December 9, 2017

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Celeste Hylton-James

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Top 5 Gifts Graphic Designers will Love This Year

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The holiday season is here, but where are your gifts? If you’re like me, you are procrastinating with this year’s Christmas shopping. With countless internet deals and crowded stores, shopping during the holiday season can be overwhelming. Finding the right gift for your fellow graphic designers doesn’t have to be …

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The holiday season is here, but where are your gifts? If you’re like me, you are procrastinating with this year’s Christmas shopping. With countless internet deals and crowded stores, shopping during the holiday season can be overwhelming. Finding the right gift for your fellow graphic designers doesn’t have to be a chore.

Here is everything you can give to those special graphic designers in your life for 2017.

1. Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst, $7.58 – $20.45, available on Amazon

A great book for all designers. No matter whether they are new to typography or a master at kerning, this book is an essential guide for typographic etiquette for professionals. Created by Canadian Typographer and Book Designer, he discusses everything you could ever know about type from the importance of choosing the right typeface to handling subheadings to even finding the natural rhythm for your typographic canvas. Bringhurst covers a lot of ground.

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2. Field Notes notebook, $9.95 – $12.95, available on Field Notes

A good notebook is essential for a graphic designer. We constantly have ideas we need to capture and comments by clients we need to record, so its no surprise that notebooks are a graphic designer’s most needed tool. Field Notes’ pocket-sized notebooks are an industry favorite. It comes in all styles of paper and the notebooks are carefully crafted by Designers and Co-Founders Aaron Draplin and Jim Coudal.

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3. ArtSnacks, from $24 – $240, subscribe with ArtSnacks

You have a notebook and now you need something to sketch with. And sometimes you get tired of using the same pen all of the time, regardless of how smoothly it writes. Gift your special graphic designer in your life with a nice surprise boxset of curated tools for creatives. Although the price isn’t as ideal as it is buying a Field Notes notebook, you get your money’s worth with monthly high quality materials for your creative ventures.

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4. Walcom Intuos Pro, $349.95 – $499.95, available on Walcom

I, myself love this tablet. From experience, it gave me more options on how I could create work and liberated the way I digitally created my illustrations. Many graphic designers and illustrators swear by this product. It comes with a pen and a touch sensitive tablet that you can customize. Great product from this notable brand. The only problem is that it is pricey!

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5. Unsolicited Advice 2018: Weekly Planner by Adam Kurtz, $13.50, available on Amazon

Bring in the new year with organization and frank pep talk from Adam Kurtz. This well-designed book will get your mind in the game before 2018 walks in.

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All types of designers will love these gifts I showed above, because they need it. Designers are all about needs, not just wants. We live as individuals who act with intention and these gifts will help any designer get their creative flow going for the new year.

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