The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression

The Print and the Process is a book of ideas, thoughts, and techniques about our photographs and the process that leads us to the final image. (To be clear, it is not an instructional book about how to print your images.) In this beautiful book, David duChemin takes the reader behind the scenes on four distinct photographic projects December 27, 2012

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

In today's over-saturated media world, it's outstanding that someone still teaches these design principles. Young designers are getting their education from YouTube, tutorial pushers and tens of thousands of unqualified bloggers. Dr. Susan Weinschenk teaches you lessons of how people see and think -- important lessons for visual communicators and graphic designers. Learn them well. December 18, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Holidays

Creative inspiration is not always easy -- but it can come in the most unexpected forms and places. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Hurricane Sandy relief floods in from college student’s T-Shirt graphic
* Goodwill & Art Center College of Design Upcycling Collaboration
* UK’s first student type foundry is ‘font’ of knowledge
* Graphic designer to talk 'social change'
* Pedro Paulino's Portfolio
... and more ! November 30, 2012

Favorite Photography books

Everyone has a camera ... probably a digital camera or a cell phone. Most people I know who own iPhones have dropped their cameras in favor of the phone. Then, others have purchased more expensive, SLR or better, cameras and want to expand the range of their capabilities. Here's a new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . .
* The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
* Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography
* Create Your Own Photo Book, 1st Edition
* Great Photos - Simple Cameras
* Tone Poems - Book 1
... they also make great gifts for the photographer in your life! November 23, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Punk, Classic, Video

This issue was a lot of fun to put together -- there are some really great exhibitions going on -- and history prooves just as creative as today! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* New Exhibition Explores Influence Of Punk Movement On Art And Graphic
* Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver on Visceral Pleasures
* Students putting color back into drab Main Street building
* Behold, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
* Selling Design in 1942
... and more ! November 6, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : from Vignelli to PANTONE

Creativity can come when you least suspect it. These are extra juicy idea-starters! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* This is New York: Massimo Vignelli on Childhood, Discipline, and Design
* Legend: Harry Potter's Graphic Designers Launch Fine Art Prints
* GDUSA Reader Survey: Stock Imagery is a Designer's Best Friend
* PANTONE SkinTone Guide Launched for Matching Skin Tones
* A Deluge of Design
... and more ! October 30, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : something old, something new

Looking back ... then looking forward - for creative spirits, ideas and inspiration can be found anywhere. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* The Batman '66 Project: A Graphic Design Love Letter
* 10 Illustrations From The Dawn Of Graphic Design
* Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts
* Art in Miniature
* Flying colours
... and more ! October 23, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography

Creativity is always about the people ... we love meeting new creatives and pick up on some creative typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Destill - designer / illustrator Mike Harrison
* A 40-Minute Crash Course In Design Thinking
* TeX Writer for your iPad
* Dominique will wow you
* Buckley Typographics
... and more ! September 24, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : future history

During the Typography fest, we can find lots of great ideas that cry for great typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Designer Identifies The PANTONE Colors Of Superheroes
* The Future Isn't About Mobile; It's About Mobility
* Graphic Design before Graphic Designers
* OU Exhibit Celebrates Book Cover Design
* The History of Cooper Black
... and more ! September 17, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Deciphering Ideas

Creative expression is everywhere ... we roll into this year's Typography fest with lots of great ideas. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Attend or organize an in-person Portfolio Review with the Behance community.
* Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
* Edwin Tofslie's Apple Evolution Poster 2011
* Hop on the Designbuss with Erik Olovsson
* Wine and graphic design a perfect pairing
* Funding available for design, printing
* Behance Portfolio Reviews' photostream
* How is your IDEA PERCEPTION?
... and more ! September 1, 2012