Thursday, June 26, 2008

Down With Helvetica: Design Your Own Font

In the era of immediate hyper-personalization, you could.not.possibly write with the same fonts as everyone else. Really, now that a documentary has been made about Helvetica, what kind of indie cred can it have left? Luckily, you can design your own fonts, with new programs like those at FontForge, some of which are free. Not selfish enough for you? For $200 or less, you can have a professional at Chank Fonts, High-Logic or FontLab make your Twitter even more you-centric.

Down With Helvetica: Design Your Own Font,” by Peter Wayner

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Seragini Brand Design

Lincoln Seragini is the Jedi Master of Brazilian design. He's known throughout Latin America as a mastermind for the integration of marketing, engineering and design.

That's no small task. But Seragini has proven up to the challenge over his 40-year career. He has parlayed his training as a chemical engineer with experience in packaging development and marketing for such premiere companies as Colgate-Palmolive, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson and Young & Rubicam into a vibrant management style that taps into the strengths of all three disciplines.

"I develop the business strategy, manage the creation of ideas and sell them to the Company," Seragini says. Seragini likes to refer to his own company, Seragini / FarnĂ©, as the IDEO of Brazil. He explains: "We're multi-disciplined and we develop products based on consumer experience and observation – like IDEO."

The word "provoke" comes up often in a conversation with Seragini. "I've always been innovative in provoking everybody," he says. "This is my personality. When you analyze innovation, you will conclude that it's design, not the technology."


Monday, June 23, 2008

The One Club

The One Club exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. It is the world's foremost non-profit organization devoted to elevating creative work in the industry.

The One Club exists to educate and inspire students of the business, and benefit the next generation through scholarships, portfolio reviews and annual student exhibitions and competitions.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Student Ideas - Nicholas Boyd

Who am I? Well I'm a graphic artist pursuing my passion of art. I also have a passion for helping others in need and I try to bring awareness through my art. There is so much beauty in this world even amongst the helpless but most people refuse to take the time to see it in their day to day activities. I hope that the people who see my art will begin to see the world in all its beauty as I do.

link to my page:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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For example:

  • Fit Frame to Text in InDesign

    by David Blatner

    Rating: 5 out of 5 (2 votes)

    Posted: Jun 13, 2008

    David explores how the Fit Frame to Content Feature works on text frames in InDesign

  • Applying a Stroke to a Placed Image in Illustrator

    by Ted LoCascio

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (2 votes)

    Posted: May 27, 2008

    Ted explains how to apply strokes to placed images in Illustrator, and how it differs from performing the same task in InDesign

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ICON5, The Illustration Conference

ICON5 will be held in New York City at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan. This year's theme, The Big Picture, is more than a slogan, it is the perspective through which we see our future – a future of limitless possibilities for illustrators as thinkers, story tellers and providers of creative content. The conference promises to examine and discuss the current creative and economic forces that our industry faces today.

ICON continues to gather the industry's best and brightest talent to present and talk about their work, their business, their lives, and their passion for illustration. Our conferences have also grown to include inspiring, informative and topical pre-conference tours and workshops. ICON5 is going a step further with ambitious attendance goals, increased global involvement and more pre-conference events to make the ICON5 experience a must-do for 2008.

July 2-5 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Illustration - Imaginism Studios

Imaginism Studios is made up of independent artists specializing in design and illustration. Take a look...

Monday, June 2, 2008

Contest - Ink of the Week

Each week we award a $100 voucher to the CustomInk customer whose photo shows the most group spirit. Help pick this week's competition winner by clicking and rating your favorite photos. Customers submit your photo to enter the contest.

The CustomInk story began in 1999 when three former college classmates got the bug to start a business about a year after graduating. Co-founder and President Marc Katz was hard at work in a Wall Street job that he says "didn’t have a lot of heart" and was itching to do something entrepreneurial and meaningful. Meanwhile, Marc’s former roommate Mike Driscoll (acting on his mom’s suggestion!) had spent the previous summer building the very first version of, which let people upload graphics onto t-shirts and buy them… at least in theory. Read more...