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60-Seconds 307 : 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

When I saw the reference to this article in a recent email spam, I had to pause. They used the famous quote from Ben Franklin that I have used in my Creative Layout workshops and seminars since the 1980s. I figured anyone who uses that quote must have something intelligent to say. February 12, 2014

African American Artists & Designers for 2014, Part 2

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free -- follow along : Black History Month One on One: Exploring the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Black History Month Worldwide Graphic Design: How Different Nationalities Design Black History Month Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful - Live Unchained Black History Month Carry my heart ... it's too heavy for me Black History Month Neourbian Art for the Masses Black History Month Patrick Amara
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

Black History Month 2014 Design Center special

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free "Black History Month" poster, and see the link for your own research! Black History Month Real Black History Month - Malcolm X: Evidence of US Intelligence Assassination Black History Month The Rosa Parks Coloring & Songs Page Black History Month Making Black History Month Relevant Black History Month Toon a Day for Black History Month Black History Month Black History Month clip art Black History Month The Queen Bee Report
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

DTG : Design, Typography & Graphics for February 2014

01 February is for Lovers
02 Valentines' GIFT for YOU: Premium Infographics with fully editable text
03 Photoshop Valentine's Madness Tutorials, Brushes, Clip Art
04 Black History Month 2014 Design Center special Parts ONE and TWO
05 Creative Update #164: Type, lettering, illustration and design for 2014
06 Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee
07 60-Seconds 304: Moaning about government surveillance? Seriously?
08 60-Seconds 305: How hand lettering gave me the inspiration to become a graphic designer
09 60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer 2
10 Web Update for 2014: More SEO, Social, pinning, photos and Blogging
11 &Else News, Views and Reviews for February:
12 The Secrets of Free Advertising
13 March: DESIGNING WOMEN
14 February... love the one you're with ... all the way to March
February 1, 2014

24 new projects will go from idea to demo with funding from Knight Foundation

The growing role of designers as community problem solvers has gotten the attention of the Knight Foundation. They have announced 24 new projects as part of its Prototype Fund and several of them are designer-led projects focusing on solving civic challenges. The Prototype Fund helps innovators explore early-stage ideas. January 30, 2014

60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer

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In my previous 60-Seconds column I explained an event from my youth that inspired me into the graphic design field. I then asked readers what inspired them into the design fields. Some responses tumbled in, and I asked the same question in several of the LinkedIN groups which concentrate on graphic design. I got zero response in two of the groups, but one produced some good stories. Here are just a few selected comments from readers. January 29, 2014

5 SEO Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know for 2014

A lot of people are wondering if SEO is dead. Things are getting awfully nasty in the search industry these days -- but we want to THANK Jayson DeMers of Entrepreneur.com for putting this article into our guest submissions box! It's important information for all Web Designers. January 28, 2014

Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee

Fred Showker's Creative Update

We round out January and launch into February with this Creative update ... here we go: creative 2013 Search for Canada’s 150th logo stirs graphic design challengecreative 2013 Jessica is back ... this time : Starbucks!creative 2013 Teen starts home-based graphics business creative 2013 GRAND THEFT needs GRAND Typography creative 2013 Design Spec sometimes pays off . . . creative 2013 Deborah Sussman interview
... and more ! January 27, 2014

FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory

For you video producers out there, here's an awesome package from the folks at FX Factory that brings interactive, animated frosted glass to your tool box in Final Cut Pro X. Some really unique transitions and markers here. January 25, 2014

MyBloc Delivers First And Only 3D App For Social Networking

For online marketers and social networking gurus, MyBloc is the very first app that allows users to view all of your social networks in a single three-dimensional cube. January 24, 2014