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Tip O’ the Day: Collect Design Samples

When you go to the bank, the post office, the mobile phone shop, chances are that you will find flyers and pamphlets promoting their services.

Maybe you read the Hello and OK magazines, or you just got another of these annoying leaflets through the mail. Don’t throw them away and do take that pamphlet at the mobile phone store even if it doesn’t interest you. Keep them as design samples. They can help you find inspiration (still make sure you don’t copy somebody else’s work) or you can have a look at what they do and don’t like in their design.

This is a great way to improve your skills and break from fixed styles which you might have developed.

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Graphic Design, Tip Of The Day

  • mayhemstudios

    I do the same myself. Whenever I see a brochure, flyer, postcards, etc that I like. I take one for my inspiration files. Same with junk mail I get.

    I also look at how they laid it out and copy fitting.

  • theScorp

    Hi Elisabetta!
    I apologise first for gettin your name wrong in one of my comments.Anyways,here Iam again!
    Found this article quite good.Know wat,I’ve been doin wat you have preached in this article of yours.Thank you for your efforts!
    theScorp

  • Elisabetta Bruno

    Cal great minds think alike :)

    Scorp, I am glad you find this useful and no worries about my name in your earlier comment.

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