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Stock Photography: Is it Boring?

September 17, 2012
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Stock Photography: Is it Boring?

I’m willing to bet that when most people think of stock images, they’ve not got a ‘stand alone’ picture in mind. Rather than something you might frame on your wall, stock is surely more about basic, safe and often mundane subjects being executed to a high standard? Well, that may have been the case a few years ago, but...

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Do I need a graphic design degree? 5 benefits that say “yes”

August 9, 2012
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Do I need a graphic design degree? 5 benefits that say “yes”

Although some designers “make it” in the design industry without a degree, the majority of us aren’t born with that special balance of talent and luck. No matter your skill level, getting your education is something that will benefit you greatly and certainly will not go unnoticed in the job market.

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London 2012 Olympic Games: A Logo in Controversy

August 3, 2012
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London 2012 Olympic Games: A Logo in Controversy

The 2012 Olympic Games are fully underway and amongst the buzz of gold medals, world records, and outstanding athleticism is the controversy over the London Olympic logo. A colorful depiction of the year 2012, this jagged and modern design has received more confusion and distaste than acceptance.

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Design Reads: Top 10 Staff Picks

July 10, 2012
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Design Reads: Top 10 Staff Picks

At NoD, our definition of ‘summer reading’ does not rely on Oprah’s Book Club nor the current 3-part novel everyone is raving about; or refusing to pick up. No, our summer reads are inspired by the pulse of the industry and our hunger for design.

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Dr. Taz Tally on Black and White Photography

June 5, 2012
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Dr. Taz Tally on Black and White Photography

Dr. Taz Tally is an accomplished landscape photographer, experienced digital photography instructor, principal of Taz Tally Photography and Taz Tally Seminars, holds a Ph.D. in geology, and is a faculty member of Sessions College - to name just a few of his activities. He is currently leading a 3-part webinar series titled Photography...

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Art That Moves

May 29, 2012
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Art That Moves

How are you inspired? What makes your head settle, what do you do to find inspiration? For me personally, it's movement. A walk, a run, a bicycle ride will make me feel like all is right in the world (and a quick walk to the bathroom or around the block will give me new inspiration). It's also true that...

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Steampunk: Shades of Copper

May 18, 2012
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Steampunk: Shades of Copper

Lush layers, attention to detail, and ability to frame nearly any creative endeavor, be it aural, visual, artistic, engineered, edible or textural: Steampunk has emerged as a creative style, a fashion statement, a literary genre, and an excuse to wear goggles with absolutely everything.

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Maurice Sendak

May 10, 2012
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Maurice Sendak

RIP Maurice Sendak, may we all venture forth to find our own Wild Things and have our own Wild Rumpuses.. thank you for paving the way of adventurers. Life has hard parts, and life has scary parts, even when you're a kid. Maybe it's because you're a kid that the big scary parts are even bigger and scarier. Adults...

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Tiny Art

May 7, 2012
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Tiny Art

Think small! In our culture of super-sized everything, from cars to meals to homes to the waistlines of the denizens that live here, it's easy to forget the power of the little.

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Etch A Sketch Shakes America Up

April 19, 2012
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Etch A Sketch Shakes America Up

Etch A Sketch, the classic children’s toy made by Ohio Art, met the phrase, “any press is good press” face-to-face last month when Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign aide Eric Fehrnstrom related Romney’s political positions to an Etch A Sketch. “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign,” said Fehrnstrom. “Everything...

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