60-Second Window #300 : Junk Mail Names

You know you've made it when Google recognizes ghost names you made up a decade ago. But there's more to this story -- as I discovered one of my pseudo names from the past is a real live person! Yikes!!! July 24, 2013

July Creative Two, Too

June and July are brought to you by the letter J, so here, we've found some Jays for you. Along with that we continue the creative quest for cool stuff. Enjoy
* June and July are brought to you by the letter J
* Big JAY Alphabet art . . . personalized prints
* Jays poster for JULY
* Pen Tool Cheat Sheet, techniques : 'Zen of the Pen'
* Extraordinary Pen Tool Work :: Marcus Vinicius
* Talent Spotters: Lincoln School of Art & Design
* Design Studio course explores social issue
. . . and more! July 2, 2013

Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints

More great lettering in this Creative update, along with a designer with a cause, children's graphics and even Google now pays homage to Saul Bass!
* Metamorphosis Urban Revitalization Mural Design Transforms A Public Space
* Anthony Nolan Connects the Dots in Identity package
* The National Design Award Winners Announced
* A lesson about designing ugly PowerPoints
* Patricia got us going on and on and on
* Like Minded Studios . . . Wow
* Rebranding olive oil
... and more ! July 2, 2013

Design, Typography & Graphics News for JULY 2013

Table of Contents : What's here:
* 01 Greetings to JULY . . .
* 02 Let me send you some free Design books :
* 03 July Creative Two, Too
* 04 Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints
* 05 Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference
* 06 Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness
* 07 Karen negotiates for a salary in a design position at a design firm
* 08 Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated?
* 09 Turn Gigantic Print Reference Content into Lightweight Apps
* 10 Customize the Way You Display
* 11 Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013
* 12 Ji Lee: bubbles to words to pictures to books . .
* 13 Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing
* 14 Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics
* 15 Marketing Update : Charts, Videos, Banners, and Mix Thoroughly
* 16 Publishing Update - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions
* 17 Next Month : AUGUST is BACK TO (DESIGN) SCHOOL
* Final words from the Editor July 1, 2013

Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference

For years, we've followed all kinds of sources for vintage art, and it's still very much in style to feature selections your the web. For years, the Publishers' Warehouse has shared literally thousands of these images, along with samples from the Dover book colleciton of public domain images. One of the favorite sources for 'vintage' art are labels, cards and posters from the 18th century. Here's we're going to look at my favorites from the world of cigar labels. Enjoy! June 29, 2013

Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing

Is there anything that is more American than Marketing? How are your July 4th marketing activities going? Summer's hot, people are in a spending mood, they're traveling and you're in the driver's seat, here is the latest marketing update :
* Three Powerful Ways to Measure the Impact of Your Email Marketing
* 7 steps to better communicating your brand's story
* The mindset that makes online marketing work
* Q&A: Paul Holmes and the future of PR
* 7 traits of a solid PR professional
* Can Marketers and Data Get Along?
* Beef up your boilerplate
... and more June 24, 2013

Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics

Summer is your chance to make some progress on marketing and brand recognition so you'll be ready when the heavy fall and holiday season hits. To get your juices flowing now, here is the latest marketing update :
* A century of marketing media and measurement: The evolution of the 'growth hacker'
* Tracking what matters: A new mindset for evaluating PR
* Why lead nurturing is like hosting a dinner party
* 5 emerging social networks PR pros must know
* The science behind colors in marketing
* What is multichannel marketing?
... and more June 17, 2013

Customize the Way You Display

Your photography is a unique reflection of who you are as an artist and as a person. The way you display your art can be almost as important. Writer and author Chris Garrett shares some ideas that will get your art noticed June 13, 2013

Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013

We're really digging Procreate. This app for iPad is widely recognised by illustrators and artists as the most advanced creative app available -- now they've won acoveted Apple Design Award at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
photographic over painting June 12, 2013