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Designing Women

Each year we feature the works of outstanding women in the design, illustration, photography, typography and publishing fields in honor of Women's History Month. If you are a woman in the visual arts and communications fields, this is your invitation to participate or nominate your favorite designing woman. February 1, 2010

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month we take this fun and educational field trip to visit the leading archives and prestigious educational institutions to discover more wonderful visual art works by African American Artists & Designers. January 30, 2010

Which type styles are best?

Which type face to use has been a frequent question since there were fonts... and particularly with the advent of desktop publishing. Everyone is a designer, but not everyone knows which fonts to use. January 29, 2010

Designing in White ... paper

White space is often called negative space. But in this instance, we're designing with the pure characteristics of paper, mixed with some very creative talent. Try some of these and discover the treasures found in paper January 28, 2010

Throw Your Press Release in the Trash

This was originally published as the Top Ten Reasons to Throw Your Press Release in the Trash, and I've refreshed it about three times since 1989. However recently a new generation of press writers have arrived and need these lessons again January 26, 2010

iPhone aids the Color Blind

Designed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone's unique capabilities and peerless interface, Retina helps color-blind users recognize colors by using the device's camera preview. January 25, 2010

Graphic Inspector

Graphic Inspector checks entire folders of graphic files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements - the most exhaustive info on multiple images and vector graphics, saving the time and hassle of checking them manually. January 24, 2010

The new Stuffit

It started as freeware, then evolved into the shareware millions of Mac users confidently used -- was ported to Windows for cross-platform compression - now, the ultimate inexpensive, compression powerhouse January 23, 2010

PhotoBooth for iPhone and iPod Touch

Now you can create authentic souvenir photo strips, just like from old photo booths -- right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Choose between color or black and white, two layout styles, various color effects. January 23, 2010

Russian Paintings

In a world now congested with super, expert Photoshop photo manipulators, this artist defies the digital world with exquisite paintings in the tradition of the Dutch Masters. No filters, no plug-ins, just talent: Arthur Brahinskiy January 20, 2010