PsPrint Blog Week in Review: Sept. 6 – Sept. 10

September 9, 2010

It might be a short work week, but that doesn’t mean we are short on content. We’ve got everything from books and video games to wacky inventions and tattoos. Here’s what you may have missed this week on the PsPrint Blog: Judging a book by its cover Just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s not cool. PsPrint blogger Britt shares 12 “old” book covers that not only inspire graphic designers and illustrators in their work but inspire folks to pick up the book and read it in her blog post, “12 Vintage Book Covers.” Pick a card, any card Speaking of old stuff, PsPrint blogger Jennifer talks about Hallmark’s recent idea to cash in on the vintage trend by “recycling” their old cards and adding new copy in her blog post, “How Recycling Ideas Saves Time.” What will they think of next? Sometimes when you get stuck in a rut at work, you need a little something crazy to snap you out of it, right? Well, have you thought about getting a hamster-powered paper shredder or a necktie that hides your iPod? PsPrint blogger Brian shares five silly inventions to liven things up in your cube in his blog post, “5 Crazy Inventions You Need In Your Office.” This and tat A lot of graphic designers wear their creativity on their sleeve, and by that I mean a sleeve of tattoos. Jennifer shares some of the more graphic design-inspired (i.e. nerdy) tattoos out there in her blog post, “11 Creative Tattoos.” Because Don King is expensive … Most of us don’t have the dough to hire a marketing firm to promote our work. In fact, most of us don’t have enough money to hire a lone marketing person to promote our work. Britt gets it and has found some less expensive ways to get the word out about your awesome work in her blog post, “4 Cost-Effective Promotions for Freelancers.” Would you like to play a game? Video games have come a long way since “Combat” on the Atari 2600 in the 1980s. Video games are more than just games: They are stories that inspire creativity in its players. Check out Brian’s blog post “10 Incredible Video Game-Inspired Illustrations,” which includes “Street Fighter,” “Tomb Raider,” “Mario Brothers” and more.

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About Sonia Mansfield

Sonia Mansfield works as the Website Content and Social Media Marketing Manager for PsPrint Blog and, and manages the company's social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, 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

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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.