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Paper is Your Business’ Secret Weapon

Gather round fans of The Office, we’re talking paper. Since we’re a printing company, we figured it’s time we talk about paper and how many options your business actually has and why you should take advantage and get creative! Creativity doesn’t just stop at typography and design, it extends to the paper as well. We […]

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When On-Screen Clutter Isn’t Just Clutter

When we watch movies, the set exists to transport us into the world of the story and to help guide us through that story. We aren’t supposed to be consciously aware of all the various papers strewn about or the signs in the shops, but subconsciously, these props are signifying plot points to us and […]

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How Variable Fonts Have Changed the Design Game

Until 2016, font packages didn’t have the customizability that many have now. If you wanted to have varying font styles, you needed to download multiple variations of the font. But in 2016, developers created variable fonts. This meant font styles came all in one package. And it was kind of a game changer. Variable fonts […]

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Graphic Design as an Activist’s Tool

While graphic design is seen as a utilitarian advertising tool, it can also be used as a form of activism. More recently, designers are straying from the old notion that graphic design should be devoid of emotion. Designers are breaking archaic rules that don’t serve their messages and they are bringing humanity to the artform. […]

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The “Ugly” New Design Trend You’re Going to See A Lot More

If you’ve scrolled through social media over the past year, you might have noticed some graphic design styles that are jarring, simultaneously 90s retro and futuristic, and kind of ugly? But that’s not due to amateur designers; you can attribute that to a new movement in graphic design. What people are referring to as “ugly […]

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Why Graphic Design is More Than Just a Visual Art

When we’re kids, we’re told to “sound out” words as we’re learning to read them. Even now, the voice in your brain is speaking these words in your head. So it’s safe to say that we can “hear” typography and graphic design. In an article published for AIGA’s Eye On Design blog, author Emily Gosling […]

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The Birds and Bees of ROYGBIV: Where Do Colors Come From?

We’re all familiar with the colors of the rainbow: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. But what about colors we’ve never seen? When it comes to creating new colors, we don’t “discover” them, and creating entirely new colors is rare. What we get, instead, are tweaks on colors that already exist. Those tweaks […]

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10 Graphic Design Fails You Won’t Find at Blue Parachute

Graphic Design, in theory, is simple. Readable fonts, harmonious colors, short copy. But sometimes designers get it wrong and no one puts a stop to a bad design being printed. At Blue Parachute, we are constantly communicating with clients to make sure our work is approved, the corrections are made, and the right design makes […]

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