Author Archive | Brian Morris

Brochure Design Layouts That Work

When it comes to sales, brochures are the go-to collateral that can intrigue interest, inform and even close a sale, which makes brochure graphic design …

Best beer label designs

I’ve always thought that if there was one product label type that’s a hoot to design, it’s beer. Sure, Budweiser’s famous label is tough to …

Five things sold on Amazon that improve a graphic designer’s life

I love Amazon. It has a lot of stuff, but that’s not why I like it. It’s ingeniously marketed. The company is also innovative …

Movie Poster Design Trends (The Dark Knight)

dk-serious-posterMovie poster design has evolved with taste and technology. Today’s movie posters are very different from those watercolored wallpapers of the 1950s and ’60s; yet …

Developing Identity: An Interview with Prescott Perez-Fox (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my interview with identity designer Prescott Perez-Fox, art director at Starship Design in Jersey City, New Jersey. Click here to

Developing Identity: An Interview with Prescott Perez-Fox (part 1)

prescott-perez-fox-profileLarge ad agencies have the ability to put a lot of minds on a single project, but that’s not necessarily the best way to develop

10 killer calendar designs

A brief list of some of my favorite calendar designs, and why I like them.…

How much should I charge my clients for graphic design?

100-dollar-closeupHow much should I charge my clients for graphic design: The ultimate question with ne’er a concrete answer to be found. Many bloggers have postulated …

The history of printing

print-historyIf you’re expecting Gutenberg and his printing press, look elsewhere. This post is about history in the making; the spirits of printing present and …

Where to get free fonts

fontsEveryone loves a list such as “101 places to get free fonts,” but who actually has the time to click through and research all 101 …

Where to get Photoshop for free? And other stupid questions with legitimate answers …

question-markQ: Where to get Photoshop for free?

A: You can use a peer-to-peer (P2P) software service or a bit torrent software to download and/or capture …

Design movie posters for a living?

shrekposterThis sounds like one of the coolest jobs on earth, yet I had never considered what designing movie posters for a living would be like …