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Vintage Holiday Vector Clip Art and Embroidery Designs

This classic collection of vector clip art and embroidery designs is not only very low cost, it's all completely editable. So the base collection becomes a limitless collection of potential original art that you create in Adobe Illustrator or your favorite vector editing program. Okay -- the second package says it's for Machine Embroidery, but designers can easily see there's an entire collection of color palettes and inspiration there, even if you don't actually use the first file! November 29, 2013

Vintage Thanksgiving Art, Crafts Clip & Coloring Pages

This collection is a lot of fun, and we've included these because they're useful in so many ways. Artists and designers involved in any form of illustration, layout, design, screen printing, garment printing, interior design, set design, crafts, scrapbooking, decoupage, assemblage, and others can find these a great source of holiday image. November 28, 2013

Learning the art of Branding, design method, planning, presenting and business innovation

All graphic designers need to be very aware of identity and branding. These books will become your trusted guides to getting and creating the very best for your clients
* 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization
* The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand
* Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
* Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
* Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs
* Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation
* Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
and more October 27, 2013

Artist David Scott Leibowitz unveils iPhone/iPad Art Book

So you knew it was coming -- only a mater of time before someone invented the Mobile Digital Art. Well, Focal Press did it, and it is the first book of its kind. August 24, 2013

Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business

Little toes, pursed lips, and tiny hands -- newborn photography is a rapidly growing market and professional photographers are eager to jump in. To work with and pose a 5- to 10-day-old infant demands special skills, keeping the child safe and the new parents comfortable, while capturing the subject’s raw and natural beauty. July 29, 2013

Best books for learning Design, Typography & Graphics

Graphic Design School

Each year I like to do a round-up of the design books we've reviewed -- but this year is different. There have been so few published I'm including several from previous years. While the digital book, ebook and Kindle books have become hugely popular -- when it comes to learning graphic design, printed books still have the most power for learning. Buy any (all) of these, and you'll automatically know more than most other designers in your market. July 29, 2013

Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists

The latest Adobe Master Class is here with a heafty line-up of photographic talent -- some of which is included in this year's Designing Women issue! This world-class photography book brings a lot of inspiration and learning March 13, 2013

Organic book nominated for the Designs of the Year award 2013!

Kapitza's Organic book has been nominated for the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year award 2013! -- 'The Oscars of the design world' showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. February 25, 2013

The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women

Boudoir photography has come a long way since the 1970s -- through a period of hush-hush, and today quite out of the closet. Now, it's a very popular genre, and Christa Meola has brought it into ultra focus in her new book The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women January 15, 2013

1,000 Poses for Creating Stunning Photographs of Women

When it comes to posing people you'll often hit a creative block that will be hard to shake. Every photographer hits it from time to time. Or, the subject(s) will want to tell YOU how they want to be posed. To be fully prepaired you should get a copy of "Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses" January 14, 2013