Inkd is a Web site where designers can sell their original templates for print items such as newsletters, brochures, business cards, letterhead, and flyers. Graphic design firms, printing companies, and freelancers are encouraged to contact the Inkd design and sales staff for details on file customization, conversion and library subscription details. All designs submitted by the Inkd community come with a royalty-free license that grants the customer the right to use the product on an unlimited basis.
Print Design & Layout
For four decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence, growth and opportunity for creative professionals. The American Package Design Awards recognizes that in this era of challenge and change, effective package, p-o-p and in-store graphics are increasingly the “difference makers” in the success of a brand, a campaign, and a product.
I like things that change slowly and aren’t as subject to fashion as most graphic and visual arts. Traffic and road signs are one such slow mover. They're designed to be timeless; plus, cities, counties, and the federal government often don't revise signs until they must replace them.
So it was a lot of fun to come across three catalogs that deal with the manufacture of metal highway and traffic signs (along with other related goods). Two from the Irwin-Hodson Company of Portland, Oregon, date from 1926 and 1938. The third, from the S.G. Adams Company of Saint Louis, dates from 1939.
A video from the TED Conference showcases Jacek Utko, a Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%.
We all know that newspapers are in serious trouble. Can good design save them? In a 6-minute video, Jacek Utko answers that question with humor and insight.