2015 Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

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In recent times the need to have a strong social media presence for your brand/personal profile is pretty much a basic requirement. Engaging with customers/clients and friends online has never been easier or more interactive. The last thing you need is your message (In most cases, a striking image) to be obscure, have cropped out missing details or contain poor resolution images. It’s just just an eyesore, I immediately scroll pass these repulsive social media posts and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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The State of Graphic Design – Infographic

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Smartpress.com conducted a survey to aggregate the opinion of dozens of the best and most-talented graphic designers in the industry. The results were turned into a success factors/guide document in form of an infographic. This infographic reveals what the graphic design pros place emphasis and importance on. Whether you’re starting out in the field of design or you’re a seasoned art director you will find the information useful.

Something from Nothing: 8 Design Secrets

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This an article I read a while back that really helped me out when it came to design layouts. Layout is a very important part of design and many overlook it. These simple but effective tips show you how to create good layouts with very little content. Bare in Mind that this was written in 2007 and may seem outdated but there are some really good points here .Below you will find the article by Leslie Tane or you can check out the original here.

30 Creative Examples of Typography Poster Designs

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I haven’t posted anything in a few days, I’ve been really busy but I’m back with an awesome post on more typography posters. World famous graphic designer Chris Spooner says that as designers we love these posters because of the combination of design and typography to convey a message with feeling and emotion. He compiled this super cool collection. I believe in giving credit where it’s due so follow each link by clicking on the poster to see more great work by each talented designer. Hope you enjoy!

Classic Logos Re-designed With Comic Sans

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Firstly let me start off with telling you how much I can not stand Comic Sans. I mean I would never take anything serious if it involves Comic Sans. There was this one time when my girlfriend changed the font on her phone to, Yes you guessed it! COMIC SANS! Anyway I made a big fuss until she changed it.

Russia-based designer Oleg Tarasov decided to take the horrendous typeface and use it to re-design famous logos. Have a look and tell me if you would still trust those brands after his makeover.

In his series ‘Not Strong Mark’, he presents classic logos in the font—to make them look like we can’t take these brands seriously…

Typography Monday – 20 Inspiring Typography Posters

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So I’ve decided (Whether you like it or not :P) that Mondays shall now be know as Typography Mondays! Well at least on my blog. I mean what could inspire you more for the week ahead than some awesome typography posters that will give you the edge over the rest of your colleagues. These always put a smile on my face and I love feeling happy on a Monday, Kinda makes people wonder what is wrong with this guy!?

This great collection was compiled by Chris Spooner for his blog. And if you click on the posters it will link you right back to the artist. How cool is that?!

So anyway you should make sure to check out a new collection (Maybe more than one) at the start of every week or subscribe over there on the left  to get them sent straight to you!

Big on Prints Re-branding Campaign

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Big on Prints is a company which involves printing,signage,promotional gifts and graphic design. I was tasked with re-branding the entire company as they were opening a new branch and would like a fresh new look as well as consistent design elements to use across all their advertising platforms.