Top 10 PsPrint Blogs of 2009

As we prepare to enter a new year, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned in 2009. Here are PsPrint Design and Printing Blog’s most popular posts of the past 12 months.

10 Killer Calendar Designs
“A brief list of some of my favorite calendar designs, and why I like them.”

The Lowdown on Logo Redesign
“I think everyone who has a logo needs to look at his or her logo as you would your wardrobe: Does it reflect who you are now, or does it date your appearance? Let’s discuss some companies, the evolution of their logos, and whether or not it was necessary to redesign their logo.”

The Best Home Printers on the Market
“I think that a printer is a very key element to any graphic designer’s home office. According to ConsumerSearch.com, here are the top four best printers on the market.”

Color Theory Basics – Part 2: Color Wheel Relationships and Groupings
“Now that we know that artists typically use red, yellow and blue primary color groupings, what are the other color wheel groupings known as?”

Ring in the Holidays With a Unique Playlist!
“Here’s a list of alternative holiday tunes you can legally download, add to your iPod or burn to a CD and play for your employees without them getting sick of it.”

16 Stress-Free Holiday Gift Ideas
“Here are some unique graphic design-influenced gift ideas for your geeky friends – or yourself – that you don’t have to leave the house to purchase and are reasonably priced.”

Creepy Ads – Do They Work?
“Some ads are intentionally creepy, others are not. And although breaking norms almost always gets attention, it that doesn’t necessarily mean that people will want to make a purchase.”

Designing in the Live Area for Printed Pieces
“Let’s define what the ‘live area’ is and why it is important to design within this area when designing for print.”

Why Do So Many Graphic Designers Have Poorly Designed Websites?
“I visit the designer’s website and it’s bland, has a choppy layout or – even worse – low-quality graphics. What a shame! Despite the designer’s portfolio, I find it difficult to hire him or her given the fact that they do not care to invest their time into their own website.”

Interview With Jeff Fisher LogoMotives’ Jeff Fisher
“Few designers achieve the level of success that Jeff Fisher LogoMotives founder Jeff Fisher has. Jeff has built an industry of himself through the powers of personal branding and hard work, and his ability to recognize opportunities when presented. The master logo man wears many hats as designer, writer, and consultant and maximizes potential in every arena.”