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How to say No - Jason Santa Maria

Category: Resources / Educational,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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This is on a similar theme to a previous post I made all about design practice and how to deal with those troublesome clients. Part of the excellent Creative Mornings series, this talk by ...

Design is a Job

Design is a Job

Category: Books, Resources / Reference, Web / Design,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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I'm about halfway through this book and its brilliant. If you're thinking of going out on your own as a freelancer or starting your own design business this is a must read. In fact all Mike's advice would work for you dealing with your art director as well. Design is a Job from A Book Apart...
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Design by Dave

Design by Dave

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Print, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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We were lucky enough to have Dave Sedgwick from Design by Dave come in and visit us in the Manchester College this week. He gave the students an inspirational and comical talk which went down a storm! Thanks Dave! Check out his work here! ...

Papercut Initials

Papercut Initials

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 14th 2012
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Whoa! check out these beautiful papercut initials on Etsy! ...

Ornamental Conifer

Ornamental Conifer

Category: Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Nov 14th 2012
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Take a look at East London sign writer Nicolai Sclater. He describes himself as "offering a traditional approach to Commercial Art". ...
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Mediaqueri.es - A Responsive Web Gallery

Mediaqueri.es - A Responsive Web Gallery

Category: Web / Design, Web / Resources,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Making sure you design a website that takes into account the multitude of devices now available is something every designer needs to consider. But the tricky part is where do you start... we'll once good place is Media Queries which is a gallery of responsive sites popping up all over the web. So head over and check out some of the examples... but don't stop there, make su...

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine

Category: Web / Design, Web / On-line Tutorials, Web / Resources,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Smashing Magazine is a comprehensive resource for anything to do with web. You'll find articles on web design trends, tutorials and code examples all written in a clear and consise manner. www.smashingmagazine.com/ ...
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A Book Apart

A Book Apart

Category: Web / Design, Web / Resources,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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A Book Apart is your one stop shop for everything web related (publishing wise). They've produced seminal books like Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte & Mobile Fir...
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(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Stanley Morison argues in Politics and Script that the nineteenth-century invention of the sans serif lowercase was no less than ‘the most novel and permanent contribution to letter-design that has appeared on the printed page since the Aldine Italic of 1501’. Given that the sans serif has become the dominant typographic form of the past century (for all but lengthy text...

Studio Brave

Studio Brave

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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We've blogged them before, but these guys have added some really lovely work to their site recently. Here's a random selection of Studio Brave's work that floats my boat... rock on Melbourne! ...