My older brother was always into scary comic books. He always delighted in showing me the covers (and the panels inside), especially when I’d get freaked out. When I got a little bit older, I stopped getting scared and started getting interested in them. Some of the stories are hokey and some of the interior artwork was flat, but I always loved those covers. So, in the spirit of Halloween, here’s a roundup of 10 awesome horror comic book covers from the past to the present!
One of my favorite things about graphic design is that our favorite characters can be interpreted in so many different ways without losing their fundamental attributes. One such character is Frankenstein. Frankenstein’s monster remains one of the most popular creatures in literature and new media, so much so that he is often just referred to as “Frankenstein,” though that moniker was actually owned by his creator. No matter what you call him, you can glean inspiration for your own Frankenstein designs with the following 10 distinctly different treatments.
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The future of your business sometimes relies on a piece of paper–your business card. It is your means of introducing yourself to your prospective clients. Its appearance speaks for the integrity and reliability of your business. In order to stand out, business owners deviate from traditional business card printing formats and experiment on designs. Hence, double-sided or duplex business cards were born.
At the beginning of 2011, Amazon announced the following in the US: “Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle books than paperback books. Since the beginning of the year, for every 100 paperback books Amazon has sold, the Company has sold 115 Kindle books.”
This announcement seemed to herald the end for the dog-eared paperback. Also, since Kindles, iPads and other tablets are developing downloadable versions of newspapers and magazines, it looks as though printing’s days could be numbered. But is that really the case or is this just a storm in a teacup? We look at four reasons why print is most certainly not dead… yet.
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How bland are your business cards? If the answer is “very,” consider that while a functional but boring card may be getting the job done (if that job consists of sitting in someone’s rolodex), they may not be landing you very many design jobs.
Ideally, your business cards should be able to communicate instantly what you do and something about you. They should help your contacts remember who you are and what your skills are. With that in mind, here are a few tips on designing a card that’s both practically and beautifully designed.
Just like business cards, business stationery is no longer used just to provide basic information about yourself and your company. Today, more and more companies are using creatively designed business stationery to convey the image and personality of their businesses to leave a long lasting impression. In this post we have listed 20 of the best tips to creating business stationery.
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Typography is the backbone of good design, a mastery of type will ensure readable, beautiful design. One of the most fun glyphs available for designers to play with is the ampersand. Derived from the Latin word for “and,” which is “et,” if you take the Roman cursive ‘e’ and combine it with the ‘t’ you get the symbol – &.
Whether you’re a designer or a writer, a painter or a photographer, you can’t escape the occasional dry spell of creativity. Think of it as a more generalized form of writer’s block: a block in creativity that can make you lose any incentive to do innovative and thought provoking work. These creative roadblocks often pop up in front of you without warning, threatening to foil your project before you can finish it. These roadblocks can be annoying at best, a mere annoyance as you go about your work. But when deadlines are looming and you’re grasping for ways to execute your designs, these roadblocks can spell disaster.
The logos of the top 15 US corporations make fascinating viewing from a design perspective. They can be both inspiring and good examples of what not to create for a client. A logo helps establish an identity, so it’s important to get it right. Let’s take a closer look at them and see what we can learn:
In this fast-paced world of competitive business, internet is undoubtedly the fastest medium of promotion to the masses. One of the most revolutionary contributions of online media is the advent of social media and social networking. The power and influence of blogs and social media platforms have a significant impact on our lives. Sighting the rapid success of social media sites, several new sites are being launched that offer social media services.