The 4,000-year-old history of New Year’s resolutions and how they became big business

It’s that time again. People turning over a new leaf and pledging to be fitter, more productive, and overall better versions of themselves are gunning their mental engines for the start of 2019. This despite the fact that more than a quarter (27%) have left off trying by the first week of the new year … Continue reading The 4,000-year-old history of New Year’s resolutions and how they became big business

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20 Realistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings from African Artist Enam Bosokah

Pen drawings: Enam Bosokah says, I want the public to know that I am just a young artist who is craving to do more. I really don't feel like I found my time in art just yet. For some time now we have big names come from Europe, Asia, and America. Source: 20 Realistic Ballpoint … Continue reading 20 Realistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings from African Artist Enam Bosokah

Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

The Bezier Curve is the mathematics behind the "Pen Tool" a graphic designer's primary drawing tool. A Bezier Curve is a curved line in which its shape is defined by a mathematical equation.  They are used in vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as InDesign and Quark Express. It consists of two anchor points and levers that control the angle at which the curves leaves the end points.  Without Bezier curves it would be almost impossible to produce the multitude of unique and beautiful designs.

Ballpoint pen drawings by Mark Powell ig

Ballpoint pen drawings by Mark Powell ig (vectroave.com)

Ballpoint pen drawings by Mark Powell ig

Good Graphic Design is Critical to Solidifying Your Brand’s Image (reblog)

You have probably heard the saying ‘a picture conveys a thousand words.' You can use this concept to promote the brand image of the products or services you are offering to sell to the public via an eye-catching graphic design of your organization’s logo .

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Bailey Street Design visual design excellence

Visual design is at work everywhere around us.  It gives shapes and form to the books we read, the posters we see and the road signs that we pass on the streets.

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​Cost Effective Stock Photography Solutions

You can spend all the time in the world on your insightful article or the catchy text for your website but it will hardly stand a chance to be acknowledged without the right images. Visual content is so important in the digital age that having the right sources and tools at your disposal becomes essential … Continue reading ​Cost Effective Stock Photography Solutions

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Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs. Source: Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs.

Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker

Getting a peek into the creative surroundings of one of your favorite artists is a special treat. Here, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse into the world of Renee Griffith of the naturally thoughtful paper goods brand Heartswell. Source: Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the … Continue reading Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker

The Elements of Style

ATTENTION ALL ENGLISH speakers, you may be misusing the English language without even knowing it.  When you use the word "however" do you mean "nevertheless"? This common mistake and many others are pointed out in this little e-book that I purchased off iTunes for $0.99. Little did I know that Stephen King and EB White … Continue reading The Elements of Style