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7 Beautiful Books for Creative Inspiration

Find endless creative inspiration and more than a little eye candy from these 7 beautiful books for designers, creatives and artists—all of which are 50% off during MyDesignShop's Black Friday Sale.

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6 Visual Design Principles. Told in Helvetica & Dingbats.

Learn new design principles from the industry’s top creatives at HOW Design Live 2016 in Atlanta. It’s going to be better than ever! In his new book Visual Design: Ninety-five things you need to know. Told in Helvetica and dingbats., writer, photographer and rabbit-suit-clad designer Jim Krause discusses 95 crucial design principles that you should...

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Excerpt: Archetypes & Brand Development Strategies

Margaret Hartwell (@MPHpov on Twitter) is an expert on brand development strategies. Margaret Hartwell is a strategy consultant, coach, educator and writer. Her 20 years of experience chronicle a career of effective brand and business solutions at the intersection of creativity and business. Her work has spanned analysis and research, organizational development, marketing, social...

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9 Snarky Greeting Card Designs for Every Occasion

OMG! I Forgot the Card is a collection of humorous tear-out greeting card designs for every occasion. Need a card for Mother’s Day, Groundhog Day or just to say a friendly hello? Just pull out this book, tear out the appropriate page, fold and send. I was raised in a family of ubiquitous dad...

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3 Reasons to Learn About Color Theory

Color is critical to any successful design project, yet nailing the ideal color palette for a project is notoriously tough. Learning about color theory is a great way to perfect your use of color in your design work. We’re thrilled to announce that one of our prestigious contributing writers, Jude Stewart, is teaching an...