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Posts from the ‘offset printing’ Category


Helvetica Playing Cards

What happens when the world’s most famous typeface meets one of the world’s most cherished pastimes? Swiss-style awesome design is what. This graphic deck featuring the beloved font will win the hearts (and diamonds and clubs) of design aficionados. Read more »


Clients from Hell

From the desk of: Clients from Hell – A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers.

Client: ”When this gets printed, what sort of colors get mixed together?”

Me: “Well, anything that gets printed is basically a combination of black, yellow, cyan, and magenta ink or toner…” Read more »

Hyperactivitypography from A to Z

The confusions of Typography

I have recently stumbled upon this great book from a recent post by my friend Meagan. It made me start thinking about how typography has become a very confusing subject for designers the last couple of years. So many fonts, so little time. Here is a great book by Studio 3 that breaks down typography letter by letter in a fun way. Read more »


Common Misconceptions in Graphic Design and Printing

“Why does it always look different on my screen? A client might ask for a specific Pantone color from their own Pantone swatch book. The designer sets the file exactly as it is required, yet when the client sees an example on their computer monitor they are very disappointed that the color isn’t the same or even close. Why is that?

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Pantone Cans


C M Y K, Spray Cans

When old school pantone ink is not enough for your next personal or school project. This would have been a great addition to my local art store when I was in college. A boy can only wish.

[Source] DavidAireyPantone cans: (via @LovelyPackage)