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Comment by Gus Higuera on February 21, 2010 at 9:37pm
A gallery of beautiful typography in web design
Comment by Michael Daly on December 11, 2009 at 8:19am
Artists have been using visual bits and pieces form anywhere and everywhere since cave paintings. I believe the cubists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso used wallpaper with designer patterns, no different to "brushes" today.
And the making of collage and mixed media, in a long stretch, are the same things in terms of credit list.
This is the description list of one famous work by Robert Rauschenberg:
"Monogram," 1955-59, oil, paper, fabric,
printed paper, printed reproductions,
metal, wood, rubber shoe heel, and
tennis ball on canvas with oil on
Angora goat and rubber tire on
wood platform mounted on four
casters, 42 x 63 1/4 x 64 1/2".
Should the designer of the shoe heel or rubber tire be acknowledged? Should the provider of the Angora goat have credit?
Of course there is nothing wrong with giving a credit list as detailed as a scrolling movie feature. It may enhance the artwork. But, credits, especially multiple credits just don't fit or work in many, or even most, circumstances of publishing.
Maybe designers should be more inclined to sell their brushes through sites accepting financial credit without demanding any intellectual credit.
As it is, If an artist/designer has provided a distinctive image as a brush that another artist/designer uses, and that element is substantially unchanged and constitutes a predominate feature in the work then you have to follow the copyright rules or, OR just don't use it !!
©Michael Daly 2009
Comment by Gus Higuera on December 9, 2009 at 5:48pm
Hi Christoper,

You pose a difficult question but I must admittedly say that I hardly ever give credit to the original artists who created my brushes and in all my years of experience working at some of the most professional and high-level workplaces I would say that most designers do the same. Unless the brush really stands out as a main element of a design or used in some way for commercial use then I don't bother. Sad, but true. After all, everything on the internet is free right. =)

All kidding aside, it should be a best practice to cite all credits and sources when you design something. My way of contributing back to the resources I use is to give them free advertising through tweets and word-of-mouth.
Comment by Gus Higuera on December 9, 2009 at 3:51pm
Two great resources every designer should have in their "toolbox"

1 Photoshop Brushes -
2 Logo Design Samples -
Comment by Truman Leung on September 24, 2008 at 8:56am

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