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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 17:30

Logos seem to change with the times, for better or worse. The most classic example of this logo evolution can be seen with sports teams. Growing up I remember the logos from “NBA Jams” on Sega Genesis. Yes, that game was the business. My, how the NBA logos have changed since then! And, the NBA logos are of course not the only sports teams’ logos to have changed over time.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 18:30

Science fiction has been good to us over the years, and the posters have not disappointed! Here are my top 10 picks for the best sci-fi movie posters of the past few decades.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 21:58

We have enough stress in the world – traffic, children, bills, work – print jobs do not have to be one of them. Having extensive experience in print customer service, I have seen print jobs go sour over the simplest things that could have easily been avoided. By following these five simple tips you are sure to maintain a healthy relationship with your printer and avoid any unnecessary hair pulling over print jobs. 1.

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 21:31

Let’s see how the poster designs match up with these 12 upcoming films sure to make a buck at the box office.

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 17:30

9 Chicago locals shed some light on what’s going down in Chicago and share some of their print and promo tips with our readers at the same time.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 00:43

In honor of Earth Day, this post is dedicated to those who choose to use the 13-point recycled matte cover paper for their poster prints.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 18:30

Time for another eye-catching sticker post! This one takes on a bit more of a serious and modern theme than my prior posts about using critters or adventurous typography to create an attractive sticker. I wanted to do a showcase of minimal bold stickers using strong typeface and simple color schemes. I really appreciate these designs for being straightforward yet artistic at the same time.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 18:30

Grading the movie posters of some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 18:30

A while back I wrote a post about cool stickers that used animals or creatures to catch a viewer’s eye.

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 18:30

I wanted to do a blog about sticker design — specifically about how simple eye-catching stickers can draw us in and spark curiosity. As I scoured the masses of sticker designs submitted to PsPrint, I found myself chuckling at and mainly clicking on those designs that used creatures or animals as their focus. Animals make us laugh, bring inspiration and captivate our imagination; making them an invaluable tool for drawing attention to a design or marketing in general.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 18:30

Check out these business card designs from PsPrint’s newly developed design tool, where you can choose, edit, and print from an array of customizable templates.

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