Hot Off the Press: Oakland Fund for the Arts, Yoga Alliance and More

July 17, 2013

As I was gathering images for this week’s “Hot Off the Press,” I noticed something similar among the designs: The best printing this week is so colorful! Some designers – and smart marketers – are way into color, and they consider when working on projects how it makes people feel and influence their decision-making. I’d never known too much about the science of color, so I created a Pinterest board devoted to palettes, infographics and inspiration. There you can find pins about how to choose colors for logo design, which shades provoke which emotions, which nontraditional wedding colors go together and more. This week’s collection of inspiration includes envelopes designed by Sally Landis for Oakland Fund for the Arts. Why a creative envelope, you ask? Because in today’s world of digital communication, snail-mail needs to find a way to stand out, and this colorful envelope is eye-catching – recipients won’t miss it among boring bills and circulars. Scroll through the rest of the designs here and make note of which colors stick in your mind. Looking for more design inspiration? Don’t miss last week’s “Hot Off the Press,” which featured brewery printing and cute animals.

Business card design by Noelle Dass for Artimals


Postcard by Elke Barter Design for Jack London Square’s Pedalfest


Envelope design by Sally Landis for Oakland Fund for the Arts


Save-the-date wedding magnet design by NYFotography


Postcard for Yoga Alliance


Sticker design by Geoff Goss for Ridge Runner Sports


Postcard design by Framezart’s Kairi Frame for Janice Frame’s art exhibit at Cousen Rose Gallery


Save-the-date wedding magnet design by Leslie Johnson


Postcard for One World Children’s Fund


Vinyl banner design by Brittany Ross for A Cut Above Buckles


Postcard wedding invitation design by Rabbit Foot Fern’s Molly Covert


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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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The PsPrint Blog is a resource for graphic designers, freelancers, small business owners and fans of print marketing. You'll find helpful techniques on printing everything there is to print, including business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, invitations, greeting cards, door hangers, magnets and more. The PsPrint Blog shares creative ways to improve your design and layout skills, and useful tips for marketing your business in any medium. We also like to have a little fun, sharing design inspiration and spotlighting some our favorite customers' printed pieces in our "Hot Off the Press" series.