Category Archives: Design

Prejean Creative Tells You Why – The Interaction of Color

Magical tricks with color. Amaze your friends. You have a room to paint. You go to the paint store and pick an array of color options. Go home and tape them to the wall. You pick your favorite, buy the … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Trade in Adobe CC

As designers, we use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign nearly every day. But how well do we really know these programs? Adobe is constantly adding new capabilities, but we tend to resist change. It’s easier to keep doing things the way we’ve … Continue reading

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Prejean Creative Tells You Why – We Don’t Use Double Spaces

One space or two? Every time you put two spaces between your sentences, a typographer sheds a tear. The origin of the double space between sentences probably lies with the typewriter, which used monospaced fonts. This meant that every character was … Continue reading

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Prejean Creative Tells You Why – Hanging Punctuation

Hanging Punctuation No, it’s not a form of corporal punishment, but any designer worth their weight in umlauts should be punished if they don’t remember this basic rule of typography. What does hanging punctuation accomplish? Quite simply, it creates the … Continue reading

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Fine Art for Only 49 Cents. A Brief History of the U.S. Postal Service Christmas Stamp.

November 1, 1962, was a Banner Day for the United States Postal Service On a blustery afternoon in Philadelphia, then Postmaster General J. Edward Day, led a dedication ceremony for what would be the first of the USPS’ official Christmas … Continue reading

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