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Relax and unwind

ODD WHAT YOU CAN CREATE with just a few (hundred) pins and a mess of twine!

Take a look here and enjoy the video.

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Video: The Page Turner

NEED HELP TURNING the pages of your newspaper? OK…no, you don’t.

But if you did…uhhhh… just go here and watch. And have a cuppa coffee while you enjoy.

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Makin’ it better

I’M NOT REALLY SURE we can think of ourselves as news designers without having a strong respect and love for typography. After, all, type is about 80 percent of what we do!

So when I come across a little piece of fun-typography-in-motion, part of the fun is sharing it with you!

Enjoy!

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PBS short on typography


TOO MANY PEOPLE who design newspaper pages know nothing (really…nothing!) about typography. That’s like a surgeon with no knowledge of anatomy.

This piece from PBS is no primer, but it does offer a sense of why typography is important.

Take a look.

More to come.

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A Christmas gift to you

WISHING YOU THE JOY

and blessings of the season.

Here’s a performance

sure to get you into the spirit!

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Video: 10 best free graphic design programs

LOOKING FOR SOME new applications? Perhaps something you’ve not experimented with before?

Here’s someone who has a few ideas for you.

Best of all, they’re free. You can download them whenever you want.

Take a look here.

If you grab any that you really like, please send me a quick comment or email so I can pass the word on to others.

 

 

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Video: Improving cover design

AT NEWSPAPERS, we really don’t do cover pages, do we? Or…do we?

How about that football tab?

Or the special advertising section for Memorial Day?

Or that feature front on New Year’s Day?

OK…yes…we do cover design.

So, here’s a piece—using the front of a photo magazine—on how you can do it better.

I like the way this video breaks down the steps in the process. And one of the things it stresses has long been a principle I teach others: You create a better design by what you take away…not what you add.

Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

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