Author Archive | Valerie

7 Santa Tutorials

For all of my graphic designers out there, we all know that the holidays bring with them a ton of opportunities for promotional material. Most …

Celebrating 10 Latin American Artists

November is Latin American History month, and it’s only right that we honor the wonderful contributions that Latin Americans have given to the art world. …

Best Orange Logos

I love the color orange! It’s energetic, electrifying and memorable, and many famous logos boast this powerful color. Orange stands out like no other color …

Best Brown Logos

Brown might not normally be associated with star power, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth. As we approach the brown-themed holiday Thanksgiving, I’m …

Artist Firsts! 6 Artists That Were the First To Do Something Great

1. First aerial photograph

In 1858, Gaspard Felix Tournachon, a French author and artist who went by the pen name of Félix Nadar, went up

What Every Designer Should Know About Screen Printing

T-shirt design is a common service that graphic artists are asked to perform, but making the design visually appealing is only half the job: The …

ABSOLUTely Clever! 10 ABSOLUT VODKA Campaign Ads

Very few ad campaigns have been as memorable as ABSOLUT VODKA.  That bottle shape, which has sparked marketing ideas for more 25 years, continues to …

5 Great Upcoming Art Competitions

When you do wonderful work, it’s nice to hear the praises of amateurs or those clients of yours that are clueless as to how to …

7 Political Logos: What’s Your Vote?

Election time is upon us (aren’t you tired of seeing the commercials already?!), and with every election comes the need for graphic promotional material.  This …

5 Cruisin’ Car Tutorials

I always say that a graphic artist is needed for every profession.  When thinking of potential clients, consider the automotive industry.  Concept cars, promotional advertisement …

Good Grief! ‘Peanuts’ Celebrates 60 Years

“Good grief!” I can’t believe that it’s been 60 years since “Peanuts,” the original cartoon turned comic, debuted. On Oct. 2, 1950, the world was …

Celebrating Polish Artists

October is national Polish American Heritage month, and in celebrating this unique nationality’s contributions, I have to recognize their wonderful works of art. Some of …

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