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Welcome back! It’s been a nice week here at Paper Leaf; busy but not overwhelming, and there has been quite a number of unique and awesome finds in the design/arts community. This week’s Found Friday highlights the story behind the iPad wallpaper photograph, 2 different but awesome poster stores, a great site that allows you […]

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In today’s day & age, many paper products are slowly heading the way of the dinosaur. The Yellow Pages have long since been replaced by search engines; newspapers are begrudgingly focusing on their online content; eBooks are growing in popularity thanks to devices like Apple’s iPad and the Kindle. However, one item that is holding […]

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“Social media” is everywhere. Everyone’s talking about it – news anchors, journalists, your mom, your bowling team. And while social media – Twitter, blogging, Facebook, etc – is hugely popular and has great potential for you and your business, the method in which most businesses use social media is largely ineffective. Let’s face it – […]

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I’m finally getting out of town this weekend; going to go do a bit of snowboarding. I wish I could follow that sentence with a good segue into something related, but really I’m just bragging. Anyway, welcome to another Found Friday, where we round up the favorites shared in the design community this week. This […]

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TED, in their own words, is “a small nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading”. This conference, focused on Technology, Education and Design, started in 1984 as a way reconnect people with the power of speaking – that intimate experience of being in a room with someone passionate about what they believe in, and passionately sharing […]

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The Madness is upon us! Yes, some of us up here in Canada like basketball (even though our only worthwhile export of late has been Steve Nash, and it’s hard to dribble in snow). I regularly tune in and throw away money when it comes to the annual 64 (now 65, with the play-in) team […]

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WordPress is blowing up, as the kids say, these days. It’s no wonder; the open-source authoring platform is super-powerful, flexible and – most importantly – customizable. We use WordPress here at Paper Leaf to power our client sites, and we use it on our own blog of course. The more we use the platform, the […]

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Recently, Paper Leaf Design was offered the opportunity to rebrand 3rd Street Beat Entertainment – a group that offers hip-hop dance instruction, as well as show promotions and other related services. It’s always a nice break to get away from corporate design and be able to work with a company based in the arts, whatever […]

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If you’re a designer who works on websites for smaller businesses or clients, chances are you receive similar requests for website features over and over again. Perhaps you’ll hear your photographer clients saying “I want a photo gallery”; perhaps you get a lot of clients who want to control their content; perhaps you get all […]

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If you don’t know about Inspired Magazine, I suggest you head over there and check ‘em out/bookmark them/follow them etc. They’re a daily design inspiration web mag that posts links, articles, design elements and a whole bunch of other goodies. This week, I wrote a guest post for them called How to Fail at Your […]

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