July Creative Two, Too

June and July are brought to you by the letter J, so here, we've found some Jays for you. Along with that we continue the creative quest for cool stuff. Enjoy
* June and July are brought to you by the letter J
* Big JAY Alphabet art . . . personalized prints
* Jays poster for JULY
* Pen Tool Cheat Sheet, techniques : 'Zen of the Pen'
* Extraordinary Pen Tool Work :: Marcus Vinicius
* Talent Spotters: Lincoln School of Art & Design
* Design Studio course explores social issue
. . . and more! July 2, 2013

Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints

More great lettering in this Creative update, along with a designer with a cause, children's graphics and even Google now pays homage to Saul Bass!
* Metamorphosis Urban Revitalization Mural Design Transforms A Public Space
* Anthony Nolan Connects the Dots in Identity package
* The National Design Award Winners Announced
* A lesson about designing ugly PowerPoints
* Patricia got us going on and on and on
* Like Minded Studios . . . Wow
* Rebranding olive oil
... and more ! July 2, 2013

Creative inspiration . . . May Creative Update #3

More great lettering in this Creative update, along with a designer with a cause, children's graphics and even Google now pays homage to Saul Bass!
* The Senior Graphic Design Exhibit hilghlights culmination of student artwork
* Graphic design artist gives beauty to pro-life cause; voice to the unborn
* Geekwire award hopefuls say : We create killer infographics
* Google's doodle tribute to graphic designer Saul Bass -- a video you do NOT want to miss:
* Kid's stuff with Nate Williams
... and more ! May 28, 2013

Fonts & Illustration . . . May Creative Update #2

The creative quest takes us now into some major cool type, typography and lettering arenas from the Letter Cult to some rather special (FREE) revival fonts:
* The Art & Science of Kerning according to Igino Marini
* Julian Hansen "So You Need A Typeface"
* Printing demonstrations in Pictures
* John Hendrix loves to draw
* The Letter Cult
... and more ! May 21, 2013

Spring Creative . . . May Creative Update #1

Spring is now in full swing and cool stuff is busting out all over -- much of which is driven by senior design classes and design school graduates. This creative surf takes us to places we've been, and some new digs yet discovered. . . :
* Meet Illustrator David Seguin : Put on a real face
* Zhikharev Eduard bends reality with digital art
* Colin Johnson of great detail, large and small
* The Fascinating World of Don Carson
* Brazilian Branding with Adilson
... and more ! May 14, 2013

CREATIVE: Spring brings fresh design and design students portfolios

It's spring and graphic design is busting out all over . . . this creative surf brought us tons of beautiful work, students, graphics shows and even a book about making alphabets. . . :
* Learn to "Draw Your Own Alphabets" by Hand With a Book by Graphic Designer Tony Seddon
* David Hillman, Google Creative Lab ECD & other leading creatives discuss
* Seniors display culmination of work throughout their college careers
* Students impress local night club owners with graphic design project
* Feast Your Eyes: Senior Graphic design students serve 'design stew'
* Rutgers publishing program trains writers and designers together
* Bop Design Announces Tips for Working with Graphic Designers
* Meet : Lavender & Honey for fresh eye-candy
* Brain Candy gives young designers a boost
* Graphic Design: Now in Production
... and more ! April 27, 2013

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