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Penguin is 75 and Releases a Book of Covers

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 15th 2012
Penguin is 75 and Releases a Book of Covers

Publishing giant Penguin is a symbol of affordable, cornerstone literature. The famous black and white bird is now celebrating 75 years of being, and is marking the occasion with a book documenting the publisher’s history of design; Penguin 75. Penguin 75 is a selection of 75 covers that represent “the best of what Penguin has produced over the course of the last decade.” (via Penguin 75). Curated by longstanding Art Director Paul Buckley (also one of Graphic Design USA’s... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Ilise Benun to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 15th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Ilise Benun to our Advisory Board

Ilise Benun is an author, national speaker, founder of Marketing Mentor and, with HOW Magazine, of the Creative Freelancer Conference. She is on a mission to teach the creatively self employed how to take control of their business and get the work they want and she does this through one-on-one, as well as group, mentoring. She writes a regular column for Applied Arts and HOW Magazine, manages 2 blogs, The Marketing Mix Blog and the Creative Freelancer Blog and... CONTINUE READING

Dove “Tweeting” Its Way Into Consumer Hearts for Valentine’s Day

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 14th 2012
Dove “Tweeting” Its Way Into Consumer Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Friends, lovers, countrymen give us your tweets. At least that’s what Unilever CPG beauty brand Dove is asking as part of their interactive Valentine’s Day campaign unveiled at London’s Victoria Station yesterday. A prime example of how a brand can successfully align message, medium and strategy, the twitter-based campaign, which runs from February 13-19 invites London’s over 350,000 daily commuters to respond to questions such as Monday’s “Tell us: What makes you feel beautiful every day?” and today’s “What... CONTINUE READING

The Deep End Premiers a New Graphic Design Podcast on iTunes

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 13th 2012
The Deep End Premiers a New Graphic Design Podcast on iTunes

The Los Angeles based design agency The Deep End, recently premiered their own Bi-Weekly graphic and web design podcast called “The Deeply Graphic DesignCast”. The target market for the show is designers and each week the topic will have a new design-related topic for that show. The current shows available are mostly based on the host’s experiences in the design industry. The description of the podcast from The Deep End website: “Looking for a web & graphic design podcast... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Von Glitschka to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 13th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Von Glitschka to our Advisory Board

Von is principal of Glitschka Studios and has worked in the communication arts industry for over 23 years. His work reflects the symbiotic relationship between design and illustration. This duality of skills within his own creative arsenal, inspired him to coin the phrase and title of “Illustrative Designer.” In 2002, he founded Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative firm. The studio shines as a hired creative gun for multi-national ad agencies, medium to large design firms, and in-house corporate art... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design USA Ones to Watch

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 10th 2012
Graphic Design USA Ones to Watch

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has begun 2012 as every year, by announcing a set of people “who embody the spirit of the creative community” and who are People to Watch in 2012. The criteria, according to GDUSA, is “individuals who we have come to know and respect for their talent, leadership, newsworthiness, success and community service.” The 19 chosen as 2012’s set are an eclectic assortment. Here is your guide to who’s who in 2012. Eight Hour Day (KATIE... CONTINUE READING

TV Land Introduces New On-Air Package for Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 9th 2012
TV Land Introduces New On-Air Package for Rebrand

TV Land, Once a nightly spot on Nickelodeon in 1996 and Once dedicated strictly to keeping classic TV alive on the tube on a nightly spot on Nickelodeon called Nick at Night in 1996 has now segmented into a network for people in their 40’s to 50’s with both classic programming pulled from the vault and new, original productions. The new rebrand, Designed by Trollbäck + Company in New York were introduced last year. TV Land was in fact... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Preston D Lee as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 8th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Preston D Lee as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

Preston D Lee is a freelance web designer, blogger, and internet marketer. Ho offers business tips, client advice and freelancing articles multiple times a week at GraphicDesignBlender.com, the leading source of business tips for designers. He also wrote From Passion to Profit: 11 days to build a design business, an ebook that has helped hundreds of designers take their passion for design and turn it into a steady profit. The book includes advice on how to find clients, manage... CONTINUE READING

PINTEREST

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 8th 2012
PINTEREST

It seems that in no time at all the online pin board Pinterest has exploded into the online consciousness. According to Mashable, “Pinterest accounted for 3.6% of referral traffic, while Twitter just barely edged ahead of the newcomer, accounting for 3.61% of referral traffic.” For those of you who don’t already know, Pinterest is a by-invitation-only, virtual pin board that allows users to organize and share items of interest across the web. Or, as better put on their site... CONTINUE READING

Online Image Editor Picnik is Axed

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 7th 2012
Online Image Editor Picnik is Axed

Picnik, the online image editing application, is to cease. In a blog post on January 20th 2012 they announced “Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things. Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012.”. Picnik is an online photo editing service with multiple image manipulation features which enable effects similar to those offered by Adobe’s Photoshop.... CONTINUE READING

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