DTG : Design, Typography & Graphics for May 2014

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 24, #5 ~ May
01. MAY 2014 ... Mother's Day, design graduates get a fresh start...
02 Photoshop Madness : Tutorials and more for color, palettes, brushes and more
03 Tutorial: Create a Colorful Ribbon Flag in Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop
04 21 awesome illustration insights for Spring & Play from the Richard Solomon Agency
05 60 Seconds #311: A Font called Pinto makes a great Happy Easter Card
06 Earth Day Art, Crafts, Education for creatives of all ages
07 Creative Tidbits #168: Direct Mail Brilliance, Ellen's Selfies and Jon Sueda
08 Creative Tidbits #169: Proper punctuation, testing fonts in ID, and Global Design Trends
09 Creative TidBits #170: Designers Ed Benguiat, Alexander Isley and Michael Bierut
10 Creative TidBits #171: Design with Type, design icons, and exhibition graphics
11 Marketing: Mobile Trends, Understand Buyers, LinkedIn Success Secrets, Big Data and more
12 Marketing: Changing Trends, Rebranding, Marketing Budgets,
... Effective Video and the perfect email subject line
13 Marketing: March Madness, Spring promos, looking ahead to the future, Twitter tactics
14 Clone yourself ... double billable time
15 How Digital Calligraphy Can Improve Your Ugly Handwriting
16 &Else
17 Brought to you by the Color Purple and the Letter M May 1, 2014

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Transparency Handling in TIFF

 LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Transparency Handling in TIFF The latest release of LinkOptimizer (4.8.11,) is a compatibility update to the popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. April 24, 2014

Creative TidBits #171: Design with Type, design icons, and exhibition graphics

A good graphic designer can design anything. It's really not about the software or the tools or this or that publication. It's really the art and skill of cutting through all the noise to find the essence of the subject -- and then being able to organize the best representations of that subject into a singular message. So it's true of type, typography and graphics like icons and even huge, monumental spaces. Thus this edition brings you creative 2013 An introduction to the principles of typography through letterpress, and creative 2013 selectively choosing the right icons, then creative 2013 Designing Exhibition graphics!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 21, 2014

Creative TidBits #170: Designers Ed Benguiat, Alexander Isley and Michael Bierut

Learning from others is always an effective way to jump-start our creative juices. But the web is raft with images that give inspiration with little or no real substance. It's always a thrill to hear from the legends who truly leave a mark on the graphic design profession. So, today's edition is "Famous legends Day" and here are three you'll enjoy: creative 2013 Ed Benguiat shares some of his stories in a wonderful Vimeo, and creative 2013 we get a brief glimpse into the talent of Alexander Isley, AIGA Medal winner ... and speaking of typography, designer, writer and typographer creative 2013 Michael Bierut shows us Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 15, 2014

Zevrix PDF Checkpoint Now Can Convert Colors of PDF Documents

Zevrix Solutions has updated their PDF preflighting and conversion automation product. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal program for users who need fast, affordable and easy-to-use software for efficient PDF workflows February 26, 2014

African American Artists & Designers for 2014, Part 2

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free -- follow along : Black History Month One on One: Exploring the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Black History Month Worldwide Graphic Design: How Different Nationalities Design Black History Month Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful - Live Unchained Black History Month Carry my heart ... it's too heavy for me Black History Month Neourbian Art for the Masses Black History Month Patrick Amara
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

Black History Month 2014 Design Center special

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free "Black History Month" poster, and see the link for your own research! Black History Month Real Black History Month - Malcolm X: Evidence of US Intelligence Assassination Black History Month The Rosa Parks Coloring & Songs Page Black History Month Making Black History Month Relevant Black History Month Toon a Day for Black History Month Black History Month Black History Month clip art Black History Month The Queen Bee Report
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

DTG : Design, Typography & Graphics for February 2014

01 February is for Lovers
02 Valentines' GIFT for YOU: Premium Infographics with fully editable text
03 Photoshop Valentine's Madness Tutorials, Brushes, Clip Art
04 Black History Month 2014 Design Center special Parts ONE and TWO
05 Creative Update #164: Type, lettering, illustration and design for 2014
06 Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee
07 60-Seconds 304: Moaning about government surveillance? Seriously?
08 60-Seconds 305: How hand lettering gave me the inspiration to become a graphic designer
09 60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer 2
10 Web Update for 2014: More SEO, Social, pinning, photos and Blogging
11 &Else News, Views and Reviews for February:
12 The Secrets of Free Advertising
13 March: DESIGNING WOMEN
14 February... love the one you're with ... all the way to March
February 1, 2014

Creative Graphic Design: video of a yolk, a designer's view, and skinhead culture

The creative inspiration quest continues and edition features two videos along with some extraordinary illustration and a conversation with a designer about the new iPhone interface ... here we go:
* PaperSpecs Reveals the Trials and Triumphs of Designing Print Projects
* Brobesity? 3-D Avatars Of The Average Joe Are A Hefty Dose Of Reality
* Several iOS 7 Design Choices Criticized By Experienced Designer
* Christoph Niemann: Illustrator, Graphic Designer
* Skinhead culture in graphic design
* Back to the drawing board
... and more ! October 28, 2013

Graphic design logos, branding and logotype design training for young designers

No fonts fest about type, typography, lettering, calligraphy and fonts would be complete without a collection of books about logotypes, symbols, logos and branding. Type and typography plays a huge part in identity design. This year, there are lots of new entries -- some even spawned by the internet. Beware though -- many of today's self-anointed internet designers really don't know much about real design or logos. Take their writings with a grain of salt, then rely on the masters September 26, 2013