The latest release of LinkOptimizer (4.8.11,) is a compatibility update to the popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. April 24, 2014
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 An introduction to the principles of typography through letterpress, and selectively choosing the right icons, then Designing Exhibition graphics!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 21, 2014
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: Ed Benguiat shares some of his stories in a wonderful Vimeo, and we get a brief glimpse into the talent of Alexander Isley, AIGA Medal winner ... and speaking of typography, designer, writer and typographer 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
If you are a designer or visual communicator in business, then you need to keep up. In this issue we hope to help with a brilliant infographic which illustrates Shutterstock’s 2014 Global Design Trends, our friend David Blatner's quick and easy way to test font choices quickly in InDesign CC, and some musings on the proper punctuation marks from Kathryn Schulz
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 10, 2014
We're enjoying jumping into April, and with it comes some fresh creative inspiration. This edition has 6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs for those who thought that direct mail was dead A wonderful interview with Jon Sueda -- not to be missed, and revisiting the "selfie" and Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 7, 2014
The ColorTRUE app is for photographers, designers, and prepress professionals to use in mobile devices to calibrate and profile their tablet and mobile devices for accurate color matching. ColorTRUE includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. March 25, 2014
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to "Join the Rebellion" and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD). March 13, 2014
It's March, and our Women's History Month looks at creativity in many different ways ... Designing Woman Kerry Butters sets the creative pace with her insightful piece on common logo mistakes - then Amanda Clark points the desingers' finger at fonts .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
* Award-Winning Mobile Video Coaching App Dartfish Express for iOS7
* 5 motion graphic design trends for every video editor
* Typography cheat sheet: The big mistakes to avoid
* The simple science to good storytelling
* Typing type: The font war for bloggers
* 6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design
* Global design trends
... and more ! March 4, 2014
Gryphos GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) has released Shaderific version 3.1, a major update of its OpenGL ES 2.0 shader development application for iOS. Shaderific provides the full range of shader development with the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) on tablet computers and mobile devices. Vertex and fragment shader code can be created, edited and compiled on the device and all changes are visible instantly. There is no need to use a personal computer (laptop or desktop) in the shader development process anymore. March 1, 2014
I've heard a lot of moaning and groaning that there are no decent AutoCAD-compatible programs for the Macintosh. But now Ashlar-Vellum is showing a pretty good release of Graphite version 9, their 2D/3D wireframe drafting program on both Mac and Windows. Graphite v9 precision CAD software includes a number of enhancements and new features. February 24, 2014
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