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The Australian Graphic Supply Collective: Tuts and Type

beziers

In my journey towards becoming somewhat of a graphic designer, I’ve gone through many bouts of chocolate-fueled rage, cursing when I can’t figure out how to line up my beziers correctly, or how exactly to create a seamless repeat pattern. Although there are loads of tutorials online, the Australia Graphic Supply Company is set to become the “square one” learning source for budding designers and typographers of all types (pun not intended).

Self-described “pixel-wranglers,” Dave and Laura Coleman are a husband-and-wife team working out of Sydney, Australia, focusing on a wide range of visual services from photography and branding to illustration and tattoo design. While Laura mostly manages operations & finances, Dave handles the creative side of their shared business–and both of them share a serious passion for design, photography and lettering.

They host a selection of their own client work on their website, but the primary focus is on their community and growing tutorial section. What’s neat to see is that their tutorial aesthetic matches up perfectly with that of their professional projects–the aim is clearly to give the viewer proper insight into the process of creating high-quality design and typography while simplifying the process down to layman’s terms.

One of my favorite tutorials was Creating a Hand-Lettered Logotype from Beginning to End–I’ve included some screenshots and a video below.

Dave and Laura were briefly living and working abroad in Oviedo, Spain, but are now in the process of returning to their home base in Sydney. To follow along with their adventures, check out their travel blog.

I’ve also included a couple links to my other favorite tutorials below:

No Pain, No Grain (How to Create a Seamless Vector Wood Grain Pattern)

So What’s the Big Deal with Horizontal & Vertical Bezier Handles Anyway?

I can’t wait for more exciting tutorials and developments from the AGSC. Thanks so much to Dave and Laura for sharing their knowledge with us! Follow along with them on theirwebsiteTwitter, and Pinterest.

Posted by Rachel Frankel on 07/29/14 under creativity,design,digital,links,resources,tutorial / how-to,typography
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Scout Books :: Little Books for Big Ideas

(Artwork from “Araby” and Other Stories by Lizzy Stewart)

(Artwork from “The Isle of Voices” by Andrea Kalfas)

Portland, Oregon-based publisher Scout Books is proud to announce the Fall/Winter 2012 lineup of Great Shorts from Good Ink. These short books pair favorite illustrators with a wide variety of classic stories and great authors from all over the world, providing literature lovers and design connoisseurs with a perfectly pocket-sized read that’s ready anytime. Our new releases are Tales of Terror, Forever Modern, War Stories, Fantastic Tales II, and Tales of the Wild. They also have lots of other fun things in their bookstore.

Find out more and take a peek inside the books on their website.

Posted by Thomas James on 12/11/12 under art for sale,books,resources
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face your fear of hands!

Marlow Meekins hands: http://marlomeekins.tumblr.com/day/2012/09/24

Marlo Meekins Hands  http://marlomeekins.tumblr.com/day/2012/09/24

Hands are so hard. They take practise but they can be conquered.

Here are some visual tutorials from Marlo Meekins to get you practicing :D

Posted by Thomas James on 11/15/12 under resources,technique,Uncategorized
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