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Quarterly Taxes Due Today

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Graphic designers working as freelancers or running a business pay quarterly estimated taxes to avoid penalties and large payments at the end of the year. Here are the quarterly estimated tax due dates for 2012.

Estimated quarterly taxes are taxes paid throughout the year rather than all at once in April of the following year. These estimated taxes are paid by people working for themselves who do not have tax withheld automatically from the company they are working for. There are two primary benefits to paying quarterly taxes.

Redesigning the Boarding Pass

Tuesday March 20, 2012

I'm sure many of you have experienced an annoying airport visit, and the hard-to-decipher boarding pass is never any help. A few years ago, designer Tyler Thompson launched Boarding Pass/Fail, with amazing redesigns of Delta's pass by himself and fellow designers. The submissions were incredible improvements on what we're used to seeing at the terminal. Last month, Delta responded with a redesign of their boarding pass in a new, cleaner look. Read more at NY Mag.

CSA Images Now Royalty Free

Tuesday March 20, 2012

CSA images, an amazing collection of pop culture art, illustration and design elements, are now available royalty free. The nostalgic, large collection has countless uses for those looking to add vintage imagery to current design.

Seinfeld Food Prints by Rinee Shah

Friday March 9, 2012

Art Director and Illustrator Rinee Shah, who has done beautiful work for clients such as HBO, Doritos and Lego, released a series of prints based on famous Seinfeld food moments. The prints range in size and cost between $12 and $30. They include illustrations of the Seinfeld gang's favorite hangout Monks, and representations of classic lines including "no soup for you" and "these pretzels are making me thirsty!" Check out the full collection.

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