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book by fiftythree x moleskine: print-on-demand iPad publishing oct 01, 2013 book by fiftythree x moleskine: print-on-demand iPad publishing book by fiftythree x moleskine: print-on-demand iPad publishing systemall images courtesy fiftythree italian journal manufacturer moleskine and fiftythree, the company best known for their award winning ‘paper’ application, have collaborated to create ‘book’, a new service that brings your digital ideas to life as a custom-made hardcover notebook. the format has been designed uniquely for the paper iPad app, which allows users to print 15 foldout pages of their sketches onto FSC-certified matte paper. the print-on-demand publishing system has been developed to match the iPad’s 4:3 aspect ratio; there is no need to re-size pages, and the user chooses which of their personal drawings should become the journal’s cover artwork. in less than two weeks, for 40 USD, you can receive a handcrafted book made with high-quality HP Indigo 4-color digital prints. to see more on how ‘book’ works, see the video below.

Ignite Portugal Design Quixotic: design and other beautiful miscellany. blprnt.blg | Jer Thorp One Secret that will Dramatically Improve your Online Portfolio | The Design Range Published on September 10th, 2012 | by Alexander Singleton As a designer your portfolio is absolutely you’re most important asset. It doesn’t matter if you’re this generations Da Vinci in terms of you’re design skills if you can’t prove it. Likewise having a world renowned reputation as a Photoshop wizard will only get clients to your door, unless they can see the work you’ve done before they’re not going to take a risk on you. Now, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed yet, but you’ve had the good fortune in being born into a largely digital age. How a Client Sees Your Portfolio When a potential client is looking through your portfolio they’re trying to establish what you’re really good at, what your skills are and most importantly; how you might handle their project. What they really want to see, what they’re really looking for is confirmation Think about it. What So Many Designers Do But… wait, you don’t have an image of that printed up either? No no… It’s ok… we totally trust you.

3 strategies to help you get noticed in the design industry - Some designers are extremely successful. Others linger in mediocrity for years. Most of them have difficulty getting noticed at all. So what makes or breaks a famous designer? Branding, simplified If you do research on branding, you will end up with dozen of definitions and an unlimited number of opinions. In all that, American Marketing Association has the simplest and most useful definition: “A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.” Having spent years in the advertising industry, I’d dare to simplify that even further: A brand is any product or service which offers a one of a kind solution to customers’ needs. Whenever people have a reason to consider you a part of the special few, you’ve managed to create a brand. But how do you do this in the design business? Strategy #1: do one thing well – the specialist way Michael Wolff and Wolff Olins specialized in visual identities since 1965.

DESIGN The Blog Welcome to the Blog, an ever changing collection of my picks from across the web, the art and design world or anything really that peaks my interest. I update my blog as often as possible, so remember to bookmark this page and check back from time to time. Honest Logos Instantly recognizable, satirically re-imagined. Ok, so let's be fair, one bite of a burger won’t cause diabetes and one glass of beer won’t cause obesity; but as the advertising industry shows positives only, so here Hertz has gone to the opposite extreme and focused only on the negatives. Star Wars Blueprints I came across these great designs by A2K Design recently and being a huge Star Wars fan, I loved them and thought I'd share them with you guys. May the force be with you! Split Portraits These wonderfully creative photographs are the brainchild of Ulric Collette, an art director out of Quebec city. He combines the portraits of Two people who are related, to demonstrate the similarities between them.

50 brilliant design portfolios to inspire you The internet is full of thousands and thousands of awe-inspiring creative resumes and design portfolios. To stand out in this tough market, it's important to make your online portfolio as impressive as you can. It's not just the examples of work that need to blow away your potential clients (although they do help) it's the way they're presented. So, check out these inspiring examples of online design portfolios, both for individual designers and design agencies – to help you angle your own in just the right way… 01. Daniel Spatzek is freelance graphic designer and art director from Austria, and his site does a brilliant job of showing off both his design and web skills. 02. Arturo Wibawa's site is worth checking out just for the detailed breakdowns of projects he's worked on, complete with wireframes, flowcharts, palettes, fonts and plenty of information about his process. 03. Based in Paris, Femme Fatale is a creative studio focused on culture, luxury, editorial and art. 04. 05. 06.

20 Best Color Palette Generators and Galleries for Designers (2019) Everyone loves colors. Colors are among the most important elements of every design and artwork. As designers, we work with colors every day. Color theory is such a serious thing that even Goethe wrote a book on the subject. You can use either galleries or generators to quickly create a fitting color scheme for your design. Color palette galleries are collections created by either human designers or algorithms. Color palette generators allow you to manually design a palette. On the web, you’ll also find color palette apps that provide both functions. 1. COLOURlovers is the biggest online community related to colors, with more than 8 million members. 2. With Adobe’s color wheel, you can create analogous, monochromatic, triadic, complementary, and compound color palettes. 3. ColorDrop is an excellent tool if you quickly need a palette for flat design. 4. Ambiance pulls random color palettes from COLOURlovers and displays them in the form of huge color cards. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.