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Extended Response - Ms. McGraw's English Wiki I've heard this question many, many times! So, when I came across this excellent explanation in the newly released 2010 Senior English Syllabus in Queensland , I thought it was worth reproducing here: Purpose These techniques are used to assess the sustained application of higher order cognition of students to known and provided texts in the creation and evaluation of their own extended written and spoken/signed texts.

Illustrator Quick Tips #1 - Complex Symbols with Pathfinder Last week I posted an article showing some great logos using 3D effects and colorful gradients. There are quite a few ways to do create those effects in Illustrator, however for most of them you will have to use the Pathfinder tools. Because of that I will show you an example based on a few logos from that list. References

The Mythical Paperless World: Why Print Will Stick Around Print is dead. Long gone will be the days where newspaper staff members struggle to get "to press," where magazine editors sweat and toil over sending off final proofs to the printer. Speculators and soothsayers everywhere whisper of the e-book’s pending dominance, its utter defeat over the long time champion, The Noble Book. Paper will be an extinct technology in [insert alarming number here] years. You’ve almost certainly heard some iteration of this discussion; it’s been showing up with increasing frequency over the past two decades.

Atom Smasher's Error Message Generator Do not link directly to the image! No Hot-Linking! Your link will not work! Feel free to copy this image and use it on your own web site, and please link back to here. Negative space logos It’s hard to beat a clever use of negative space. Here are 35 or so logos that use white space well, along with the designers/agencies responsible. A.G. Low Construction logo By Rebecca Low Martin Newcombe Property Maintenance logo By buddy Nexcite logo By AmoreVia Blair Thomson 62 Ideas, Lessons and Humor for English Teachers #engchat I start back to school today for my eleventh year of teaching next door to my own high school English teacher. Mrs. Caldwell taught me to write and love literature.

Top Places to Find Quality Illustrator Tutorials Online This post was originally published in 2009 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Finding Illustrator tutorials online can be a mission, but luckily there’s a handyful of websites and blogs offering top class Illustrator tutorials, tips and techniques. This post rounds up the best places online to find high quality tutorials and articles to help you learn Illustrator like a pro. Vectips Vectips is the blog of master Illustrator Ryan Putnam (aka Rype). Ryan regularly posts top class Illustrator tutorials covering handy tips through to complete icon design tutorials.

Ivory Soap Gets a Bold New Look and Attitude After 132 years, Ivory soap is getting a makeover. A new marketing campaign from Wieden + Kennedy (and updated product packaging from Sterling) are planned for this month, with the target demo being modern moms who are complex yet driven by simplicity. That's not the only paradox. W+K creative director Karl Lieberman says: "The inspiration for this campaign came from the observation of how, over the years, in an effort to make life simpler, we have somehow made life more complicated. Unlike a lot of other brands, Ivory has stayed true to its equity. It has remained the antithesis of the overly complicated—from its ingredients, packaging and advertising—it's a throwback to an era where there wasn't time for such things.

The Secret Lives of Stormtroopers Ever wonder what your toys do when you're not around watching over them? Star Wars fan and photographer Stefan brings to life his stormtrooper action figures in a series of photos he's taking every day for a year. His stormtroopers are capture on film undergoing dangerous adventures, playing games, hanging out with monkeys and more. Here are some of the best moments in this project. 10 handwritten logo designs Here follows a selection of famous trademarks created using handwriting: Davidoff logo design Logo designer: Zino Davidoff, in 1968–1969. Zino Davidoff was born on March 11, 1906, in Kiev, and died in 1994 at the age of 87. Davidoff made it his business to upgrade cigar smoking, and every cigar from the company carries a label with Zino’s signature.

Multimedia Essays « Transmedial Shakespeare William Shakespeare’s works have been around since the 16th century. It continues to flourish even up to now. Among other great writers, his works are most well-known and most adored by people. His works have never been forgotten and survived through the test of time. Different forms of media have already used and commercialized his works. 35 Green, Leafy Logos - Web Design Blog – Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now A trend that you may have noticed recently is the use of leaves in logo design. In some cases the companies using these logos are in a “green” industry, which makes this style of logo a natural fit. Other companies are not in this type of industry, and some of the logos (I believe) are fictional and created for logo portfolios.

The Art of Print Ads: 50 Catchy Designs In today’s marketing world print ads remains a very effective means to grab the audience. A printed ad has got a specific format which designers have to take into account when creating it. The main idea or message should be communicated simply, be eye-catchy enough to attract the viewer’s attention and presented in the best possible way. But the question is how a designer can achieve a success and create an ad that would make the audience draw enough attention at the offered products or services.

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