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Century Gothic is Eco-Friendly and Saves You Money

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Did you know that using the Century Gothic font will stretch your dollar more than other fonts? It uses less ink coverage than “skinny challenged” default fonts like Arial or Franklin Gothic Medium. Less ink coverage means less money spent on ink cartridges, which means less ink cartridges filling up our landfills. Who knew that Century Gothic could help save the planet!

The ImageZoo Show Off Contest

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We’re so excited about our very first illustration contest that we’re holding for our very talented ImageZoo artists. We’re asking them to strut their stuff and draw us an image on “Social Networking”. Submissions will be judged by renknowned creative Director Dean Lee of DDB Vancouver.

Stay tuned for updates!

Not an ImageZoo artist and want to be one? Contact kate@imagezoo.com for information.

Very Cool Mobile Wallpaper!

copyright ImageZoo Media Inc. all rights reservedCheck out our Goodies section and download these fun wallpapers for your phone. Share them with your friends, enjoy:)

Take Center Stage and Promote Yourself!

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image copyright © Paul Gilligan

Trying to promote your company? We’ve gathered a list of unique products to help toot your own horn:

Flippies
It’s good to flip out once in a while… and by flip out, we don’t mean flying off the handle, but rather, a good old fashioned flip book. Check out Flippies.com. It’s a surefire way to get noticed and be remembered.

M&Ms
Who can resist chocolate? Better yet, who can resist getting M&Ms printed with your logo or message? It’s such a sweet way to get your message across. The trick is not to eat them before you send them out though…be careful of that…

Blurb
You can design your own book and get it printed as a perfect bound book at blurb.com. It’s a great and professional way to showcase your portfolio. The great thing is you can print as many or as few as you need.

Spoonflower
We absolutely have fallen in love with Spoonflower, a place to print fabric on demand. You can get your designs or illustrations printed and then if you’re handy with the sewing machine, the possibilities are endless!

Moo.com
Check out moo.com for postcards or greeting cards. The great thing is that you don’t have to settle on just one design. You can get a pack of postcards and have each one be unique.

Suga
This is a tip from our in-house Aussie, Kate, who recently ordered customized candy for her wedding from a Melbourne-based company called Suga. Suga makes personalized confectionery out of rock candy. You choose the colors, the flavors and get them to put your logo on them. So clever!

LCD Screen Marries Pen Technology: Wacom Cintiq

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We have artists here at ImageZoo who swear by the Cintiq and say it completely changes illustration for the better, allowing for precise control and quicker execution of projects. The Wacom Cintiq is an interactive display combining an LCD screen with professional pen technology allowing you to draw directly on the screen.

Stephanie says it’s like a beautiful marriage between traditional drawing and technology. “In terms of doing sketches for clients it does save a lot of time,”she says. “I used to have to sketch the image by hand and then scan it in and email it. Now I just sketch it right on the screen and send it off. Once I get approval on the sketch I just up the resolution of the sketch, add another layer, and start creating the final art from there. I tried a Wacom tablet in the past but for some reason I couldn’t wrap my head around drawing on the tablet and having the image appear on the screen. It just seemed too disconnected. Now that I can draw directly on the screen, I get the best of both worlds.”

So there you have it, forget pen and paper, just get the Wacom Cintiq! It is a little pricey but you’ll be so happy you bought it because it truly is worth every penny.

Watch the video and you’ll see who amazing it is! If you have a Cintiq, let us know how you like it!