Graphic Advocacy: International Posters For The Digital Age, At Schick Art Gallery

The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012, an exhibition of advocacy posters by artists from around the world this spring. With topics ranging from environmental degradation to dirty politics to human rights, these posters are shrewd, visually compelling and often witty in their illustration of complex contemporary issues. March 27, 2014

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

Creative Tidbits: Japan to Italy to the Grid

This week there's two new Designing Women: Cathleen Schaad is the comeback kid, and Japanese Women Designers! We also visit * We Three Things > Follow the Grid * Graphic Design in Italy's Renaissance Capital * Wallpaper Drawn With Dripping Ink April 22, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Art is where you find it

I realized there were several designing women who did not make it into the March and April newsletters, so I'll share them with you here -- Lisa Congdon, Kathy Erteman; along with : * Designers are rebelling against technology * Seeing Things: Handmade for Japan * Diana draws in ceramics April 15, 2011

Creative: Design inspiration for April

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and even the Fashion Color report for fall... along with * Why I Draw * Will Crowdsourcing Replace Graphic Designers? * Rethink your design thinking * Royal Couple Wedding Monogram Contest * A Little Culture With Your Beer? * the "Enfant Terrible" of Graphic Design * ... and more! March 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits 1103-23

This Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and some real design inspiration ... including : * Design locked in time * New book examines the Group of Seven * Passion into photography * If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys * Will Cotton: Butcher, Baker, Candyland Maker * Charlotte Strick, Book Jacket Designer * The 10 Greatest Movie Title Sequences by Saul Bass * Core77 Launches Design Awards Program ... and more! March 23, 2011

First Friday Creative Tidbits

Okay ... for all creatives involved in visual communications, our First Friday creative tidbits this issue includes : * World class typography projects * What makes an enticing poster? * 7 Predictions for the Creative Community * Gent: Scheppende Stad * Hand-drawn Monograms * and several others. February 4, 2011

David Lance Goines: 40 years of Posters

Thanks to the new book tracing four decades of stunning posters from David, I have the distinct pleasure of idolizing yet another of my most-admired contemporary graphic designers. Everyone who loves the visual arts needs this ... November 1, 2010

Photoshop: Stock Images in Collages

Following links to what some people call "best tutorials" can often lead you down a dead-end street. Not so at Vrya's Tangled Synthesis web site! Her tutorials are quality! This one shows how she weaves stock images into movie and TV show montages and collages she's become famous for! October 3, 2009

Drew Struzan: legend in movie posters

You may not know who Drew Struzan is, but you know his work. He's the genius behind popular movie posters and a true master of this generation's painter / illustrators September 26, 2009