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The Essential Handbook for all Creatives and Innovators: The 46 Rules of Genius

Marty Neumeier's new book is a thought-provoking quick start guide to creative brilliance -- and I want to recommend it for anyone who wants to brighten their creative thinking prowess. Read it once. Reade it twice. Use lots of Post-it notes to mark passages ... I guarantee you'll want them again and again! October 22, 2014

Summer Reading for fun, learning and graphic inspiration

Learning happens. We're in the summer travel times and have vetted these books for family fun, learning and a little bit of preoccupation! "When will we get there" is a common question, but when you've got some really great project books like these, you've always got an answer.

  • Roadside Attractions Coloring Book: Weird Wacky Landmarks Across the USA!
  • Creative Haven Art Nouveau Fashions Coloring Book
  • Masterworks: Color Your Own Cezanne Paintings
  • Animals of the Forest, Wetlands and Desert
  • Tarot Designs Coloring Book
  • Butterflies Coloring Book
July 15, 2014

Great books for writers, bloggers and communicators for the summer

As we rage through the summer, if you're going to get some beach chair or lawn chair time, you may as well get some benefit for your trouble... these are all impressive for fun and learning :
[_] Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Paperback
[_] On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition
[_] On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition
[_] How to Write a Damn Good Novel
[_] Naked, Drunk, and Writing
[_] Writing Down the Bones
[_] Story Engineering
[_] Bird by Bird
. . . and more! June 27, 2014

Earth Day Art, Crafts, Education for creatives of all ages

Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to make a good contact with clients and vendors. Dreaming up promotions can be difficult -- but if you consider kid's stuff, there are tons of ideas out there. So let's take a look at our favorite Earth Day arts, crafts and projects for kids -- and you're bound to come up with lots of great designs for yourself:
[*] Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency
[*] Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids
[*] BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book
[*] Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book
[*] National Parks Coloring Book
[*] Eco-Logical Brain Games April 18, 2014

Valentine's coloring art pages on CD-ROM for young and old alike!

We promised we would be back with Valentine's sentiments ... here is a whole collection to download sending all our readers all our best Valentine's wishes! Coloring is a great way for young ones to learn. But some of those line drawings are quite elegant, and can be a rich experience for sparking ideas. These coloring books from Dover provide some excellent resource materials that are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go art for all ages February 14, 2014

Vintage Valentine's Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

We believe, vintage images evolk memories of by-gone days. Mostly created in the Victorian era, these collections illustrate high talent in simpler times -- when artists could afford to spend the time for such art. Now they are at your disposal for graphic design projects, cards or decorations. Even if you don't actually use any of the cuts, they'll provide some excellent resource materials that are copyright free. They're low cost, and provide the ready-to-go February 14, 2014

'A Picture Book of Snowy Owls' Combines Photography and Verse, Portraying the Winter Habits of These Majestic Birds

We don't often talk outside of the graphic design universe. But this is probably photojournalism at its best! The wildlife photography of Bryan Shane and poetic verses from Patricia Lafferty come together in this unique book that tells the story of the life and habits of Snowy Owls! January 24, 2014

Learning the art of Photography with Popular Cameras from Nikon and Canon

Cameras these days have gotten more and more complicated and the turf once reserved for trained professionals now befalls many with no training whatsoever. What to do? The books we present below will bring you up to speed on some of the most popular cameras, and up to snuff on Photoshop Elements, the most recommended software package for consumer camera users . . . enjoy :
* Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements For Dummies!
* Photographing Families: Tips for Capturing Timeless Images
* Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 12
* Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies
* Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies
* Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide
* Nikon D5200 For Dummies
* Nikon D3100 For Dummies
and more December 12, 2013

Vintage Holiday Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

They call this "clip art" but it's really more than that. It's a window to yesterday while providing inspiration for tomorrow. Hope you enjoy these, and have a wonderful holiday! Don't forget the Publisher's Warehouse Holiday Gift center is open too . . . enjoy November 30, 2013

Vintage Holiday Vignettes copyright free images and resource art on CD-ROM

Whether you need to whip out a quick newspaper ad, set up a banner for the mall, order up holiday tshirts, or decorate holiday cards and decorations, you'll need some resource materials that are copyright free. The wonderful clip art collections that include Vintage Holiday Cuts are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go creative spark you're looking for. November 30, 2013