Creative Tidbits #168: Direct Mail Brilliance, Ellen's Selfies and Jon Sueda

We're enjoying jumping into April, and with it comes some fresh creative inspiration. This edition has creative 2013 6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs for those who thought that direct mail was dead creative 2013 A wonderful interview with Jon Sueda -- not to be missed, and creative 2013 revisiting the "selfie" and Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 7, 2014

Creative Update #167: design, illustration, and graphics around the world

Fred Showker's Creative Update

March is almost over, our Women's History Month is coming to an end and we're focusing on spring colors .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
creative inspiration #167 Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
creative inspiration #167 Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
creative inspiration #167 Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
creative inspiration #167 Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
creative inspiration #167 Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
creative inspiration #167 Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
creative inspiration #167 Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
creative inspiration #167 TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more ! March 31, 2014

Creative Graphic Design: March, Women's History, almost spring

It's March, and our Women's History Month looks at creativity in many different ways ... Designing Woman Kerry Butters sets the creative pace with her insightful piece on common logo mistakes - then Amanda Clark points the desingers' finger at fonts .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
* Award-Winning Mobile Video Coaching App Dartfish Express for iOS7
* 5 motion graphic design trends for every video editor
* Typography cheat sheet: The big mistakes to avoid
* The simple science to good storytelling
* Typing type: The font war for bloggers
* 6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design
* Global design trends
... and more ! March 4, 2014

Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee

Fred Showker's Creative Update

We round out January and launch into February with this Creative update ... here we go: creative 2013 Search for Canada’s 150th logo stirs graphic design challengecreative 2013 Jessica is back ... this time : Starbucks!creative 2013 Teen starts home-based graphics business creative 2013 GRAND THEFT needs GRAND Typography creative 2013 Design Spec sometimes pays off . . . creative 2013 Deborah Sussman interview
... and more ! January 27, 2014

Creative Update #164: Type, lettering, illustration and design for 2014

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Here we go into 2014 our 24th year online and our 26th year publishing DTG Magazine. Creative inspiration is what jogs you off your stagnent creative block. See some of these and join us each week for another creative discovery tour ... here we go: creative 2013 Best of 2013: Top Tips, Insights, and Tricks creative Tricks Here's the typography daily blog creative blog 3D Type Sculptures + Animationcreative Animation Professionals vs. Amateurs creative Amateurs The Design Federationcreative Supersized Painting Supersized
... and more ! January 14, 2014

DTG : Design, Typography & Graphics for October 2013


DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 23, #10 ~ October
* October: Fall Fonts Festival
* Creative Graphic Design: Fonts Fest, Design for the Homeless, Jobs in Print
* Photoshop Madness for High-End Photo Retouching & HDR techniques
* Photoshop Madness : Even MORE Text Effects
* Typography & Lettering inspiration - vintage travel posters and tags TWO
* Graphic design logos, branding and logotype design training for young designers
* Type, Fonts, & Lettering from the Blue Pencil to the London Underground
* The Surf Goes On : Web Fonts, Font Deck, and Sewing Type
* The Next Type, Fonts, Lettering & cool stuff Surf
* Type, Fonts, & Lettering fat and happy, even Comic Sans
* Bringing to life a world-wide zombie invasion 'World War Z'
* DTG Picks : Vector Drawing Apps for the Mac
* Pioneers Festival to Gather World's Brightest Entrepreneurs
* The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in your Camera Bag
* Take Great Photos with Your iPad
* One of my treasured resources is Vector Stock
* It's a Rainbow! No, it's FontRainbow
* Get ready for the Holiday Season... October 1, 2013

Graphic design logos, branding and logotype design training for young designers

No fonts fest about type, typography, lettering, calligraphy and fonts would be complete without a collection of books about logotypes, symbols, logos and branding. Type and typography plays a huge part in identity design. This year, there are lots of new entries -- some even spawned by the internet. Beware though -- many of today's self-anointed internet designers really don't know much about real design or logos. Take their writings with a grain of salt, then rely on the masters September 26, 2013

Type, Fonts, & Lettering from the Blue Pencil to the London Underground

Continuing our surf for cool type & fonts stuff we find totally delicious foods from typography and a delicious lettering body painting! Here, check out these :
* Blue Pencil no. 19—Lettering by Andrew Haslam
* 9 Classic Posters From the London Tube's 150 Year History
* The Art of Hand Lettering
... and more September 25, 2013

The Surf Goes On : Web Fonts, Font Deck, and Sewing Type

Almost at the end of thise year's surf, I find one of my all-time favorites, Margaret Cusack! But that's not all, and we've got even more type, fonts, lettering, calligraphy and cool typography stuff coming your way! Here, check out these :
* Typography in Thread : Margaret Cusack
* Font Deck : one solution for fonts online
* Excellent pieces on Web Fonts
* Five simple steps to better typography
... and more September 25, 2013

The Next Type, Fonts, Lettering & cool stuff Surf

Okay, so we found these and really liked them (out of hundreds we checked out) -- enjoy the continuing surf for cool type & fonts stuff . . .
* Inconspicuous vertical metrics
* Hey, You've Got Some Font on Your Face
* Bunch & Repeat : Fonts & Fashions
* 10 Common Typography Mistakes
... and more September 25, 2013