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In search of Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, we like to focus on achievements in the visual communications world in celebration of Black History Month. This year we're taking a little different approach in a quest to find creative expressions of Martin Luther King Jr. We've also updated the whole series of pages about Black designers and artists in the world ... February 14, 2011

Illustrator WOW

With the latest incarnation of The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, I see a lot of familiar visuals and tutorials -- and a whole slew of new ones. Over the years, I've spent many hours reading these books. I cannot say how many times I've recommended this book and Sharon Steuer's enlightened training! February 14, 2011

Marketing Update : 1102-14

Rolling well into the first quarter, you're headed for the "winter doldrums" ... you want to be ready
* Strategy First When Integrating Social Media and Direct Marketing
* The ROI of Real-Time Marketing and PR
* An Alternative to Procurement
* The Art of the Checkin: From Location to Content to Brand
* 6 Lessons from 5 Companies That Use Social Media
* U.S. Paid Search Budgets Forecast To Rise 15%
* Email Resolutions You Can Keep February 14, 2011

Evolution of Search and its Engines

The first week of February saw a spate of claims and counter-claims traded between Google and Microsoft. At a Bing-sponsored event, Google accused Microsoft of cheating and copying its search results. Greenlight's Adam Bunn, director of SEO, takes a look February 10, 2011

First Friday Creative Tidbits

Okay ... for all creatives involved in visual communications, our First Friday creative tidbits this issue includes : * World class typography projects * What makes an enticing poster? * 7 Predictions for the Creative Community * Gent: Scheppende Stad * Hand-drawn Monograms * and several others. February 4, 2011

25-Grand for a new recycle icon

"Make Your Mark," is a nationwide design competition for a symbol that represents "bioplastics" creator of the recycling symbol, Gary Anderson will be among the judges -- the Designer of the winning symbol will receive $25,000. January 28, 2011

Creative Tidbits: February

Greetings February ... our 'Creative Tidbits' this time looks at some fun items in the visual communications world, including another look at Comic Sans! OH NO! But there's some other really good stuff too ... ten fresh idea-starters in all! January 28, 2011

Vector Art : Love Design

Most of you know by now that we love the DOVER collection of ready-to-use-art, and pictorial archives. If you frequent the Publishers' Warehouse loading dock, you've probably already seen some of the hundreds of full-page, downloadable samples we've stashed there. So, in celebration of our "Love Design" month, I've got an extra special treat for you -- vector files. January 28, 2011

Your Next Computer Will Be Virtual

Imagine a relatively inexpensive, light, thin-client device that accesses your data center from anywhere. Is this a dream? We've seen examples of this in science fiction for years. Well, folks, it's just around the corner! January 25, 2011

Marketing Update 1101-24

This Marketing Update gathers some significant articles published since late fall. Good reading for anyone in the marketing fields today... * Marketing Sense isn't the Same as Common Sense
* Why and How You Should Be Using Triggered Email
* Connecting Rings and Bricks to Clicks
* 3 Ways to Create an Effective Content Strategy for Social Media Marketing
* 2011 Predictions for Agencies
* 3 Ways to Make Your Email More Social
* Say Hello to CAPTCHAs as Advertising
* How to Create a Social Media Ad Buy on a Budget ... and more January 24, 2011