Vintage Holiday Vignettes copyright free images and resource art on CD-ROM

Whether you need to whip out a quick newspaper ad, set up a banner for the mall, order up holiday tshirts, or decorate holiday cards and decorations, you'll need some resource materials that are copyright free. The wonderful clip art collections that include Vintage Holiday Cuts are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go creative spark you're looking for. November 30, 2013

Vintage Greeting Cards offer rich design inspiration

Each year we look at the most fun and most beneficial finds out there for both inspiration and for idea-starters for graphic designers. These are just two of the great selections of vintage holiday collections. When they're from Dover, you also can be sure they are copyright screened. They are so low cost, you almost cannot afford not to get them -- specially now that they're all on CD! Enjoy! November 29, 2013

Vintage Holiday Vector Clip Art and Embroidery Designs

This classic collection of vector clip art and embroidery designs is not only very low cost, it's all completely editable. So the base collection becomes a limitless collection of potential original art that you create in Adobe Illustrator or your favorite vector editing program. Okay -- the second package says it's for Machine Embroidery, but designers can easily see there's an entire collection of color palettes and inspiration there, even if you don't actually use the first file! November 29, 2013

Vintage Thanksgiving Art, Crafts Clip & Coloring Pages

This collection is a lot of fun, and we've included these because they're useful in so many ways. Artists and designers involved in any form of illustration, layout, design, screen printing, garment printing, interior design, set design, crafts, scrapbooking, decoupage, assemblage, and others can find these a great source of holiday image. November 28, 2013

Typography & Lettering Design inspiration found in vintage travel posters and tags TWO

Okay ... we're back with the second part of our vintage travel poster and label surf for the fonts festival . . . there is a lot of type, lettering and layout design learning to be found in these excellent collections from the past! You're gonna like these September 10, 2013

The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris

Simon de Colines (1480-1546) and his contributions to the modernization of book design was underappreciated -- until master typographer and historian Kay Amert conducted research on the Parisian printer who experimented with dynamic page layouts and pioneered the use of italic types in France during the Renaissance. For the typography buff, historian or lover, this work sheds fresh light on typography from the Renaissance that shaped publishing as we know it today. December 14, 2012

Favorite Photography books

Everyone has a camera ... probably a digital camera or a cell phone. Most people I know who own iPhones have dropped their cameras in favor of the phone. Then, others have purchased more expensive, SLR or better, cameras and want to expand the range of their capabilities. Here's a new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . .
* The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
* Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography
* Create Your Own Photo Book, 1st Edition
* Great Photos - Simple Cameras
* Tone Poems - Book 1
... they also make great gifts for the photographer in your life! November 23, 2012

Two Simple Steps Can Save Your Photos

MOST OF US TAKE FAIRLY LOUSY PHOTOS most of the time, and we aren't sure what our options are when the pictures don't turn out the way we hoped. But professional photographer Khara Plicanic will help you out with some of her insightful tips & tricks June 25, 2012

HDR: The Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques

When it comes to HDR, only three key ingredients are needed: hardware, software, and post-processing technique. Well, it does take a little talent ... but with a shot-in-the-arm from Rafael, those summer photos will take on a whole new life! Here's the poop ... we'll even throw in a whole 2nd bonus article : "Working with Color in Photoshop" along with a downloadable tutorial on Rafael's "Austin Capitol" project! June 22, 2012

Wildlife Photography: Great Shots not snapshots

Planning your vacation? Going into the wilds? About this time of year, people are trying to decide on their vacation. No matter where you go, take this along and you'll be able to capture the experience in its fullest! March 16, 2012