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Here on Design Chatter, we post the latest and greatest about KEYLAY, helpful industry information, creative design ideas, small business need-to-knows and the occasional off the wall post just to lighten your day. We hope you enjoy, and we encourage you to comment and share the posts on your social networks!

Star Wars…on Earth

Dec 15, 2017

Are you as excited as we are about the long-awaited premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?! Of course you are! One of the most exciting things about the Star Wars reboots are the gorgeous scenery and locations. Since space travel to the extend that they achieve in the movies isn’t possible, they have to film all of the alien locales right here on Earth. If you ever wondered where exactly on Earth can look so alien,  » Read more about: Star Wars…on Earth  »

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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018…A Deep Dive

Dec 13, 2017

As you may have seen, Pantone has chosen their color of the year for 2018: Ultra Violet. A deviation from the softer colors of years past, this hue of purple has many levels of meaning. Artsy.net breaks down the history of purples in general within graphic design, and applies them to our current situation with fascinating parallels.  » Read more about: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018…A Deep Dive  »

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Behind the Design Scenes of the “Stranger Things” Title Sequence

Dec 13, 2017

Demogorgon. The upside down. Barb. If you know what those references are then you are likely a fan of Netflix’s smash hit TV series “Stranger Things.” In this article, Vulture takes us behind the scenes of the design team’s making of the show’s popular title sequence — a process that involved numerous versions and tweaks to get the ’80s aesthetic that the creators were looking for. This one is not just for graphic design geeks like us!

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Let's Get Strange!

Fine Art Taste Without the Hefty Price Tag. Download High Res Art Here!

Dec 08, 2017

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has made 20,000 (!!!) masterpieces available to download FREE in high resolution TIF format! No need to become a high powered CEO or a supervillain to afford your dream art to decorate your home, now you can download and print them at will. See you later, we’re going to redecorate everything…  » Read more about: Fine Art Taste Without the Hefty Price Tag. Download High Res Art Here!  »

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2017 in One Illustration

Dec 06, 2017

Beutler Ink has commissioned an illustration that encapsulates 2017 in all of its pop culture glory. Can you recognize all the references in this graphic design?  Are there any you don’t see that you think should have made the cut?  » Read more about: 2017 in One Illustration  »

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How Graphic Design Can Positively Impact Mental Health

Dec 06, 2017

London-based magazine It’s Nice That spoke to GraphicDesign& about the role of graphic design in the world of mental health. The two co-founders and an associate at the publishing house outlined three projects that successfully supported and impacted well-being.

“As advocates for our subject, we believe that designers and creatives have much to contribute to the area of mental health, where imagination and ingenuity can transform the communication, diagnosis, awareness and support,” the GraphicDesign&

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