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 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Finger Painting for Fun & Profit

By Robin Williams and John TollettMar 15, 2012

You don’t have to have drawing skills to be a designer. But most good designers have developed some illustration skills that are useful for many different projects.

Ben Waldie

Mac Productivity: Quick Scripts and Workflows - Archiving Selected Mail Messages

By Ben WaldieMar 12, 2012

Keeping up with email often seems like a losing battle.  One thing that can help is reducing the number of messages in your inbox.  Filing messages into individual mailboxes can be time consuming and inefficient.  While dumping them all into a single mailbox may seem like a way to create a big mess, Mail’s search capabilities actually make it quite easy to locate specific messages.

Sara Jane Todd

Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Jerry W. Fuqua

By Sara Jane ToddMar 8, 2012

Every month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the image “Soldiers’ Huts,” by Pennsylvania-based photographer Jerry W. Fuqua.

Laura Ross

Adobe Announces Lightroom 4

By Laura RossMar 6, 2012

Adobe Systems Inc. today announced that it is shipping Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 4

 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Calligraphic Inspiration

By Robin Williams and John TollettMar 2, 2012

You know how sometimes you walk around town and you wander into a 1,600 year old building and suddenly get inspired about graphic design?

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

Scott Kelby: Number one photography book author in 2011

By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelFeb 23, 2012

We published our first digital photography books some 15 years ago. But it wasn’t until 2006—when digital photography became ubiquitous and better quality cameras became more affordable—that the time was right for industry leader Scott Kelby to hit the topic out of the ballpark with his standard-setting series The Digital Photography Books (with well over a million copies sold). You can now order Part 4 of the series, which comes out next week.

 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Type Obsession

By Robin Williams and John TollettFeb 15, 2012

If you have an interest in design at all, one the first things you become aware of, graphically speaking, is type. Type on signs, type on billboards, type in ads and brochures, type everywhere. If you're brand new to design, this typographic awareness can be disconcerting.

 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Blogging, Drawing, and Teaching in London

By Robin Williams and John TollettFeb 1, 2012

Robin and I are in London for a couple of months while she teaches a module in the Shakespeare studies curriculum at a West London University, Brunel. Yes, Shakespeare, not design or typography. I know, she freaks me out too.

Laura Ross

What authors are reading in 2012

By Laura RossJan 25, 2012

We've officially entered the year 2012 and our authors are already making their reading lists for the year. Find out what they plan to read and share your list, too!

Laura Ross

Live Twitterview with Tamara Lackey

By Laura RossJan 19, 2012

Join author and photographer Tamara Lackey in an informative and inspirational Twitterview on January 31.

 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Non-Designers Blog, London Edition

By Robin Williams and John TollettJan 16, 2012

For the next couple of months we’ll be blogging from London. We’ve got a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air, an iMac, two iPads, two iPhones, a UK Orange mobile phone, and the flat we’re renting has a decent Wi-Fi connection. If we can keep all the batteries charged up, we should be in good shape.

 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Have a Happy, InDesignful, Illustratorish, Photoshoppy New Year!

By Robin Williams and John TollettJan 3, 2012

As The Steve Miller Band sang, “Time keeps on slipping into the future.” But is it really a good idea to have an automatic Time upgrade at this time every year?

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