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Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

Pablo Olivera recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration …

Typography

Industrial Design: MoDi - a smart sleep aid for smartphone addicts

Technology has come to an era where users are quite demanding of what they want in terms of size, performance, features and etc. The best example …

Product Design

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<br>It’s inherent for designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Typography

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Nicolás Fiasche, Aoife O'Dwyer and more

It's that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, …

UI Design

Most Buzzed Designs of March 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in March …

Industrial Design

Trendy Gradients in Web Design

We're going to dissect the current digital design trends, first up Gradients, one of the most mentioned themes in the results of our trends survey, …

This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel

The Maingear F131 runs cool and looks cool<p>When I first saw the Maingear F131 with my own eyes, I knew it was unlike any gaming desktop I had ever built or seen on display. This particular configuration I’ve been using costs nearly $8,000, which is well out of the price range of most PC gamers, but …

Computer Hardware

Hershey’s Chocolate

Contributed by Chris Purcell<i><br>License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>The foundation of a brand makeover for Hershey's Chocolate is not Helvetica Extra …

Typography

10 CSS Gradient Libraries & Webapps for UI Designers

Free online tools are the norm for modern designers. Why reinvent the wheel if you can save time with a free resource?If you search around, you’ll …

Graphics

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

10 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Beautiful Syntax Highlighting

We’re all familiar with desktop coding software and web IDEs. These feature syntax highlighting to make writing code & debugging easier.But did you …

Web Development

Build iOS apps with this training course

You might see smartphones everywhere, but they're still a growing market. This means they offer the perfect platform for developers and designers …

Apps

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

UX Design

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

Bright Colors in UI Design: Strong and Weak Sides.

The skill of applying colors effectively is a must-have for everyone who works with visual compositions including illustrators and UI designers. …

UI Design

The Interface Game Project - Fun Web Design Challenge

We love to feature great projects to inspire our community and to push ourselves to become better. We also support everyone that does the same and …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

Rendering: BMW 8 Series Reimagined as Mid-Engine V12 Supercar

Today we learned that BMW is planning to bring out a BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept out at the rapidly approaching Geneva Motor Show. The launch of an 8 …

BMW 8 Series

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Outcrowd, Mario Šestak, Adrián Somoza and more

It's that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, …

Draymond Green redefined what it means to be an NBA superstar

<b>Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</b><p>LOS ANGELES – Draymond Green sat down on the bus and started crying. …

We're told to fear robots. But why do we think they'll turn on us?

The robot uprising is a myth.<p>Despite the gory headlines, objective data show that people all over the world are, on average, living longer, contracting fewer diseases, eating more food, spending more time in school, getting access to more culture, and becoming less likely to be killed in a war, …

Typography 38 – The World’s Best Type and Typography

Unter Grafikdesignern, Buchgestaltern, Packagingexperten und Typedesignern gilt im beinahe undurchdringbaren Dschungel der Designwettbewerbe einer …

The Physics of SpaceX's Wicked Double Booster Landing

You might think the coolest part of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test was the Tesla with a spaceman riding inside, flying out into space. Yeah, sure, that …

If every interface looked the same

It’s important to define the Experience Design Identity (XDI) and not just “the brand.”<p>In a bootstrap world, we need to work hard to craft more …

Web Design Inspiration - Work of Adrián Somoza

I have been posting more often about web design. There reason is, of course, I am in the process of redesigning the blog and I need some web design …

UI Design

What I Saw During the Tet Offensive

When I arrived in Vietnam in late December 1967, I thought we might be winning the war. Gen. William Westmoreland, the American commander in Saigon, had just given a speech in Washington stating that the end was beginning “to come into view.” As a 25-year-old Army captain assigned to be …

Vietnam

New Trend is Visual Design and Motion Design for the Web?

I love browsing through sites like Behance and Dribbble for visual design inspiration. It's amazing to see how much the field has evolved. We can see …