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Finished Work: Red & Blue T-Shirts for Anna Borba Elementary School


AnyPromo’s design and production teams love to show off their #finished work. This is just another project of the many, many projects they finalize on a daily basis.


    Today, we’re wrapping up production on a big order of red & blue shirts for Anna Borba Elementary in California. We screenprint these shirts in an eight-arm “spider” machine, one of which is pictured below. The machine actually used to make the above shirts is actually bigger and more efficient than the one in the photo.

    Anna Borba’s shirts feature a five-color print on 100%-cotton Port & Company t-shirts for children. At $1.81 plus customization fees for at least 500 shirts, it’s a steal.


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Fonts make a huge difference…


You should really value a graphic designer that can take a step back to examine his work from other perspectives.


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By Fausto Mendez

    “10 Fuckering Lights”. This is what happens when you hire lazy graphic designers, or maybe it’s what happens when you don’t hire graphic designers. 

    Best case scenario: store marks down your product, which makes it sell more than it would’ve without the mistake.

    Worse case scenario: your product gets moved to the sex accessories aisle, which enables you to pioneer a new style of mood lighting in the bed room.


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I have a special announcement to make…

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By Fausto Mendez

Download this Free Font: Langdon


Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box typefaces within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.


By Fausto Mendez

    This week, we bring you Langdon, a free typeface by XLN Telecom in the UK. The company describes the typeface as “solid, serious, dependable.”

    It’s easy to see why. The typeface stands out above all other language on the page, offering evenly spaced letters that are ripe for manipulation in your favorite graphics software. This one’s only for uppercase letters.

    The font is free to use for both commercial and private purposes, so it’s unnecessary to contact the copyright holder for permission to use these fonts in your consumer-facing marketing materials, such as promotional giveaways, branded items for retail, event supplies, ads and more. Download the font for free at XLN’s website.


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#GoodMorning, Monday! Let’s do this!

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By Fausto Mendez

    Good morning! 

    Welcome to another week of LOLs, gear-turning marketing commentary, free fonts and easy-lunch recipes. The Bizz is here to help you survive the work day; you might even end up a little smarter for tuning in!

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Download this Free Font: Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use, Vol. 3

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By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.

    We continue our free-font series “Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use” with another round of five gorgeous title fonts that are pre-cleared for commercial use, so you don’t need to seek the copyright holder’s permission to use these in your marketing materials, ads, promotional giveaways, retail items, event supplies, websites, business cards and any other commercial purpose. 

    Of course, it’s good etiquette to credit the font creator with a link to their profile or website. After all, the designers behind these fonts deserve at least a mention, and they always love to hear about how their fonts are used. So shoot them a friendly message with some photos if you’re feeling nice.

    Actually, we love it when people send us photos of their creations that use the fonts we post here, so don’t be shy. Show off your creations on our Google+ page. Download the fonts at the links below.

Dan by Font Fabric

Donovan by Nathan Brown

Kilogram by KalleGraphics

Illegal Curves by WESLO GFx

Hyped by Med Ness


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Finished Work: Mug for Chippendales of Las Vegas

By Fausto Mendez

    AnyPromo’s design and production teams love to display their #finished work. This is just another design of the many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    Hey, whether or not you’re into Chippendales, you have to admit. That’s a fine looking mug right there. The glossy finish wraps around the curves very nicely, and each one is perfectly prepared to last much longer than you’d keep it. You know how it is; they usually lose their attractiveness early in life. But these are designed to keep going and going.

    Yup, that’s a good mug. You knew I was talking about the mug, right? What’d you think I was talking about? Anyway, if you need customizable mugs, we got ‘em right here.


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Finished Work: Customized (Embroidered) Hats for Project Eve

By Fausto Mendez

    AnyPromo’s design and production teams love to show off their #finished work. This is just another project of the many, many projects they finalize on a daily basis. 

    The embroidery machines in the back are powering through a big order of customizable hats for Project Eve, an organization/website that empowers women to reinvent their careers. Check the finished product below in full color.

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Keep Calm. It’s Friday!

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    What are you doing this weekend? All I know is the the taco truck and margarita machine just arrived at work, so… I guess the weekend starts now.


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Download this Free Font: Vintage Title Fonts

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By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts. 

    Our “Download this Free” Font series usually offers fonts with a more modern attitude, fit for the digital realm. But fonts have a lot of uses, and it helps to keep an open mind when designing consumer-facing marketing materials, such as ads, marketing emails, promotional giveaways, event supplies and others.

    That vintage feel is exactly what you need in the right circumstances, so this font pack should help you achieve the effect. Download the fonts at the links below. Thanks to Over the Big Moon for putting together this collection.

Honey Script

Governor

Blessed Day

Carnevalee Freakshow

Nutshell Library

Beauty School Dropout

Blue Highway

Brannboll

Matchbook

Seaside Resort


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When Failure Precedes Success: Tommy Hilfiger’s Life Forever Changed after Bankruptcy at 25

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By Fausto Mendez

    Tommy Hilfiger shares details behind his bankruptcy at 25, when he owned several jeans stores under the brand name The People’s Place. He was never the same after this first and major business fail.

    Hilfiger’s initial reaction to his first business fail is humble and eye opening, and it set the stage for his next next business victory.

"We went bankrupt. I was devastated. I was embarrassed. I had started with nothing and worked so hard, and we were so close to making it really big, but I had taken my eye off the ball. I believed that the business would just continue to do well. But it didn’t, because I wasn’t paying attention to the ‘business’ part of the business." 

    As a creative, Hilfiger excelled, but he neglected expense control and the management of big projects with small budgets that bring in big results. Needless to say, he didn’t give up after receiving the bad news. At 28, he started a new clothing design team that eventually landed Jordache as a client. By 1988, he sold over $25 million in product. Today, he expects to pull in over $5 billion in this year alone, but it wouldn’t have been possible without that big first failure.

"My creative side still very much exists. It’s still very important. I use it to create unique designs and clothes. But really, since I was 25, I have viewed myself more as a businessman. That’s made the difference."

    Successful comedians, actors and other performers often have similar experiences at the start of their careers. They call it the first “bomb”. Everyone of them has to experience that big first failure, or bomb, in front a hateful crowd before they will ever develop the skills to succeed. I imagine it’s the same in most industries, and Hilfiger’s story perfectly illustrates that growing process in the real world. 


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Download this Free Font: Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use, Volume 2

By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.

    This week, we present a tasty new round of fonts for the next installment of “Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use”. In Volume Two, we feature a variety of FREE title fonts that are pre-cleared for your consumer-facing marketing materials, including logos, promotional giveaways, event supplies, brochures, ads, posters and anything else you can think of.

    That means you don’t have to seek the copyright holder’s permission to use any of these fonts for commercial purposes, but the graphic designers that invented these typefaces do appreciate an occasional mention as it helps to boost their careers. And if you ever feel like reaching out to pay them, I’m sure they’d appreciate it. Get the fonts at links below.

Dubtronic by Astro Studios

Betlog Square by Quikijiki

Canter by Font Fabric

Intro by Font Fabric

Phorion by Elkins Design

Serious Man by Iordanis Passas

LOT by Font Fabric

Cube 02 (Vector Graphics) by Font Fabric


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