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The Graphic and Print Design Trends to Look Out For in...

What better way to put a politically tumultuous year behind you than to indulge in a bit of trend spotting for the year ahead?...

Top 10 Lettering & Calligraphy Fonts

A hand-lettered typeface can instantly bring a touch of drama and romance to your designs. These modern takes on calligraphy would look fantastic on invitations, posters, book...

The Very Best Catalogue & Booklet Designs

Email newsletters might have become an integral part of marketing campaigns, but print catalogues, booklets and look books are still tried-and-tested tools for reaching customers directly and getting...

How to Create a Table of Contents in InDesign

InDesign has a designated tool for automatically creating contents lists, the Table of Contents (TOC) function. If you’re working on a lengthy document this can be...

InDesign Basics: A Quick Guide to Master Pages

Master pages sound scarier than they are—the principle behind them is actually very simple, and they’re incredibly useful for adding consistent design elements to...

The Best Vintage Fonts by Historical Era

Typography plays a huge part in how we perceive the age or era of a particular design. We can use fonts as an indicator of time...

Beautiful Free Fonts for Business Cards & Resumés

If you’re designing a business card or wanting to refresh the look of your resumé or CV, you won’t want to miss our curated selection of...

30 Amazing Letterpress & Screen Printed Designs

Digitally-created designs don't need to look overly modern and perfect once printed. Choosing to print your designs with a time-honored method like screen printing...

Inspiration: Botanical Print Design

Antique-style botanical illustration finds the perfect modern partner in clean typography and minimal layouts. Be inspired by these beautiful, flora-adorned examples of packaging and print...

Fresh Ideas for Improving Your Magazine Layouts

Magazines can be a challenge for any designer, budding or professional. Managing a large amount of content while maintaining a stylish, high-end look can be...

How to Place One Image into Multiple Frames in InDesign

This is the sort of cool effect you’ll see in high-end magazines and on poster designs. Spreading one image across multiple image frames creates a...

Mouth-Watering Food Packaging

The food inside may taste great, but the wrapping on the outside looks even more delicious!  These packaging designs for coffee, chocolate and groceries are works of art in...

The Essential Guide to Print Finishes

Want to know your die cutting from your foiling? Confused about the difference between embossing and debossing?  This straightforward guide will introduce you to some of...

Typography Secrets: Fonts with the Best Glyphs

Glyphs are a graphic designer's best-kept secret—instant images that make fantastic decorative embellishments for designs. The best thing about them? They're hiding inside some of your...

Typography Secrets: Fonts with the Best Ampersands

We're always on the hunt for bold, beautiful ampersands ('&') to add stylish flair to otherwise dull conjunctions. Read on to discover our selection of the...

The Most Stylish Children’s Book Designs

These beautiful children's picture books showcase publishing design at its most creative and inspiring.  We love the trend for 1960s-inspired illustrations and color palettes. Browse...

Design a Paperback Book Cover in InDesign: Tutorial

In this simple-to-follow tutorial you'll learn how to create a full paperback book cover in Adobe InDesign, and take away a template for using with...

20 Beautiful Collages in Print Design

Collage-inspired designs are enjoying a moment in the sun, but they've always been a beautiful way to give print designs a 3D, tactile look.  These...

Adobe Color CC: Become a Master of Color

One of the fantastic features of Adobe CC is the Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler) feature. This helpful online portal allows you to create...

Open Corrupt InDesign Files: Make Your Computer Say ‘Yes’!

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to open an InDesign file only to have an message flagged up saying the file is 'corrupted' and...

12 Classic Covers Reimagined

Classic novels have timeless appeal, but sometimes publishers want to update their book covers to appeal to contemporary audiences. These design-forward cover designs for classic stories bring out...

Type on a Path in InDesign Tutorial

We are taking a look at how the Type on a Path Tool can give your typography a curved, fluid style that looks fantastic layered over...

A Quick Guide: Creating & Publishing EPUBs

Creating and publishing your own eBooks and eMagazines is so much fun, and can be financially rewarding too! If you're new to the EPUB game, this...

Modern Wedding Invitations Inspiration

These design-forward wedding invitations have one in thing in common—they're all heart-stoppingly gorgeous. From monochrome stunners to die-cut beauties, prepare to get a serious case of invitation...

InDesign Magazine Layouts: Working With Photos

Dramatic photography can look fantastic on InDesign layouts; pick up the techniques you can use to make the most of your images. Discover these simple tips...

Photographic Layouts Inspiration

Photography is a key element of many designs; but some designers take photos to a new level of awe-inspiring in their layouts. These examples,...

Designing for Folds Inspiration

Fantastic folded designs will never fail to impress, but you don't need to be an origami master to achieve a similar look.  Breaking down these inspirational...

Business Card Sizes: All the Standard Sizes You Need

The size of business cards can vary depending on where in the world you are printing your cards. Read on to find the definitive list of...

Typography Skills: Hanging Punctuation

Use this simple InDesign trick to sharpen up your text on posters, magazines and books. This easy-peasy tip is the secret weapon of professional typographers,...

Perfect Fonts for Magazine Covers

A well-chosen typeface can pull together a magazine cover, and make it instantly attractive, contemporary and relevant.  Scroll down to discover some of the best...

Best Fonts for Books: The Only 5 Fonts You’ll Ever Need

As the saying goes—if it ain't broke don't fix it. Books are a classic print format and, even with their transition into the eBook...

Choosing Font Sizes for Books: Get Your Typesetting Size Right

If you're new to 'typesetting' books (the process of arranging type on the inside pages), you might feel a bit daunted by the task....

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