Design, Typography & Graphics News for JULY 2013

by Fred Showker

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 23, #7 ~ JULY

  1. Greetings to JULY . . .
  2. Let me send you some free Design books :
  3. July Creative Two, Too
  4. Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints
  5. Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference
  6. Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness
  7. Karen negotiates for a salary in a design position at a design firm
  8. Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated?
  9. Turn Gigantic Print Reference Content into Lightweight Apps
  10. Customize the Way You Display
  11. Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013
  12. Ji Lee: bubbles to words to pictures to books . .
  13. Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing
  14. Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics
  15. Marketing Update : Charts, Videos, Banners, and Mix Thoroughly
  16. Publishing Update - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions
  17. Next Month : AUGUST is BACK TO (DESIGN) SCHOOL

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Greetings to JULY . . .

Enjoy the month and do a bit of travel. Nothing broadens your creative perspective like travel. Watch in the next two weeks, we'll be launching our collection of antique, retro travel posters in the Gallery.

Let me send you some free Design books :

What does Freedom mean to you? WIN collectible graphic design, photography, Photoshop, web design books from our treasured collection just by telling us what freedom means to YOU.

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!

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 !

Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference

For years, we've followed all kinds of sources for vintage art, and it's still very much in style to feature selections your the web. For years, the Publishers' Warehouse has shared literally thousands of these images, along with samples from the Dover book colleciton of public domain images. One of the favorite sources for 'vintage' art are labels, cards and posters from the 18th century. Here's we're going to look at my favorites from the world of cigar labels. Enjoy! Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference

Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop when you need real color advice. It's July again, so we thought there should be some flag waving Photoshop content out there. Funny because little has changed. We did the FIRST "flag face" Photoshop tutorial back in the early 1990s, using Photoshop 3.5. Yup -- used a displacement map. YES, and if you ever wanted to put a flag on your lips, we've even got two of those! Here we go :
* Photoshop Tutorial: Creating a Real Looking Flag
* Photoshop Country Flag onto Lips Tutorial
* Nathan Grant did it best in Photoshop
* Tips: How To Photoshop Flags On Lips
* How to make A Realistic Flag
* Realistic Flag in Photoshop
* Paint a flag on a face
* Free Download HELL
* Painting the Wall
... and MORE Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness

Karen negotiates for a salary in a design position at a design firm

On one of those blue-sky days when everything is going your way, Karen, who had just graduated in industrial design, landed an internship with a small firm with great work and a wonderful studio overlooking the bay and the mountains beyond. What happens next only Ted Leonhardt can explain, in his continuing series

Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated?

In my pr and news feeds, the latest from the Association of Media & Publishing sent me an article called : Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated? The pad revolution is probably going to be the single savior of the publishing industry. Er, uh, maybe not. Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated?

Turn Gigantic Print Reference Content into Lightweight Apps

Katia Shabanova from Paragon Software Group, provides us with a substantial essay exploring what publishers entering the mobile market need to know: an introduction to how to turn gigantic print reference content into lightweight apps with cutting-edge features

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 Customize the Way You Display

Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013

We're really digging Procreate. This app for iPad is widely recognised by illustrators and artists as the most advanced creative app available -- now they've won acoveted Apple Design Award at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013

Ji Lee: bubbles to words to pictures to books . .

An interesting look at what jiLee has been up to! Ji Lee was listed as one of the 50 most influential designers in the US ... but his "Bubble" project is probably his best known . . . and now there's more in 'Word As Image'

Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing

Is there anything that is more American than Marketing? How are your July 4th marketing activities going? Summer's hot, people are in a spending mood, they're traveling and you're in the driver's seat, here is the latest marketing update :
* Three Powerful Ways to Measure the Impact of Your Email Marketing
* 7 steps to better communicating your brand's story
* The mindset that makes online marketing work
* Q&A: Paul Holmes and the future of PR
* 7 traits of a solid PR professional
* Can Marketers and Data Get Along?
* Beef up your boilerplate
... and more Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing

Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics

Summer is your chance to make some progress on marketing and brand recognition so you'll be ready when the heavy fall and holiday season hits. To get your juices flowing now, here is the latest marketing update :
* A century of marketing media and measurement: The evolution of the 'growth hacker'
* Tracking what matters: A new mindset for evaluating PR
* Why lead nurturing is like hosting a dinner party
* 5 emerging social networks PR pros must know
* The science behind colors in marketing
* What is multichannel marketing?
... and more Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics

Marketing Update : Charts, Videos, Banners, and Mix Thoroughly

Marketers now have to match design to the task of pitching up and against the competition... will big data be the trick? We don't know, but here's the latest marketing update :
* Marketing research chart: New email marketing developments for 2013 Marketing Sherpa
* 7 Digital Marketing Strategies Made Better Through an Integrated Marketing Platform
* Efficiency and integration critical for effective content marketing
* 4 laws every PR professional should know for a crisis
* 5 Ways Direct Mail Shines in Multichannel Marketing
* Use customer testimonials in advertising
* Are banner ads useful? Research says yes
* Generate leads with video marketing
... and more Marketing Update : Charts, Videos, Banners, and Mix Thoroughly

Publishing Update - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions

As we move into June publishing has mixed news from the death knoll to new profits and opportunities -- keeping print relevant, serif vs sans, comeback for magazines and more . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Why printers must ask themselves, 'Is my business irreplaceable?'
* Smarter direct mail: Advances in print that can boost ROI
* How print stays relevant in a digital world
* Survey: Dramatic Q1 plunge in print profits
* The final battle between serif and sans
* Web sparks print comeback for magazines
* Print delivers your message
* Paper is eco-friendly and more ...

Next Month : AUGUST is BACK TO (DESIGN) SCHOOL

Yes, it's our annual "Back to (DESIGN) School" issue, where you get to WIN some of our valuable prizes by sharing with DTG readers...
What have you learned? About Design? About Photography? About Art and Graphics share what you've learned with DTG readers...
* Your favorite lesson in design
* Your favorite lesson in art, graphics or Photoshop
* Graphics or design lessons you DID NOT learn in school
* What you would teach new designers today
* Books: Your favorite art or design BOOK (Why?)
* Books you got but were disappointed in (Why?)
* Books: your favorite author (Why?)
All you have to do is click the link and share your knowledge... What you know could win you prizes...

July to August... on the road... taking care
      As we move through July and into August, we've got a scattered schedule, in-town, out-of-town, and so forth. So, articles will be appearing as we finish them. August launch may be delayed, but not but a day or so.

If you are out and about, traveling this summer, please do be careful... watch your self and your stuff. Keep a close eye on your laptop, your bags, camera, and kids. Keep them all safe and return yourself safe and sound from vacation... to enjoy good times through July and August -- enjoy the show.

July is also brought to you by "Red, White & Blue"
GO ... because July is Independence month

And, as for this month, well, you've already wasted a perfectly good hour reading the DTG newsletter. Hopefully all is not wasted and you've gained at least one helpful tidbit of info.Thanks for reading...

Friends, we can't run this show without YOUR help. Tell us what YOU do best... show us a thumbnail or two. Let's talk . . . I'm looking forward to a wonderful Summer with you!

Thanks for reading...

Fred Showker

      Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine Parting words for JULY as we contemplate our freedoms...
      "Everything that is really great and inspiring
        is created by the individual
            who can labor in freedom."
                - Albert Einstein . . . .


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