Psychedelic Artist Alton Kelley, 1940-2008

Psychedelic Artist Alton Kelley, 1940-2008

Last week legendary psychedelic poster artist Alton Kelley passed away. Kelley was best known for defining the unique styles of the album covers and posters of the Grateful Dead and Journey. He was one of the best known of the artists to come out of the San Francisco scene of the 1960s who got their start designing posters for concerts …


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New Font: Groningen

Groningen is a modern looking font inspired by the Bauhaus design period and some of the elements of industrial design from the 1970s. It features rounded, symmetrical, somewhat mechanical looking characters with a bold weighting which is ideal for title or poster uses. Groningen includes two fonts, the basic character set with some alternate forms and a second ‘degenerated’ version …


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About Clip Art Copyrights

When looking for artwork to use in your design projects you are likely to encounter a wide variety of different kinds of art presented as ‘clip art’ and from many different sources. Some of these sources will want to charge you for the artwork and will then allow you to use the art for free under the terms of a …


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Freebooter Font

For a recent design project I needed something bold, but with a different kind of look. Modern styles wouldn’t do, but I also didn’t want something too calligraphic. So I designed something a bit new and a bit old at the same time. The result is the new Freebooter font which takes some of the basics of Celtic and Gothic …


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Desktop Publishing Alternatives

I can’t even begin to count the number of times distressed customers have called me because they’re having so much trouble designing a publication or even just moving graphics around or configuring text the way they want it in Microsoft Word. I resist the temptation to be rude and gently point out to them that even though everyone on earth …


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