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Graphic Means: A Documentary on the History of Graphic Design Production

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Graphic Means


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Topics: GFX, Specs Howard, Documentary, graphic desgin, graphic means, graphic design documentary, graphic design history

A Genius Idea: Albert Einstein Font

Posted on Fri, Sep 11, 2015




Albert Einstein's handwriting turned into a font that you can use today! 



Here is an example of the original writing with a digital font overlay courtesy of the Kickstarter Campaign. Read below to find out how you can start using it. 




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Topics: GFX

Battle of the Design Terms

Posted on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

JPEG, raster files, serif fonts...What are they and when should I use them? 

Read on for more info to find out! There are many things you need to know to work in Graphic Design. When you are creating you might ask yourself these questions. What file type do I use? What type of font is best for this project? And more! We have the answers right here. 


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Topics: GFX

Pantone announces Color of the Year for 2015

Posted on Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Pantone introduces it's color of the year for 2015! 

Pantone, self-described as the world-renowned authority on color, predicts which hue will be the hottest trend in the upcoming year. Marsala was officially announced as the official color of 2015. Characterized as ‘naturally robust and earthy’, Marsala will be used in everything from home furnishings to clothing and cosmetics to graphic design.  


all images via Pantone.com 

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Topics: GFX, Color

Lunch and Learn: Essesntial Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography

Posted on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Join us for our next Graphic Design Lunch and Learn! 



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Topics: GFX, Graphic Design, Lunch and Learn, Digital Photography, Photography, Lighting

How to create winter graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Posted on Sat, Dec 6, 2014


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Topics: GFX, Graphic Design, Winter

Creative Design Packaging

Posted on Thu, Dec 4, 2014

We found some unusual and creative packaging ideas to inspire you with your next design! There are some extraordinary ways to display a variety of products, check them out!


What’s a great way to show that your product is waterproof? Sell it in a bag of water, of course. This watch is sold to customers in this container to show the awesome waterproof features without any text telling you so. 

VIA: Creative Bloqfestina1_watches_in_water

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Topics: GFX, Graphic Design

Specs Howard's Top 20 Humorous Graphic Design Memes

Posted on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Specs Howard's Top 20 Humorous Graphic Design Memes 

Here are some of our favorite graphic design memes we found on the interwebs. Who says design can’t be fun?




         via  http://tomgabor.com/

But I did not shoot the deputy.


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Topics: GFX, Graphic Design

5 Reasons You Should Come To Our Graphic Design Open House

Posted on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Graphic Design Open House 2014

Graphic design is constantly evolving - get the skills you need to become a part of the industry! Get an inside look into the world of graphic design at the upcoming Graphic Design Open House.

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Topics: GFX, Open House, Graphic Design

What is Graphic Design?

Posted on Thu, Nov 6, 2014


What is Graphic Design? 

Graphic design is the creative process that combines different art forms to generate a specific effect or meaning. Blending words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of concepts; graphic design is a mixture of photos, illustrations, lines, shapes, color, type and texture. 

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Topics: GFX, Graphic Design

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