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Creative Update #167: design, illustration, and graphics around the world

Fred Showker's Creative Update

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:
creative inspiration #167 Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
creative inspiration #167 Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
creative inspiration #167 Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
creative inspiration #167 Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
creative inspiration #167 Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
creative inspiration #167 Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
creative inspiration #167 Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
creative inspiration #167 TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more ! March 31, 2014

Download 515 Commercial Use Free Fonts From MacAppware

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

Frozen nature painting amazing abstract designs into the ice floating on Lake Michigan

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice. That's what it is like in Lake Michigan where it is the coldest weather in decades. Water freezes the instant it comes in contact with the air. The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing. March 28, 2014

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters For The Digital Age, At Schick Art Gallery

The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012, an exhibition of advocacy posters by artists from around the world this spring. With topics ranging from environmental degradation to dirty politics to human rights, these posters are shrewd, visually compelling and often witty in their illustration of complex contemporary issues. March 27, 2014

19th Annual Designing Women FOUR

19th Annual Designing Women #3

Number FOUR is our final surf for this year's 19th Annual Designing Women edition. We wrap it up with these extraordinary visual creatives.
* Most Popular Social Media Sites Review: Why Women Are The Real Power
* Sarah Yates a.k.a. Faunagraphic duz Walls and all
* Fresh, fun, brilliant works of Amanda Grazini
* Gina Kiel illustration & spirit down under
* Cris Delara : NOT just pinups!
... and more! March 26, 2014

ColorTRUE app for photographers, designers, and prepress professionals mobile devices

The ColorTRUE app is for photographers, designers, and prepress professionals to use in mobile devices to calibrate and profile their tablet and mobile devices for accurate color matching. ColorTRUE includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. March 25, 2014

60 Seconds #310: Cinemagraphs are moving pictures... the evolution of the animated GIF

This entry was actually just a single blurb in an upcoming "Creative Update" for April, but I got fascinated with the process and decided to expand on it a bit. Once upon a time there were animated GIF files. (That's "gif" pronounced "jif") Today this simple process has evolved into the eye-popping technique now known as Cinemagraphy. I think you'll find this interesting ... March 24, 2014

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro Earns Featured Status on Mac App Store

Less than two weeks since Flixel Photos Inc. launched Cinemagraph Pro for Mac 1.0.1, the living photo creation software has achieved featured status on the Mac App Store where it's reached first in the photography category in over 50 countries - including US, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and China. The application is also first overall in 20 countries. March 24, 2014

Qwasian : The Hardest working man Photoshop, THREE

Continuing from the previous gallery of art by Qwasian Phillips, and Team Brinkz here are 30 more pieces from that will complete this update to Quasian's work. Through all this experience, note that producing cover after cover, all the type is still readable and telegraphic. Some of the custom lettering is a bit more difficult, but hey -- it's really tough to put out this much work, while keeping it all fairly different and fresh. Hats off to Qwasian, and keep up the great work! March 22, 2014

Qwasian : The Hardest working man Photoshop, TWO

Continuing from the previous gallery of art by Qwasian Phillips, and Team Brinkz here are 30 more pieces from The Photoshop 911 Gallery in the DTG Forums, and they keep on coming... Enjoy! March 17, 2014