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That’s right, this week we have a special edition of Found Fridays, with a focus on Edmonton-based products and articles that designers like you and I dig. We have some awesomely illustrated planners, a free design/art/music/lifestyle magazine, a shop with a variety of prints and novels for sale, a great post detailing the logo design […]

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Recently, we were asked to submit a bid for a decently large-scale design job. The job entailed design work for 2 campaigns for the University of Alberta – two campaigns focused on sustainability. These campaigns needed branding as well as a variety of print and digital design. The question we had was how to properly […]

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Welcome to September! My birth month, as well as the intro to winter. Time to update your desktop wallpapers and get with the now – download and install the September 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper below! The one and only September 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper is available in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800. Enjoy & please share!

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The print-only freelance designer is a dying breed. There, I said it. If you’re a freelance designer who doesn’t have web-related skills, you best add that arrow to your quiver or you’re going to be left in the dust. Now, it’s worth noting that I’m not saying “print design is dead” or “identity design is […]

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Volume 23 this week. Michael Jordan. It’s gorgeous outside and I want to go for a bike ride, so that’s as good an intro as you’re going to get. This week: Twitter background designs & best practices, a great typography mug, 10 places that can turn your designs into actual things, a cool office that’s […]

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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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