This could be the most important drawing software since Adobe Illustrator

Artboard 2 for the Mac is a full-featured drawing software to create crisp vector graphics and layered illustrations. For the versatility and price, we're thinking this could be the next generation's Illustrator -- at a fraction of the cost, without being held hostage! June 27, 2016

Patina Painting App for Mac Relaunched with New Features

Patina, which is useful for making simple drawings and sketches, as well as for doing basic image editing tasks, had the highest user rating among the top 10 most downloaded free apps in the Graphics & Design category in the Mac App Store. June 21, 2016

PSMania yet another image editor for photo enthusiasts

Perfect for photo enthusiasts, PSMania allows anyone to apply fun and interesting image processing effects on their photos and images. There are more than thirty different image filters to choose from, and most offer a slider to instantly adjust the filter parameters in real time. Best of all, you can see the effect in live video mode. It is so easy-to-use and no learning is needed June 17, 2016

Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire

We ran across Laura again quite by accident, but thought for some reason we had met her before -- which we had -- we featured her in 2013. Low and behold we catch back up with her and discover she's continuing as one of the masters of lettering fonts in the world! Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Lura Worthington . . . . April 29, 2016

We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Yuko Shimizu -- a Japanese illustrator and instructor at The School of Visual Arts based in New York City -- her awesome works are truly world class! April 28, 2016

A Pictorial tour of women's fashions in history

There's nothing better than historic reference for graphic design, illustration and art inspiration and idea sourcing. These books are inexpensive, but offer a huge opportunity to explore. Besides, I've included a pile of free sample files to get you started! April 27, 2016

TypeLab, Tours and More Offer Creative Interactive Learning Opportunities at Typographics Festival

The Typographics festival brings you the opportunity to participate in a variety of learning programs that inspire innovative and creative thinking about typographic design. The festival at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers a variety of workshops, type-centric tours -- meet and greet with movers and shakers in typography! April 26, 2016

21st Annual Designing Women: video, illustration, packaging and more

Designing Women Surf

Again we're back with another surf to meet some outstanding women in the fields of graphic design! You're gonna love Sara's video -- and Sue's posters, so follow along and have a great time!

  • Jennifer Dickert : Altered Context
  • Nicole Miller-Wong : minimalism
  • Sue Murphy : a matter of fact
  • ZSO speaks for herself
April 19, 2016

Graphics : Making animated GIF files just became a lot easier!

You'll remember, some time ago we told you about Cinemagram, a simple program that makes animated GIF files (Pronounced "jif"). Now, they're even easier -- and fun! Gifstory is a new GIF Camera and Editor developed for iOS devices. April 18, 2016

The first immersive photo chat in real time: Photonomie

How many times have you really wanted to do an animated GIF but just didn't want to take the time with shots and frames and clutzy software? Here's onee, though, that makes it easy -- once the graphic design community understands what this app really is, there'll be a revolution of ideas flooding the market. Better check it out! April 13, 2016