Nyman Ink posts on not-for-profit marketing, design, communications and everything in between.

Infographic: the most read books in the world

most read books in the world

Saw this great infographic on Galleycat this morning and thought it would be fun to share.

Design inspiration and The Avengers

Avengers, Winnie the Pooh, Nyman Ink

If you turned on the news any time this past week, you probably heard that Joss Whedon's comic book film "The Avengers" opened with record-breaking numbers this past weekend. In fact, the film raked in approximately $200 million in its first couple of days on screen (smashing the record of $169 million taken in by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on its opening weekend last summer). As such, I've got "The Avengers" on the brain. And with that in mind, I wanted to share with you a little bit of design that fits in with the comic book theme.

Your website: What donors want

What donors want

Bad news, not-for-profit friends. When it comes to your website (despite all our advice), what donors want and what you're giving them still aren't quite matching up.

Two of the items users most want to see upfront on a not-for-profit website are your goals and how you use donation dollars. In other words, potential donors want to know what you're trying to do and how you spend your money. And sadly, most nonprofits aren't doing a great job sharing this vital information.

Changes to the team

Changes are afoot here at Nyman Ink and we have both sad and happy news to share with you.

Branding: Three truths

It's been awhile since the Nyman Ink blog discussed branding, so today I thought I'd bring you a piece modified from one by the experts over at Fast Company. Just a couple of weeks ago, Fast Company blogger Mark McNeilly wrote a piece entitled 9 Principles For Great Branding By Design, which contained some helpful insights I thought worth repeating.

Pantone launches more than 300 new colours!

Pantone, new colours, colors, Nyman Ink

Hey colour lovers, great news! Pantone Inc., everyone's favourite authority on the rainbow, has just announced the launch of  336 new colours (or, colors, if you're American).

Dog names for graphic designers

dog names for graphic designers

Saw this fun graphic from CMYBacon the other day and wanted to share.

Do YOU respect photographers' rights?

photographer's rights, Nyman Ink

Every day, a photograph is used without the photographer's consent.

This is the sentiment behind a new advertising campaign put out by the Union des Photographes Professionnels, a French group that represents pro shutterbugs.

SEO isn't everything (you need to update!)

SEO, Nyman Ink

Fact: the best information doesn't always rank high in search engine results. In other words, when you Google something, the top results aren't always the best results.

So easy a monkey could do it

so easy monkey Nyman Ink

The expression "it's so easy a monkey could do it" has been around for a long time and it's been twisted, reworded and reworked so often, for so many different purposes, it seems to have gone right past cliché onto the other side, where, strangely, it's become cool again.