CREATIVE Tidbits : Valentine's Do It Yourself

And now for something totally different . . . for this creative surf, I thought it would be fun just to snoop around and see what kind of creative projects others are doing. We found a few :
* Do-It-Yourself: Quick and Easy Valentine's Projects
* Cupid's Arrow Valentine Printable Cupcake Wrappers
* Do It Yourself Valentines Day Wreath - Posted
* Do It Yourself Pixalated Valentines Card
* Valentine's Day Cards You Make Yourself
* Do-it-yourself Valentine garland
* Happy valentines day
* Valentines shirts!
* Be my Valentine
... and more ! January 29, 2013

2012 Facebook Timeline Award Winners

When Facebook went to the Timeline layout, people began to discover some awesome opportunities to express themselves in visual art. We jumped on board and began selecting the best from our followers and readers. So, here we present the winners from 2012! Hopefully, you'll be inspired to do something stunning and you'll win too. January 1, 2013

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

DTG News for October

01 Fred's 2012 famous fonts surfs
02 18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review
03 40 Free Macintosh (commercial) Fonts
04 Photoshop: 3D Typography in the Sky
05 Building patterns has never been this easy
06 Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards
07 New Gallo Fonts for Design & Crafts
08 12 Essential books for creative pros, freelancers
09 CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography
10 Fall Publishing Update
11 Marketing Update : promotions into fall
12 Sub Contracting can be profitable
13 Search for AMERICA'S NEXT AUTHOR
14 Did you see the Publishers' Warehouse?
15 &Else NEWS for the creative professional :
16 Pages of Fonts Fest Past :
17 October rolls on ... then it's November and the Holidays October 1, 2012

DTG News for July, 2011

Welcome to JULY [] Design Graduates of 2011 [] Photoshop Pen Tool Drawing Savvy [] Tutorial: Retouching skin in Photoshop [] Photoshop Madness: help those photos [] Feature: Allen Babbitt: Un-still Photography [] Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques [] Apps: Ancient Calligraphers on iPad [] Marketing Updates during June: [] Web Design Updates from June [] Media Updates from June: [] Will E-Books Become the Next Napster? [] High Performance Database Management [] AMAZING video about stolen Mac [] &Else - news, views, reviews, and else... [] Mailbag: Awesome video [] Mailbag: Letterpress is Like Violin Playing [] JULY: take photos, go places July 1, 2011

Design Graduates

This May and June many designers, illustrators, photographers and visual communicators will be graduating from design/art school. Here are a few who wrote in to share reflections with you. (AND our PRIZE WINNERS for May) May 31, 2011

DTG News for May, 2011

This month's DTG features [] Color me happy: emotions behind your design [] Photoshopping in the Rain [] Photoshop (actions) Madness [] color from the experts [] APPS: Do you have an iPad? [] COLOR Apps for Graphic Designers [] Social Technologies [] Creative Tidbits: Art is where you find it [] Business Apps [] Marketing Updates [] Media Marking tips [] Design Graduation ... and more ... May 1, 2011

INTERVIEW: Ryan Michael Kelly

At only 25, Ryan Michael Kelly is making a big stir in the realm of fashion photography. Already, the young photographer has snapped pics for clients inlcuding Men's Vogue, Vanity Fair Italia, Bloomingdales, Here's a great interview with Ryan, by LookBooks.com March 15, 2011