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Making A Good Impression – The Importance Of A Business Card

It’s easy to assume that the digital age has killed off the need for business cards. It’s an easy assumption but it’s not a true one. In these high-tech, high speed days when meetings happen in cyberspace and you don’t have to go into the office to get your work done anymore – it’s increasingly difficult for traditional ways of marketing to survive. Yet, the humble business card has and continues to do so. There are several important reasons for this.

The first is that no matter how technologically obsessed we become, there is still nothing as effective as face-to-face contact, says FourthSource.com journalist Paul Lewis. Direct marketing will always, always trump digital promotion because people love to communicate. There are far more creative options involved with designing and creating a business card and it remains the perfect way to quickly showcase and identify a business. The advantages to using business cards are many and those that take heed of them are bound to come off better than those who don’t. Here’s why you should keep putting your business faith in that little square of card tucked in your wallet.

Direct Marketing Is King

Direct marketing will never be less effective than digital promotion. We may spend most of our time on iPhones and iPads these days, but we still love to chat – in person, with another physically present human being. Nothing will change that. According to Forbes journalist Carol Kinsey Goman, it takes just seven seconds to form an impression of somebody. If you can charm a potential client in person within seven seconds – you’ve got that client in your pocket. They’ll be much more sure of your value if they’ve their impression in person. Remember to keep things as informal as possible when offering an individual a business card. You don’t want to be pressuring them, you just want to be handing them an unexpected opportunity.

Business Cards Are Timeless 

Extremely well designed business cards are timeless. They will not go ‘out of style’ or look out of date like computer technology so frequently does. There are, of course, many advantages to using digital software but one of the biggest downsides is that it ages so quickly. Software that was top of the range last year can look utterly down market this year, simply because it’s old. Graphic design changes with time too, but not nearly as fast and not nearly as dramatically. A good business card design will stand the test of time.

The Price Is Right

Experts at the E-Design Group, point out that business cards a cheap way to promote your company. Considering all of their benefits, they’re incredibly cost effective. They’re very small, very light and easy to carry around. The cost of a great graphic design is bound to be the biggest expense – the printing and the paper are next to nothing these days.

So Many Options

There’s just an endless list of options you can take when designing and creating a business card. Nobody said that yours had to be made out of paper – many companies now craft their cards out of oak, Perspex, plastic and aluminium. They emboss their cards, they gild them with gold leaf, they even make their cards into tiny leaflets or pop up items. The only limit when it comes to designing an unforgettable business card is your imagination. As per associates Print My Pixel, if you’re concerned about the relationship between technology and clients – why not put a QR code on your business card? It’s an amazingly easy way to incorporate both direct and digital marketing.

Article publié pour la première fois le 12/07/2013

By: Wicker Paradise

Cool Furniture Designs for Home

It’s really nice to see designers from all over the world come up with amazing designs for furniture which are not only attractive but are also practical to use. But with a wide range of designs to choose from, furniture shopping can be the most exhausting part of any home improvement project. But don’t worry, with the following cool design ideas, you can find the perfect piece of furniture for your home sweet home!

Tables

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You must have gotten tired of your old rounded or maybe squared table in your living room so you think of buying a new one – something unique and more functional. Cool table designs available in the market today feature unimaginable shapes that are way beyond the traditional rounded or squared tables. Modern tables come in various shapes and sizes, colors, and accents. There are tables that are made from pure glass (from top to bottom) while others are made from elegant sturdy wood that has been curved to perfection. Some tables come with digital features, including beautiful lights. Others have built-in chairs, multiple drawers, hidden storages, and the like.

Sofa tables are a great furniture option too! These tables are very stylish, elegant-looking, and can perfectly fit a modern house. Sofa tables are accent furniture pieces that can revamp any space, whether a living room or a bedroom. They are designed to rest on the back of a sofa and are an excellent choice for a small space. Sofa tables are multifunctional furniture. Their usage features can help store more items and save space.

Chairs

If you want your living space look really awesome, you should not forget to place an accent chair. Accent chairs come in cool designs, shapes and colors. They can break any monotonous arrangement in a living room, bedroom or outdoor space, and can give such area a very attractive eye-catching look. Most accent chairs are uniquely designed. In the corner of your living room, you can place a ball-shaped chair that has bright color and is made from unique materials. Just one cool chair can significantly revamp your space.

Cabinets

Cool cabinets are those that come with surprising shelves, hidden storage systems and stylish designs. It doesn’t have to be always the traditional ‘box’ type cabinets that you open like windows. There are cool cabinet designs that are custom-fit to any area. Among the most popular cabinet designs today are the built-in wall cabinets. They really look attractive. Aside from this, wall cabinets are space-savers. If you’re living in a small home or apartment, they are a great cabinet choice!

Cool cabinet designs are not only stylish. They are practical to use too. A good cabinet is something that has multiple functions, plenty of shelves or storage, and do not consume too much space.

Finding the perfect furniture for your home is actually easy. As long as you have an idea of what furniture type and design you want, you can find the best piece to compliment your home!

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Article by Jess Ross

Myself Jess Ross is graduated with a double major in English and Business Management from the University of Ohio. A Columbus native, I went back to my home city after graduation to work in several advertising companies, before striking it out on my own in Shanghai, China, working for an International furniture manufacturing company in East Asia. I helped increase the company’s sales by 30% and began expanding into Europe and North America. After working in China for a number of years, I moved back to Columbus. I worked for my family’s another store (www.SofasandSectionals.Com)(888-567-7632), and worked to expand their markets as well as their offerings into more like sofas, sectionals, sofa table, couches, loveseats and much more.

Article publié pour la première fois le 26/04/2013

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Top Creativity Books for Graphic & Web Designers

Many people consider creativity something mystical or unique, that some people have while others don’t. In reality though creativity is simply a process that you can develop and improve. It is also a innate talent of all human beings and essentially is the ability to use our imagination and create new things. As everything the more you practice it the better you get. The more you search for ideas the more easy it will become for you to generate great ideas.

That being said, there dozen techniques and ideas to help you develop your creativity and idea generation capacity. Below you can find a  list with my favorite books on creativity. So check them out and also feel free to comment with your own tips and suggestions! Let’s dive in!

 

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1. The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

How to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies
We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive.

The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David Burkus highlights the mistaken ideas that hold us back and shows us how anyone can embrace a practical approach, grounded in reality, to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs.

Answers questions such as:

  • What causes us to be creative in one moment and void in the next?
  • What makes someone more or less creative than his or her peers?
  • Where do our flashes of creative insight come from, and how can we generate more of them?
  • Debunks 10 common myths, including: the Eureka Myth; the Lone Creator Myth; the Incentive Myth; and The Brainstorming Myth

Written by David Burkus, founder of popular leadership blog LDRLB. For anyone who struggles with creativity, or who makes excuses for delaying the work of innovation, The Myths of Creativity will help you overcome your obstacles to finding new ideas.

2. Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity

A science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of life
With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-step program to increasing anyone’s creative potential. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively.

This science-backed, step-by step method can maximize our creative potential in any sphere of life.

Offers a proven method for developing new ideas and creative problem-solving no matter what your profession
Includes an eight-step method, 30 practices, and more than 100 techniques that can be launched at any point in a creative journey
Psychologist, jazz pianist, and author Keith Sawyer studied with world-famous creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Sawyer’s book offers a wealth of easy to apply strategies and ideas for anyone who wants to tap into their creative power.

3. inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity

Imaginative. Innovative. Ingenious. These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire. And they can describe you, too. Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with.

It is a skill that all of us can learn. International bestselling author and award-winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world’s best and brightest, who are now among the decision-makers at companies such as Google, Genentech, IBM, and Cisco. In inGenius she expertly demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and guidelines that anyone can use. A fantastic resource for everyone wanting to achieve their ambitions, and for readers of Jason Fried’s Rework, and Seth Godin’s Poke the Box.

4. Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention

The classic study of the creative process from the national bestselling author of Flow. Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments—be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab—so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people’s lives. Drawing on nearly one hundred interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his thirty years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process.

He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the “tortured genius” is largely a myth. Most important, he explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.

5. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.

6. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.

Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the “creative types.” But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world’s top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

7. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.

The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

8. Creativity Workout: 62 Exercises to Unlock Your Most Creative Ideas
Creativity was once thought to be a talent bestowed upon a lucky few. Today it is understood as a skill that we can all learn, develop and apply. And in today’s economy–with information available to everyone and support services outsourced overseas–creativity is the most valuable asset you can possess and the best way to get ahead.

Learn to unlock these abilities with Creativity Workout. In 62 excercises designed by Edward de Bono, the world’s leading creativity expert, you’ll discover how to tap into your most original thinking. Each exercise is fun and simple and will get you in the creative state of mind necessary to think yourself to success.
You’ll learn to:

  • make connections
  • think beyond your peers
  • recognize possibilities
  • create opportunities

9. Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius

In this trailblazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think—and how to put their secrets to work for you.

To create this book, Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history’s greatest thinkers—from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso—and then brought their techniques into the modern home and workplace.

The follow-up to the popular THINKERTOYS, which sold over 80,000 copies.

10. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition)

Rethink the Way You Think

In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas?
In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways.

Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko’s techniques show you how to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different.

With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems.

11. Your own suggestions and tips! Feel free to comment below :)

And before you go don’t forget out to check out these articles on creativity as well:

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 01/05/2014

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Why Minimalist Design Shouldn’t be Ignored When Redecorating Your Home

In recent years there has been a trend back towards minimalist design. One of the reasons for this is the fact that we all lead much busier lives than in the past and the clean lines and spare look of minimalism make modern homes a lot easier to clean.

If you want your home to look contemporary and clutter free then the clean lines of minimalism is the way to go.

We all tend to have too much stuff, which makes our homes less comfortable rather than more because there is often something on every single surface. A minimalist interior will enable you to enjoy a much tidier and cleaner looking environment, where less is more.

Minimalist Interiors

It is easy to add a touch of warmth to your new minimalist home using cottage doors, interior designers love the richness that solid wood can give to a place. You may think that redecorating your home using minimalist ideas will be too expensive, but you’d be wrong. Minimalist interiors have less furniture but each piece is designed to make a statement as well as fulfil a function.

One of the great things about minimalist interiors is that they are virtually timeless, which means that you will save money in the long run. Imagine how much character a period 4 panel oak door will lend to your minimalist kitchen. The reason that Art Deco style and furnishings were so popular in the twenties and thirties was due to its simplicity. Many people had been used to living with over stuffed Victorian furniture and fragile ornaments on every shelf and table.

Simple things such as bull nose skirting and nineteen thirties doors will help to transform your home into a comfortable space because of the feeling of warmth that these things can add to a room. Minimalist décor can make even the tiniest flat feel spacious. If you have too much stuff cluttering up your life, you will enjoy the impression that you have more room in which to move around.

Saving Money

Minimalist furniture and design is not as expensive as you think. Many people search antique stores and second hand shops to find singular pieces that they can restore themselves. When you get accustomed to the fine lines of your new home décor, you won’t feel the need to consistently purchase bits and pieces to ‘liven the place up.’

When you choose to change the look of your home you will actually spend less on furnishings because you will need less of them. An interior designer will help you to ensure that each piece you buy is the exact fit and looks as if it was meant to be in that place.

Make the most of your space with clever lighting and choose blinds rather than curtains because they give windows a much neater look. The futuristic look of a good deal of minimalist furniture means that your home will always look current. Why not give yourself the freedom from clutter that a minimalist room brings.

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Article by Amy Elliott

Amy has a passion for interior design and occasionally writes for UK Oak Doors, specialists in oak front doors and cheap oak skirting boards. Find out more about them and their products by clicking here  or by visiting their Facebook page.

Article publié pour la première fois le 25/02/2013

By Imobiliária  THÁ

A Pinch Of Creativity Accentuating Space In Your Home

You don’t have to necessarily be claustrophobic to feel the discomfort inflicted by a small spaced house. Small space around the house gets under your skin slowly and naturally. The condition gets even worse in summers. This is the time when you wish for a lot of space for simply lying around, ventilation or comfort.

There are a lot of simple and creative things one can do to better organize the house. This would bring out the space already present but littered with useless stuff. A little bit of creativity here would go a long way to spice up your dull surroundings.

1. Chase Away Dark, Bring In lights And Whites

Never splash your house with a dark/dull paint. This would give a feeling of walls closing in on you. Go for whites, light or pastel shades. This would impart a widening affect. If you live with kids, avoid excess of white as it would require a great deal of maintenance. Instead go for some other shades like beige, light green/brown/blue etc.

2. Accessories In Proportion

Never forget to choose furniture, racks, closets etc in conformity with the space available. Very huge furniture would suffocate your room and very small would serve no purpose. So, choose a design that best suits the geometry of the house. Go for daybeds, futon beds etc which serve as a wide sofa in addition to a decent bed. Murphy beds would be apt in such a situation. These beds are attached to the wall. These pull out of the wall with bedding’s on one side and a multipurpose table on the other. Choose a small bed over an elaborate one in small rooms.

Buy multipurpose furniture like convertible dining tables. These convert into a pool table when turned upside down. Go for sofa cum lounge beds, multipurpose tables and racks.

3. Space Around Your Bed

Do away with tables, chairs etc around your bed. Hang small utilities like watches, notebooks, cell phone accessories etc. in a bag on a hook over the wall. Attach a folding chair or table below the window sill to be used as an ironing board or study table.

4. Space Under Beds

Elevate beds and utilize the space beneath for storing cardboard boxes filled with less used items. You could also go for pull out drawers attached to the bed and keep clothes and other belongings there.

5. Window Treatment

Go for wide and tall window frames. This would dramatically give a very spacious and bright look to the house. Don’t use heavy, overly decorated window accessories. Use valence curtains or light see-through curtains to let more light diffuse inside. Match the color of the curtains with walls around so as to give an extended look. Use very light blinds on windows.

6. Flooring

Never contrast the color of the surroundings with the floor or floor rug. This would impart boundaries and give a patched look to the house. The floor rug should be covered within the furniture above it and should match with the style of the furniture.

7. Vertical Cabinets

Replace ground racks, closets, and shelves with vertical standing ones erected on the walls. This would supply more space for other big items on the floor.

8. Mirrors And Frames

Decorate house with big sized mirrors reflecting a good amount of light. This would spruce up the surroundings by giving it visual depth and width. Place a large sized mirror in front of a big window to brighten up the room. Fix a group of mirrors of random sizes on the wall over the mantle or in the guest room to give it a trendy appearance. Stick no more than 2 photo frames on a wall in a small room. Keep it simple and tidy.

9. Furniture Traffic

Make sure the traffic and direction of furniture is well organized. Keep sofa, chairs, etc. away from the walls and don’t let one accessory intersect another. Make a point to leave space for comfortable trespassing.

10. Do Away With Big Sized And Idle Accessories

Sell, replace, or store the idle/ space consuming big sized items. For instance old huge sofa, entertainment systems, grungy closets etc. You need not necessarily dispense them away, you could go for self-storage of cherished/ inherited belongings. The idea is to clear out the space and let the hidden beauty surface.

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Article by Suzan Hall

Suzan Hall is a part time blogger. She covers various topic related to home, interior decoration, and Moving house storage etc. She loves to spend her time with family, friends and enjoys sharing tips and advises online.

Article publié pour la première fois le 31/05/2013

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Contemporary Poster Design #3

Hello and welcome to our contemporary poster design series!

Did you know?

Chéret developed a new lithographic technique that suited better the needs of advertisers: he added a lot more colour which, in conjunction with innovative typography, rendered the poster much more expressive. Not surprisingly, Chéret is said to have introduced sex in advertising or, at least, to have exploited the feminine image as an advertising ploy. In contrast with those previously painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, Chéret’s laughing and provocative feminine figures meant a new conception of art as being of service to advertising.

Posters soon transformed the thoroughfares of Paris into the “art galleries of the street.” Their commercial success was such that some of the artists were in great demand and theatre stars personally selected their own favorite artist to do the poster for an upcoming performance. The popularity of poster art was such that in 1884 a major exhibition was held in Paris.

For today we have a stunning selection of 20 posters coming to us from Josip Kelava & James White! Let’s enjoy their works!!

Hope you enjoyed today’s selection of posters as much as i did finding them! See you next time!

( Posters are presented here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] works and for the sole purpose of promoting design and the designer’s works)

Article publié pour la première fois le 25/08/2012

The Top 10 Typography Books

The Top 10 Typography Books for Summer

Many designer friends, that are beginning in the field, usually ask me how can they improve or how they can stand out in the modern competitive market. Especially on these days of a global economic crisis: Where your potential clients consider paying for design a luxury, and everyone has self-proclaimed themselves designers and ruin the market with under-priced 5-minute design “solutions”.

My answer and advice to anyone thinking in a similar manner, is: expand your skillset and practice as hell. Read as many books as you can. Watch as many video tutorials as your mental sanity allows. And of course practice constantly!

Make priority of your life becoming a bit better in what you do each passing day, and you will start seeing results almost immediately. Aside that, economic crisis won’t last for ever, and when this mess is cleared, you will have the competitive advantage. The fittest tend to survive.

So with the opportunity of summer around the corner, I compiled several nice reading lists concerning various aspects of design. Mostly with books I have read and found interesting or i have marked to get in the near future. And I think that they have something to offer whether you are a junior designer or a grizzled award winning designer.

Top 10 list with books on typography

1. Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

The Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type.
The book is part of Rockport’s popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type – the cornerstone of graphic design – succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily.

Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules by which to live (and work) by.

2. Type, Volume 1: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles

This book offers a novel overview of typeface design, exploring the most beautiful and remarkable examples of font catalogs from the history of publishing, with a special emphasis on the period from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, when color catalogs were at their height. Taken from a Dutch collection, this exuberant selection traverses the evolution of the printed letter in all its various incarnations via exquisitely designed catalogs displaying not only type specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad, but also characters, borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations as well as often spectacular examples of the use of the letters. The Victorian fonts, sumptuous and sometimes unbelievably outrageous, are accorded a prominent place in this book. In addition to lead letters, examples from lithography and letters by window-dressers, inscription carvers, and calligraphers are also displayed and described.

Featuring works by type designers including: William Caslon, Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Koch, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Paul Renner, Jan Tschichold, A. M. Cassandre, Aldo Novarese, Adrian Frutiger

In order to include a vast amount of material, we have divided this text into two volumes. The first volume displays pre 20th Century type specimens, and the second covers the period from 1900 to the middle of the century. In the first volume, editor Cees de Jong and collector Jan Tholenaar write about single specimens and types; in the second, Alston Purvis outlines the history of types.

3. Designing with Type, 5th Edition: The Essential Guide to Typography

The classic Designing with Type has been completely redesigned, with an updated format and full color throughout. New information and new images make this perennial best-seller an even more valuable tool for anyone interested in learning about typography. The fifth edition has been integrated with a convenient website, www.designingwithtype.com, where students and teachers can examine hundreds of design solutions and explore a world of typographic information. First published more than thirty-five years ago, Designing with Type has sold more than 250,000 copies—and this fully updated edition, with its new online resource, will educate and inspire a new generation of designers.

4. Type Rules!: The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography

Type Rules: The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography, 3rd Edition is an up-to-date, thorough introduction to the principles and practices of typography. From the fundamentals to cutting-edge applications, this edition has everything today’s serious designer needs to use type effectively. Dozens of exercises reinforce authoritative coverage on such topics as how to select the appropriate type for the job, how to set type like a pro, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to design a typeface, as well as how to fully harness the power of major design packages such as InDesign? and QuarkXPress? — with new coverage of their latest versions.

This edition includes:

  • New information on OpenType, font management utilities, font web sites, and interactive typography.
  • An expanded?history of type and an updated glossary of key terms.
  • Exercises throughout to help reinforce the concepts presented in the book.
  • A wealth of tried-and-true as well as recently developed type tips.
  • More in-depth type issues, including scaling logos.

5. The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type

This book is about how type should look and how to make it look that way; in other words, how to set type like a professional. It releases the craft knowledge that used to reside almost exclusively in the heads of people working in type shops. The shops are gone, the technologies have changed, but the goal remains the same. This book explains in very practical terms how to use today’s computerized tools to achieve that secret of good design: well-set type.

Beautifully designed and richly illustrated, The Complete Manual of Typography is an essential reference for anyone who works with type. Designers, print production professionals, and corporate communications managers can go straight to the index to find focused answers to specific questions, while educators and students can read it as a textbook from cover to cover. You’ll find:

  • History, basic concepts, and anatomy of good typography, concisely presented and indexed for quick reference by busy professionals.
  • Straight-ahead instructions for how to manage fonts, handle corrupted or missing fonts, and find the characters you need.
  • Clear, useful explanations of what makes good type good (and bad type bad) .
  • Detailed guidance on controlling the fundamentals of type, including measure, point size, leading, kerning, and hyphenation and justification.
  • Practical advice on how to fix and avoid composition problems such as loose lines, bad rags, widows and orphans.
  • Hard-to-find rules for managing indents and alignments, skews, wraps, expert-set characters, and tables.
  • Scores of workarounds that show how to wring good type out of uncooperative word-processing and layout programs.

6. Getting it Right with Type: The Dos and Don’ts of Typography

Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms.

7. Typographic Design: Form and Communication

For more than two decades, the type book of choice for design professionals and students

Typographic design has been a field in constant motion since Gutenberg first invented movable type. Staying abreast of recent developments in the field is imperative for both design professionals and students. Thoroughly updated to maintain its relevancy in today’s digital world, Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Fourth Edition continues to provide a compre-hensive overview of every aspect of designing with type, now in full color.

This Fourth Edition of the bestselling text in the field offers detailed coverage of such essential topics as the anatomy of letters and type families, visual communications and design aesthetics, and designing for legibility. Supplementing these essential topics are theoret-ical and structural problem-solving approaches by some of the leading design educators across the United States. Unwrapping the underlying concepts about typographic form and message, Typographic Design, Fourth Edition includes four pictorial timelines that illustrate the evolution of typography and writing within the context of world events – from the origins of writing more than 5,000 years ago to contemporary Web site and electronic page design.

New features include:

  • Full-color treatment throughout
  • A new ancillary Web site containing resources for self-learners, students and professors (www.typographicdesign4e.com)
  • Two new chapters: The Typographic Grid and Typographic Design Process
  • An updated design education section that includes recent examples of projects assigned by leading design educators
  • New case studies that showcase design for Web sites and animated typography projects
  • Case studies detailing examples of visual identification systems, environmental graphics, book and magazine design, Web site design, type in motion, and wayfinding graphics
  • Updated coverage of digital type technology

8. Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design

Good Design, Down to the Letter

Packages on store shelves, posters on building walls, pages of a website—all contain information that needs to be communicated. And at the heart of that communication is type: visually interesting, interactive, expressive and captivating. Each letter must come alive; therefore, each letter must be carefully crafted or chosen. A solid foundation in typography, as well as an understanding of its nuances, will help you optimize your visual communication—in whatever form it takes.

By breaking down the study of type into a systematic progression of relationships—letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page and screen—award-winning graphic designer and professor of communication design Denise Bosler provides a unique and illuminating perspective on typography for both print and digital media and for designers of all skill levels.

Through instruction, interviews and real-world inspiration, Mastering Type explores the power of each typographic element–both as it stands alone and as it works with other elements–to create successful design, to strengthen your skill set and to inspire your next project.

9. Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography

Typography, Referenced was named to the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA, a division of the American Library Association) of the most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012.

Typography, Referenced is the single most comprehensive volume covering every aspect of typography that any design student, professional designer, or design aficionado needs to know today.

In these pages, you’ll find:

  • Thousands of illustrated examples of contemporary usage in design
  • Historical developments from Greek lapidary letters to the movie Helvetica
  • Landmark designs turning single letters into typefaces
  • Definitions of essential type-specific language, terms, ideas, principles, and processes
  • Ways technology has influenced and advanced type
  • The future of type on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and beyond

In short, Typography, Referenced is the ultimate source of typographic information and inspiration, documenting and chronicling the full scope of essential typographic knowledge and design from the beginnings of moveable type to the present “golden age” of typography.

10. New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age

Choose, use, and understand great vintage type with this authoritative guide. Retro is the new modern. And nowhere is that fact more evident than in typography, which today uses vintage type in ads, book and magazine design, movies, and everywhere words convey meaning. Viewers may not even realize that the type itself conveys mood, information, and a sense of style, but graphic designers know the power of vintage type. Now the world’s foremost historian of graphic design presents New Vintage Type, a remarkable rethinking and rediscovery of old and classic typefaces for today’s modern needs.

Hundreds of amazing, astounding, and obscure examples from around the world are gathered here, organized into five historically and stylistically grouped sections: the Victorian Age, the Woodtype Era, Art Deco Style, Modern Movement, and the Eccentric Movement. With hundreds of lively and one-of-a-kind examples, plus informed, intriguing tex, New Vintage Type is the graphic designer’s guide to choosing and using vintage type for maximum impact.

Hope you found this list useful!

For further reading you can find some interesting articles about typography right here on our website as well, so you might want to check them out:

How To Choose The Right Typeface / Typography Practices For A More Pleasing Website

See you next time!

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 12/11/2013

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (6)

Graphic Design Inspiration: Meet Marc aka Paper Acrobat!

Hello folks!

Today we have the pleasure to introduce you Marc (Paper Acrobat) and his creative designs utilizing mixed media art techniques and paper craft.

Marc is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Cheshire, UK. He work full time as a designer for a communications company but he loves to develop and share his own personal projects.

He has a particular interest in mixed media and hand made designs such as pyrography, lino cutting – even Lego – but his main passion is paper cutting. He loves the fact that with just a scalpel and some colored card you can create amazing designs that just somehow feel more personal than digital creations.

His favorite designs are simple linear and clever. He tries to make his work quirky, humorous and thought provoking – and loves word play and anything with a twist.

Lets now enjoy some of his awesome creations!

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (1)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (2)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (3)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (4)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (5)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (6)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (7)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (8)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (9)

 

Paper Craft - Mixed Media - Graphic Design work by Paper Acrobat (10)

 

Feel free to check out Marc’s portfolio for more!

And if you want to get featured in a future article you can read here how!

All included images are copyrighted by Marc (Paper Acrobat) and are displayed here with his kind permission.

Article publié pour la première fois le 24/06/2013

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (2)

Designer’s Toolkit: Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Size)

Creative Portfolio for Tablets

Now you can have your portfolio everywhere with you and instantly show it to your clients or potential employers! This modern portfolio template for tablets includes all the layouts & tools you need to create a stunning portfolio for your tablet device. Simply drag & drop your photos to the placeholders & add your text!

  • 1536px x 2048px (Compatible with iPad & iPad Retina Displays)
  • 12 Pages + Cover
  • About page // Table of contents
  • 10 Styles to display your projects
  • Artistic styles that blend your images with the background image
  • Paragraph & Character styles to quickly customize everything
  • Easily change the entire color scheme by changing the Primary & Secondary color swatches!

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (6)

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (5)

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (4)

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (3)

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (2)

Creative Portfolio Template for Tablets (iPad Retina Optimized) by Spyros Thalassinos (1)

 

Preview Live on Issuu

Contents:

  • .INDD file (compatible with Adobe InDesign CC)
  • .IDML file (compatible with Adobe InDesign CS4)
  • .PDF Preview File

Fonts Used:

Other Notes:

To change the color scheme simply change the 2 main colors to the ones you like without having any object selected!

To update the table of contents:

    1. Change the project title in the respective pages
    2. Select the “Contents” text frame
    3. From the Layout menu choose “Update Layout Contents”
    • Mockups & Images are not included & are used for preview purposes only. Background image is included.
Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (8)

Designer’s Toolkit: Product Catalog Template (A5 Landscape)

Product Catalogue – A5 Landscape

Present your products with this elegant catalog template. Suitable for most products and ready to use in 3 refreshing colors!

Features

  • A5 Landscape // CMYK & Print Ready
  • 3 Modern Predefined Colors
  • 22 Pages & Cover
  • About page // Table of contents
  • 5 Layout Styles for Product Categories
  • Each of the 5 unique category layouts consists of 4 pages
  • Easily change the entire color scheme by changing the 3 basic color swatches!

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (1)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (2)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (3)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (4)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (5)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (6)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (7)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (8)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (9)

Product Catalog Template - A5 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (10)

 

Preview Live on Issuu (Baby Blue Version)

Contents:

  • 3x .INDD file (compatible with Adobe InDesign CC)
  • 3x .IDML file (compatible with Adobe InDesign CS4)
  • 3x .PDF Preview

Fonts Used:

Other Notes:

To change the color scheme simply change the 3 main colors to the ones you like without having any object selected!

To update the table of contents:

  1. Change the category style in the respective pages
  2. Select the “Contents” text frame
  3. From the Layout menu choose “Update Layout Contents”

* Mockups & Images are not included & are used for preview purposes only

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (8)

Designer’s Toolkit: Fashion Magazine Template

24 pages Fashion Magazine Template

Ever wanted to have your own fashion magazine? But didn’t know how to design one? Now you can with this stunning fashion magazine template! Extremely easy to use and customize. It also includes paragraph, character & object styles, to help you format any extra text or objects you will add.

  • 8.25”x11’’ Magazine Template // CMYK & Print Ready // 0.125’’ Bleed
  • 24 Pages & Cover with Spine
  • Table of contents // Editorial
  • 2 News styles
  • 4 Article styles
  • 3 Product review styles
  • Nested Paragraph styles, Character styles & Object Styles
  • Easily change the entire color scheme by changing the 2 basic color swatches!

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (1)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (2)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (3)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (4)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (5)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (6)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (7)

Fashion Magazine Template by Spyros Thalassinos (8)

 

Preview Live on Issuu

Contents:

  • .INDD file (compatible with Adobe InDesign CC)
  • IDML file (compatible with Adobe InDesign CS4)

Fonts Used:

  • FontAwesome ( Download for free at http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/ )
  • Open Sans (Download for free at http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/open-sans )
  • Braxton (Get it at http://fontfabric.com/braxton-free-font/ )

Other Notes:

  • To change the color scheme simply change the 2 main colors to the ones you like without having any object selected!
  • To update the table of contents:
    1. Change the h1 text in the respective pages
    2. Select the “Contents” text frame
    3. From the Layout menu choose “Update Layout Contents”

* Mockups & Images are not included & are used for preview purposes only

7

How to design a comprehensive annual report

What is an annual report?

An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company’s activities throughout the preceding year. Annual reports are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the company’s activities and financial performance. They may be considered as grey literature. Most jurisdictions require companies to prepare and disclose annual reports, and many require the annual report to be filed at the company’s registry. Companies listed on a stock exchange are also required to report at more frequent intervals (depending upon the rules of the stock exchange involved)

5Typical annual reports will include:

Other information deemed relevant to stakeholders may be included, such as a report on operations for manufacturing firms or corporate social responsibility reports for companies with environmentally or socially sensitive operations. In the case of larger companies, it is usually a sleek, colorful, high-gloss publication.

The details provided in the report are of use to investors to understand the company’s financial position and future direction. The financial statements are usually compiled in compliance with IFRS and/or the domestic GAAP, as well as domestic legislation (e.g. theSOX in the U.S.).

In the United States, a more-detailed version of the report, called a Form 10-K, is submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A publicly held company may also issue a much more limited version of an annual report, which is known as a “wrap report.” A wrap report is a Form 10-K with an annual report cover wrapped around it.

What is the best software to create my annual report?

While most of people tend to use MS Word is not such a great choice. The end result look unpolished and let’s face it, a bit out of fashion. You might want to have more flexibility while creating & formatting your tables, text and charts. According my opinion Adobe Indesign is the best tool for any job that involves designing documents more than 6 pages long. Here is why:

4Adobe Indesign has Master Pages

So you could quickly make changes to the layout of entire sections, by editing a single Master Page. You have second thoughts on where the page numbering should go? Or the repeated page elements? Change the master pages & the changes will affect all pages of that section.

It has Paragraph & Character Styles

Character & paragraph styles can help you define the formatting attributes that will be applied to the various text elements of your business plan. If for example you want to change the color or size or font of the titles, simply adjust the appropriate paragraph style and all other titles that share this paragraph style will get updated automatically document wide. Unlike MS Word you also get to use expert & advanced typography features that will make your text more attractive & easier to read.

Global Swatches

You are about to finish and you realize that you don’t really like the blue color you put everywhere? If you properly implemented global swatches in your Indesign document you can change the entire color scheme by simply changing the global swatch!

tocTable of Contents

Its possible to have your table of contents generated automatically by indesign, and then get easily format it with your paragraph or character styles. So if you make a few changes in the section titles you can then automatically update the table of contents, to match your changes.

Editable vector charts

You can fully edit vector charts in Indesign, change their colors & shape and place them exactly where you want them to be.

What if I don’t know how to use Indesign?

In this case you can either hire a professional designer, or use a template that includes some or all of these features. Editing a well designed template in Indesign is almost like editing a document in MS Word. You simply type or copy/paste your text and it automatically retain the appearance the designer had intended by inheriting the used paragraph style. Also adding your own images is a matter of drag and dropping them. To do more than that you will need a working knowledge of Indesign. But since you are dealing with a ready made template, you can go by with a very minimal Indesign knowledge. Luckily for you the designer did all the hard work 😉

Resources:

Annual Report Template r1 – A4 Portrait

This Articles’ text is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA License since it partially uses material from Wikipedia.

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (8)

Designer’s Toolkit: Creative Portfolio Template (A4 Landscape)

28 Pages Portfolio for Designers, Photographers, Models & more!

Present your work in style with this elegant portfolio template. Easy to customize & even easier to use! Simply open the file, drag & drop your photos in the placeholders & type or copy/paste your text in the appropriate fields! The included paragraph styles will take care of the formatting. Then give the file to a print shop to get your new stunning printed portfolio and start impressing your clients or your future employer!

Features:

  • A4 Landscape
  • CMYK & Print Ready with 0.3cm Bleed
  • Clean & Modern Design in 3 Predefined Colors
  • Paragraph,Character Styles & global color swatches for easy customization
  • 28 pages + Cover & Back Design with Foldable Contents lists
  • About/Resume Layout (1 Spread)
  • 5 Project Presentation Layout (1 Spread Each)
  • 4 Case Study Presentation Layouts (2 Spreads Each)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (1)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (2)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (3)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (6)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (7)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (8)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (9)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (10)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (11)

Portfolio Template - A4 Landscape by Spyros Thalassinos (12)

 

Preview Live on Issuu (Blue Version)

Contents:

  • 3x .INDD files (compatible with Adobe InDesign CC)
  • 3x .IDML files (compatible with Adobe InDesign CS4)
  • 3x .PDF files for preview

Fonts Used:

Other Notes:

To change the color scheme simply change the color swatches to the ones you like without having any object selected!

To change the fonts use Type->Find Fonts & replace to the fonts of your choice, or edit the paragraph styles!

To update the table of contents:

  1. Change the project & case study titles in the respective pages
  2. Select the text frame with the contents
  3. From the Layout menu choose “Update Layout Contents”
  4. If you add more layouts keep in mind that anything with the paragraph style of “Include in TOC” can automatically be added to the Table of Contents
color book for artists and designers

Hands on Color e-Books for Artists and Designers Pack [A-C]

Have you ever sit in front of your favorite design application wondering what colors you should use in your project?

Whether it had been a logo, or a web site or a 3D rendering of a house interior even the most expert designers sometimes simply can’t decide. And well the least experts will most likely choose an entirely wrong or unbalanced combination of colors.

The solution to this problem is not just to know the color theory well. Every professional artist or designer should have a deep understanding of how to combine colors harmoniously.  But sometimes this is not enough! Having a color index around to present you with color combinations and ideas of palettes to use or modify to suit your needs, can prove the most invaluable investment you ever made in your design toolkit!

So even though it took me over a week reviewing this excellent product, I am really happy I got the chance, since this pack will be the solution to my (and your) many color decision problems.

The “Color Book for Artists and Designers Pack [A-C]” contains 3 well designed e-books with over 3.000.000 possible color combinations. In reality tenfold more since you can produce more variations if you have a nice understanding of color theory. Furthermore these editions are accompanied with the .ase files of the palettes saving you tremendous time to import them in your favorite adobe application and use them immediately!

So let’s see some of the features we can find in each of the 3 e-books. Each book contains:

  • 1,000+ color pages
  • 100 color palettes
  • 1,000 different colors
  • 1,000,000 possible color combinations
  • 13 color space data
  • .ase files of the palettes

These books are a tool for selecting color combinations through researched suggestions by Keboto. Throughout each book they analyze all the knowledge and skills that the reader will need, in order to use the color book in the most efficient and optimal way.

Purpose of the book is the representation of color combinations taken from the natural and vibrant colors of photographs, and the realistic distinction of the said colors.

Major part of each book is the extended color analysis of every palette, as well as of each color individually. The color analysis contains the following parameters and tests:

Tonal contrast test: This tests every isolated color of the palette in conjunction with tonal backgrounds that range from densities of black from 100% down to 5%

Complementary:  This is a representation of each palette to its complementary colors in black and white backgrounds. In order for the comparison to be more efficient they are set next to each other.

Text contrast in black and white background: In this test we see if the colors of the palette can be used well for text, and has the desired contrast with the background. We check against both white and black backgrounds.

Transparent to white / transparent to black: In this section the colors of the palette are be tested in various transparency settings, so that we can understand how functional they can be under these conditions. By using a transparency scale graded from 0% up to 95% in steps of 5%, we can assess their efficiency in 20 different situations of transparency in black and white fonts. This check is very important especially to digital artists, and designers for digital media.

Color blindness simulation:  Perhaps the weirdest combination of color representation. Color blindness simulation is a unique effort to represent the colors of every palette in a way that emulates how people with unique vision problems and dischromatopsia will perceive the said colors. Therefore the books provides us with the color representation of each color in comparison with each form of dischromatopsia: protanopia, deuteranopia, tritanopia, protanomaly, deuteranomaly and  tritanomaly. The representations of the 3 latter are depicted in tonalities reduced by 50% in order to approach the larger possible audience of people with these vision problems.

Color data:  At the end of every color analysis and for every color of the palette we have the numerical data in 13 distinct color spaces. This will cover almost all your needs in a vast array of applications. The numerical data provided are covering the following color spaces:

  • Hexadecimal
  • Web safe
  • RGB 0-255
  • RGB 0-FF
  • RGB 0-0.1
  • CMY 0-0.1
  • CMYK %
  • XYZ
  • Yxy
  • CIE-L*ab
  • CIE-L*CH
  • CIE-L*uv
  • HunterLab

The palettes presented and analyzed in every book can be applied in a vast array of fields, from decoration and architecture to web design and 3d renderings.

Of course these books can also be used by anyone who would like to acquire a proper color education and the ability to recognize and appreciate correct color combinations and understand “the why” behind color choices!

Now you might wonder how much this huge pack costs. Well you will be impressed to see that at the time of this writing you can get the whole pack for only 70$ which is much cheaper than buying each of the 3 books individually.

Buying process was also very easy and streamlined. At first I was a bit worried since Keboto doesn’t use an SSL encryption, but then I realized that all payments are handled through Paypal and not by them, so no financial data are transferred unencrypted.

You simply add the product to your cart, make an account on Keboto and then you are redirected to pay with Paypal. After they process the payment you can simply download and enjoy the product.

I hope you enjoyed this review!

I am looking forward to hear your own impressions on these awesome color e-books!

All images are copyrighted by Keboto.org

Article publié pour la première fois le 10/06/2013