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Spark Spotlight: How a Bike Shop Spurred a Pedal Revolution

As this video depicts, this possibly could be the BEST thing to come out of Adobe in a decade -- and for now they're FREE . . . the SPARK suite is awesome ! ... let me know what you think -- and if you create a SPARK project, be sure and link it to ME for a free professional graphic design critique! #video #videostory #designvideo #designtools #adobe #adobespark #socialmedia #facebook #pinterest #storytelling #60-Seconds #marketing May 19, 2016

Marketing Update : Prince's death, Coachella, strategy, franchisees, Surveys and more

We haven't had a Marketing Update since the first of the year, and it's about high time since marketers are beginning to dig out from winter. Keeping in the know of marketing is a vital need for graphic designers -- if you know where it's going, you can design for it! Follow long . . .

  • Four Years After #Linsanity, Hornets PG Jeremy Lin Quietly Thriving On Social Media
  • Social media responses to Prince's death spark debate in local marketing community
  • Marketing at Coachella: How brands stake claims amid the bands
  • 3 Key Elements Your Content Needs to Break Out From the Crowd
  • Effective marketing communications strategy is crucial
  • Smart Marketing Strategies That Attract Franchisees
  • Do We Need Formal Surveys Anymore?
  • The Hard Truth About Social Media
May 3, 2016

Seymour Chwast: Using irony and sympathy in graphic design

You've heard me speak of Seymour Chwast many times in the past. He's an icon of the graphic design world, and when he speaks -- designers should listen. That's why I just had to post this as soon as I discovered it. Thanks to Steven Heller for passing this along. This is good stuff, folks, don't miss it ! April 29, 2016

Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire

We ran across Laura again quite by accident, but thought for some reason we had met her before -- which we had -- we featured her in 2013. Low and behold we catch back up with her and discover she's continuing as one of the masters of lettering fonts in the world! Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Lura Worthington . . . . April 29, 2016

DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for May, 2016

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 26, #5 ~ May
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to this year's Designing Women Celebrtion, and the onset of spring!

  • Welcome to May -- creative beginnings, May Design, color and graduation!
  • 21st Annual Designing Women for 2016 comes to a close
  • Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire
  • We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !
  • 21st Annual Designing Women: Marta Granados, two new videos and more
  • Seymour Chwast: Using irony and sympathy in graphic design
  • 60-Seconds #332 : How to keep your email our of the spam traps and trash!
  • Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravagant lettering, illustration and more
  • &Else : News, Views & Reviews is busy this Spring
  • You are at risk : ransomware, sextortion, cyberstalking, phishing, malware
  • Goodbye Winter, hello Summer
  • April 29, 2016

    We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !

    Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Yuko Shimizu -- a Japanese illustrator and instructor at The School of Visual Arts based in New York City -- her awesome works are truly world class! April 28, 2016

    #332 : How to make sure your email doesn't end up in the spam traps and trash!

    After spending about six hours tracking and reporting spam, do you think I need to see one more? No? Well then, don't send me your press release that looks like spam. Here, take a look at this and see how somebody blundered ... April 28, 2016

    A Pictorial tour of women's fashions in history

    There's nothing better than historic reference for graphic design, illustration and art inspiration and idea sourcing. These books are inexpensive, but offer a huge opportunity to explore. Besides, I've included a pile of free sample files to get you started! April 27, 2016

    TypeLab, Tours and More Offer Creative Interactive Learning Opportunities at Typographics Festival

    The Typographics festival brings you the opportunity to participate in a variety of learning programs that inspire innovative and creative thinking about typographic design. The festival at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers a variety of workshops, type-centric tours -- meet and greet with movers and shakers in typography! April 26, 2016

    Design Biz Opportunity : CurbAppeal brings Real Estate photography to the iPhone

    Designers and photographers may be looking for a little extra income -- this may be the opportunity to bring in some of those real estate clients and boost the biz! Time to sell? Spring real estate markets firing up ... time to sell! April 25, 2016