PsPrint Blog Week in Review: Sept. 20 – Sept. 24

Sonia
September 23, 2010

Between obsessing about the new Twitter and reading every little thing about the new season of “Dancing with the Stars,” you may have missed a few of our entertaining, helpful and inspirational blog posts.

Don’t worry, I’m here to help you out. Here’s what you missed this week on the PsPrint Blog:

Card sharks

What does your business card say about you? Are you a total square and boring, or are you cool and creative? PsPrint blogger Brian shares some kick-ass business cards in his blog post, “10 Fresh Business Card Designs.”

And an order of sticker marketing ideas to go …

A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner at a very popular restaurant in San Francisco called Flour + Water. After waiting for more than an hour for a table, we finally got a table, and we ordered more food than we could possibly eat. The waitress boxed up our leftovers for us and brought it back to our table. Instead of spending a lot of dough on pre-printed boxes, this successful restaurant simply had stickers printed, which they use to seal plain brown boxes shut. Pretty smart, huh? PsPrint blogger Jennifer offers other helpful tips in her blog post, “Easy Sticker Marketing.”

Say uncle

The image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger with the slogan, “Uncle Sam Wants You,” is iconic, and with iconic status comes parodies. PsPrint blogger Valerie shares eight different variations of the usual Uncle Sam image in her blog post, “These Uncle Sams Want You.”

Fun with Photoshop

You know the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, some of the images in Brian’s blog post, “5 Insane Photo Manipulations” are worth a thousand ewwwwws. A swimmer-piranha hybrid? A hippocrab? Gross.

Culinary arts

Finally, there’s a good reason to play with your food. Some artists use paints. Some artists use pen and ink. These artists use food. Valerie shares some yummy-looking art pieces created out of food in her blog post, “Take a Bite Out of Your Art.”

Legends of the fall

Fall is here, and to put you in the mood Britt shares some autumn-themed designs, including some pen and ink drawings, photography and illustrations in her blog post, “15 Fantastic Fall Images.”

In a design blog far, far away

The PsPrint bloggers cannot be contained, and sometimes we share our knowledge of designing, printing and marketing with other websites and blogs. This week, I wrote a guest blog post for Feedgrids in which I share nerdy, errr, I mean cool “Star Wars”-related designs, including posters, stickers, T-shirts and even tattoos. Learn the ways of The Force in my guest blog post, “Design Inspiration for ‘Star Wars’ Geeks.”

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About Sonia Mansfield

Sonia Mansfield works as the content marketing manager for PsPrint Blog and PsPrint.com, and manages the company's social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest. Her earlier gigs included slaving as a low-paid reporter for a daily newspaper and TV critic for various entertainment blogs. When she’s not working, she’s usually making nerdy “Star Wars” references, talking about TV or watching baseball games. You can email her at sonia@psprint.com.

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