Best books for learning Design, Typography & Graphics

Graphic Design School

Each year I like to do a round-up of the design books we've reviewed -- but this year is different. There have been so few published I'm including several from previous years. While the digital book, ebook and Kindle books have become hugely popular -- when it comes to learning graphic design, printed books still have the most power for learning. Buy any (all) of these, and you'll automatically know more than most other designers in your market. July 29, 2013

Jordan Rudess brings musical apps to the iPad or iPhone that WOW the world

I know that many of you are musicians or involved with audio production in some form or another. These apps are the ultimate for anyone even slightly interested in music . . . Jordan Rudess is the icon of the biz! Enjoy . . .
* Immerse yourself in the wonders of a visual/audio experience like no other!
* SampleWiz inputs, outputs, generates, samples simultaneously
* MorphWiz is the second app to bear the Jordan Rudess name
* Tachyon - unique musical expressive power for iPad
* Aurora Sound Studio makes great music on your iPad
* Geo Synthesizer : all that is good in synth
Rock on, baby! July 28, 2013

NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave - capture motion for 3D rendering

You may wonder how they create such realistic motion and movement in today's computer generated graphic characters? They capture it from live subjects of course. And that technology is ever increasing in accuracy and sophistication. Powerful new cost-effective Microsoft Kinect based motion retargeting system allows users to easily capture, adjust and retarget motion to 3D objects and characters July 27, 2013

Leading Photo and Video Pioneer Expands Retail With Cube 3D

3D Systems announced today that B&H Photo began selling 3D printers online and at its Manhattan superstore on 9th Avenue and 34th Street. The Cube® 3D Printer is immediately available in the store for $1,299. July 26, 2013

Lightwave : Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering

LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6 -- Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more July 26, 2013

Creative Graphic Design: Harry Potter design, HOW Design, UCLan Graphic Design, and Awards

We're rolling into the school season with Back to Design School, here are some great inspirations and idea starters to get you moving to September . . .
* Meet The Duo Behind The Graphic Design Wizardry Of "Harry Potter”
* The Next Closest Thing to HOW Design Live
* The first issue of Container 'magazine'
* Talent Spotters: UCLan Graphic Design
* New - Xara Page & Layout Designer
* Jamie wins top national award
... and more ! July 25, 2013

Modern Photo Editor for iOS: Full Resolution Image Editing to 8 MP

Indie developer Jeffrey Sun brings you the Modern Photo Editor 1.7.1 for iOS, an update to his powerful, full resolution, image editing app, which is one of the few apps of its kind capable of processing and saving photos shot at full resolution on the iPhone's 8-megapixel, iSight camera. July 24, 2013

Package Central Is Updated to Support Adobe InDesign CC

Everything changes, so Zevrix has to keep up ... they have upgraded their Package Central 1.7, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. July 23, 2013

Tiffen Photo fx Ultra Wins a Highly Coveted TIPA Award

The Tiffen Company today announced its iPad app, Tiffen Photo fx Ultra v5, has been named "Best Mobile Photo App of 2013" by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association. Tiffen Photo fx Ultra v5 allows users to simulate many popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, natural light, and photographic effects directly from their iPads and share via Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, email and more. July 22, 2013

Creative Graphic Design: Sagmeister Happy Show, Design for Good, Awards and more

Hope you've had a great summer, as many of us continue back into the school season, here are some great inspirations and idea starters for August . . .
* Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show Is at the Chicago Cultural Center
* 'Revel on the Block' promotes creativity, community and local business
* Students Recognized by 'Design for Good' Project
* Winners of SEGD Global Design Awards 2013
* Trust me, you’re not a graphic designer
* Contemporary Arts Museum gets graphic
... and more ! July 19, 2013