Developing color palettes can be a difficult skill to master, but there are plenty of free and paid resources to give you a leg up. COLOURLovers – Free “COLOURlovers is an international creative community that helps people discover their inner designer. We provide people with a wealth of user created & shared color inspiration as…

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Photo by: http://mudstencils.com/share-street/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I’ve always thought there is something really beautiful about graffiti and street art, but I can’t condone the defacing of public property. (Chicago’s taxes are already way too high.) This morning, I learned about mud stencils (from Kirk Roberts via the Kernspiracy mailing list) which could be a…

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(Note: Video originally posted here) Bierut’s stack of 86 notebooks is both impressive and inspiring (and another great defense as to why I refuse to throw design-related items away). The pile of basic composition notebooks contains invaluable notes and ideas that lead to some pretty monumental design work – like the environmental graphics for the…

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I was introduced to Accidental Creative’s Manifesto at the 2009 Creative Freelancer Conference in San Diego this past August. Months later,  I still find myself returning to it in moments of frustration and creative anguish. 1. We create. Everyday. Not because we have to, but because we can’t help it. We empty ourselves because that’s…

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