24 hilarious logo fails

Today I thought that something a little more fun might be in order, so I scoured the interwebs for some goodies. These are some of the funniest things that I’ve seen in a while. I’m guessing that this graphic designer didn’t get the gig but, he deserves an a+ for epic troll as he responds …


Isolating photos, the right way

Dallas Price - Isolating photos, the right way. Lion photo from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_five_game

Today I wanted to write about a common topic that many artists, designers and photographers seem to struggle with … Isolating photos. Quite often I see over-feathering, poorly drawn traces from using Photoshop’s lasso tools, jagged edges from the wand tool, and even missing appendages. The process that I use is a careful trace using …


Top five reasons to hire a graphic designer

Advertisement design by Graphic Designer Dallas Price for Ogdens Superstore. Published in The Richfield Reaper 08/27/2014

As small to medium sized businesses struggle in a still down economy, sometimes you have to sacrifice luxuries and try to cut corners. For some it can seem like a cost saving factor to cut even cut employees and have someone else in the office try to do the job but, don’t get rid of …


Free Vector Grass Brush for Adobe Illustrator

Vector grass brush image

Another freebie this week! I was messing around and trying to figure out what to do for a freebie or blog post this week. Maybe I’ll still get in a post but, while you’re waiting for that play around with this Vector Grass Brush! Show me what you create in the comments below and if …


The day my baby boy turned into an 8 year old little man

ViviCam 3765

Approximately 8 years and 30 something hours ago, I witnessed the birth of what would become my best buddy, teacher, and friend. I told him yesterday morning when he got up that 8 years ago he had come out a little bloody, poopy blob. Luckily, having experienced the whole process before. I only cried about …


I might be a bored graphic designer

Advertisement design by Graphic Designer Dallas Price for High Country Auto. Published in The Richfield Reaper 08/17/2014.

For you guys that follow my blog quite a bit, it probably feels like I’ve forgotten you for a few weeks and focused on other things … Truth is, after posting these all year I’ve become a bit bored … with graphic design … not overall but, I mean like … I just explore ideas …


Advertising techniques – A quick guide to creating effective advertisements

advertising techniques - A quick guide to building effective advertisements

The past few weeks I’ve seen a varying degree of advertising failure to success. I’ve already written a brief read about how design is nothing more than visual communication. To create an effective advertisement you must identify what the core message is. The process for creating product advertising might be different than the technique and …


Free Vector Chain Brush Adobe Illustrator

Vector Chain Brush

I was playing around with brushes in Adobe Illustrator today and created this nifty little Vector Chain Brush. I didn’t get any screenshots for a tutorial so I just saved the brush here so that I could share it with you. Download Here


Have fun with borders

I was looking through last weeks advertisement designs today and noticed a theme, each one has the main graphic or headline integrated into the border. Thus tying together the advertisement as well as making the main idea instantly absorbable for the reader. For Rotary International‘s “End Polio Now” trail ride I was going for almost a …


Create your own vector rope brush in Adobe Illustrator

create your own rope brush

This brush makes handy “western” style text, borders and other things (it’s actually quite versatile). I always forget to save them and end up rebuilding them every time, so today upon a social media request I thought I’d do a short tutorial of the process that I use to create a vector rope brush. I …