Product labeling and packaging study for inspiration and design ideas

One of the best ways to learn and practice design, typography and illustration is to emulate (not "copy") the works of others. Like this collection of wonderfully unique and rare bottles and bottle labels for Tequila! Here are designs you probably won't find in your local stores . . . enjoy! July 29, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Four

Now we continue our quest for creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month. Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition continues with :
* Poster champ : Traci Edwards
* Jenny Schmid : Battle of Everyouth
* Yani Arabena: Inspired Calligraphy & Lettering
* Timeless Graphic Design of Cipe Pineles 1910 - 1991
* Dimitra Tzanos: Fresh of the Fresh
* Sarah Hartwig: multidisciplin design
* Yiying Lu: Amazement
* Clotilde Olyff cool fonts, typography presence
* Iran : Visions from Rashin Kheirieh
* Fresh talent from El Salvador
... and more to come! March 30, 2013

12 rules for designing remarkable covers

From time to time, our friends out at Shweiki Media produce some tutorials and articles to help their printing clients get more bang for their bucks. We're lucky that when they author these files, they send them to me for DTG readers! Consider this, the next time you have a cover to design March 21, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Three

Now we continue our quest for creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month. Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition continues with :
* We lost Katie McClure ???
* Women In Design Video
* GM Damsels of Design (with video)
* USA : Erin Jang
* Poster Children
... and more to come! February 27, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Two

Now we continue our quest for creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month.
Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition kicks off with :
* Gender Disparities in the Design Field
* Linn Olofsdotter : an eye for detail
* strawberryLuna : Female Designers
* The magic of Katie Daisy
* WOW : Birdwatching
... and more to come! February 26, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Celebration

18th Annual Designing Women edition of DTG Magazine Each year we take great relish and pleasure in discovering creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month. This year, our 18th, the social networking scene has taken over, and now, we've been discovered because it would appear that everyone and their brother has a "Designing Women" edition. But we've found a few fabulous women designers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and other social networking channels that we feel deserve to be celebrated!

Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition kicks off with :
* Original screen prints of the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective posters
* The Role of Women in Design | 12 Designers – 12 Opinions
* Louise Ormerod : Gender Disparities in Graphic Design
* Interviewing Women in Web Design Around the World
* 5 Women Designers You Should Know About
... and more to come! February 25, 2013

National Job Growth Echoes That of Graphic Designers Over Next 10 Years

Smartpress.com has announced a link between the national job market growth and that of the graphic design industry; both slated to expand between 13 and 14 percent over the next 10 years. As the demand for quality graphic designers continues to increase, Smartpress.com offer value tips from the nation's leading experts in new infographic. December 19, 2012

Photoshop Tutorial: Festive Postcard ready to print!

Ainsley Bevis shares this Photoshop tutorial to help you learn how to make a Christmas theme print-ready postcard in Photoshop!you'll be designing the front and back of the postcard using various shapes and helpful methods -- as well as opportunities for customization! Print at home, or I've provided the 'work-n-turn' method for running quantity! Have fun. December 2, 2012

Secrets of Designing a good Logo

Over the years I've seen them all -- and from time to time, when I see someone giving out design advice online, I'll ask: where did you obtain your formal training? Many times, they'll confess they have no formal training. I recently followed a discussion in a Designer's forum about designing logos. A person asked the group to share their "secret tactics" ... here's what they said : November 28, 2012

Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!

Getting ready for the summer vacation and all of the cook-outs, receptions, parties and picknics going on, we were delighted when Ainseley Bevis sent in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial with lots of blends, gradients and vector cooking! June 25, 2012