Archive for The Industry

CS5 is Coming!

Adobe is currently accepting pre-orders for the new CS5 release. As with any new Adobe product this update is not without buzz, design blogs have already been having a field day with this for a couple weeks, while there’s even an Unofficial CS5 blog up and running. There are many upgrades and features being added to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and there’s not very much waiting left!

iPantone

Code Line Communications has just released an iPhone/iPod Touch application that is sure to wow any designer. They recently released Color Expert 1.1 which has all the popular color libraries in it’s swatch book, so they’re only taps away. The app is $9.99 but I’m sure it’s well worth it for the convenience factor alone.

FREE Photos for Blog Use

Graphic-Design.com is an awesome site! Often times when posting onto this blog I find it hard to find a free image to use. Recently Graphic- Design.com posted about a site called PicApp which has tons of free images for blog use, the only catch is that there is a small ad placed at the bottom right corner of the photo, it links back to the PicApp Gallery it came from. The small ad doesn’t at all take away from the photo, in fact I was testing the site and didn’t really notice it. Be sure to check both those sites out.

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!

Adobe to Lay Off Close to 700 Employees

The LA Times is reporting that Adobe systems is planning to lay off 680 employees in the near future due to a decline in sales, as many are waiting for the next Creative Suite to release next year before spending any money with the company.¬† Last year the company also cut 600 jobs which was equal to about 8% of it’s workforce. Read the entire story at LATimes.com.

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.

Team Manila

I grew up in a neighborhood with a high concentration of Filipinos, so when I came across this article on Team Manila I was immediately interested. It seems this graphic design studio has been open since 2001 and puts a lot of their efforts into nationalism, rather than focusing on other cultures they’re embracing their own. Be sure to check out the article!

Steps to Getting into the Design Industry

First and foremost, if you’re thinking of joining the graphic design community it should be something you’re passionate about, because the competition can be so stiff, it’s important that this is something you really want to do. Oxidizzy has a great blog post on 8 steps to get into the graphic design industry, be sure to check it out!

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