Category: Ideas & Inspirations

Amplify Living Coral, Pantone’s Color of the Year, with Lynx Cream White

For 20 years, Pantone has used thorough consideration and trend analysis to select a Color of the Year—a color that not only represents the current state of popular culture, but also becomes very influential in design and marketing during the upcoming year. Announced just last week, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is 16-1546 Living Coral. This vibrant yet approachable color conveys the...

GDUSA on Cougar® Paper!

If you’ve already received the October issue of GDUSA (Graphic Design USA) magazine, you’ve probably already noticed something different about the interior pages in this issue. Go ahead, take a look—bright white shade, velvety feel, exceptionally vivid color and detail on uncoated paper…you guessed it, this issue was printed on Cougar! ...

You’ve Got Mail!

In our digital-frenzied world, the Riddle Me Mail campaign brings design and delight to each subscribers’ mailbox. It all started with a love of design and letter writing as a child. For two years, graphic designer Christine Richards has made mail feel personal again with the Riddle Me Mail monthly subscription...

Blueline Magazine Vol. XI – Elevate

“Your mind shines brightest when you enlighten others; your heart, when you encourage others; your soul, when you elevate others; and your life, when you empower others.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo ...

Cinco de Mayo: A Celebration of History and Culture

Every year, on the fifth of May across the United States, Americans and Mexican immigrants prepare for a celebration with sombreros, chips and salsa and cervezas. Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in 1862 is just another day in Mexico, like President’s Day.  In the United States, it has become a much anticipated day, celebrating the Mexican culture...

Form Follows Function: Blueline Magazine Vol. 08

"Form follows function," These three words have probably inspired more great work, not to mention discussions of great work, than any others. In this print magazine issue of Blueline Magazine Vol. 08, we delve deep into the design and print philosophies of people who live by these words—creative and print professionals who approach each...

Flipping for Print: Xerox® Revolution™ FunFlip®

Got a cool idea but no time to start from scratch? Today’s print landscape offers many options for easy to assemble dimensional products – all of which leave a lasting impression.  The Xerox® Revolution™ FunFlip® is a unique, inventive way to share information. ...

Improving Overall Print Goals Through Collaboration

Digital metallic inks is nothing new in the print and design world; however, achieving stellar results when it comes to print design often requires a combination of things. One cannot produce good print results with good design alone – although certainly it is an essential component. But producing noteworthy print usually involves a team of active participants. ...

Creative Spotlight: Capital One Canada In-House Design Team

Remember when an international corporate rebrand would be back page news? Those days are gone. Now, design is everywhere. In a time when individuals showcase their own lives like well-maintained brands, manicuring each post with precision, actual brands have to keep pace. That’s where in-house design departments, like Capital One Canada, come in. Get ready to have your eyes opened. ...