Graphic Design News: March 11-22

Here’s your graphic design news for this week: stock photography, design partnerships and print products online.

iStock Goes Nostalgic

Taking cues from the interior design and fashion industries, which have indicated retro and vintage styles are the hot new trends, iStockphoto has grown its CSA Collection by 30 percent. The collection includes bold colors and iconic imagery, and it is an ideal resource for designers looking to introduce a nostalgic feel into their work. Content from iStockphoto’s exclusive CSA Collection is available for purchase on

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MAXON and Adobe Pair Up

What do you get when you combine a leader in 3D animation software with the creator of the much-used Adobe Creative Suite? A strategic partnership between MAXON and Adobe Systems Incorporated that seeks to up the ante of digital media content creation technology. One of the more exciting innovations to come out of this alliance is an effortless transition from Adobe After Effects software to CINEMA 4D for better 2D-3D project collaboration.

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Navitor Improves Online Ordering

Navitor’s new-and-improved online ordering website,, offers a better system for users to get their hands on print products like stamps, signs and business cards. With the addition of several product categories in late 2012, the increased focus on user experience means print resellers and wholesale print buyers can find, customize and order print products faster. If you still aren’t sure how to use the site, Navitor offers an instructional video on its Navitor TV YouTube channel.

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Now that you have your vintage photos, animation software and paper business cards, it’s time to get your design work in front of the right people. Start with the 101 Ways to Stand Out at Work book.

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