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Graphic design is a saturated field. Just look at the amount of design blogs, this one included, out there in Internet-land. Yes, there are many of us providing our services for clients – whether those services are web design, identity design, print design, all of the above or some combination. Getting into the graphic design […]

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Welcome, internet trailblazers, to volume 30 of Found Friday – the best design finds of the week. This week, we have a roundup of the new announcements from Apple, a gangstafied Lorem Ipsum site, an online caricature-drawing service for $50, A List Apart’s web survey, and a free online web development estimation tool. Great stuff […]

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I remember the first album cover that truly grabbed my attention: Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell. Why my dad had a Bat Out of Hell LP, I don’t know. What I do know is that image of a guy on the chopper bursting out of hell in a cemetery on the cover, made me think, […]

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Welcome to Found Friday, Volume 29: the best design finds of the week. This week we found some great stuff on the ol’ interwebs: a great article on usability findings that can help you back up your design decisions; a collection of great online color/code/web-related generators; a great quick tip on creating better spotlighting effects […]

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If you’re a freelancer or a small design studio, chances are you will hit a slow point every once in a while. Whether it’s the time of year, the size of your client pool or some other factor, it happens. The question that arises at this point, then, is what we can do with this […]

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G’day, readers, and welcome to Volume 28 of Found Fridays – the best design finds of the week! This week we have 10+ great free ebooks for freelancers, an interesting point/counterpoint about what designers and clients need for a successful relationship, some shots of the Etsy headquarters (great design!), a new web app for artists […]

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Another month, another step away from warm weather and towards the frigid Edmonton winter. *sigh*. To combat the impending winter blues, we have a fun October desktop calendar wallpaper for you. Enjoy! Click to download the October 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800.

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Bonjour! That’s French for hello (no big deal). Here’s hoping all of you had a stellar week; to reward you on your hard work, we have a killer Found Friday this week: a site dedicated to handy WordPress snippets, a typeface game for you typography nerds out there, the Web Font Awards, a CMYK wallet, […]

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As designers, we can often get caught up in the specifics of the aesthetic. Is there enough contrast? How’s the balance? Clean typography? And so on. Of course, there needs to be the balance of form vs. function, but I know I am more acutely aware of the design of a print piece/website and how […]

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Ahoy hoy! Welcome to Volume 26 of Found Fridays – the best design finds of the week. This week we have some beautiful movie-inspired posters, a great post on how to customize the WordPress admin panel (without plugins), an easy way to keep track of all the new stuff Google is putting out, a great […]

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