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If you’re looking to spread some Christmas cheer around, either through holiday cards, flyers, T-shirts, ads or various websites, then you’ll want to jingle all the way with this offer. This Mighty Deal is a collection of 7 deals in one! In fact, you’re not just getting a ton of Christmas-themed resources at once, you’re also getting $880-worth of awesomeness for a mere $19!  Included are Christmas related icons, illustrations and typographic designs.


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Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Stack and Scare! by Invisible Creature

If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, check out our Gift Guide on Luvocracy. Here’s a few items from the guide.


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Design Faves

This post is brought to you by Design Faves. The image above is by Tycho AKA ISO50

As designers, we are constantly seeking new sources of inspiration and often that means looking beyond our discipline. For some of us, this might mean a glance at the latest items in our Pinterest feed, while others will find inspiration in travels or an enlightening book. To add to that list, our friends recently launched Design Faves – a curated collection of art and design work. With frequent updates, the site features posts on architecture, photography, fashion, furniture as well as illustration and graphic design. Included below is a small sampling of what the site has to offer.


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Recently Received

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This week we’re excited to feature titles from Flying Eye Books, Laurence King, Peach Pit Press, PA Press, Kat Ran Press and more. See all the books after the jump.

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Eight Hour Day Interview

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Eight Hour day is the online home and moniker of Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg, a husband and wife design duo based out of Minneapolis. Their client list includes The New York Times, Chronicle Books, Williams Sonoma, Random House, among others. Driven by their belief that process and collaboration should be as exciting and fun as the end result, they create work that is honest, smart and succinct. In today’s interview, the 2nd part of our ongoing design in process series, Katie shares some of the challenges of working with a significant other, her workflow for a recent project and much more.


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Willem Sandberg: Portrait of An Artist

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I’m looking forward to the upcoming US release of Willem Sandberg: portrait of An Artist – a new new book from the Dutch publisher Valiz.

From the Publisher:
“After the Second World War, Willem Sandberg (NL, 1897–1984) transformed the Amsterdam Stedelijk museum into a dynamic centre for modern and innovative art and culture. He did this with exceptional creativity and in close collaboration with artists and architects. Sandberg had distinct ideas about heading up a museum for modern and contemporary art, about the importance of art, about dealing with artists and about his work as typographic designer, but also about social responsibility and community.

This book is based on interviews with Sandberg (from 1971 and 1981) and offers first-hand insight into questions such as: what does the task of museum director entail; how does art criticism work; what is the essence of being an artist; what does the ideal museum architecture look like; and what is the role of art and the museum in society?”

Pre-order a copy at Amazon.


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In this Mighty Deals offer you’ll receive two font bundles for a fantastic price.

Thanks to an exclusive deal with 128Bit Technologies, Mighty Deals is bringing you this fontastic offer. That’s two FontFamily bundles in one ginormous collection. We’re talking more than 2,000 different fonts. Over 300 uniqueFont Families. All for $27. Where else can you say so much for so little?

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2013 Gift Guide: New & Recent Books

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If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, here are a few suggestions. We’ve compiled our favorite books from the past year into one giant list. Included are titles focused on editorial design, typography, identity work and brainstorming.

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From the Grain Edit Shop

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Moderne Werbe und Gebrauchs Grafik by Hans Neuburg

For those of you that missed the preview, the shop is now live and open to the public.  Here’s a few of the items you’ll find inside.

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