Archive for April 2010

Some Earth Day hand-wringing

Warning: Contains lamenting and finger-pointing Having experienced the first Earth Day celebration as a school child in 1970, learning about new disturbing concepts like “pollution” and “endangered species,” doing projects and oral reports and listening to grownups talk about protecting our planet, it’s kind of cool to think that the commemorative date has actually survived […]

Green leaves | Free Vector Graphics

Free art is one of those commodities people have come to expect from the web. When that art comes with an actual license to use it pretty much as you please, then it’s guilt-free pleasure. QVectors provides a nice assortment of tiny treasures. Download this leaf set from here Green vector leaves | QVectors Free […]

Riding Along with Bikes Not Bombs

A local group with whom we share a lot of values, Bikes Not Bombs deserves all the recognition it can get. Here in Boston, they recycle bicycles, train youth, and help build a peaceful community. Besides all that, they’re friends of ours! YouTube – Ride Along with Bikes Not Bombs.

Hints for better print production

or how to make your print provider’s day go better; Part 1 You love layout and design. Pushing around colors, text and graphics, manipulating pixels, and jockeying the mouse around the pasteboard until that eye-candy pops off the page. It’s got a rich, satisfying feeling like (almost) nothing else you do. And making the client […]

Environmental impact of print vs electronic media

It seems easy to find fault with printing for its environmental impact. Millions of trees dead. Gone to the mill to serve our gigantic needs for paper products. Dead trees are a sort of poster-child for environmental destruction. Electronic media is in, dead trees are out, we are told. While we won’t greenwash the effect […]

35 years of political posters from Red Sun Press

The work of Red Sun has yielded impressive graphic results for progressive causes since 1974. “Impressions for Change” is a touring show of posters printed at Red Sun focusing on peace, justice, and a sustainable world. March 1- April 30, 2010 Wong/Yee Gallery Chinese Progressive Assn. 28 Ash St., Boston June 18 – Aug 27 Harriet […]