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Color and light will illuminate your Holidays with these DYI stained glass coloring pages!

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holiday coloring books All crafts, scrapbook makers, artists and illustrators can get inspiration from these wonderful pieces of art! Enjoy this collection of holiday themed stained glass templates and worksheets -- these books are fantastic, and you'll see the pages are on heavy translucent sheets so after coloring, hang in the window for a stained glass effect. If you really make some killer pages, snap a quick photo and send it in! November 15, 2017

Vintage Advertising: the best black & white and color ads from the 1800s to the 1950s

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great projects I've accumulated an archive of classic and vintage advertising and among my favorites are these gems from Dover. You can learn a lot about graphic deaign, typography, graphics and advertising just by studying successful ads from the past. That's why these are such valuable resources for all illustrators and graphic designers -- not to mention anyone in advertising or marketing! Below, you can share a bunch of samples from the books, but you'll want to get the books for your library! They make excellent conversation and idea starters too! Enjoy! November 14, 2017

Vintage Copyright-Free Clip Art and graphic design cuts from the 30s, 40s, and 50s

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copyright free clip and cuts If you're old enough to remember clip art, you may have invested in some of these too! I've got an entire bookshelf full of copyright-free reference archive books. As I divest myself of my worldly junk, I wonder what to do with such book collections! But they are entertaining and interesting to flip through, and the art is highly usable for anyone still in the design or marketing fields. Some of these pieces are beautiful -- far more beautiful than you could develop at today's rates! They also make excellent idea starters! Enjoy! November 14, 2017

The Amazing Benefits of Posters

We've always said there's nothing like a good poster to make a real impression on the viewers! The study of posters is an entertaining and fascinating exercise in graphic design, typography and visual communications. Thanks to Aaron Robertson for sending this article about designing posters and using an online poster maker for total control and diversity! November 10, 2017

Just when you needed it, here comes a cool new whiteboard animation app called Squig

Squigl is a revolutionary professional whiteboard animation software that requires no technical or creative experience, turning text into video in minutes. The video software market has exploded over the last 3 years. D-I-Y Applications address many stylistic needs, including animated cartoons, picture slideshows, and whiteboard videos.

These tools are driven by professional video editing suites. While this is the right approach for helping professional video editors and graphic designers work faster, there is tremendous need for every day users to create effective whiteboard animated videos with ease and at an affordable price November 2, 2017

Did you ever wish you could see your iPhone photos on a much bigger monitor?

Taking and proofing photos on a 3-inch screen is just about the most stupid thing you could think of for photography. Really? You're going to evaluate a photograph on an iPhone? It's really kind of crazy that 45 million people think nothing of it! Well, of course that's because they're all amateurs and bush-leagers. Trained and professional photographers know there's no such thing is proper photo image evaluation on a phone . . . any phone for that matter! Get your act together, and get a better view! November 1, 2017

GraphicConverter pushes the envelope for image editing even further

Longtime Macintosh developer and publisher, Lemke Software GmbH today is pleased the announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 10.4.3, a significant update to its award-winning image utility for Mac OS X. Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats. October 31, 2017

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara, from the visions of James Gurney

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If you've followed this series, then you need no further introduction! If you haven't followed this, or you know someone who loves fantasy and art, this is well worth your look. I've found Mr. Gurney's works to be spectacular in every respect. You may have seen our review of Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time -- I think you'll like this one too! October 30, 2017

You love Papyrus more than Comic Sans?

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We know you love Papyrus more than Comic Sans, so here's the movie from SNL about papyrus, and thank you Florian Schulz and The Anatomy of a Thousand Typefaces October 27, 2017

Day of the Dead : coloring, stickers, clip art, projects and more

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Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures (more).

The holiday begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd, and we're happy to present these samples from the Dover collection of ~ Dia de los Muertos ~ Pictorial Archives, Adult Coloring Books, Iron-On Transfer Patterns, Stained Glass and more! October 26, 2017