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Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien From the Eyes of Designers

The past couple of weeks, the media has been in a frenzy. When news that Conan O'Brien was getting the boot from NBC, there suddenly was an uproar. Everyone was defending Conan, including designers. Last week, my Twitter stream was filled with "Save Coco" or "We Love Conan." Personally, I never really watched him and I don't really feel sorry for him (he's making millions from this), but because of all the hoopla surrounding this debacle, I decided to look around and see what designers have done. Usually, if there's something big in the news, you can be sure that designers have already fired up Photoshop or have taken their pens and papers and have already started designing and creating something dealing with the issue.

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Help Haiti: Designers Getting Involved

On January 13, 2010, the world was shocked to hear the news about the devastation that took place in Haiti. An earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 hit the country hard. A few days later, we were informed of the hundreds of thousands of people that were killed due to this horrific event. When the people around the world heard of this tragedy, lots of them immediately took action. Millions of dollars have been raised thus far to help out the Haitians.

While I was reading Twitter on that day, it seemed like many designers got involved as well. Hundreds of tweets filled my stream saying tht they have donated money to the cause of reviving and salvaging what's left of Haiti. Today, I just want to showcase some of the designs that were created by designers who got involved and wanted to spread the word about helping the country of Haiti. Also, many designers have decided to blog about it and to donate proceeds from their work to help out those suffering in Haiti.

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Typography Eye Candy

The other day, while I was sorting out and organizing my bookmarks, I ran across this site called Letterhead Fonts. I had completely forgotten about this site and the moment I saw it, I knew I had to feature them here on Design Informer. If you like typography, then this showcase is definitely for you.

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Wallpaper of the Week – Dark Tiger

This is the ninth edition of Wallpaper of the Week. I created this wallpaper about 3 months ago and I wanted to feature it here on Design Informer. The wallpaper for this week is entitled Dark Tiger. I was playing around with different effects and after combining multiple lighting effects, filters, brushes and textures, this is what I came up with.

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Impressive Tumblr Customizations

We all know how popular WordPress is. Hundreds of blogs that we visit daily use WordPress to publish their content. Over the past year, there have been a few different services that have popped up that allows you to post content online a lot faster than WordPress would. Two of the most popular ones are Tumblr and Posterous.

While posting content through these services is incredibly easy, the hard part is choosing which one to use. They both have their pros and cons. I actually asked around Twitter for people's opinion on which they liked best: Tumblr or Posterous?

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Wallpaper of the Week – Colourful Universe

I can't believe it's already the eight edition of Wallpaper of the Week. The wallpaper for this week is entitled Colourful Universe. The wallpaper was designed by UK based graphic designer, Simon Page. He is a self-taught graphic designer who loves many aspects of design but his main passions are typography art, illustration and geometric design.

Please check out the wallpaper in full-view to really see the beauty of Simon's work. The circle is incredibly filled with smaller circles and amazing colors.

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Ask the Expert – Design Discussion with James White

Ask the Expert is a popular series here on Design Informer. "design discussion" is the theme for this interview. The renowned designer, James White is this week's expert.

James White is a graphic designer from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His personal art and design ambitions has landed him in many worldwide creative publications such as Computer Arts magazine, Computer Arts Projects, Advanced Photoshop magazine, Wired UK and the spanish DT Platinum magazine where he was included in their ‘21 People of the Century’ article. Additionally, James was also named as the Best Visual Artist in The Coast’s ‘Best of Halifax 2009’ readers poll.

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