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9 Creative Resources for Illustrators

Looking for creative resources to improve the success of your freelance illustration business? In her Interactive Business Development Bootcamp, Ilise Benun teaches you how to position your creative services to attract the right interactive clients. Illustration is one of the …

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06/13/2014: World Cup book

Another well-designed World Cup project, this one a collaboration between Hey and Studio DBD. The book project contains facts about players from each of the 32 teams playing in the 2014 games, and the book, as well as prints are …

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Most Memorable RDA Covers + An Exciting, New Incentive to Enter

Part of the allure of the Regional Design Annual is being included in this best-selling issue. View some of the most memorable covers enclosing the RDA. Plus, new this year, six winners (one from each region) will be awarded an all expense paid trip to HOW Design Live 2015.

European Art Trash

European art trash is how I describe the “underground” and “alternative” newspapers and magazines published throughout Europe in the 1970s before and just as fanzines were rearing their mimeographed heads. MORE

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Colors of the Season

I love color. And during this time of year I love the colors of the holiday seasons. Evergreen and winter white, cool blues with shimmering silver or royal, rich purples with shiny gold. And of course, how can I forget …

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Spike Lee’s Other Poster Design Bamboozle: Saul Bass

  A poster for Spike Lee’s latest movie may be a ripoff. But it’s not the first time he’s faced accusations of unlawful design “appropriation.” Eighteen years ago, Saul Bass himself was pointing the finger. First, the latest incident. It …

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Ted Rall’s “Censored” Obama Cartoon and Other Controversies

Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog …

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Father of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Revealed

He was an illustrator, cartoonist, designer, puzzle creator and puppeteer. In 1928, the father of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons was commissioned by the department store to create a series of helium filled, rubberized silk animal balloons.

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“Historic” Historic Preservation

I’m a big fan of architectural historic preservation and restoration, and have involved myself and my studio in the saving of three structures that faced imminent destruction. These include railway stations in Skokie, Il, and Scarsdale, NY, as well as …