So here we are in the throws of the holidays and while an estimated 28 million people will shop online on Black Friday* and Cyber-Monday*, we all can fondly remember, and celebrate the laughs and tears of holiday shopping! For five decades we've celebrated the "Miracle on 34th Street" style holiday shopping -- and thus enjoy this gallery of wonderful illustrations! November 20, 2013
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Okay ... we're back with the second part of our vintage travel poster and label surf for the fonts festival . . . there is a lot of type, lettering and layout design learning to be found in these excellent collections from the past! You're gonna like these September 10, 2013
Here's a new app that showcases a collection of breathtaking images captured by famed photographer Steve McCurry. Supporting the iPads retina display, Portraits by Steve McCurry is available now in the App Store at no-cost. August 25, 2013
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
Okay, you saw our previous post taking a surf tour of Tequila labels, right. Well, this time we're looking at beer bottle labels and how they can be a source of graphic design inspiration. Enjoy! July 31, 2013
The Televised 10Th Anniversary Artivist Awards On October 17, 2013, In Hollywood, California. will honor: Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Don Cheadle, Toni Braxton, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Marie Presley, Moby, Eric Roberts, Nigel Lythgoe, The Milagro Foundation, and the UNITED NATIONS Environment Programme. July 30, 2013
One of the best ways to learn and practice design, typography and illustration is to emulate (not "copy") the works of others. Like this collection of wonderfully unique and rare bottles and bottle labels for Tequila! Here are designs you probably won't find in your local stores . . . enjoy! July 29, 2013
I know that many of you are musicians or involved with audio production in some form or another. These apps are the ultimate for anyone even slightly interested in music . . . Jordan Rudess is the icon of the biz! Enjoy . . .
* Immerse yourself in the wonders of a visual/audio experience like no other!
* SampleWiz inputs, outputs, generates, samples simultaneously
* MorphWiz is the second app to bear the Jordan Rudess name
* Tachyon - unique musical expressive power for iPad
* Aurora Sound Studio makes great music on your iPad
* Geo Synthesizer : all that is good in synth
Rock on, baby! July 28, 2013
For years, we've followed all kinds of sources for vintage art, and it's still very much in style to feature selections your the web. For years, the Publishers' Warehouse has shared literally thousands of these images, along with samples from the Dover book colleciton of public domain images. One of the favorite sources for 'vintage' art are labels, cards and posters from the 18th century. Here's we're going to look at my favorites from the world of cigar labels. Enjoy! June 29, 2013