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Self Promo - Typeface Poster

Self Promo - Typeface Poster

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Resources / Portfolios,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Nov 21st 2012
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As graphic designers we have the most amazing opportunity to show off our skills and talent through the way that we promote ourselves to potential employers. You should never let an opportunity go wasted, especially when it comes to your portfolio, personal identity, online portfolio, business cards, cv/resume and to add to this list: self promotional pieces such as posters, postcards, broch...

City of Melbourne - Infographic Competition

City of Melbourne - Infographic Competition

Category: Competitions, Design / Infographics, Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: David
Posted: Nov 20th 2012
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  The City of Melbourne is looking for the best and brightest designers to enter its infographic competition and create an infographic that tells the world why Melbourne is a creative, innovative and knowledge-rich city for businesses to invest and operate in.  ...

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

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

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
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It's been a good week for blog-surfing, in my travels this week I've collected a pretty random mix of things for my beloved zootool account. I thought it was especially interesting to see a lot of what I might term a pretty 'slick/minimalist' aesthetic. I love a bit of hand crafted design as much as the next person, but deep down (and as anyone who knows me would attest) I...

HandMade Day

HandMade Day

Category: Art, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jeffrey
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
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Yesterday the students in Manchester took a break from the computer to work on a brief entirely handmade. The project encourages the students to experiment with different techniques in craft, treating the computer as just a tool to bring the final components together to create and commercially viable piece of graphic design in the form of an album or book cover, gig poster, press ...

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
No. of comments: 2

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
No. of comments: 0

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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