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Web Designer Tools

As the economy keeps going down, it’s important to have the approach every client with the mentality that you’re going to land the project.  There are many steps you can take to make sure your chances of landing that project are the highest they can be. If clients look, they’ll likely find someone who is willing comprise price (and most likely quality), so it’s important to show them you provide quality work at a fair price.  Specky Boy is a great blog we read here regularly, and they’ve compiled a list of proposals, tools and resources for anyone, whether a design firm or a freelancer. Check out  Specky Boy.

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Funny Print Ads

Spyre Studios is a great graphic design blog, I’m sure we’ve posted about them before, but the time they put into their blog really shows. They recently posted 30 Hilarious Print Advertisements, clever and funny the collection is an amazing one. The ad above made me laugh out loud! Be sure to check out Spyre Studios and maybe even subscribe to their blog.

DesignBay purchaces DesignCrowd

A crowdsourcing company out of Australia, DesignBay, has recently acquired another big crowdsourcing  site, DesignCrowd. The new combined forces will do business as DesignCrowd, DesignBay.com is already being redirected to DesignCrowd.com. Although in the design world crowdsourcing has caused a lot of controversy, it seems to be a growing business, with crowdsourcing sites popping up all over the place it’s still hard to see how this will affect designers who are actually competing with hundreds of other people for the same income they used to rely on, it could mean that the best designers will rise to the top, while lazy designers will be weeded out, or it could mean design gets watered-down. Only time will tell.

Modern Movie Posters

You the Designer is a great blog dedicated to design, a couple weeks ago we posted about Amazing Vintage Posters, but You the Designer has an equally inspiring post with 38 Awesome Movie Posters that are a little more modern, be sure to check out the post and blog, good reads!

Amazing Vintage Movie Posters

barry-lyndonDesigner Daily, one of our favorite blogs here at IheartGraphics they just posted 30 Amazing Vintage Movie posters, and it’s great to see how some of these are easy to date, but they still look great! All of them, great inspirational material for any graphic designer! Be sure to check them out.

Where the Wild Things Are Pop Up Shop

While most movie marketing is done with posters/billboard, tv, radio and internet ads, there are some films that are going above and beyond the traditional world of film advertising. Where the Wild Things Are is Spike Jonze’s highly anticipated film, the posters have been teasing for a while, but the big attraction, in Los Angeles at least is the Where the Wild Things Are pop up shop located at Space 15 Twenty. The store is decorated like the forest from the movie and is selling various memorabilia.  The shop is located at 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA‎ 90028. I’ll definitely be checking it out before it closes on October 18th. View more pictures at Kitsune Nior.

1800 Tequila Artist Series

1800 Artist Series

1800 Artist Series

1800 Tequila has a wonderful new project going on right now, they’ve commissioned 1800 artists of all styles and have come up with an artist series that displays art in a not-so-typical medium. Also if you sign up  at their website you can upload your own artwork or photos and have people vote on them.

Playstation and Changing Logos

Once a brand has made it’s mark it’s hard to look at any other logo concepts without thinking that they all look inferior to the known design. There may even be a better logo than the one they use in the stack, but the logo the world has already known will always be proffered. Logo Design Love posted about different Sony Playstaion concepts, and though most are not as great as the current logo, there are a couple in the batch with definite potential.

Just to show how important branding is, if Playstation were to change their logo now, I don’t think it would be well received. Not just with Playstation, but any brand in general usually sees a little backlash, just like Pepsi had when they changed their logo a few months back, though it’s evolved, their last re-brand was a little too extreme.

Be sure to check out Logo Design Love’s other posts too, their blog is great.

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