DTG News for March 2013

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 23, #3 ~ March, 2013
01 March on: Designing Women
02 DW Photoshop: Create cool, splashy typography using Adobe Photoshop
03 DW Feature: Are You Stuck in a Spiral? 6 Steps You Can Take To Get Out!
04 DW Feature: Heather Keogh : Green Screen Photography
05 DW Feature: LAWS of Authorship
06 18th Annual Designing Women Celebration
07 Photoshop Madness Meets Designing Women
08 10 Simple Presentation Tips for Professionals
09 60 Seconds Blog : Spectacular Vertical Gardens
10 60 Seconds Blog : False Advertising ???
11 Brick and Mortar Dying While Digital is Flying
12 &Else News, Views & Reviews
13 DTG Pinterest
14 Facebook Timeline Winners for 2012, on Pinterest
15 The Publishers' Warehouse
16 DTG Facebook antics & Designing Women
17 Next Month: Designing Spring March 22, 2013

March on: Designing Women

March is probably one of my favorite months simply because it usually marks the end of winter and begins to see the beginnings of spring. I know that summer isn't too far away! I also love preparing for March, because 18 years ago we decided to begin featuring women in the design, graphics, illustration, photography and other visual arts fields as an adjunct celebration to Women's History Month. So let me share just a few of the "official" links for March ... March 1, 2013

Create cool, splashy typography using Adobe Photoshop

For this month's Designing Women issue, Mirko from the DesignerDaily site sent this Photoshop tutorial written by Elizabeth Tran, a bright young designer from China! In this tutorial she shows you how to create cool water typography effect in Photoshop utilizing stock photos, blend modes, filters and special water splash brushes to give a splish-splash feel to this unique design typography treatment. February 28, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Three

Now we continue our quest for creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month. Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition continues with :
* We lost Katie McClure ???
* Women In Design Video
* GM Damsels of Design (with video)
* USA : Erin Jang
* Poster Children
... and more to come! February 27, 2013

Google's 'Enhanced Campaigns' a challenge for advertisers?

You may have already read my 60-Seconds column about false advertising -- but the online advertising world faces a number of challenges -- quite possibly the biggest challenge is from Google. Here, Greenlight's Angela Knibb helps shed some light on the whole sordid mess! February 27, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Two

Now we continue our quest for creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month.
Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition kicks off with :
* Gender Disparities in the Design Field
* Linn Olofsdotter : an eye for detail
* strawberryLuna : Female Designers
* The magic of Katie Daisy
* WOW : Birdwatching
... and more to come! February 26, 2013

Organic book nominated for the Designs of the Year award 2013!

Kapitza's Organic book has been nominated for the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year award 2013! -- 'The Oscars of the design world' showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. February 25, 2013

18th Annual Designing Women Celebration

18th Annual Designing Women edition of DTG Magazine Each year we take great relish and pleasure in discovering creative spirits in celebration of Women's History Month. This year, our 18th, the social networking scene has taken over, and now, we've been discovered because it would appear that everyone and their brother has a "Designing Women" edition. But we've found a few fabulous women designers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and other social networking channels that we feel deserve to be celebrated!

Ladies and gentlemen, the 18th Annual Designing Women edition kicks off with :
* Original screen prints of the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective posters
* The Role of Women in Design | 12 Designers – 12 Opinions
* Louise Ormerod : Gender Disparities in Graphic Design
* Interviewing Women in Web Design Around the World
* 5 Women Designers You Should Know About
... and more to come! February 25, 2013

Heather Keogh : Green Screen Photography

Our 18th Annual Designing Women edition continues with a field trip visit to the photography studios of Heather Keogh, where she specializes in green screen photography and photoshop. Everything in her portfolio is from a green screen... February 25, 2013

LAWS of Authorship

One almost famous photographer I know put out a remarkable self-promotion piece -- a calendar so simple and stunning, everyone wanted one. It was a series of posters with spot varnishes printed in full color on 100 pound coated cover. He stamped a copyright mark on each and every image used to produce those promotional pieces -- but this story turns out a little different than you'd expect. February 25, 2013