Today we’ve got a great showcase for you. We collected clever print, newspaper, billboard, and magazine ads for your inspiration. What make these ads different from others?
They ‘re well thought out.
They share their message loud and clear.
They’re highly creative.
They’re blatantly honest.
These ads are also very memorable, they’re definitely going to stick in people’s minds. Even if you’re not in the advertising industry, you can still gain much inspiration from these examples. I’m very happy to see ad agencies constantly push the creative boundaries.
I believe the fun has just begun. Thanks to the short attention span or people, advertisers clearly know that reaching and grabbing people’s attention in the digital age is harder than ever. The only solution to this problem is creativity. As we move further in the 21st century expect to see more and more innovative attempts to grab peoples attention.
Unless given to you at a bar on a night out (in which case they are probably taken home and framed) business cards are often folded up, put somewhere and never seen again. With the introduction of plastic business cards, however, it’s out with the fold and in with the new!
Business cards provide people with fundamental details such as your name and contact details, but what many businesses seem to forget is that they can also say a lot about your brand. Countless companies spend a fortune on fancy advertisements that do a great job of grabbing consumers’ attention, but they then proceed to hand out plain and boring business cards. Most forget how important it is to make a good first impression!
Business cards serve two main purposes: to make a networking connection to potentially gain business, and to provide the recipient with the means to refer your business to a friend. The problem with the latter is that traditional business cards tend to deteriorate more and more as they are passed on from person to person, and this is where plastic business cards come in!
So what are the key advantages to using plastic business cards?
Which of these two are you most likely to hang on to? Handing over a business card is often the first step in building a business relationship and, consequently, it is absolutely essential to leave a memorable and lasting impression on the customer. With regards to how plastic business cards look and feel, it goes without saying that they are head and shoulders above their paper counterparts.
When a customer walks away with your business card you want them, and whoever they show it to, to have a clear picture of the kind of business you are and to have a strong impression of the products or services you offer. Plastic business cards allow for a huge variety of finishes and provide a great way for you to stand out from the crowd.
Totally in love with the incredible greeting cards, stationery sets, and art prints that you see on websites like Etsy and Society6? It’s easier than you could imagine to create incredible looking print goods of your own with a simple design editing software along with pre-made design resources. Simply select your favorite resources and put them together with meaningful words and phrases, and voila! amazing paper goods you’ve made yourself.
It’s almost Halloween, and then shortly after Thanksgiving and the Winter holiday season will be upon us, so you can start planning DIY card projects for those holidays and everyday occasions. Today, we’re bringing you some of the best bundles of ClipArt, illustrations, and a few font bundles to help you craft amazing DIY print goods.
1. The Big Daddy ClipArt Bundle from Create the Cut
This massive ClipArt bundle is actually a collection of 4 ClipArt bundles that have been brought together for your design use. The bundle is comprised entirely of hand-drawn elements (just like all those cool prints you would see on Etsy), and you’ll receive over 100 items in PNG format to use however you like. The bundle includes gorgeous hand drawn banners, badges, and more.
2. Handcrumb Toolkit by Gerren Lamson
If you’re looking to just get started making digital designs for print this set of digital resources is the perfect kit to help you get started. With this kit you can emphasize words or phrases with crafted background shapes or frames, highlight words or phrases with marker slashes, and much more.
3. Font Bundle #1 by On the Spot Studio
If you’re like me and you can’t get enough of handwritten typefaces, this bundle is perfect for you. You’ll receive 6 handcrafted fonts basically for the price of one! These are perfect for creating your own typography art prints, stationery, or greeting cards for everyday occasions.
Ever wonder how to find good food while you’re traveling? Or how friends and family discover the best new restaurants they’re recommending? They might be using an app to learn about the latest and greatest in cuisine in the area to discover these culinary gems.
Below are 8 helpful restaurant reviewing apps to let you discover and explore the newest and most popular eateries around.
8 Must-Have Restaurant Review Apps for iPhone:
1. Zagat to Go
The paper version of the Zagat Guide has been around since 1979, making this a classic go-to resource for restaurant reviews and new dining out ideas. With a vast compilation of reviews from restaurants worldwide, this app gives users comprehensive global culinary information.
The Zagat to Go app allows offline browsing in places without an Internet connection, which can be very handy in a new city or while traveling. With a year’s worth of reviews for 45 different cities, this app is far superior to the printed Zagat Guide, and can be very helpful.
2. VegOut Vegetarian Restaurant Guide
This app caters to vegetarians and vegans, allowing users to find healthy, meat-free restaurants via a list of those in the area, as well as offering a handy search feature for finding an establishment by name.
The VegOut app allows users to share reviews of restaurants, with mapping and phone numbers to find the way to delicious vegetarian and vegan fare.
This app focuses more on the type of food you’re craving, so if you’re in the mood for Greek, Mexican, Asian, or seeking a particular dish, the Foodspotting app will lead the way.
With ratings, photos of specific dishes and user reviews, this app can let you know exactly what you’re getting and where to go to find it the next time you have a craving.
BeoPlay A8 has the portability to turn any kitchen or summer cottage into a party zone. Building on the achievements of BeoSound 8, which sold over 50,000 units in its first year and became Bang & Olufsen’s most successful sound system ever, the two models share the same design, specs and outstanding sound. What makes BeoPlay A8 even better is the integrated AirPlay wireless connection – in addition to the removable Apple docking connector.
In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. It was the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames’ efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the ’40s.
In Charles Eames’ words, the vision was a chair with the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller. The seat is balanced on a five-star, die-cast aluminum base with adjustable stainless steel glides for uneven floors.
Linkcase is an iPhone case that increases your wireless speed by up to 50%. Whether you are at home, in a café or at the airport, enhance your WIFI signals simply by sliding out the EMW (electromagnetic waveguide) element on your Linkase. With every detail carefully measured and considered, Linkase wraps around your phone seamlessly while staying slim and elegant.
Nigel Harniman is a professional photographer who’s very passionate about anything car/motor sport related. He has a long established career as an automotive advertising photographer shooting globally for major brands and advertising agencies for the last 20 years. International manufacturers have called on Harniman for acclaimed new worldwide model launch images – the Continental GT launch for Bentley, the XF launch for Jaguar, Chrysler 300 in USA, and subsequently Europe to name a few. Today we collected some of his best work for you to visually absorb.
With so many choices, it’s hard to figure out which bluetooth speaker truly deserves your hard earned money. What started out as a personal dilemma, turned into a useful article. Below you will find the top 5 bluetooth speakers available today. I personally read many different reviews, watched numerous Youtube videos, read what major tech blogs had to say, and physically went to nearby retail stores to test numerous speakers myself.
I’m putting my reputation on the line and guaranteeing you that you cannot go wrong with any of the following speakers. The entire idea of this article is to save time you would otherwise be wasting. I did the leg work for you. All you have to do is make an informed decision about which one of the speakers below is right for you.
This portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and even stain resistant. The 360-degree design provides immersive sound into any space. It’s wireless up to 50 feet away and lasts about 15 hours. If you’re interested in having an even louder playback sound then you can connect two speakers together. The UE Boom is compatible with most bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and computers. Logitech definitely hit a homerun with this device.
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth
Bose released this beautiful device in late July, 2013. If you took away their logo, you might think that Apple designed this sexy bluetooth speaker. The soundlink mini outputs the same amazing quality you expect from a Bose product. Pairing devices is very easy, and it remembers the most recent six devices you’ve used, so reconnecting is even simpler. It will continuesly plays for almost 7 hours and has a range of about 30 feet.
Smartphone cameras have come a long way since the first low pixel ones began appearing a few years ago, and now it is not unusual to find that your smartphone camera is just as good, if not better, than a lot of stand alone compact digital cameras.
Of all of the smartphones on the market, the iPhone has one of the best ones, capable of capturing some great images; however, an iPhone camera is only as good as the person using it, so here are some tips to help you improve your photos.
1. Get Up Close and Personal
One of the first things that you need to remember is to not use the zoom feature on the iPhone, no matter how tempting it is. The iPhone camera can take some crisp and clear pictures, however, by using that zoom slider on the bottom, you can wave goodbye to any kind of quality, grain-free image. So the best advice is – if you can get closer to the object, then that is what you need to do.
2. Use the Grid Line
One feature that is often overlooked by people when they are using their iPhone camera, are the grid-lines. These lines divide the screen into 9 separate boxes of equal size, and they are a handy tool for helping you to compose your photos. Set the horizon properly; make sure the vertical objects that stand out are placed around vertical lines of the greed. That’s the basic rules of composition of any photography, picture-type of art.
3. Use Both Hands
Movement whilst taking a photo is still the number one cause of blurred images and ruined photos, so it is advisable to use both hands to help stabilise the iPhone when taking a photo. Try to keep your arms in close to your body, or better still, rest the iPhone on something rigid and sturdy if at all possible. Another tip for removing blur is to make use of the + button on the side which operates the shutter when camera mode’s on rather than using the shutter button on the screen.