There is a big difference between good illustration and great illustration. For an illustration to achieve the highest level of communication it must first evoke a mood, then tell a story, and finally leave a lasting message. All of these illustrations achieve that goal. We're truly inspired that Richard Solomon has given us permission to spotlight these illustrators in the Design Center Gallery. The Richard Solomon Artists Representative firm has been around for more than 20 years, and has gathered the best visual talent in the world! So, sit back and enjoy the slide show of spectacular illustrations for spring! April 16, 2014
APRIL 2014 ... graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields -- April Colors : the 19th Annual Designing Women issue continues! Send us your samples for DTG readers and win a prize!
April is brought to you by the letter A. Fiery and energetic, this color signifies passion, strength, and courage -- or, the color Diamond!" actually white or clear! join our FaceBook Group
Learning from others is always an effective way to jump-start our creative juices. But the web is raft with images that give inspiration with little or no real substance. It's always a thrill to hear from the legends who truly leave a mark on the graphic design profession. So, today's edition is "Famous legends Day" and here are three you'll enjoy: Ed Benguiat shares some of his stories in a wonderful Vimeo, and we get a brief glimpse into the talent of Alexander Isley, AIGA Medal winner ... and speaking of typography, designer, writer and typographer Michael Bierut shows us Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 15, 2014
If you are a designer or visual communicator in business, then you need to keep up. In this issue we hope to help with a brilliant infographic which illustrates Shutterstock’s 2014 Global Design Trends, our friend David Blatner's quick and easy way to test font choices quickly in InDesign CC, and some musings on the proper punctuation marks from Kathryn Schulz
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 10, 2014
Moving into spring, the colors are coming out, and our friend Ainsley Bevis from BloomWebDesign.net is on a roll with this great Adobe Illustrator -plus- Photoshop tutorial! You'll enjoy some tricks for illustrating the shapes of a waving flag with stripes, and then the whole piece drops into Photoshop for shadows and highlights, and finishing! April 9, 2014
We're enjoying jumping into April, and with it comes some fresh creative inspiration. This edition has 6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs for those who thought that direct mail was dead A wonderful interview with Jon Sueda -- not to be missed, and revisiting the "selfie" and Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 7, 2014
In time for spring is this collection of art files you can download for fun, learning or even creative idea starters! The sample files -- all nicely drawn! All these come from the superb Dover books, and all of these are very inexpensive books! Have fun, happy Easter! April 5, 2014
The 19th Annual Designing Women Edition presents Designing Women of Europe! In celebration of Women's History Month, last month, we celebrated Designing Women in the USA, this month we celebrate these outstanding women designers from Poland, Spain, England, and all points around Europe. These are also highlighted with samples, descriptions and links to their sites in our Designing Women pages! Enjoy April 1, 2014
The 19th Annual Designing Women Edition presents Designing Women of central and South America in a celebration of Women's History Month, last month, we celebrated Designing Women in the USA and Europe, now celebrate these outstanding women designers from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Argentina, El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia and points south, below the equator. Take this tour and you'll also find highlighted samples and links to their sites once you click into the Gallery pages pages! Enjoy April 1, 2014
March is almost over, our Women's History Month is coming to an end and we're focusing on spring colors .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more ! March 31, 2014
MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, announces its Free Fonts collection has been updated with even more fantastic fonts, bringing the new total to 515. The Free Fonts collection is now available on the MacAppware website as a full download of all 515 fonts March 31, 2014