Creative Update #167: design, illustration, and graphics around the world

by Fred Showker

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TypeTalk: Know Your Figures

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Today’s OpenType fonts provide designers with a broad range of options never before available in one font.
      One extremely useful, but often overlooked feature of some OpenType fonts is the availability of more than one style of numeral, which can provide practical and sophisticated options for setting dates and years, quantities, prices, measurements, and a lot more.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : Ilene Strizver writing for www.creativepro.com
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Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)

19th Annual Designing Women presents

fter three years of hard work, student accommodation and late-night library sessions, last summer I graduated from the University of Lincoln and prepared myself to enter the world of work.
      With a degree in Graphic Design under my belt, and terms spent learning web design, creating infographics and mastering Adobe Creative Suite, I was eager to break into the digital marketing industry.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : www.fourthsource.com
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Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons

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Here, we've found some very unique graphic design by Tim Boelaars
      Tim Boelaars is an independent graphic designer and illustrator from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tim specializes in icon, identity, logo, and packaging design, as well as illustration and art direction.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : www.timboelaars.nl
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Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest

19th Annual Designing Women presents

With a design titled 'Strive for the Top,' Mike Bahm has won the medal design competition for the upcoming 2014 Ontario ParaSport Games.
      A graphic artist from Colborne, Mr. Bahm’s design addresses the games theme by depicting three independent, upward-moving arrows, representing participants striving to rise to the top, or "raise the bar."
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : North Humberland News
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Stumbled into the profession of graphic design

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Dean Justice acknowledges he kind of stumbled into the profession of graphic design after buying a computer on QVC with a simple version of Adobe Photoshop.
      Then a friend from Atlanta who is a designer took him under his wing, so to speak, and taught him the intricacies of using colors and shapes and techniques to make a business card or brochure pop out and catch customers' eyes.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : www.ledger-enquirer.com
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Fred Showker

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