“Boston Strong is about the triumph of community” Gov. Deval Patrick
Last year at the Boston Marathon we were all united by tragedy. Out of that tragedy came an enormous wave of support from within our city as well as from people around the world. Boston Strong has become the identity of our resilience. We've all banded together as a community to help the victims and their families recover over the past year. With their spirit in mind, we've put together a collection of designs that directly support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Please join us in giving back to those who are still running on that long road to recovery.
The original Boston Strong shirt, created by three Emerson College students, is one of the most recognizable symbols of support. As of April 2014 over 60,000 shirts have been sold and over $1,000,000 has been donated to The One Fund. All net proceeds go directly to The One Fund.
This BostonLove shirt created by Crtl.Alt.Design. is a true representation of the love we all have for this city. 100% of the proceeds from this shirt are donated to The One Fund.
Graphic Designer Aaron Bouvier created shirts, letterpress prints, and tote bags for his project One Heart Boston. His design has become increasingly popular and the initial run has sold out. The donation from the One Heat Boston design to The One Fund was over $31,000.
Local designer Andrew Matre created a Boston Strong logo, business card and shirt. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt go the Boston Marathon Relief Fund.
New Balance created this Runners for Boston shirt. They will donate $10 from the sale of each shirt to The One Fund through December 21, 2014.
Please consider donating to help support the victims of the Boston Marathon and stay #BostonStrong
Opening Day at historic Fenway Park is upon us. To celebrate the start of the 2014 season for our World Champion Boston Red Sox we've put together a collection of baseball themed links for your graphic design inspiration. GO SOX!!
Vintage Baseball Photography
Minimalist Ballpark Posters
Vintage Ticket Design
We hope this blog post has gotten you excited for opening day.
GO RED SOX!
What team are you rooting for in 2014?
We've been bombarded by wedding printing at TPI lately. In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and longing for all things green and spring related we've put together a collection of St. Patrick's Day wedding and party printed materials to get you in the mood for some green beer and warmer weather.
We hope you've enjoyed our St. Patrick's Day wedding inspiration. Will you be celebrating in a special way this year?
The year has started out with a bang at TPI Solutions Ink. We are having a blast working with brides and grooms on printing their gorgeous custom wedding invitations, save the date cards and more for their upcoming 2014 nuptials.
One of our favorite services to incorporate with wedding materials is personalized printing. Using variable data allows you to personalize everything from your envelopes right down to your menus. In fact, one of our brides customized her guests' menus not only with their name but with the specific meal they had chosen for the special day!
How is it done you ask? By creating a simple excel database. The database can include as much variable information as you choose. We find that most brides and grooms stick to the basics, guests' names and addresses. This is perfect if you don't want to hand address all of your envelopes or pay for a calligrapher. At TPI Solutions Ink we can print the addresses directly onto your envelopes and/or postcards in almost any font to match your wedding invitation design.
Another idea for personalization is on the RSVP cards. Often times a bride will find that a card is returned without a name written on the line or in other cases maybe too many names are written in. With the variable data in the excel worksheet we are able to personalize each RSVP card with your guest's name. Now all they have to do is check off yes, will attend or no, unable to attend and drop the card in the mail eliminating any confusion.
Day-of pieces, like escort cards, tags and menus can be personalized too. Using variable data adds a great personal touch to your wedding materials and can save time and aggravation as well. We hope this blog post has inspired you to get creative and add personalization to your printed wedding materials. How can we help make your day a bit more special?
It's my absolute favorite season, fall. I've lived in New England all my life and still get excited every year as soon as it starts to get cold. There is something about multicolored trees and pumpkin flavored everything that makes these few months extra special. If you're still hung up on trips to the beach being over, we've put together some graphic design inspiration to get you in the mood for sweaters and boots.
We hope you've enjoyed our fall graphic design inspiration. What's your favorite thing about this time of year?
It's everyone's favorite week of TV, Discovery Channel's now famous and fascinating Shark Week, beginning on Sunday, August 4th this year. To get you in the spirit we've put together some shark related graphic design inspiration.
If you can't get enough facts and figures about sharks you'll want to take a look at this collection of shark related infographics. Your friends will be impressed with your vast knowledge!
I know I wouldn't want to be in the water taking these photographs! What about you? Check out this chilling collection of shark photographs.
Printed Shark Movie Posters
How many shark movies can you name? I bet you don't know all of these. Check out the printed shark movie posters at the link below. I think you'll be surprised!
Yes, shark logos! It's amazing how many are out there. This blog on Abudzeedo puts them all in one place for you to enjoy.
And . . . shark fonts, of course! What would our Shark Week Graphic Design Inspiration blog be without shark fonts? Do I see a new shark logo in the making?
We hope you've enjoyed our shark week graphic design inspiration.
Have a Happy Shark Week!
I don't know about you but I LOVE the 4th of July! I really think it just might be my favorite holiday. It's full of the patriotic colors RED, WHITE and BLUE (red being a favorite of mine), it means summer is really here and it means time at the lake relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Along with the red, white and blue and the 4th of July parades the air will be filled with colorful, awe inspiring fireworks. Who doesn't love fireworks? Well, I know I do so I decided to revisit a blog post that I wrote a couple of years back entitled Print and Graphic Design Inspiration – Fireworks. In that blog post I included l included links to all kinds of cool sites about fireworks. Since that post so much more has shown up on the web so here are some new links that may interest and inspire you this Independence Day.
Vintage printed firecracker labels seem to be all the rage. I found many collections online, for display as well as for sale. Collecting these firecracker designs is a passion for some.
Mr. Brick Label has been collecting Chinese firecracker labels since he was five and you can see his collection on flickr.
My Collection of Chinese Firecracker Labels
If you are a Pinterest user you may want to consider following Jennifer Roginson's Pinterest Board. It contains a nice collection of vintage firecracker label images.
The following blog post was written in 2010 and it contains some nice examples of firecracker packaging.
Design Friday: 65 Vintage Firecracker Labels
Do you have any favorite sites? Please share below if you do!
So, since many of us will be seeing a fireworks display over the July 4th holiday weekend I thought I would put together some links for fireworks photography. If you take any good ones feel free to share!
Firework Photography Tips from The-Digita-Picture.com
Digital Photography School offers this instructional.
How to Photograph Fireworks Displays
And, who wouldn't want to check out the tips offered by National Geographic?
Photo Gallery: Photographing Fireworks
Last but not least National Geographic Kids has this great collection of firework photography. Enjoy!
Mother's Day is this weekend and to celebrate we've put together some graphic design inspiration in honor of the awesome women who brought us into this world.
Mother’s Day Cards
Mother's Day Google Doodles
Mother's Day Designs
The Quirky Confessions: Days in the Life of a Stay at Home Mom
A hilarious mom/parenting blog with fantastic illustrations!
We hope you enjoyed our Mother's Day inspiration. What are you doing for your mom this year?
Easter is early this year and we've put together a basket full of graphic design inspiration to celebrate. Here's hoping that Spring is right around the corner!
Easter Egg Photography
Rabbit & Egg Logos
Marshmallow Peep Art
We hope you've enjoyed our Easter graphic design inspiration. Have a hoppy holiday!
Abraham Lincoln is a pretty popular president. He freed the slaves, hunted vampires, and there's a movie about him currently nominated for an Oscar. To celebrate President's Day this year we've put together some graphic design inspiration celebrating the really tall guy with the really tall hat.
Branding the Presidents
Campaign Poster - Abraham Lincoln
Famous Abraham Lincoln Quote
Abraham Lincoln Font
Abraham Lincoln Postage Stamp
Abraham Lincoln Printed Lunch Bags
Printed Posters - Abraham Lincoln
Happy President's Day!