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DVD Packaging: Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Box Set

Here's another reason to be merry this December! Warner Bros will be releasing the Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary box set. Elfman and Burton have collaborated for over two decades on some of the most memorable films of ...
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Graphic Designers: 5 Tips to Get to the Top

You love designing but you don't want to stay in the same level 5 years from now. You do not want to be glued on your computer chair all your life working for the same kinds of people, on the ...
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Must-Read: The Art of the Album Cover

“How can something so square be so hip?” Designer Richard Evans, The Who’s in-house designer for 35 years,  sets out to answer this question in the new illustrated history of the 12in album sleeve.  In this glossy hardback, he provides ...
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20 Reasons Why Bands Don’t Make It (by an A&R man)

Here are 20 common reasons why some artists never make it to the next level written by experienced A&R/Producer Loren Israel. Even if you do not enjoy everything he says, he has been involved in the business enough to speak ...
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Photoshop Tutorial: Create CD or DVD labels easily!

Requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Prerequisite knowledge: An understanding of and experience using Photoshop. You probably know that consistency is key to effective brand building and maintenance. This tutorial shows you how to create labels easily to ensure consistent production across ...
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Featured Designer: Joshua Marc Levy

About Joshua Marc Levy: Joshua was born Jan 27- the same day as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lewis Carroll. He graduated SVA with honors in 1998 and worked in Entertainment Advertising and the Record Industry afterward. Shortly after leaving SVA, ...
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CD Packaging: MUM- Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy

Stare at these images for one whole minute without blinking and you will get goose bumps all over. The ‘paper-cut’ pictures of kids pasted on eerie photographs of the woods, lake, and mountains have a haunting effect. It’s as if ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Bob Hund Fantastiskt

Would you buy a single worth $3,650? The Swedish rock band Bob Hund released their single Fantastiskt (fantastic) as a 12" one copy vinyl record that only allows 30 playings. The record was placed on a turntable with the lyrics ...
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Viral Marketing- the good,the bad, & the ugly

Viral marketing campaigns use mystery, fun, and often, deception to help create buzz for a new product. Sometimes such campaigns succeed; sometimes they backfire. Let’s take a look at these cases and try to see what they did right and ...
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Featured Designer: Chris Rubino

About Chris Rubino: Chris's works have been exhibited in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S. He recently has created designs & illustrations for such clients as The New York Times, Banana Republic & The NY Public Theater. Rubino’s work ...
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