19th Annual Designing Women THREE

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We continue the 19th Annual Designing Women edition surf with this third round of extraordinary designers.
* Jackie Matelski: Toast Ceramics simple, graphic design and comfort food
* Sweet C : Make a Chalkboard Effect in Photoshop
* The excellent hand lettering of Martina Flor
* Kerry Butters : Designing with words
* Katherine brings your: Soul To Call
* Ariane's Design Dimensionality
... and more to come! March 14, 2014

Claire Sells the talent behind Splot Designs & Glean Magazine

Light, fresh and opinionated -- Claire Sells, based in the UK, has been a practicing graphic artist for over a decade. Her specialties range from traditional, handdrawn illustration to digital vector art, design, layout, photography and even publishing. . . . Designing Women continues! March 14, 2014

Kia ora! That’s hello! from New Zealand

I'll bet that when Erika Pearce was a little girl, she was into everything! I'll be she ran somebody ragged just trying to keep up. That's the immediate feeling I get when cruising Erika's portfolio, website and Tumbler stream! And, she's a lot of fun! You should take a look and let me know! February 28, 2014

19th Annual Designing Women Two

March is "Women's History Month" and each year for the past nineteen years, we've celebrated with a guided tour of some of the best designing women we could find in the world. Some of these were actually sent in by readers, others were discovered online by staff. . Ladies and gentlemen, we present the 19th Annual Designing Women edition surf two :
* Gergana Plummer: You Don't Need A Computer
* Fanciful hand lettering we've seen before
* Eleanor Grosch long boards and a lot more
* Twenty-Five ways to love Jessica Walsh
* Lori dazzles you with happiness
* Andrea Kalfas
... and more to come! February 26, 2014

19th Annual Designing Women

March is "Women's History Month" and each year for the past nineteen years, we've celebrated with a guided tour of some of the best designing women we could find in the world. Some of these were actually sent in by readers, others were discovered online by staff. . Ladies and gentlemen, we present the 19th Annual Designing Women edition surf 1 :
* Elizabeth Manos
* Erin Jang : high above New York City
* Anne Willoughby
* Anna Sui Victorian cowboys or Warhol superstars
* Colette Calascione
* Amy Jo: Most Fun Portfolio
... and more to come! February 25, 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

Holiday Season Retail Therapy in Illustrations from Richard Solomon

So here we are in the throws of the holidays and while an estimated 28 million people will shop online on Black Friday* and Cyber-Monday*, we all can fondly remember, and celebrate the laughs and tears of holiday shopping! For five decades we've celebrated the "Miracle on 34th Street" style holiday shopping -- and thus enjoy this gallery of wonderful illustrations! November 20, 2013

Typography & Lettering Design inspiration found in vintage travel posters and tags TWO

Okay ... we're back with the second part of our vintage travel poster and label surf for the fonts festival . . . there is a lot of type, lettering and layout design learning to be found in these excellent collections from the past! You're gonna like these September 10, 2013

Typography & Lettering Design inspiration found in vintage travel posters and tags

Last month we presented vintage Tequila labels, and unique beer labels as a way of exposing yourself to new and different design concepts. This month we follow that series with one of our favorites -- vintage labels and tags from the travel industry. August 31, 2013

Portraits by Steve McCurry iPad App Now Available At No Cost

Here's a new app that showcases a collection of breathtaking images captured by famed photographer Steve McCurry. Supporting the iPads retina display, Portraits by Steve McCurry is available now in the App Store at no-cost. August 25, 2013