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19th Annual Designing Women THREE

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We continue the 19th Annual Designing Women edition surf with this third round of extraordinary designers.
* Jackie Matelski: Toast Ceramics simple, graphic design and comfort food
* Sweet C : Make a Chalkboard Effect in Photoshop
* The excellent hand lettering of Martina Flor
* Kerry Butters : Designing with words
* Katherine brings your: Soul To Call
* Ariane's Design Dimensionality
... and more to come! March 14, 2014

Softimage Artists can now Crossgrade to LightWave 11.6 Software (special offer)

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to "Join the Rebellion" and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD). March 13, 2014

Malika Favre : negative space design excellence

The first thing that impressed us about Malika Favre is her innate talent of boiling lots of visual information into the sublime essence for communications. The second thing that occurred to us was -- she's probably one of the most ripped-off designers of all times! Designing Women field trip! March 12, 2014

Create the mascot for the 2016 Lillehammer Olympics

Take part in the global competition on Facebook -- follow the link and Design the Olympics mascot for the 2016 Lillehammer Olympics! On the exact date celebrating the two year to go countdown Lillehammer 2016 has opened their international mascot design competition. March 11, 2014

Creative Graphic Design: March, Women's History, almost spring

It's March, and our Women's History Month looks at creativity in many different ways ... Designing Woman Kerry Butters sets the creative pace with her insightful piece on common logo mistakes - then Amanda Clark points the desingers' finger at fonts .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
* Award-Winning Mobile Video Coaching App Dartfish Express for iOS7
* 5 motion graphic design trends for every video editor
* Typography cheat sheet: The big mistakes to avoid
* The simple science to good storytelling
* Typing type: The font war for bloggers
* 6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design
* Global design trends
... and more ! March 4, 2014

Publishing Update 1403 : Is digital really greener than paper?

We haven't had a publishing update in some time. Most have been moved into our marketing, web, or media updates. Publishing is not dead, and even though most people these days think publishing means Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr -- but seriously, there's more to it than that . . .
* Media study reveals preferred methods of delivery for different messages
* Ready to bust some print and paper myths?
* Is digital really greener than paper?
* The Power of Paper -- literally
* Make your content matter
-- and more ... March 3, 2014

Rare talents of KJun of rare, magical, fantasy paintings

During our March and April "Women's History Month" we like to go back and revisit some of the rare talents we met years ago -- just to see how they're doing. This young talent in Seoul, South Korea caught our attention several years ago -- and we've been captivated ever since. This kind of special talent deserves a new visit every few years . . . hopefully there will be many more to come! March 1, 2014

Women's History Month Marches into March

Every year we discover new history and new historic references surrounding Women's History Month. This time I dug into the heroines of the 2nd World War, particularly that image of the strong, iconic bicep-flexing Westinghouse poster image of "Rosie the Riveter"! You thought Norman Rockwell created her, but he didn't . . . and we've got lots more about that era in a very special video presentation to celebrate this year :: our 19th Annual Women's History Month edition! Please enjoy! March 1, 2014

Shaderific now supports iOS 7, 64-bit and anaglyph 3D rendering

Gryphos GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) has released Shaderific version 3.1, a major update of its OpenGL ES 2.0 shader development application for iOS. Shaderific provides the full range of shader development with the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) on tablet computers and mobile devices. Vertex and fragment shader code can be created, edited and compiled on the device and all changes are visible instantly. There is no need to use a personal computer (laptop or desktop) in the shader development process anymore. March 1, 2014

Kia ora! That’s hello! from New Zealand

I'll bet that when Erika Pearce was a little girl, she was into everything! I'll be she ran somebody ragged just trying to keep up. That's the immediate feeling I get when cruising Erika's portfolio, website and Tumbler stream! And, she's a lot of fun! You should take a look and let me know! February 28, 2014