Organic Turing Patterns

Spoon Graphics

Add detailed organic patterns to your design work with this free collection of seamlessly repeating vector pattern graphics.

10 Top Display Fonts for Graphic Design & Branding

Just Creative

As a graphic designer, you might be hired for all kinds of projects from branding, logo design, or even designing a website. These might be small or large projects depending on the client. However, you might have a client one day that comes to you looking for a design that can be used maybe on a billboard that will overlook the highway or if they’re having an event and want posters created.

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Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

8 Caffeine-Powered CSS and JavaScript Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sure, the thought of web developers downing caffeinated beverages by the gallon is a stereotype. But if you browse social media enough, it sure does seem like many of us partake in the ritual. You also see various homages to that liquid lightning on CodePen.

Photographer Spotlight: Kyle Weeks

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Noted: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Filthy Food by Mother Design

Under Consideration / Brand

“Filthy, not Stirred”. 2009) " Filthy Food (stuffed olives, cherries, onions) is the cocktail garnish choice of the best bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores in the world. For decades, oily, salty, salad olives have been re-purposed to garnish premium drinks.

Eva Münnich's super sassy animation featuring 'The Flower Ladies' and '90s dance moves

Creative Boom

If you're wondering whether this shoe advertisement by Eva Münnich is real, think again; it's purely a cathartic exploration of sassiness and '90s dance moves by the London-based illustrator and animator.

Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Video Tutorial: How To Create Seamless Turing Patterns

Spoon Graphics

In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a series of detailed, organic patterns, which have become generally known as ‘Turing Patterns’ Based on the research into reaction-diffusion patterns in nature by mathematician Alan Turing, these graphics are made up of intricate stripes, spots, and spirals.

The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2020 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

Just Creative

Graphic designers work with print more than most other creatives today.

What Web Designers and Their Clients Need to Know About SEO

Speckyboy Design Magazine

SEO has become one of my least favorite topics. It’s something that I’ll begrudgingly discuss with clients, but only when I have to. And writing about it? I’d rather hide under my bed. In some ways, it feels like one of the dark arts. But here I am, attempting to change my own sentiment.

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Elzey

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Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Delta Gamma by Ologie

Under Consideration / Brand

“Anchor Management”. Established in 1873, Delta Gamma is one of the largest women fraternities* in the U.S. with more than 250,000 initiated members in 152 collegiate chapters and 195 alumnae groups. (* Delta Gamma refers to itself as a fraternity instead of a sorority.)

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Aerial shots of basketball courts transformed into a surreal and satisfying animation

Creative Boom

Barry Chapman admits he has a slight obsession for basketball. Earlier this year, the London-based Irish motion designer shared his series, The Big Flip , featuring animated "reverse dynamic experiments" that are all sports-related.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products. We’ll first create a shiny gold texture, then apply it to some text with the help of a mask. To simulate the appearance of real foil stamping, we’ll finish it off with subtle effects like a paper texture and minor edge distortions. ?

25 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate. Turning the iPad into a drawing table, it is truly a game-changer by providing the same outcome without having to get an expensive desktop or tablet dedicated to digital illustration.

Reader Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Do All of the Projects in Your Portfolio Look the Same? That’s OK.

Speckyboy Design Magazine

All creative professionals can benefit from having an online portfolio. They’re great for attracting new clients and can even provide a trip down memory lane – letting you reminisce about what you’ve learned over time. Still, it’s possible to obsess over a portfolio a little too much.

Once Appon a Time – A Retro Project Where Modern Meets Retro by Luli Kibudi

The Logo Smith

The post Once Appon a Time – A Retro Project Where Modern Meets Retro by Luli Kibudi appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Once Appon a Time is a joyously colourful retro brand & app project by Luli Kibudi, that certainly deserves a bit of your time.

Noted: New Name and Logo for Seattle Kraken

Under Consideration / Brand

“Puck Yeah!”. 2018) "The Seattle Kraken are a professional ice hockey expansion team based in Seattle, and will begin play in the 2021-22 National Hockey League (NHL) season. The team will compete in the NHL as a member club of the league's Pacific Division in the Western Conference.

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