Creative Tidbits #231: Photos of Obama, Instagram magazines, moving type and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Cruising through the summer, we're finding all kinds of cool stuff that you'll enjoy! We particularly liked the photos from Pete Souza, and the Facebook spoofs! Enjoy

  • An Interview with President Obama's White House Photographer Pete Souza
  • 20 photography magazines that you should follow on Instagram
  • Typography Kit After Effects Templates
  • Here's some fun
June 21, 2017

Creative Tidbits #230: Classic Fonts Poster, Comic Sans replacement, 404 and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Of course we always like to watch the masters, and see what they are up to -- so I saw this Steven Heller piece and had to pass it along. The guys at Pushpin Studios have been at the top of the game for fifty years and we can all learn a lesson or two from them. We also mix it up a bit in this episode with a good fonts item and an essential web design resource. Have fun!

  • Philip Trautmann creates Fonts out of Passion.
  • How to design 404 pages for your web site
  • Alphabets to Go? Analog to digital?
June 14, 2017

Creative Tidbits #229: 36 Days of Type, Camera Shake, Netflix art of design and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Here we go into the summer of 2017, and I know many of you are taking extensive vacations, and will be traveling! Here are three good references that you'll enjoy this June. If you do travel and take a lot of photos, please send a few and share with DTG readers

  • Netflix: The Art of Design misses the point
  • 6 Poses You Can Use to Avoid Camera Shake
  • Shot Block: 36 Days of Type
June 7, 2017

Graphic Inspector Now Lets Users Choose Image Editing App

Zevrix Solutions comes with something newsworthy from time to time, but having run their product reviews for a decade, they STILL don't answer my calls, or support the Design Center! After 20 million pairs of eyes sent to them, this is the respect I get. Oh well, their Graphic Inspector 2.2, a feature update is noteworthy. June 6, 2017

Beautiful HD Wallpapers 20,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE (and they're all free!)

a web site and iPhone iPad app with wallpapers

I know you've had it with wallpaper sites, but when you can contain thousands of images to select in an app on the iPad or iPhone, it might be worth taking a look . . . check this out June 5, 2017

Creative Tidbits #228: Free Vectors, Tumblr Type, Creativity, Sketch and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

This issue focuses on essays that are important to the overall scheme of graphic design. But it's not all work and no play -- we got free vector art along with insights into a really fun drawing app that does other stuff too!

  • 20 Free Vector Pallet Wood Textures in AI, EPS & PNG Format
  • I didn’t know Sketch could do that!
  • Creativity on Demand
  • Stereotype Tumblr
April 25, 2017

Creative Tidbits #227: Free Fonts, logo tips, Fake News, Photoshop Ethics and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Here we go ... running a little late on this one, should have posted it last week! But hey, I'm just having too much fun with Designing Women and the spring of things! Here, follow along:

  • Light & Feather: 4 Free MockUps
  • 25 logo design tips from the experts
  • The strange story of the world's most famous logo
  • Art Nouveau and Ballpark style from
  • Fake News? Rethinking The Ethics Of Photoshop
April 15, 2017

Facebook Friends: Kay Johannes, Crystal Owen, Colette Bradford, Sharla Fell and Tory Gallery

As we flow into April, we've passed the first day of spring and we continue to highlight our Designing Women friends on Facebook. I'm really impressed with so many designers who lean toward the fine arts -- and of course a fine arts background makes for good graphic designers! This edition welcomes five friends -- we are pleased to introduce you to Designing Women on Facebook Kay Johannes Designing Women on Facebook Crystal Owen Designing Women on Facebook Colette Bradford Designing Women on Facebook Sharla Fell and Designing Women on Facebook Tory Gallery! Have fun visiting their works! April 5, 2017

Designing Women : Sisters Gulassa, Missy Meyer, Gemma O’Brien and Mahima Mahajan

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As we near the end of March, our field trip brings us from Vienna to Santa Cruz, from Phoenix to India and to world-class design studios of Designing Women! In this issue we visit Designing Women on Facebook Sisters Gulassa, Designing Women on Facebook Missy Meyer, Designing Women on Facebook Gemma O’Brien and Designing Women on Facebook Mahima Mahajan! Enjoy these and don't forget if you'd like to share your favorites, just let us know! March 22, 2017

22nd Annual Designing Women : Michela Picchi, Amanda Jane Jones and Amy Cox

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As we go along, we're picking up more and more talent to visit --and we've had several good nominations in the works. It's all about taking a broad look at this fresh and unique talent. Dear readers, I'd like to introduce you to Designing Women on Facebook Michela Picchi, Designing Women on Facebook Amanda Designing Women on Facebook Jane Jones and Designing Women on Facebook Amy Cox! March 21, 2017