Interview with a Typographer

While I attended school for Graphic Design I met quite a few unique characters with an array of design talents. Milton Rosado’s skills with typography always dazzled me. I was blown away to find out that not only did Milton draw his own letter forms but he vectored them to make them into digital fonts! [...]

Typography makes a great holiday gift

Are you looking for unique solution for your holiday gifts this year? Look no further! Susan, founder of Bevilled Edge Photography, takes photographs of everyday objects and structures that create shapes that resemble letters of the alphabet. She has put together a vast library of these photographed lettered and these images are available to view [...]

Local Business ArtPool Inspires Creatives

Far from boring, ArtPool is a local gallery, vintage boutique and themed event holder. Looking for that perfect custom accessory to add to your collection, a gift for someone who has everything or just a little inspiration? Head down to ArtPool and be ready to be amazed. The walls of the shop are available for [...]

Featured Client: KOAL Industrial Filter, Inc.

KOAL Industrial Filter, Inc. incorporated in 2009 and in the beginning, their business was strictly on-site preventative maintenance servicing for heavy equipment in the construction, waste management and mining industries. In 2010, they started to become aware of issues their clients were facing when they tried to purchase filters for equipment, which lead to a [...]

How to make your sketches digital art

Wacom has done it again. The Inkling, set for release in Mid-September, is a new product that “bridges the gap between traditional, freehand sketching and digital development.” How does it do this you ask? Well, the Inkling is a digital sketch pen. It has the look and feel of a normal ball point pen but [...]

How to stay motivated when working from home

Its easy enough to spot the pros of working from home, but those of us who actually do it day in and day out know how challenging it can be as well. Working from home requires discipline and motivation. Here are five tips to help you stay on track: Separate work from home – This [...]

How to have fun poolside

What do you get when you mix a a few friends, a pool and the need to do something unique/different and productive this summer? Well you start a website called LeisureDive.com of course! What exactly is a leisure dive? According to the site it’s “a jump into a body of water (or at least something soft), striking [...]

Information Graphics Making a Difference in the World

Oil’d from Chris Harmon on Vimeo. Chris Harmon made this insightful animation using information graphics to educate the public about the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He focuses on the impact the oil would have made on our planet had the spill not happened. Chris does a beautiful job of pairing numerical [...]

Imagery Plagarism and Graphic Design

“2867956161_d7f16f7981.jpg” Designer Unknown (1995); Saul Bass (1959). Flickr – Photo Sharing!. Web. 29 April 2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24140210@N05/2867956161/ Having had quite a few discussions with fellow designers about design plagiarism, the difference between “stealing” someone’s work, “copying” someone’s work and drawing “inspiration” from someone’s work, I always found it disturbing that in all the years I spent [...]

Valued a Multi-Million Dollar Artist

I recently found an article about a previously unknown painting, No. 836, by Mark Rothko, an abstract expressionism painter. This painting is expected to sell at a whopping $18 MILLION! Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe every dog deserves his day but this painting consists of a canvas stretched over a wooden frame. The [...]