Old Text on Older Brick – A Photoshop Tutorial

Letters Photoshopped onto a brick wall
You can drive through just about any small old town and see signs painted on the sides of brick buildings. Cheaper and longer lasting than wooden signs, these relics only fare as well as their media, many fading and chipping in their age. It’s the character of these signs that I was looking for in a recent project. Continue reading Old Text on Older Brick – A Photoshop Tutorial

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The Art of Logo Design

Everywhere you look, logos surround you. From the car you drive to the clothes you wear, the products you buy and the companies you rely on, everything is branded.

It’s this concept, the logo and what lies behind it, that PBS has chosen to focus on in a recent episode of it’s Off Book series. Giving a brief overview, history and guide to technique, PBS delves into one of the most fascinating and well-used elements of our time.

Why Designers Shouldn’t Do Spec Work

No Spec Work

There has been a debate in design circles for years about whether spec work is productive or destructive to the designer. Arguments can be made for both sides and sites exist that support both views and profit from them.

As for my personal opinion, I only support it if it falls under the category of personal work, meant to show your skills or stretch your creative muscle.

It seems the crew at Topic Simple shares the same view and has created a video to support it. It’s short and sweet, giving intelligent definitions and arguments to support their belief. Check it out below and hit their website here to view more of their videos.