September 2010

The Design of Postage Stamps.

The graphic design of Postage Stamps is very nearly universal; in addition to making counterfeits harder to produce and aiding clerks in quick recognition of appropriate postage, postal customers simply expect stamps to carry a design. DailyInspiration presents a collection of beautiful postage stamps, found on flickr.

August 2010

20 professional Presentation Folder designs.

A brand identity package will never be complete without presentation folders. These branding tools are reliable branding materials you can use during client presentations, business conferences, and trade shows. It is necessary to create a professional-looking and creative folder design that will effectively represent your company image to the market. Uprinting has a useful showcase.

18 Creative Calendar Designs.

In this collection, Walyou has gathered 18 Creative Calendar designs which add a little extra for the boring calendars we see every day. Who knows, perhaps some of these Calendar designs may even entice a few towards actually using them.

A great collection of Grunge Wallpaper.

Unfortunately I can’t read German, but I did figure out that Schmutz translates as Grunge. DrWeb has 50 cool Grunge Wallpapers that speak for themselves and need no translation. Great stuff.

An exceptional Book Cover Archive.

This archive is about graphic design. Abudnitz has attempted to label each cover with a date and, where possible, a designer (or design firm). The designs are the publisher’s property, and are here as an educational tool and as things to be enjoyed. There are well over 1,000 covers in the archive.

A Handy Guide to Image Resolutions in Print Design.

If you don’t keep an eye on your image resolution right from the start, you may end up having to completely recreate your design file. Spoongraphics presents a handy guide on what to look out for, and how to ensure your designs are set up with the correct image resolutions.

23 creative examples of Snowboard Designs.

In case you are unaware, Snowboards are boards which resemble a wide ski, with the ability to glide on snow.  RocketGraphs have carefully gathered and collected 23 examples of Creative Snowboard Designs.

Fabulous Flyer and Poster Designs from DeviantART.

Flyer designs have always been one of the most powerful marketing tools available to businesses and organizations. If you are having a creative block or you are looking for samples, then check out the flyer design ideas from DeviantArt at Blueprint for some inspiration!

50 exciting Party Flyers design.

Club owners today are looking for new styles and designs in party flyers to attract a huge crowd. So let’s start the party pumping with SmashingShare’s roundup of 50 party flyer designs that will help boost your creative mind.

25 Tutorials for Getting Started with your Wacom Tablet.

You’ve just unwrapped your brand new Wacom drawing tablet, but what’s next? SpoonGraphics present a roundup of super useful articles and tutorials that take you through the process of setting up your pen tablet and give you tips and techniques on how to create some great looking illustrations or paintings.