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3 Of The Best Sites For Free Stock Images

Free Stock Images

If you’re like me you may find yourself constantly searching for high quality stock images for your website. When writing a blog you want to have great looking photos for all of your posts! The problem is, when you search for Free Stock Images on google, you seem to get mostly images from sites that aren’t actually free. A…

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Effective Marketing on a Budget

effective marketing

Effective marketing is crucial to the success of your new business.  We all wish that we had the funds to buy a billboard or shoot a commercial, but the truth is most entrepreneurs have a very limited budget to work with when they first launch a business. So, how can you make the most of your…

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10 Steps to Launching a Small Business

small business

So, you’ve decided to start your own small business? Congratulations!!! The first few months of opening a new business is an exciting yet stressful time. You will work harder than you’ve ever worked before, but the rewards of your work will be well worth it! I created following list when Dan and I started Graphics…

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Type Through Time: Gill Sans

Gill Sans

Today we will learn about Gill Sans! It is an extremely popular typeface, originally designed by Eric Gill in the early 1900’s. It was heavily influenced by Edward Johnson’s Johnson Sans. Johnson Sans was designed to be used for the London Underground in all of their print including their iconic signs. Eric Gill was Johnson’s apprentice during the development…

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Type Through Time: Fraktur

Fraktur

Let’s step back a little bit and talk about Fraktur. Fraktur isn’t as much a typeface as it is a style. One who’s history demonstrates the ongoing battle of classic vs. modern that prevails throughout all design. First lets take a look at an example of the Fraktur style: Fraktur: In The Beginning Fraktur was…

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Vermilion: A Colorful History

Vermilion, a dense red pigment, has a history as rich and varied as it’s hues. Derived from the mineral cinnabar, vermilion can take on a range of warm hues from bright orange-red to bluish-red dependent on the size of the ground cinnabar particles.  Cinnabar is a mercury sulfide compound which, like most mercury compounds, is toxic….

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Type Through Time: Futura

Futura

During the early 20th century the avant-garde artists of the time were changing the way we use type. Members of the De Stijl group in the Netherlands and members of the Bauhaus in Germany were reducing the alphabet to their most basic geometric forms. At the time, artists were eschewing the ancient forms for geometric…

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Type Through Time: Baskerville

I love a good typeface. Besides the joy of finding the most visually pleasing typeface for a design, I’m always surprised at the diverse history of how they were designed and used. Typeface design, like any other art form, has ebbed and flowed through a large variety of styles. In my Type Through Time series I…

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