Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category

Get Minted

For all you stationery lovers, check out Minted.com. This web site has an amazing range of beautifully designed stationery by independent brands.Minted also holds regular design challenges for graphic designers and you get to vote on the best designs.

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DIY: Make Your Own Font

If your penmanship hasn’t gone downhill because you type so much (like me), consider turning your handwriting into a font. Add that personal touch to your work using yourfonts.com, a service that converts your handwriting into your very own personalized font. All you have to do is download and print their template, fill it out [...]

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Add Character to Your Walls with Surface Collective

What’s as boring as watching paint dry? Looking at the blank painted wall that’s there afterwards, so we were happy when we came across fellow Vancouver-based company, Surface Collective. The company specializes in what they call Wall Tattoos or vinyl decals to dress up your walls at home and at work. They also sell a [...]

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Gifts for the Designer or Artist in Your Life

Here are some great gift ideas for the designer and/or artist in your life. Pixel Blocks Build all sorts of stuff with Pixel Blocks. They’re like Lego for Graphic and Web Designers.————————————————————————————————————————– Pantone Pepper Mills No designer’s kitchen is complete without these Pantone Pepper Mills. Check these and other accessories out on the Pantone Website. [...]

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Sustainable Graphic Design

If you truly think about the life cycle of a design project, it might make you want to adopt more sustainable business practices, if you don’t already. Here is a short list of things we all could do to reduce our carbon footprint when it comes to graphic design. These may be obvious, but hey, [...]

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