April 2011

Annual Report Design Inspiration.

Annual Reports must adhere to many statutory guidelines, but this doesn’t inhibit designers from expressing their creative flair. Dzineblog shares 105 of the best Annual Report designs for your inspiration.

Worldwide Graphic Design: How different nationalities design.

A glimpse of a nations design aesthetic transports the viewer to a certain place and time. By experiencing their work, it familiarizes us to places, faces and objects we have never seen before. 1stWebDesigner showcases the graphic design of Scandinavia, Israel, Russia and Africa.

50 amazing Brochure Layout ideas.

Like in web design, creating a layout for print is also influenced by certain trends. As a starting point for you, DesignsMag have compiled the 50 Amazing Brochure Layout Ideas that they found from all over the Internet.

Wall Murals for inspiration.

Whether digital or traditionally created, wall murals can have a big impact on the area surrounding it and DzineBlog has 19 astounding wall murals for your inspiration.  Due to the large nature of these, please visit the artists website for extra angles and larger views of each piece.

March 2011

Letterhead and Logo Design Inspiration.

DesignYourWay presents a little over 60 cool examples of letterhead and logo design inspiration which should help you get an idea on how other designers have worked on the identity and stationery of various brands.

How to get the most out of your Testimonials.

Testimonials are simply positive word of mouth referrals — written down. They are one of the best ways to generate business and don’t cost a cent. DigitalPacific describes how to make the most of them.

Why White Spaces are good in Graphic Design.

The use of white space paves the way to a better understanding, clearer communication of ideas and effective graphic designs. NaldzGraphics considers some advantages of using white spaces in designing.

InDesign Tips I wish I’d known when starting out.

Lisa at SmashingMagazine presents some tips she wishes she had known when starting out, as well as some answers to questions that others often ask her. Hopefully, these tips will help you make the best of your day-to-day use of InDesign.

How Color Works – From your Monitor to your Printer.

If you have normal vision, you’ll be able to see a wide range of different colors, sometimes known as the ‘color gamut’ of your vision. It’s quite a wide range, and most man-made devices have a smaller color gamut than the human eye. ThePhotoArgus describes the most important gamuts for photography enthusiasts looking to reproduce their work are those of monitors and printers.

Find the perfect color for your picture background.

If you find it’s difficult to choose the background color for your picture, StunningMesh has a handy tutorial to help you. You’ll need Photoshop to pick colors.