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Teaching with Skillshare

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Last month, we had the pleasure of teaching an online class on rock poster design through Skillshare.com.  It was a first for us so we didn't quite know what to expect, but we ended up being overwhelmed by the turnout for the class as well as the high caliber of work that the students produced.

We've included some of our favorite projects from the class below, but you can also view all the final posters at class-posters.tumblr.com.  And for those still interested in taking the class, it's now available in self-study mode on the Skillshare site.  Thanks to Ethan, Elliott, and the entire Skillshare team for making the class possible.  We look forward to following up this introductory class with a more technically focused intermediate class in the future.

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The State Of Graphic Design // Infographic by SmartPress.com

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Smartpress.com conducted a survey to aggregate the opinion of dozens of the best and most-talented graphic designers in the industry. The results were turned into a success factors/guide document in form of an infographic. This year the survey included more than 40 industry experts that have 5+ years of experience, including yours truly.

This infographic reveals what the graphic design pros place emphasis and importance on. Whether you're starting out in the field of design or you're a seasoned art director you will find the information useful.

Support Your Local Artist - Fugscreen Studios & GrooveSession


If you've ever bought something from us or been to any of our live shows, you've probably seen our "Support Your Local Artist" stickers. Well, here's and opportunity to show some local artist love.

Above are two Kick Starter videos to some pretty cool cats. The first one is for Fugscreen Studios, a Chicago based screen printing studio. They are prepping to open their own store and gallery space and they need a little help to get everything up and running. You can check out their Kick Starter campaign here.

The second video is for the Inland Empire's one and only GrooveSession. Their music is really kick ass. They've created a number of studio albums, but what make their next album so special is that it's their first official live album. Seeing them live is really what sets them apart from other bands. So they want to produce their best album ever, and this is where you come in. So if you love live funk music, and need a reason to make sure it stays alive, send some love to GrooveSession on their Kick Starter page here.