Thursday, September 20, 2007

The look of our new Mac lab posts a photo set of one old Apple owners manual. We'll be replacing all of the G5s with these in a couple of weeks.

15 Excellent Examples of Web Typography some bangin typography man! good stuff!

New Photoshop Logo

Adobe has hired ET to market the newest versions of Photoshop - think it will work?

Creative opportunity for VWCC art students

Do you have any students who would be interested in a community service project? Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) in conjunction with the City of Roanoke have recently started a program to facilitate supervised visitation and safe exchange services for families with a history of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking within the context of domestic violence. Children will be able to meet with their non-custodial parents in a safe and peaceful environment.

TAP has acquired appropriate facilities and would like to make it child friendly by having murals painted on the walls.  Individual or groups are encouraged to submit designs for consideration.  The artist(s) must be willing to execute the 
design if selected.

Please pass this opportunity on to your students.  For more information, contact Sammi Rader, Program Coordinator, at 767-6230 or

Wednesday, September 19, 2007



Basically what we are looking for is a student who is interested in an Art Department internship at Robertson Marketing in Salem. The position would mainly involve assisting with product photography and some basic design work. The position is unpaid but internships have often led to paid employment positions, so this is an ideal opportunity for a college senior look to get a foot in the door or a great letter of recommendation.


Here is a link to our company web site:


Anyone interested can email me at:



Friday, September 14, 2007

40+ Books for Professional Design and Development great books for designers

What's up Friday?

Nuts and Bolts work at the Roanoke Times

Job Code: 1752
Division: The Roanoke Times
Location: ROANOKE, VA US
Travel Involved: None/Not Specified
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Experienced
Education: High school diploma
Category: Newspapers, Publishing

Position Summary:
Crops and maintains image workflow in all software systems for news and advertising
Scans prints, transparencies and line art to be processed by news and advertising
Scans rescreens (book covers, calendars, etc.)
Processes photo outlines and cutouts
Archives line art into archive database for editorial department
Prints proofs
Maintains Computer to Plate developer equipment
Processes pages to plate from FTP sites
Maintains proffer
Performs basic maintenance on CTP devices
Outputs images to plate for printing

2 years trainee experience with ability to perform all essential duties outlined above
Excellent working knowledge of all Imaging software applications
Ability to provide CTP developer equipment maintenance
Ability to output pages to plate for the press operation
Knowledge of offset printing as it relates to color reproduction
Comprehensive knowledge of 4-color printing process
High school diploma required
Experience in running PC software, imaging software knowledge, a plus
Excellent job attendance record
Self motivated and ability to work independently
Supervisory Responsibility: Assist Prepress Manager when required

Skills Desired:
Graphics Design -> Page Layout, Design Layout, Freehand Skills, 4-color Print Processing, Color Usage

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Freelance Design Job

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-04, 1:20PM EDT

Graphic Designer – Advertising
POWMARCOM, an award-winning advertising agency, is seeking a freelance graphic designer to design ads, billboards, packaging, editorial & magazine design, direct mail, etc.

• Graphic design/art related education
• Technically proficient in Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Golive, and Flash
• Working knowledge of printing production processes.
• Superior verbal, written and interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task on wide range of projects

If this is you - and you are ready to work with an exciting, growing agency, please send your resume and design samples to or call 540.562.1582. See us at Resumes received without samples will not be considered.

Scott Howard Photography Beautiful Photo of Chicago Skyline

Free Fonts of the Month cool fonts

Color Palette Generator creating color palettes from photos

Sweet Cartoon

Monday, September 10, 2007

Destruckt A motion piece by The Holograms

Katinka Matson's latest flower scan art Katinka Matson

Savas Ozay Amazing Art Work

Arial vs. Helvetica

Type Directors Club 2007 Winning Entries

Type Directors Club Winning entries for 2007

Skull made from melted metal cassettes

Brian Dettmer stole my box of old tapes! Then he melted them. I think he owes me.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007