DT&G : Design, Typography & Graphics from the Design Center for August 2017

Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields -- Lots of fun this month, and really too many creative updates! Back to school and then on to September for the opening of the 23rd Annual Fall Fonts Festival! Have a great month, and don't forget to stay in touch . . .

Vol 27, #8 ~ August 2017

Table of Contents : What's here:


01 National Coloring Book Day : something for everyone to relax, color and enjoy
02 Creative Tidbits #234: Scan Design, Paper marketing, CSS effects a new font and more!
03 Creative Tidbits #235: Getting Rid of Adobe CC? Drones, Maïté Franchi, Legos and more!
04 Creative Tidbits #236: Web design, web type, web circles, cigar packaging and more!
05 Creative Tidbits #237: Searching for Scripts, hand lettering, big grphics, Ramadan and more!
06 60-Seconds #337 : I wonder if Jimmy Buffett ever tried to get Margaritaville on Sirius Radio!
07 Alternatives? How To Ditch Adobe Creative Cloud
08 A new Graphic Design Tool includes a Collection of 6,000+ Free Templates
09 Securely Delete iPhone and iPad with Data Shredder for iOS
10 In-House or Freelance Graphic Designers need high power project planning
11 Does the world need a Object-Based Font Server? You be the judge!
12 Hacker protection Camera Guard blocks webcam and microphone on macOS
13 Rolling into the Fall

Go to : http://www.graphic-design.com/news/1708.html August 1, 2017

A new Graphic Design Tool includes a Collection of 6,000+ Free Templates

I don't often recommend sites or programs that take the talent out of the equation for producing good graphic arts. You'll remember that no template, and no tutorial and no YouTube can get you through a successful appendectomy or tooth removal. Yes, Crello lets anyone produce graphics -- but in the hands of a trained graphic designer, some rather extraordinary things can be produced! Take a look July 13, 2017

Creative Tidbits #233: Design on a Grid, Crazy ideas, designing condoms, Girls and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

If you look at this week's snippet, you learn an important lesson about creativity. (The snippets are the little 'sayings' or pull-quotes over to the right) So we're having a great time discovering truly creative ideas, and truly crazy ideas as well. I'd really like to learn about your ideas -- and share them with DT&G readers!

  • Coming up With Crazy Ideas (Just Like Albert Einstein)
  • Meet the Boy Behind the Design of HBO’s Girls Titles
  • Designing the Next Generation of Condom Packaging
  • Carbon Crown / project typography
June 29, 2017

Strata Brings Virtual Reality to Designers with inStudio VR

Strada 3D

Strata has been into 3D technology for more than 25 years, now they've released inStudio VR, allowing users to hold design projects in their hands and see them in a retail store, kitchen, living room, and other virtual reality environments. June 26, 2017

Universe All-New, Killer, Text Effects from the Red Giant

Red Red Giant has brought so many cool products, we can't even remember! Just search the Design Center for "Red Giant" ... now they've come with an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.Whether it's giving text a retro look a la the 1980s, adding dynamic animations to bring them on and off screen June 19, 2017

Red Giant Films Channel Trailer

Rock - n - roll

We really liked this trailer showing special effects from Red Giant! Enjoy -- this is pure entertainment!
      Stay on top of production-proven special effects tools for digital video & film professionals. Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro and more. June 16, 2017

Creative Tidbits #230: Classic Fonts Poster, Comic Sans replacement, 404 and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Of course we always like to watch the masters, and see what they are up to -- so I saw this Steven Heller piece and had to pass it along. The guys at Pushpin Studios have been at the top of the game for fifty years and we can all learn a lesson or two from them. We also mix it up a bit in this episode with a good fonts item and an essential web design resource. Have fun!

  • Philip Trautmann creates Fonts out of Passion.
  • How to design 404 pages for your web site
  • Alphabets to Go? Analog to digital?
June 14, 2017

Creative Tidbits #229: 36 Days of Type, Camera Shake, Netflix art of design and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Here we go into the summer of 2017, and I know many of you are taking extensive vacations, and will be traveling! Here are three good references that you'll enjoy this June. If you do travel and take a lot of photos, please send a few and share with DTG readers

  • Netflix: The Art of Design misses the point
  • 6 Poses You Can Use to Avoid Camera Shake
  • Shot Block: 36 Days of Type
June 7, 2017

Graphic Inspector Now Lets Users Choose Image Editing App

Zevrix Solutions comes with something newsworthy from time to time, but having run their product reviews for a decade, they STILL don't answer my calls, or support the Design Center! After 20 million pairs of eyes sent to them, this is the respect I get. Oh well, their Graphic Inspector 2.2, a feature update is noteworthy. June 6, 2017

Beautiful HD Wallpapers 20,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE (and they're all free!)

a web site and iPhone iPad app with wallpapers

I know you've had it with wallpaper sites, but when you can contain thousands of images to select in an app on the iPad or iPhone, it might be worth taking a look . . . check this out June 5, 2017