We've all seen, and probably owned ABC Blocks at one time or another. But for kids today, do you think it's time to get a little different perspective? Fred of course has XYZ Blocks ... October 12, 2011
AUGUST is BACK to (Design) SCHOOL This month's topic is all about learning! And, as usual our readers have all joined in with some rather wonderful insights into the way they learn, favorite training resources, and keeping a sharply honed edge on graphic design and communication arts. ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! AUGUST is brought to you by the colors GREEN for education
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This latest marketing update brings some really interesting data, plus lots of tips and tricks including . . .
* What would an advertising world without direct mail look like?
* 11 excellent email marketing infographics
* Marketing research chart: To what extent are marketers integrating social media?
* Direct marketing? Exceptional marketing method
* Life after 'like'
* Modeling and optimizing your marketing mix
* 5 steps to measure your PR efforts
... and more October 10, 2011
Next in our series, Scott Kelby helps you deal with a light part line in retouching hair (or any overly light area, for that matter) More crafty tips in this free Photoshop tutorial from the Photoshop guru himself! September 30, 2011
I've preached about the beauty of copperplate calligraphy before -- arguably the most beautiful form of hand lettering. I've encouraged you to at least try your had at producing it by hand, because by doing so you experience the true are and craft of penmanship. Here's some help to get you started September 30, 2011
One of my serious on-going complaints in the graphic arts industry is the use of the term "retro" -- fewer and fewer designers actually know what it means. We're seeing literally hundreds of tutorials titled retro-this or retro-that. So, listen up young designers: here's the quintessential reference on the use of 'retro' fonts. In fact, it's called RETROFONTS! September 29, 2011
Our journey into the world of ampersands continues with lots more very cool iterations of ampersands ... * a project by Stephen Gose * Sarah France likes ampersands * Ampersands at VisualizeUs * Ampersand pretzels * Amper Sandwich at Pinterest * Ampersand Project ... and more as we discover more outbreaks of Ampersand Fever ... September 29, 2011
It's a moving target -- when you're trying to keep up with all the media out there. For graphic designers, you only have to focus on those that give you something for yourself and your clients! This Social Media update takes a look at : * Is Your Business Maximizing Facebook? * Promote your business with LinkedIn? * Slide show: 6 deadly sins of social media measurement ... and others September 26, 2011
As we continue our typography surf for this year, we take some twists and turns from the Korean Pavilion At Shanghai, to the branding remake for Chocolate ... along with * Eden Martinez : Typography Illustrations * Lettering on photographs * Panos Vassiliou - PF Champion Script Pro * Typefaces give us signals, and more -- continuing through October ... September 23, 2011
This Social Media update takes a look at : * 5 Steps To Get Your Business Ready For Mastering Google+ * 7 tips for dealing with upset Facebook fans * 7 Twitter Tools To Get More Engagement * 8 Essential Rules for Social Media and Business * Developing a Unique Content Strategy for Google+ * Facebook Adds New Mobile Security Features * Facebook makes massive privacy, tagging changes and the emerging world of social networking ... September 21, 2011
This marketing update rolls into fall with interesting statistics, plus lots of tips and tricks including . . . * 13 Hot Facebook Marketing Tips From the Top Pros * Seven Tips for More-Profitable Direct Mail in Today's Economy * Future of marketing is cross-media or bust * Best-Practices for Creating a Harmonious Mobile Environment * Getting Started With Mobile Marketing... and more September 20, 2011