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This week’s Found Friday is a healthy mix of good value stuff and well-designed stuff. Stuff, stuff, stuff. All related in some way to design, we have the following which caught my eye this week: a great bamboo water bottle (gorgeous AND great for the environment), a site that converts YouTube videos to MP3s (think […]

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Ah, the faceless/detail-free silhouette: a simple and clean design element that can be used across a variety of mediums. It can be time-consuming to create a new silhouette vector graphic every time one is required for a design, and it can be plain inefficient to do so if the graphic that is required doesn’t need […]

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I barely had time for Found Friday this week; it’s been bananas around the Paper Leaf offices these days! However, I still managed to find the following killer items & articles out there on the ol’ interweb this week: an erasable Sharpie that turns permanent after a few days, an amazing music video that uses […]

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Like many of our readers, we end up doing quite a bit of work for smaller businesses. Personally, I love working with small businesses: you usually have one solid contact, you can relate to one another, and you can usually skip the bureaucracy and red tape that sometimes comes with working for larger companies. However, […]

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I gotta say: this week’s finds are some of the best yet. I try to find a combination of interesting, aesthetic and useful finds for you guys, and there were a lot of releases this week that met that bill. We have a new, beautiful small book on typography, an image placeholder service for you […]

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August?!? AUGUST?!?! 2010 is flying by, much like the proverbial flying cars we all thought we’d have by now. Speaking of August, it’s time to switch up your desktop calendar wallpaper so you don’t miss that important meeting next week. Preview below, multiple sizes below that. Enjoy! The August 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper is available […]

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Once again, there were many great finds in the design community this week. Here on Found Friday Vol 19, we have an article dealing with design by committee *shudder*, cool wall decals to spice up your office or home, a gorgeous notebook, the new Lumix camera and its great industrial design, and a fun poster […]

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Freelancing has its ups and downs. We get the freedom to make our own schedule, but we don’t have steady paycheques all the time. We are our own bosses, but in reality, our clients are our bosses. Making the jump to freelancing or running a small business is a scary thing, but the best part […]

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Why hello, dear readers, and welcome to Volume 18 of the world-famous* Found Friday series. This week we have a great mix of design-related (sometimes loosely related, I’ll admit) finds: a fun/simple sign app for iPad/iPhone, a great article on type choices, a preview of the USA World Cup bid design by Pentagram, 9 great […]

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Some web designers write their own code; some don’t. Even if you’re in the former category, chances are you have worked with a developer who has been hired to bring one of your web designs to life (if you haven’t, you will soon). Sometimes clients have a developer already in mind and are just looking […]

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