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Even more graphic design geek items!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Design Geeks - iPhone Fingers

Back in May 2009 we posted some geeky items that all graphic designers would like. Then, in September we followed this up with even more! And I bet you all thought we’d shown you all the geekiest items available to you, well after scouring the web (and some great suggestions from our readers) we have another post full of them! They just keep coming! (more…)

21 more items all design geeks must have!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

21 more items all design geeks must have!

Back in May we posted a blog article outlining 14 Items Design Geeks Must Have! We have had such a huge response from all of you that since then I have been collecting any item I deem to be design related, geeky and worthy enough for a second post, so take a look though the further 21 items all design geeks must have and let me know what you think! (more…)

Who should pay for Stock Imagery?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009


There have been a lot of articles written about stock photography lately, many of which believe that the use of it damages our creative industry. Rather than finding the perfect solution for a design brief, designers and clients alike log onto sites such as istock, fotolia and shutterstock, complete a quick image search which turns out average images that are far from perfect for their intended use. These photographs or stock vectors are not bespoke and have often been overused. A classic example is the ‘call us now…’ image on a contact page or catalogue showing a man or woman with a headset on! This image screams ‘stock’ and should be extinct! (more…)

14 Items All Design Geeks Must Have!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

15 Items All Geeks Must Have!

Last year we published a post outlining what a graphic designer would take back to school. Since then, we have seen a number of what can only be described as ‘geeky’ items which I am sure you will all appreciate: (more…)

My Top 10 Computer Arts Magazine Covers

Monday, October 20th, 2008

There is one thing that is guaranteed to make me smile and that’s hearing a thud as my favourite design magazine Computer Arts hits the door mat. Every month I am amazed at the beautiful cover art that stares back at me from the floor. I neatly file away all my magazines after a thorough read as they are always a constant source of inspiration. 

Computer Arts Magazine Covers

I was flicking through them the other day and once again I was taken back by the fantastically designed covers. So I thought I’d post my top 10, here we go in no particular order: (more…)

Graphic design resources

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Whether it’s for design inspiration or stock photography, there are a great deal of online resources out there for graphic designers. Here I list a few of the best online graphic design resources we have found:

Design Inspiration Gallery - FAVEUP

Faveup.com – graphic design inspiration gallery

A great website for design inspiration. Categories are broken down into Logos, Business Cards, Flash Websites and CSS Websites with a voting system to highlight the very best designs. You can also submit your own designs to gain feedback from fellow designers.

Photoshop Tutorials - PSDTUTS