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Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month we take this fun and educational field trip to visit the leading archives and prestigious educational institutions to discover more wonderful visual art works by African American Artists & Designers. January 17, 2018

In search of Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, we like to focus on achievements in the visual communications world in celebration of Black History Month. This year we're taking a little different approach in a quest to find creative expressions of Martin Luther King Jr. We've also updated the whole series of pages about Black designers and artists in the world ... January 16, 2018

A bit of Christmas history

Few and far between are the denizens of the industrialized world who can escape the secular trappings of the Christmas season, perhaps best exemplified by Santa Claus and his loyal team of nine enchanted (or, at least, telekinetic) reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph -- the latter also sporting the superpower of a hyper-illuminated red nose. December 23, 2017

George Engel reviews the Kodak ‘Mini Shot’ Camera, compared to the Polaroid Snap

George Engel - digital cameras that print So, I could be wrong but, it appears that Kodak just advertised a new Digital Camera with a built-in printer for $100. Is this a Wow moment or what? Is this a good thing? Worthwhile, or just a laugh-in moment?

Polaroid_snap

Let’s take a look at this... Kodak coming out against the Polaroid ‘Snap’... at $89 (Amazon)?

But is this printing-in-a-Camera thing anything worthwhile or not? Have we been here before? December 22, 2017

A new era of type-design control and power for graphic & web designers from FontLab

FontLab is an extraordinary font creation tool -- and now, FontLab VI for Mac and Windows represents a major advancement in professional font editing. Rewritten from scratch, FontLab VI offers a modern platform not just for established type designers and font engineers, but also for graphic designers and illustrators who wish to customize existing fonts or create their own type designs — including color fonts and variable fonts. Folks, you cannot do this with any other software! December 19, 2017

Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

Here's another of those great tutorials in Adobe Illustrator from Ainsley Bevis. This time it's a gift-wrapped icon, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or where ever you need gift wrapping. This is the first of three, so watch this column for the next ones. For now, get started . . . December 9, 2017

Art for the Holidays: clip, stock, reference, coloring and even Christian images

Clip Art and Christian Images

holiday coloring books We've been having a lot of fun discovering and gathering holiday images for coloring, clip art, or just pure creative inspiration. Among this episode are :
fun holiday files Vintage Christmas Clip Art Collection fun holiday files The Miracles of Jesus fun holiday files Nativity Stained Glass
      Hopefully, you've seen all of our other new collections posted over the past few weeks! We'll list them below! If any of these inspire you to make some great art, please snap a quick photo and send it in! The titles where you can get a lot more of these images is after the gallery ... November 28, 2017

3 Tips to Snap Impressive Product Photos for a Business -- even if you do it yourself!

Product photography has become increasingly more important nowadays, and it is crucial that you showcase your businesses’ products in the best light in order to attract buyers. While it would be nice to be able to pay a skilled professional photographer to snap the photos that you need, that may not be in your budget – so do it yourself with these tips to help . . . November 26, 2017

Cut-out Design, Color, pasting, songs to play, fun to do and have during the holidays

free coloring pages

holiday coloring books Here are some strong idea-starters to get those creative juices flowing ... as well as visual activities that are just plain fun! All are very inexpensive and will make superb gifts. If you really make some killer pages, snap a quick photo and send it in! November 24, 2017

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

free coloring pages

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