Take an Urban Street Type Safari

Heard any good Comic Sans jokes lately? Designer James Victore doesn’t have time to listen to them — he’s much too busy taking other fonts to task.

Victore recently took a “Type Safari,” tooling around Brooklyn and Queens in an old Army Jeep with a camera in tow. In the resulting video, he looks at street type and signage and tries to “figure out what the hell it’s for.”

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Lessons in Brand Sentiment and Adaptation: Sherwin-Williams

Last year my spouse and I bought a real fixer-upper of a house, and one aspect of the fixing-up process involves coating every square inch in a fresh layer of paint. So every other weekend we make a trip to Sherwin-Williams for supplies, and every other weekend as we pull past the sign and into the lot I think: what the heck is going on with this logo?

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Cool Tool: The Periodic Table of Content Marketing

I was never very good at chemistry. Protons, neutrons, electrons, isotopes — the very properties of chemical elements seemed to me like words from a foreign language. But when the teacher introduced the periodic table of elements, it was like a little lightbulb went on.

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First Impressions of the Liquid Image Xtreme Sport Camera

Recently I attended Vita Travel’s grand opening in downtown Santa Barbara. It was a fun party and as part of the celebration they raffled off a number of covetable travel items including luggage, clothing, and high-tech gadgets. And to my surprise it turns out I was the lucky winner of a Liquid Image Xtreme Sport [...]

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Change Your Font, Change the Environment

We’ve all seen that line appended to the bottom of emails: “Please consider the environment before printing.” But consider this: if there’s no way around it and that email must be printed, then that extra line is only adding length to the print job, effectively wasting paper. And if the text of the line is, say, green? Then you’re printing with color ink instead of just black, and wasting even more resources.

It doesn’t seem like a big deal to print one extra line every now and again, but [...]

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Kuler for Color

If you’ve ever taken an art class you should have some fundamental knowledge about primary and secondary colors and how they work together. But even if you haven’t, there are great tools available to assist you with choosing the right palette for your project. Allow me to walk you through one of my favorites.

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Quick Tips for Earning E-Commerce Trust

Here at Dowitcher Designs we’ve helped a number of clients take their businesses online. And from experience I can tell you that one of the most important elements of e-commerce is establishing credibility.

Without credibility, you may as well close up shop. Customers who make purchases online are savvy enough not to share [...]

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Tracking the Success of Twitter and Amazon’s “Tweet to Buy” Partnership

Recently Twitter teamed up with Amazon to offer a new social shopping experience for Twitter users called Tweet to Buy.

How it works is simple but brilliant. First you link your Twitter and Amazon accounts at amazon.Com/AmazonCart. Then, whenever you spot a tweet with an Amazon product link in your Twitter feed, all you need to do is reply to that tweet with the hashtag #AmazonCart.

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Snapchat Launches Our Story at Electric Daisy Carnival

Recently Snapchat teamed up with a Las Vegas music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, to present a new feature for Snapchat users: Our Story.

Our Story is a spinoff of Snapchat’s My Story, launched last October, which allows users to add snaps to a personal stream. Unlike typical Snapchat messages, which disappear immediately after being viewed, each My Story snap lives in the stream for [...]

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Today We Are 8!

It’s hard to believe, but today Dowitcher Designs turns 8 years old. Our company is halfway to getting a driver’s license!

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