Design News: June 25, 2010

We had word recently about a new stock photo agency: Citizen Stock features the work of photographers Sherrie Nickol and David Katzenstein, a husband and wife team in New York City. The collection features portraits of real people (i.e., not models) posing against white backgrounds.

Ambient Design has released ArtRage 3 Studio Pro, a drawing/painting program with tools for artists, animators and illustrators.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 graphic design software has added 32 fonts from Monotype Imaging’s Linotype collection, including premier typefaces from its Helvetica, Frutiger, Futura and Garamond families.

Mohawk Paper released a promotion for its new Solutions line. Designed by Volume Inc., “Your Solutions Here” shows a sequence of photographs re-interpreted three times with a different writer and a fresh design approach. The guide showcases the mill’s Solutions, Nekoosa and Feltweave grades, which have been combined under the Solutions brand. Order a copy of the promotion from Mohawk. Also, Mohawk is now offering more than 1,000 envelopes—in quantities from full cartons to broken cartons to 10-packs—through paper merchants and MohawkPaperStore.com.

Workamajig, the web-based project-management tool for creative shops, has made it easier for users to tinker with new features. “Workamajig Labs” allows the company to release new features, and users can turn those features on when they’re ready to use them.

Stock-image agency Fotolia has created Fotolia Desktop, an application based on Adobe AIR that puts the entire collection of 9 million images directly on designers’ desktops. Features include enhanced search, one-click buy and download, a drag-and-drop lightbox and bulk image downloading. It’s like having a stock image library right on your computer.

ThePaperMillStore.com offers one- to four-color printing on thousands of name-brand envelopes; designers can specify brand, finish and color to ensure the printed envelopes match the rest of a printed package. Minimum quantity is 50 envelopes; variable-data printing is also available.

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