FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory

For you video producers out there, here's an awesome package from the folks at FX Factory that brings interactive, animated frosted glass to your tool box in Final Cut Pro X. Some really unique transitions and markers here. January 25, 2014

Vintage Thanksgiving Vignettes for Designers and Illustrators

Happy Thanksgiving . . . we're enjoying all the art and style from many past Thanksgivings, and featuring this collection of copyright free art for the holiday season. There's a treasure trove of great inspiration for designers, illustrators, crafts people, scrapbookers, and other creatives available out there. . . please enjoy November 28, 2013

What do Hand-Held 3D Scanning, Russia and Napoleon have in common?

3D scanning technology is getting better and better, and we really enjoy seeing new applications -- like this brief look at the place where Napoleon met his match, and how Artec and 3D scanning are revolutionizing the field of archeology October 10, 2013

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

Best books for learning Design, Typography & Graphics

Graphic Design School

Each year I like to do a round-up of the design books we've reviewed -- but this year is different. There have been so few published I'm including several from previous years. While the digital book, ebook and Kindle books have become hugely popular -- when it comes to learning graphic design, printed books still have the most power for learning. Buy any (all) of these, and you'll automatically know more than most other designers in your market. July 29, 2013

Customize the Way You Display

Your photography is a unique reflection of who you are as an artist and as a person. The way you display your art can be almost as important. Writer and author Chris Garrett shares some ideas that will get your art noticed June 13, 2013

WebCode: drawing app for web developers that generates code

This is one of the innovative products we've seen. Developers in Bratislava, Slovakia have released WebCode, a new vector drawing app that instantly generates JavaScript Canvas, CSS HTML or SVG code. April 25, 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

Artlandia Brings SymmetryMill to Google SketchUp for Live 3D Pattern Texturing

As you know, Artlandia is one of our favorite developers of software for Illustrator and Photoshop. And, all along, it's been a nasty relationship between Adobe and Google Sketchup. But now, Artlandia's awesome new plug-in makes Artlandia's cloud-based pattern design editor SymmetryMill available as an interactive texture editor in Google's SketchUp! 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