Category Archives: Design

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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European Vacation – A Griswold’s Graphics Tour.

Took a trip in March across the big pond to Europe. It was a whirlwind sightseeing extravaganza with stops in London, Dublin, Paris, Florence and Rome. Whilst everyone is taking selfies or snapping shots of historic landmarks and whatnot, I was … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Color of the Year. Or Not.

                        The color gods have spoken, at least those at Pantone. In a press release issued in December, Pantone, the global color authority, announced PANTONE®18-1438 Marsala, “a naturally robust … Continue reading

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All Grown Up

All Grown Up is a sideways glance at product trends aimed at young(ish) adults.             While watching a history program the other evening with my two young children, a commercial break came on with a spot for a … Continue reading

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