This blog post is going to suck

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Said the voice inside my head. Ever sit down to write and go completely blank? Absolutely nothing comes to mind, or at least nothing that seems relevant or worth writing about. Zip, zero, zilch, zippo…you got nothin’. But content is KING right? Especially when it comes to copywriting for websites, social media and search engine […]

The (perhaps not so) simple keys to running a successful business

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Sometimes lessons learned in your personal life are transferable to business. Case in point – while searching for local tradespeople for some home renovation projects, our experience was less than stellar. So it got me thinking that this may be a good opportunity to share some basic pointers for running a successful business – and […]

Selfie Dolls

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With Christmas just around the corner, you may be struggling to find that perfect gift for the selfie obsessed special someone in your life. I’m happy to say, your search is over. As the saying goes, you can’t truly love someone until you love yourself. Thanks to Hungary-based toymaker Magdolna Bakos of art workshop Mahinarium, you can now […]

The Andy Warhol Museum

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My personal taste in art and graphic design has always leaned towards the abstract, surreal and off-beat. From some of my favorite sci-fi and fantasy artists like Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, to modern day masters like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, great art can create controversy while challenging conventional thinking. And no artist from the last century […]

Cult Movie Covers for Comic-Con

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If there is one event I absolutely have to attend before I die, its Comic-Con in San Diego. For a sci-fi, movie, graphic design and of course, comic book lover like me, Comic-Con is the undisputed Mecca for all cool things related to comics (no…that’s not an oxymoron). Comic-Con has morphed from a simple comic […]

7 Ways to Bring Back Creativity

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If you do something creative for a living, I’m sure you have experienced those days weeks where you seem to run a little low on creativity; no new ideas are popping up, and project deadlines are fast approaching. This is commonly known as a creative block.  Writers, designers, painters, sculptors or even experienced art directors can face this frustrating situation. Although creative block can […]

Awesome Advertising

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Advertising is everywhere. When you walk down the street, it’s all around you. When you open a magazine, turn on the TV or radio, enter a taxi or browse the Internet – you’ll be bombarded with ads. So how do companies make sure their message is heard over all that noise? Awesome advertising creative, that’s how!   […]

Cultured Packaging Designs

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One of the funnest, but sometimes most challenging projects in graphic design is product packaging designs. Coming up with an eye-catching design while still staying true to the brand identity is not always easy.   Graphic designers have the difficult task of bringing brand elements together into packaging designs that will stand out to consumers. In the […]

3D Paintings of Aquatic Life

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I always enjoy stumbling upon an artist doing something unique and interesting. Over the years, there have been some pretty cool creations made using alternative mediums. I really like these stunningly realistic 3D paintings by Keng Lye from his recent series “Alive without breath”. Even after gazing at it for several seconds, its pretty hard to discern whether these are […]