Category Archives: Resources

Art and Design

In December it will be three years since we published our book Design: A Beginner’s Handbook. In structuring that textbook we decided to use simple real-world examples of the design elements and principles. We opted to demonstrate the application of … Continue reading

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New Year To-Do List

This is our final end-of-the-year classic post. It was originally published last January. Hope you enjoy this reprint and we’ll resume posting all new material next week. In the meantime… 5 Things To Do In The New Year It’s the … Continue reading

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Random Things Online (Part 2)

Last week I posted some links to help inspire creativity. I suggested you get in the habit of exploring random sites and resources, collecting ideas and images for future use. I’m often reminded of a John Baldessari lecture I attended … Continue reading

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Random Things Online (Part 1)

In the last post I intended to provide links to a random assortment of online sites. Somehow I got distracted and instead focused on creativity. Today I am back to my original idea but with a slight twist. Yes, the links … Continue reading

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Random Ideas and Creativity

Today I had planned on posting links to a random assortment of online sites that have recently caught my eye – a continuation of a post from last week by one of my fellow bloggers. I began to compile a … Continue reading

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Design: A Beginner’s Handbook

This is a first for us. Yes, an outright request. If you appreciate all of the information provided by this blog, then please consider purchasing Design: A Beginner’s Handbook, the ebook that is at the center of all our investigations. … Continue reading

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Design: A Beginner’s Handbook on Facebook

You might be interested to know that we also have a Facebook presence. If you visit us there you’ll see links to this blog and links to a diverse array of other art and design sites/articles on the web. Here … Continue reading

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Free Image Resources

Recently numerous people have asked me where they can find free images to use in their work and on their websites. I continue to direct these individuals to one of our blog posts where we listed online sources of free … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Pattern

Several recent posts have profiled heavily embellished and patterned trucks. This seems like a good time to introduce a design exercise centered on patterning. If you have a copy of our book “Design: A Beginner’s Handbook” I suggest you refer … Continue reading

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Must Reads For Beginning Artists

I’ve titled this post “Must Reads For Beginning Artists” but these are suggestions for artists and designers regardless of their level of experience. In fact, these are books that anyone with a curious mind should read. The books are listed … Continue reading

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