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Trump's America Open Graph

Donald Trump's America Poster

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March 17, 2017|In General, Graphic Design

One-hundred-and-five years ago, cartoonist Udo J Keppler saw the interests of capitalists and plutocrats at odds with his country's stated goals of liberty and justice for all. The Golden Calf reigned supreme.

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Battleship OG

Battleship – The Game

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March 7, 2017|In General, Graphic Design

Battleship is quite an old game at this point, starting out as a pencil and paper game from the First World War era. The object is to sink your opponent's ships by calling out grid references, shelling the hidden navy. Hit or miss until total victory.

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The Last Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

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February 24, 2017|In General, Graphic Design

Abraham Lincoln was the right man for the right time in US history. He preserved his country's Union through brutal civil war. By 1865, there was reason for hope to the end of conflict. In February of that year, he sat for what would be his last formal portrait.

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Statue Of Liberty Poster

"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses…"

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February 23, 2017|In General, Graphic Design

While built for other reasons, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, USA has come to symbolize the dreams and ambitions of generations of immigrants who came to the US to leave behind the strife in their native lands and fulfill the American Dream of peace, prosperity and freedom for their families.

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SVG Thumbnail Previews in Adobe Bridge

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June 25, 2016|In General

While MacOS has the capability to preview SVG files with Quick Look in the Finder, current versions of Adobe Bridge show the generic file icon only. That is, unless SVGs are saved out with XMP compatibility. With SVG increasing in popularity, here's how to make image selection quicker and easier with thumbnails.

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Hiding TMB Files

Advanced WP File Manager – Hiding .tmb Directories

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August 31, 2013|In General

If you're using the Advanced WP File Manager 2.x WordPress plugin from RedHawk Studio – available through Code Canyon – you may have found .tmb directories showing up. This can be confusing to you and your clients.

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We Choose To Go To The Moon

JFK – We Choose to Go to the Moon

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September 12, 2011|In General, Graphic Design

I'm just old enough to remember the last of the Moon landings in the early 70s. It seemed normal, like it was what people did. But the Moon missions were soon cancelled, and we haven't seen a person walking on another planet since. We had to satisfy ourselves with robotic probes like Viking's mission to Mars. And then the shuttle came, but it never got out of orbit.

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Kodak Pulse Networking OG

Don't You Have to Be in the Room to Take My Pulse?

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April 30, 2010|In General

I had thought about getting a digital photo frame, but had been kind of on the fence because I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of plugging it into the computer or sticking a flash drive into it to upload photos to it.

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Iron Man in HD

Perfection Ain't Perfect (or The Scourge of Hyphens)

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March 27, 2010|In General, Marvel, Movies-TV

I was in the Sony Store in the mall, looking for replacement rubber tips for my in-ear headphones. While the guy went in the back to retrieve this low-demand, low-cost-but-easy-to-steal item, I watched a bit of Iron Man in high-def Blu-ray on a big Bravia.

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Think Different – Here's to the Crazy Ones

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March 14, 2010|In General, Graphic Design

The Think Different campaign by TBWA\Chiat\Day\Los Angeles for Apple Computer in 1997 is the campaign that shows us advertising can be done for the right reasons and it can benefit the society it speaks to, not merely distract us and part us from our money. Think Different delivered on its promise by promoting a computer that was unlike anything else at the time.

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Look Out

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February 5, 2010|In General

I've never had much use for religion. My parents were not religious. It wasn't that we were atheists. We had some sort of generalised belief that there was something more than this. It just seemed wrong to deny that there was more than the life we have. Like we would be eliminating the idea of possibilities.

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He Ain't Eight-and-a-Half by Eleven, He's My Brother

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November 18, 2009|In General

It's been a time of reassessing my creative work, brought on by a change of company back at the end of September 2009. In some ways it's meant jettisoning some things that have been gathering dust on my shelves for many years. In others, it's meant investing in some new tools.

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Take Two Tablets and Call Me in the Morning

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August 7, 2009|In General

I recently read a piece on why consumers won't buy tablet computers by Rafe Needleman of CNET.

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Timex Commercial OG

A long time ago, in a lake far, far away…

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February 11, 2009|In General, Movies-TV

So, that summer I was 10 and I found the watch in Peckham's Lake outside Cranbrook, BC. Dad said Timex might be interested in hearing about it, so I wrote them a letter and they got back to me.

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