Twitter For Creatives: A Helpful Resource Or A Distraction?

by Callum Chapman
on October 11, 2010

in design Resources

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Twitter is most definitely one of the best forms of online marketing, and we all know it. It offers a way to mingle with your fans in short and sweet messages, as well as promote your sites content, your companies promotional deals or something completely different! For this reason, it is generally a good idea to have an account. But is Twitter for designers really a helpful resource that we need, or is it just another way to get distracted and find excuses to not do work?

Twitter For Creatives: A Helpful Resource Or A Distraction?

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Gorgeous Packaging Designs and Concepts

by Callum Chapman
on September 10, 2010

in Inspiration

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Packaging design is all around us. On a day-to-day basis we probably see hundreds of different packaging designs, a high percentage of them being food or drink products; especially when making breakfast, lunch and dinner. Walking through the grocery store we’ll see thousands of different packaging designs, some good, some bad and some just generally average. If you want your product to stand out from the norm, you need to create something special.

This post features a handful of beautiful packaging designs, from music EP’s to snack food products and alcohol bottles to disposable “take out” coffee cups. Let us know what your favorites are, and why!

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Brittany Bosco – Spectrum EP

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Inspiration: Interesting & Unique Typographic Book Covers

by Callum Chapman
on August 23, 2010

in Resources

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Books offer graphic designers, illustrators and typographers a great way to expand their portfolios. There are endless possibilities that can be explored when designing for book covers, and often are explored, as can be seen in this post.

I’ve had an increased interest in book covers recently after putting together another showcase at The Inspiration Blog on minimalistic book covers, since then I have been browsing for book cover inspiration daily so thought I would share some of my findings here at DesignM.ag. This showcase presents a collection of 64 typographic book covers, all of which are interesting and are genuinely unique. The books themselves are crossed between a number of

Coney Island of the Mind

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Collection of Wonderful Vintage Beer Advertisements and Posters

by Callum Chapman
on August 5, 2010

in News

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Beer advertisements have always been pretty inspirational. From the 1900′s all the way up to today, photographers, artists and designers have always experimented and found new ways to come up with some wonderful advertising campaigns. We have collected a bunch of vintage beer ads that were used throughout the twentieth century, from well-known beers and […]

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