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Eye-Catching: Making Pictures Stand Out in Print

How do you choose the right photo for a newspaper story, magazine article, or advertisement? It can be difficult to balance headlines, photos, and texts, so today we’re focusing on selecting the right images for storytelling. How do you make a photo really stand out on a page? Here are some tips to help you.
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Best Cool, Clever & Unique Billboards and Outdoor Advertising Part III

People drive by so many billboards in cities today–what does it take to get someone’s attention? Here’s Part III in a never-ending series with images and three new links, created in the past year, to other clever billboards.

42 Unique Billboards That Push the Advertising Envelope
15 Brilliantly Clever Billboard Ads
35 Cool Billboard Ads from Around the [...]

Think Your Rebrand Has What it Takes To Win?

Think you’ve done some outstanding rebranding work over the past year? In just a few days you can really see how your rebrand stacks up against the best of the best. The prestigious REBRAND 100® Global Awards are about to start accepting submissions for 2011. Winning one of these puppies is just about one of [...]

Designing a Logo - Part II

Whether you attended traditional graphic design school or an online degree program, logo design was most definitely covered. Still, it’s different when you get into the real world and have to design a logo that will sell the client’s company.
In the last post we discussed how to get started. Now that you have formulated your [...]

Designing a Logo: Part I

The outfit you decide to wear on your first day of graphic design school tells your classmates a lot about you.  It’s the first thing they see.  It represents you.
In the same sense, a logo tells a prospective client about a company, and it may be the only thing this client sees when flipping through [...]

Graphic Design School - Part II

Graphic Design School - Part II
You are confident that some form of training can help you land a job in this competitive market. But, you have a job. You have a family. You have something that prevents you from enrolling in a full-time, traditional program.  Enter the online program!  We are lucky enough to live in [...]

Starting Your Graphic Design Business: Part I

Learning the Biz
Graphic Design schools can sharpen your artistic talents, but what about your business acumen?  If starting a design business appeals to you, however, both sides of your brain need to be functioning.  In order to get You, Inc. off the ground, knowing the nuts and bolts of business ownership is just as essential [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful Portfolio - Part I

The Basics
At long last you’ve landed a job interview at a design firm. You’re excited, nervous, and worried all at the same time. You realize that part of the interview process hinges on presenting a strong portfolio. But where do you begin?
You’ve got lots of examples from projects while going to your graphic design college [...]

Famous Fonts for Graphic Designers and Web Designers

Famous Fonts for Fun
In conclusion of our font series we are putting the spotlight on some of the most recognizable fonts in the design world. If you ever want to mimic a certain font for fun or for a design project, these fonts can help you to do it.
Thanks to simplythebest.net for their wonderful compilation [...]

Graphic Design, Book Covers, and You - Part II

Reading a Book by Its Cover
The chance to produce art for a book cover is rare, but the essential thought processes and creative steps are very similar, if not identical, in the inventive process. In this series we actually try to read a book by its cover–to see if the design concept is successful or [...]

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