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Ilene Strizver : The hardest working woman in the Typography biz

Folks, meet Ilene Strizver, dsigner, type designers, and the hardest working woman in the Typography biz February 26, 2016

60 Seconds #329 : 10 Ways to BREAK the Creative Block for designers, illustrators, writers

If you think you've got the creative block, don't think you're alone. We all get it, and we all have to break it. I've been doing this for nearly half a century. During my seminar days, the creative block was one of the most popular questions from attendees. "Fred, how do you get creative ideas?" ... "How can I break writer's block?" Everyone has his or her favorites. These have proven over the years to work... try'em out next time you're stuck for a story, a drawing, and ad concept or anytime you need a creative jumpstart. February 24, 2016

21st Annual Designing Women Celebration: New finds, old friends, remarkable designing women

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Welcome to the 2016 Designing Women edition, celebrating Women's History Month. This will be our 21st year of celebrating, and it continues to be one of our favorite editions, because we get to meet so many wonderful artists, designers, illustrators and photographers. Hope you enjoy this year's line-up, and don't forget to send in your portfolio, or nominations!

  • Lucia Bustamante designing diversity
  • TypeTalk: Most Notable Fonts of 2015
  • An obsession with Grids
  • Karina Mosqueda
  • and more to come!
February 23, 2016

This is one of the last sites where you will not be stalked ... it's time to protect yourself from cookies

The web has become a very dangerous place to play. If you're not monitoring and managing your cookies, then you're at risk. Tracking and stalking has become so widespread the Design Center and DT&G is probably one of the only sites left that do not stalk our readers. Where you surf is your business, and your private information is not for sale. Maybe it's time to protect yourself. February 18, 2016

At last, powerful 2D and 3D, world class CAD for Macintosh

One of the disappointing things about the world of Mac is the blatant abscence of cad software. If you wanted to get anywhere in industrial design, drafting, fabricating or related manufacturing, you're going to have to get Autocad and Solidworks for Windows. These companies own you. They charge thousands for the software, and they bleed you for thousands more for the annual upgrade. That may be changing. February 17, 2016

Better story telling and visual flow using StoryBoard Artist

Storyboarding is and art, no matter if it's for video, cinema, comic books or other visual sequentials. If you're writing and producing TV spots, educational films, or other promotional motion pictures then Storyboard Artist is an essential! February 15, 2016

Hamilton Wood Type and UW-Madison Libraries partner to preserve and expand access to Silver Buckle Press

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The new year will usher in a new collaboration aimed at advancing the Wisconsin Idea and preserving a treasured piece of University of Wisconsin–Madison history. Beginning in January, the UW–Madison Libraries launch a partnership with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum to house and care for the Libraries’ historic Silver Buckle Press and its collection. February 11, 2016

Designers' Concern : Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat

Intellectual property theft affects all areas of design and development and the internet has helped it increase dramatically over the past decade. All designers have felt the ping of anger when discovering your client's design used illegally. With many products and licensed products, it's an epidemic -- global theives stealing, duplicating and hawking anything to make a buck! This was sent by the FBI for all to read February 10, 2016

Fresh, festive font favorites for all seasons of graphic design projects

Best selling fonts in February 2016

I know -- to a graphic designer, there's nothing better than fresh fonts to bring meaning, tone and mood to any visual communication design project. Remember that the font you use is the voice of your communication. There are so many fonts out there these days, that a design professional should never need to use the same font twice. Well, that may be a bit of a stretch -- but with our February fonts selection, I think you'll have some distinctive graphic design solutions with real voice! Have fun . . . February 9, 2016

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 1, 2016