CREATIVE: Spring brings fresh design and design students portfolios

It's spring and graphic design is busting out all over . . . this creative surf brought us tons of beautiful work, students, graphics shows and even a book about making alphabets. . . :
* Learn to "Draw Your Own Alphabets" by Hand With a Book by Graphic Designer Tony Seddon
* David Hillman, Google Creative Lab ECD & other leading creatives discuss
* Seniors display culmination of work throughout their college careers
* Students impress local night club owners with graphic design project
* Feast Your Eyes: Senior Graphic design students serve 'design stew'
* Rutgers publishing program trains writers and designers together
* Bop Design Announces Tips for Working with Graphic Designers
* Meet : Lavender & Honey for fresh eye-candy
* Brain Candy gives young designers a boost
* Graphic Design: Now in Production
... and more ! April 27, 2013

CREATIVE Tidbits : Valentine's Do It Yourself

And now for something totally different . . . for this creative surf, I thought it would be fun just to snoop around and see what kind of creative projects others are doing. We found a few :
* Do-It-Yourself: Quick and Easy Valentine's Projects
* Cupid's Arrow Valentine Printable Cupcake Wrappers
* Do It Yourself Valentines Day Wreath - Posted
* Do It Yourself Pixalated Valentines Card
* Valentine's Day Cards You Make Yourself
* Do-it-yourself Valentine garland
* Happy valentines day
* Valentines shirts!
* Be my Valentine
... and more ! January 29, 2013

Extraordinary gifts you'll make by hand

Books make great gifts, I think we can all agree. But you've heard the saying "teach a man to fish, you feed a village". These books teach you how to make some extraordinary gift items from paper objects to books, to cards. Arm yourself with these and you can make stunning gifts for everyone! :
* The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards
* 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form
* Painted Paper: Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards
* Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book
* Creative Cards: 40 Projects for Invitations, Cards, Gifts
* Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists
* Simple and Stunning : Handmade Art Nouveau Cards
* Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide
... and more ! October 30, 2012

The remarkable world of patterns

Designing patterns is difficult because of the intricate demand to detail, and the level of skill required to visualize how the finished pattern will evolve. Let's look at some accomplished pattern designers and see their secrets ... April 30, 2010