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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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Happy Friday! Here to help you celebrate is a glorious mix of designy goodness from this week: the Happy Hour watch, a dynamic image generator for web mockups, a bundle of Mac software for mega-cheap, a half impossible/half easy online brand quiz, and a great article on properly selling your design services. Overall, a healthy […]

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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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Welcome to Vol 3 of Found Fridays! This week’s finds include a great article summing up the basics of CSS3, a cool project involving t-shirts designed by bands for charity, a fun little chalkboard notebook, a website showcasing designer’s workspaces, and a brilliant article on what a brand is and what it isn’t. Read on! […]

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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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March is here. That means February is over, which means time is going mega fast. You gotta love March; it starts warming up outside, people start to think about getting outside a bit more – it means winter is on the way out. While that sucks for lack of snowboarding, it is good for post-work […]

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Welcome to Found Friday Vol 2. This week’s finds include a collection of awesome Macbook cases, a beautiful & fun letterpressed card, a list of Mac & web apps for graphic designers, and a great article on why being a designer is awesome. Enjoy! CTRL + Z Card If you’re a designy nerd, and you […]

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I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. There are a lot of icon packs & sets out there, but a lot just give you flattened PNGs, making it more work than it should be to customize the icon colors to your liking. With that in mind, I decided to make & release a […]

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So last week we killed the weekly wallpaper feature. We killed it dead. Why? To be honest, a lot of the time we found ourselves racing on Thursday night or Friday morning to design a wallpaper to put up. It took up too much time, and to be honest it wasn’t all that popular. So […]

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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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