Archive for the ‘Artwork / Graphic Design’ Category

Facebook Display Picture – Introducing ‘Bookface’


My version of the default Facebook display picture, why oh why didn’t it come to me earlier?

Large Format Printing – The CMYK Black Problem


I recently printed a large PVC banner for a customer. The design and branding consisted of a flat black background, which didn’t print correctly because of a conflict between how different colour models, such as CMYK, RGB and HSV are interpreted. This is a post about the problem and my solution to get the correct CMYK black colour specification.

Digital and Litho Printing – My Version Of A Paper Size Chart

'Printing Paper Sizes' - bespoke design by Herbie Hysteria

A handy paper size chart is important when offering a design and print service. I decided to take a ‘lil time-out from the madness by creating my own paper and poster size chart – to-scale, of course! You can download my handywork free and use it as a reference.

Save Me From The ‘Messers’! – A Freelance Designer’s Plea For Help

Man Pulling Hair Out

I was always delaying publishing this post because I thought it may show me and my fellow graphic designers in a negative light, but after being bitten by the third ‘serious messer’ this month, I’m pushing ahead. You see, I’ve got some great clients with which I share amazing social/professional relationships. Getting shitloads of repeat-custom […]

My Top Six Fonts I Am Sick To Death Of, And Will Be Deleting – NOW!

Algerian Font

Six fonts I hate and am going to break-up with :(

Poster Design: Movie Themed Poster Design For Senior Citizen’s RailCard

My Fare Savings, Nelson Lancashire

A creative poster from National Rail, at my local rail station.

Xara Xtreme Pro: How To Make Fonts Look Embroidered or Stitched

Add a flat bevel

I like sharing new things I learn ‘on the fly’ with everyone. I’ve not done many online tutorials but I’m quite confident about it and I’m hoping to offer an ‘organic’ service. Blogging as and when I overcome a hurdle. This could do with anything such as my business, wordpress, graphic design, web design, FTP, […]

Ten Highly Creative and Detailed Vector Artworks

The Power Of Colour

Here’s ten vector digital art pieces that will amaze you and get you thinking too!