Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards

Author Rick Cusick discusses the art of "Lettering" in new book published by RIT. Hallmark helps us appreciate the small moments in life -- with greeting cards and special messages garnished with designs and lettering that enhance the full reading experience -- and we can thank Hermann Zapf. September 27, 2012

Marketing Update : promotions into fall

Make some money! Marketing, promotion, content strategy, best practices -- important consideration for all designers... this issue:
* Why content marketing is a great SEO strategy, not a short-term tactic
* 5 Tips for Maintaining a Social Media Presence with a Skeleton Crew
* Content Strategy: Elevate Your Content Marketing in 6 Easy Steps
* Breathe new life into your marketing with visual content
* The press release diet: A 12-step program
* 7 mobile marketing best-practices
... and more September 26, 2012

40 Free Macintosh (commercial) Fonts

Macware, a leading Mac software publisher, announced today they are giving away 40 brand new free Mac fonts on the MacAppSale website! Some are pretty cool, they're all free! September 25, 2012

From Sofa to Skyscraper: App Measures & Dimensions Objects

CaMeasure! Pro is an innovative app for automatically measuring and dimensioning objects from small furniture to high-rise buildings using the iPhone camera. September 25, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography

Creativity is always about the people ... we love meeting new creatives and pick up on some creative typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Destill - designer / illustrator Mike Harrison
* A 40-Minute Crash Course In Design Thinking
* TeX Writer for your iPad
* Dominique will wow you
* Buckley Typographics
... and more ! September 24, 2012

Facebook capture 50% of global Search market?

CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that Facebook has every intention of giving Google a run for its money by marrying social networking with one of the most valuable areas of the technology industry: Search. Industry experts say Facebook could capture 50%! September 22, 2012

Capture, Retouch and Share Photos on the iPhone and iPad

Photo LoL, is an iPhone photo App created for changing colors and improving pictures. Great Interface, advanced selection tools, layers system, sharing options for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Random Effects are just a few of the features included in this App. September 21, 2012

Fall Publishing Update

Designers have to be publishers as well ... with the internet and social media, the publishing industry is faced with a complicated road ... here's the latest publishing update:
* Newspapers are running out of time to adapt to digital future
* Newspapers' Next Move In Expanding The Reach Of Digital Ads
* The digital game plan: Is anyone doing it right?
* 3 things you must know about print marketing
* For newspapers, a less than daily future
* Print is dead? Not so fast September 20, 2012

Marketing Update : September rag

Designers need to know almost as much about marketing as marketers do!... this issue:
* 3 must-have investments: Social media, content marketing and mobile
* The Three Most Underrated Internet Marketing Strategies Of 2012
* Content marketing 101 - essential questions and answers
* 4 tips for a common-sense approach to mobile marketing
* 5 top tips for a successful event PR strategy
* 7 tips for creating amazing videos
... and more September 19, 2012

Novus Scan, a Plagiarism Scanner For Mac OS X

Novus Scan, an offline plagiarism checker, enables users to build a database of documents and then scan the database, searching for copied text. Users can import documents into its database using drag-and-drop or a file open dialog, import text that they'd like to scan, and Novus Scan compares the text to its document database using a two-step, word-by-word scanning algorithm. September 18, 2012