In celebration of the upcoming August 5th "National Coloring Day" we're showing some of our favorite experiences -- whether it's for creative inspiration or just the love of coloring complicated, detailed patterns -- by any name -- these tessellations or techellations will make you crazy with glee! August 3, 2016
SIXTY-SECONDS BLOG: ... which is actually 60-Second Windows, or 60-Seconds.com ... Fred Showker blogs about the realms of publishing, graphics, computing, social networking, marketing, promotions, and media-- with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think! Published since 1988 as syndicated articles for user group newsletters, these are vital tidbits for busy computer users that you can read in 60-seconds! Join me on FaceBook and follow along on Twitter. Or, you can meet up with Fred +FredShowker, @FredShowker
These geometric pattern books are not just coloring books for adults -- they can be an endless source for ideas and decorative inspiration. Many of these are so extravagant they may even defy understanding until they're colorized. The "Ornaments & Designs" book comes with a CD ROM filled with files you can copy, print modify for literally an endless supply of patterns. August 2, 2016
This week we get some serious stuff, including some advice for freelancers (Do you pay taxes?) -- and how to get special Emmy awards for your video graphics! Well maybe. Don't forget, if you've seen something you'd like to share with DTG readers, just let us know.
- Zaha Hadid, Gensler, and more, vying in Sunset Strip billboard competition
- Sports Emmy® Award For ESPN Monday Night Football Graphics Package
- Graphic revolution: How Poland redefined the art of poster design
- The Freelancer's Essential Guide to Business and Taxes
I don't very often pick up on products like this -- but when it do, it's a lot of fun to project the creative idea potential! This one's got creativity written all over it -- aside from a nightlight, it's your own drive-in theater! July 28, 2016
What's better than serene visual inspiration? That's what I call images and video from space. If you love such imagery, and find it a source of inspiration, then you need to check out "Outland - Space Journey 1.0, a new entertainment app developed exclusively for iOS and Apple TV. July 27, 2016
This is a fun edition! Ilene is back with some swashes, and a good grunge font. The most fun was CEROS a major spam experience -- yet somehow very good! If it moves, it sucks ... well, maybe not!
- Ilene Strizver writes : Choosing and Using Swash Characters
- Visual Storytelling: A Primer for Digital Designers
- Sant’Elia Script (Demo)
- Spam site of all times
Halfway through July and here we are with a font I know you'll like and an even hotter ad for the beach in Rio a magazine charges your iPhone . . . I love July!
- The Lord of the Fonts: fonts in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
- Magazine ad that charges your cell phone ??? Sure!
- Yana Bereziner : Nordic Font
A booming industry often overlooked is the gaming industry ... no, I'm not talking about video or computer games, I'm talking about Las Vegas! I had the best time photographing these slot machine headers, I began trying to guess the base type fonts and the processes used to print these lighted headers! It's fun and fascinating! July 12, 2016
DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 26, #7 ~ July
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to this year's Back to Design School issue, and our Fall Fonts Festival kicking off in September!
SURF's UP.. Summer is almost over!
- 01 JULY 2016 - Digital Photography, photos, and all fun in the sun ...
- 02 Photoshop Madness : Make Your Own Angry Bird Fan Art With Photoshop
- 03 60 Seconds 334: Why use Spotify?
- 04 4th of July Nails
- 05 Creative Tidbits #209: body painting, Photoshop filters,
. . . type and typography and more
- 06 2016 Elections : Now you can dress and undress your favorite candidates
. . . Trump, Clinton, or Sanders, or all three!
- 07 Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!
- 08 This could be the most important drawing software since Adobe Illustrator
- 09 PSMania yet another image editor for photo enthusiasts
- 10 Self publishing has come of age, and Textkraft mobile production
. . . studio makes it happen
- 11 3rd annual Dronestagram/National Geographic International
. . . Drone Photography Contest
- 12 Patina Painting App for Mac Relaunched with New Features
- 13 July to August... on the road... taking car