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A Brief History of Title Design

Presentation video for the SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening.

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Delivering Powerful Presentations: Sustain with Participation

Adapted from The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Peachpit Press)

By Garr Reynolds


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First-Stop.org aims to reduce photographer and illustrator promos

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Lance Vining an ACD/Art Director at an ad agency in San Fran together with some friends launched an earth-friendly website called First-Stop.org to showcase the work of talented illustrators, painters, and photographers.

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New MIT Media Lab Identity

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The new visual identity of the MIT Media Lab is inspired by the community it comprises: Highly creative people from all kinds of backgrounds come together, inspire each other and collaboratively develop a vision of the future.

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Doyald Young's inspiring work

Doyald Young died 2 days ago leaving amazing work and legacy behind.

For those who are less familiar with his work, he's an American typeface designer and teacher who specialized in the design of logotypes, corporate alphabets, and typefaces.

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The Artistry of Torsten Wolber

Adapted from Secrets of Corel Painter Experts: Tips, Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities, 1st Edition (Cengage Learning)

By Daryl Wise and Linda Hellfritsch


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Influencers the movie

INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.

The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture.
"Influencers" belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.

You can watch the full movie online here.

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The Creative Professional's Guide to Money: Setting Your Prices

Adapted from The Creative Professional's Guide to Money (HOW Books)

By Ilise Benun


There is no right "answer" when it comes to pricing. Rather, pricing is a process, and your prices should not be set in a vacuum or written in stone. The goal when pricing each project is to find the fees that fairly compensate you and that your client is willing to pay.

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Find free design books for inspiration on Google Books

Google has been busy digitizing hundreds of thousands of books and magazines for last few years. Some of them are fully available online, others are only available partially. Although nothing beats the good old book smell, using Google Books you can find a lot of design, advertising, typography and branding related books and magazines with a single search and get inspiration and knowledge without going to a physical library.

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Interview with Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann has had a long career as type designer and founder of FontFont, the first digital distributor of type. A recent interview with Gestalten shows he hasn't lost his touch.

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