Category Archives: Graphic Design

USPS Stamps Have a New Feel – Textured Coatings & Thermochromic Ink

  The USPS continues to excel with great design, print and marketing ideas in their innovative new postage stamps. Their newest releases take the plain printed stamp to a whole new experience level. They combine cool, engaging print techniques with … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of Brutalism – Graphic Design’s Edgy Experiment

Playful or angry? Radical or bland reproduction? Utilitarian or chaotic? Brutalism in graphic design thrives on uncertainties. A common goal of design, especially in a print marketing or web commerce environment, is to stand out from the crowd – to … Continue reading

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The Campus Arboretum of HCC Celebrates First 50 Years with Beautiful Print Exhibit

Celebrating the beauty of a “living laboratory” calls for a beautiful exhibit. The Haywood Community College Foundation in Clyde, NC is doing just that for the anniversary of the HCC Campus Arboretum and “First Fifty Years of Stewardship” in their … Continue reading

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Smash Gives Creatives What They Want: Easy, Unlimited, Ad-Free File Transfer That’s FREE!

  Free? No registration? No size limits? Mobile friendly? And specifically designed for designers?!! SMASH is a new digital content sharing service based on a model designed to truly give users exactly what we all want when sharing digital files: free, … Continue reading

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5 Bright Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity

  Creative thinking is a valuable skill in any line of work. Inevitably we all have days where that creative spirit seems to be missing, or we fall into work habits that ignore the benefits and fun we experience in … Continue reading

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Print Housecleaning: Stirring Up the Digital Divide

  The turn of a new year is always time for some housecleaning here at ImageSmith. And, as usual, amid the dust, paperwork and clutter that accumulates in any production environment we always find a few surprising reminders of how … Continue reading

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Print Surprise: Optical Illusions at the Press

    Optical illusions – where the perceived reality of a viewed object is different than the actual physical attributes being viewed – are interesting phenomena. Occasionally an unintended illusion will pop up in the print work here at our … Continue reading

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