CREATIVE: Spring brings fresh design and design students portfolios

by Fred Showker

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Rutgers publishing program trains writers and designers together

Designing women who use Photoshop . . . Adobe Masters

Digital publishing was barely on the horizon when Lauren Grodstein earned a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University a decade ago.
      Now, a new Rutgers program that merges disciplines for an innovative academic collaboration has eight M.F.A. students working with 13 undergraduate designers to publish e-books and other projects.
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Learn to "Draw Your Own Alphabets" by Hand With a Book by Graphic Designer Tony Seddon

Designing women who use Photoshop . . . Adobe Masters

While most graphic design today is done on a computer using advanced software, UK-based graphic designer Tony Seddon points out that, "once upon a time, there was nothing but hand lettering."
      Draw Your Own Alphabets: Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, and Make Your Own is a book that will offer exactly what it claims, guiding you through a series of lettering styles as it suggests ways for them to be replicated and modified. Going back to the basics of graphic design, the author lists helpful tips in improving your hand-drawing skills and creating letters with a cohesive font style.
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Meet : Lavender & Honey for fresh eye-candy

Designing women who use Photoshop . . . Adobe Masters

Samantha Sanford, blogger. baker. designer lives in Savannah, GA -- focusing her design skills on stationary, invitations, & lovely paper goods for any event.
      Her blog is fresh and lively, and you'll want to check out her Pinterest and all the cool stuff including her portfolio. Check out some of her fonts in use . . . very refreshing.
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