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From the Design Desk: Bleed it Out

From the Design Desk: Bleed it Out

“Does the file have bleeds?” AlphaGraphics presents…The Bleeds – The Movie! If this question makes about as much sense to you as picas to pixels, you aren’t alone.  Before you reach for the band-aids, take

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From the Design Desk:The Perfect Palette

From the Design Desk:The Perfect Palette

Last week I was driving home a few days after the massive snowstorm that blanketed the enitre midwest in a foot of snow.  It was early evening and the sun had just begun to set,

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From the Design Desk: A Tale of Type

From the Design Desk: A Tale of Type

My graphic design professor in college was an avid collector of letterpress type.  We had an old hand-cranked press in the art building, and got to experience first-hand how to arrange and place type.  There’s

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The Designer’s Deserted Island Plan

The Designer’s Deserted Island Plan

I’m usually the first person to admit that I’m in way over my head on a project. I had all sorts of grand ideas over the holidays for homemade gifts. Two and a half hand-sewn,

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Keep It Simple, But Never Stupid

Keep It Simple, But Never Stupid

By Stephanie Ringold,Graphic Designer,AGCarmel Think of the absolute best logo you’ve ever seen. What does it look like? A good logo is built on carefully planned use of both positive and negative space – like

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From the Design Desk: My Obsession with Fonts

From the Design Desk: My Obsession with Fonts

  by Stephanie Ringold, Graphic Designer, AGCarmel About a year ago, there were over 900 fonts on my home computer.  Today I’ve whittled that number down to 350 or so, but that still doesn’t stop