The Top 100 Best Business Cards from 2010 The top 100 best business cards of 2010 really are a varied collection, with more and more unique ways of creating business cards being developed every month. While large corporations typically elect for standard (and relatively boring) business cards, small businesses and freelancers can capitalize on their creativity and focused brand image to create a unique and creative business card. Large companies sometimes can create unique cards as well, as their larger budget and personal design teams can have free reign to develop something awesome. Whether you’re a fan of letterpress business cards, functional business cards, vector and cartoon cards, or even a bit more clever business card, you’ll find some awesome cards in this collection. If you missed our post yesterday, you might want to check out the 50 Best Creative Logo Designs from 2010, as there is at least one that makes an appearance here as well!
The 10 iPad Book Apps: Using the iPad for Reading Books at School written by: Bright Hub Education Writer • edited by: Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch • updated: 11/29/2012 The iPad is finding its way into more and more classrooms because of the growing number of educational apps that can be used with students. Some of the best ones are the new breed of iPad book apps. These apps make it great to use an iPad for reading books in class. Here are 10 of the best. Amazing Wine Labels: 30 Creative and Unique Wine Label Designs 30 Creative and Unusual Wine Label Designs Amazing Wine Labels – The design of a wine label can make or break the success of a new wine introduced to the market. Even beyond the quality of the wine itself, the label plays a primary role in the purchasing decisions of customers. It is on this fact that many graphic designers have focused their attention to making creative, compelling labels that connect a bottle of wine with its buyer.
Why Are the Rich So Good at the Internet? Pew Internet has released a report finding that income is the strongest predictor of whether, how often, and in what ways Americans use the web. The report adds nuance--and a few surprises--to existing research on America's digital divide. It even suggests the existence of a tipping point, where Internet use takes off at a certain income level. A lot of this makes intuitive sense.
Designing Media Mainstream media, often known simply as MSM, have not yet disappeared in a digital takeover of the media landscape. But the long-dominant MSM-television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and books-have had to respond to emergent digital media. Newspapers have interactive Web sites; television broadcasts over the Internet; books are published in both electronic and print editions. In Designing Media, Bill Moggridge examines connections and conflicts between old and new media, describing how the MSM have changed and how new patterns of media consumption are emerging. The book features interviews with thirty-seven people who have made significant creative contributions to the design and development of media, ranging from the publisher of the New York Times to the founder of Twitter.
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. Peter Jaworowski: Quality & Time Peter Jaworowski is an established freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Warsaw Poland at the Ars Thanea Studio. His clients include Nike, Nokia, Warner Bros, Coca-Cola, Sony Playstation, Oakley, among others. Jaworowski shared his thoughts on timeline pressures, balancing project quality versus speed, and motivation for self-improvement. here are common struggles that creative professionals encounter across industries. Managing projects within a given timeline is one of those challenges.
Infographic of the Day: The Power Structure of a Mexican Drug Cartel This is surely one of the most remarkable infographics we've ever posted. Created by social scientist Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán, it documents the organizational structure and almost limitless influence of Mexico's Michoacan drug family. And it teaches you a great deal about why, exactly, the family is so hard to combat -- and why its power seems so pervasive. The infographic itself details various wings of the Michoacan cartel -- or La Familia as it's better known -- alongside various government agencies. (The short hand for the acronyms: Anything starting with "NAR" is a Michoacan drug cell; those starting with "FUN" are government agencies.)