Building a palette is an intuitive process, and expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Hoefler & Co.'s approach for mixing font families is to keep one quality consistent, and let the others vary.
- i LOVE all her fonts, and have purchased nearly all her script!
" One of the most accomplished and prolific designers of script typefaces, Laura Worthington, reveals how she got started, where she finds inspiration, what her toughest challenges are, and more." ~ creativepro.com
Irish high school dropout Niall Harbison's 12 tips for building a lucrative empire.
Like many millionaires, Niall Harbison didn’t do well at school. The 34-year-old Irishman, who failed the same year three times and left school at 17, is quick to point out that Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga all succeeded without university.
Harbison has now published a book, Get Sh*t Done, with some of the key lessons he’s learnt. Here are his 12 key tips to follow in his footsteps.
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us—that there is always time to start a ...
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We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us—that there is always time to start a new dream. California music teacher Layla Fanucci, who simply wanted to paint a picture to fill a space on her wall, and wound up unleashing a hidden talent that's now earning her millions."—Marlo
Whether you're a newbie, a student or just in need of a refresher, read this guide....
Graphic design, like any profession, is littered with jargon and terms you may not be familiar with. Here are just some of the key terms you should know, and a brief explanation in words you can understand - plus where to go to learn more.
Facebook dimensions recommended sizes for cover photo, profile photo, Timeline link and photo shares, desktop News Feed and sidebar, ads and more.
What is the size of the Timeline Cover Photo? What is the recommended upload size of a link thumbnail? How do the dimensions differ for an uploaded image depending upon whether it’s on the Timeline, desktop News Feed, sidebar or mobile?
[UPDATE: Due to some additional changes made to Facebook's News Feed and Page design, an update to this infographic needed to be made. All dimensions displayed in the infographic below are up-to-date as of April 8, 2014.]
Art begins in the real world, and there are simple tools at the ready to help you reach that audience of strangers you see everyday.
some really great ideas ~
There are two distinct enemies in the eyes of most artists — networking and self-promotion. As concepts, both are seen as betrayals of what art is all about. Selling yourself and selling your work are not why most people pick up a pen or paintbrush.
But here’s the truth – if you’re here, selling your work on Redbubble, you are a part of a group of entrepreneurs and freelance artists that have taken that first and most major of steps towards turning your love and passion into a living. ~ redbubble blog
When your computer crashes, you get an error message, telling you that your computer just crashed.
Victoria Siemer, a graphic designer based in Brooklyn, imagines a world where everyday actions and scenes get a computer error message. The photo series is called “Human Error,” and she updates it on her blog Witchoria every week.
LUMI: PRINT WITH LIGHT "Lumi is a revolutionary new permanent photographic print process that utilizes a unique water-based series of dyes which develop thei...
Lumi Inkodye is the world's only light-sensitive textile dye. Inkodye can be brushed, dipped, rolled, stamped, stencilled, screen printed, and more! Works on most natural fibres such as cotton, rayon, linen, wool, silk, and even leather, wood and unglazed ceramics. Dilute with water for varying colour intensity from vibrant to pastel tones. Once finished, your print is permanent and can be machine washed without fading. Won't fade or rub off, and fabrics remain soft to the touch.
WHAT WE'RE CREATING: A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FORMAT Hello Design Cutters! Simon here. I'm excited to share a new set of tutorials with you today.
Good tutorial to go thru ~
A common issue we hear from the community at Design Cuts is that people tend to ‘over do’ their texture art. It’s easy to get carried away with adding beautiful textures to your work, but it takes real design skill to build up a subtle texture effect, and to do so using a professional workflow. Today, I’m going to walk you through a couple examples of how to nail working with your new textures.
This skateboard entrepreneur has learnt that protecting his deck is gnarly business.
The three kinds of registrable
- IP most sought by small to medium enterprises are designs, patents and trademarks.
- Annual fees apply to keep the protections in force.
- Copyright protects the expression of your idea in original works and cannot be registered.
- The process starts with preparation of a patent specification, which describes the invention, followed by a complete application within 12 months and a patent officer examination, says Brendan Nugent, director of Astute IP.
- Applying for a trademark is a two-part process, explains Ursula Hogben, chief operating officer and legal practice director at LegalVision Australia. It starts with an application.
- “IP Australia charge an initial fee of $120 and you'll also need to pay for your trademark attorney or lawyer's fees, which are generally from $300 to $1000, and you will then need to pay a registration fee of $300 in seven-and-a-half months, when the trademark is registered.”
Twitter timing is everything and finding out when is the best time for you tweet can give your Twitter stats a significant boost.
Do you know what’s the average life of your tweet? 18 minutes! Which means that on Twitter timing is everything. The challenge here is to find out when is the best time for you tweet to boost your Twitter stats.
Even if you take SEO out of the picture it is still crucial to have an online social media presence. Times are changing and social media is now more important than ever. Getting back on track, here are some reasons that you need to include social media in your marketing and SEO strategy.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Daniel Arnold, a Brooklyn photographer who was nearly flat broke until he held a one-day sale of prints through Instagram that netted him more than $15,000. This week, another photographer with a large Instagram following tried the same sort of thing with similar results [...]
Aaron Huey is a photographer for National Geographic whose Instagram account, @argonautphoto, has more than 160,000 followers. On Monday, during a weeklong stint as guest editor of The New Yorker’s Instagram feed, Huey announced that for the next 24 hours he would be offering prints of his Instagram photos for $100 each.
Monitoring your business’ social media presence can take up a lot of time. But if you take a disciplined approach, and keep an eye on the clock, you can get it down to a manageable hour a day — even … Read more
Monitoring your business’ social media presence can take up a lot of time. But if you take a disciplined approach, and keep an eye on the clock, you can get it down to a manageable hour a day - sociallystacked.com