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Graphite v9 may be the AutoCad killer you've been looking for

I've heard a lot of moaning and groaning that there are no decent AutoCAD-compatible programs for the Macintosh. But now Ashlar-Vellum is showing a pretty good release of Graphite version 9, their 2D/3D wireframe drafting program on both Mac and Windows. Graphite v9 precision CAD software includes a number of enhancements and new features. February 24, 2014

Solving the problem of organizing difficult information and data

Tap Zapp Software (Calgary, Canada) has rolled out the latest release of Tap Forms Organizer and Secure Database 2.0 for Mac on the Mac App Store. Tap Forms 2.0 for Mac is a sophisticated yet easy to use database app which helps you to keep all your important information well organized. February 22, 2014

Lyric's Marketing Tip #7 : Are You What They Like?

Once upon a time, someone said "You are what you eat" ... does that mean that the saying "You are what they LIKE" could be true? Sandy Wright-Hibbard of Lyric Marketing always comes up with such sage advice, The Design & Publishing Center and DTG Magazine are pleased to have Sandy on board for our 19th annual "Designing Women" edition to share this article! February 21, 2014

Valentine's coloring art pages on CD-ROM for young and old alike!

We promised we would be back with Valentine's sentiments ... here is a whole collection to download sending all our readers all our best Valentine's wishes! Coloring is a great way for young ones to learn. But some of those line drawings are quite elegant, and can be a rich experience for sparking ideas. These coloring books from Dover provide some excellent resource materials that are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go art for all ages February 14, 2014

Vintage Valentine's Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

We believe, vintage images evolk memories of by-gone days. Mostly created in the Victorian era, these collections illustrate high talent in simpler times -- when artists could afford to spend the time for such art. Now they are at your disposal for graphic design projects, cards or decorations. Even if you don't actually use any of the cuts, they'll provide some excellent resource materials that are copyright free. They're low cost, and provide the ready-to-go February 14, 2014

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