As I mentioned in #1 of this series, we really appreciate all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It is a thrill to revisit them, follow their antics and their latest stuff! In today's edition we'll catch up with Janet Allinger; Ilene Strizver; Karen Stillman; and Kimberly Dmello! Go on over into Facebook and stop by these folks! I think you'll enjoy it! March 1, 2017
MARCH 2017 ... graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields has a great time with March, and the 22nd Annual Designing Women issue in celebration of National Women's History Month! Send us your samples for DTG readers! 29 Years of DT&G Magazine
March is brought to you by the color "GREEN" for spring and St. Patrick's Day. celebrated on March 17th, 2017(?) Follow updated news items here... or join our FaceBook Group
Once in a while we go back and carefully reaquaint ourselves with all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It's always interesting to see their latest stuff -- and it's been real interesting to see the political activists and musicians! In today's edition we'll visit Sandy Hibbard, Nona Smith, Katrin Eismann and Kate McCroary Jay, you may have met before! Have fun, stop in and say hello, Fred sent me! February 28, 2017
Why is she smiling? She's a graphic designer and illustrator based in Savannah, Georgia, with some extraordinary talents. We love her lettering talent, and her rock-n-roll, kick-butt diversity of extraordinary work. February 28, 2017
While working up some pages and Creative Tidbits for our Designing Women special I discovered the art of painting stones. I had no idea it is such a popular and wide-spread practiced art and craft. Although searches bring up literally millions of images, it is not a new art. It's one that's been practiced for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the highlights we found.
- Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble
- How to paint rock mandalas
- Meditative Mandala Stones
- The Art of Stone Painting
- Cindy Thomas Rocks
- A gallery of pages and samples
What's more fun than Cinemagraphic GIF files, moving? Well, we've got those, along with another free font and some art photography you can enjoy. I've provided a link to see all the images as thumbnails too! Along with that we see another of those "minimal" logo collections -- are they really logos? We'll see, and we'll have a great time this this issue.
- 85 Great Art Photography Examples For Inspiration
- How To Create GIF Using Adobe Photoshop?
- InfoGraphics components you might like
- Signatura Monoline Free Typeface
- 10 Free Minimal Vector Logos
This week's Tidbits has something for everyone! We really enjoy learning opportunities, and Hannah Poindexter's piece is very good and should be part of our legendary "Brief History of Typography" series in the Type Department. Yes, and speaking of type, we do have a free font this time, and a free DTP template as well as more tips on creating your online portfolio.
We always welcome your suggestions and ideas and items for the DTG Creative staff to visit and review! Just lead us there!
- We Used To Have 6 More Letters In Our Alphabet
- This one searches Flicker to find your colors
- Essential Steps to Making a Killer Portfolio
- Clean Design Free Resume Template
- Lively Serif goes Deco
The social media field is about to heat up with the approach of Valentine's Day, and a ton of spring events and activities. If we can get people to stop the fake news and click bait of the elections, and concentrate on what's hot for marketing, the graphic designers could go to work.
- The Importance of Social Media in Experiential Marketing Campaigns
- From Millennials to Boomers: Connecting with Members at Every Age
- Lunch Bot, Anyone? How Brands Can Use Chatbots in Advertising
- Publishers are missing the jump from desktop to mobile
- 30 Killer Tips to Become a Master Social Media Manager
- The Key to Social Media? Think Like a Publisher
- Mobile vs. desktop in the world of Millennials
- YouTube Statistics will blow you away
Off to a great start, and here comes February! My favorite item in this edition of Creative Tidbits is the Photo exposition from the 2016 White House photographs -- WOW! Yes, and a free font, some excellent Photoshop Text effects and how to 'fix' Design cannibalism ... a great issue this week and remember, you can always suggest items for the DTG Creative staff to visit and review! Just lead us there!
- 6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio
- Rosarina Font: speak softly, carry a big stick
- 2016 White House in Photographs
- Problem: Design cannibalism
- Photoshop Cool Text Effects