Eric Abarbanell

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Black and white posters

Posters are always a great outlet for designers giving us a canvas with fixed dimensions to explore different ideas, styles and forms. The purpose, …

20 Awesome Examples of WordPress Sites

There’s a category of people who have no idea WordPress exists. Then we have the guys who have heard about...The post 20 Awesome Examples of …

Web Design

50 Inspirational Branding & Identity Design Projects

Print is definitely not dead! No matter how big the web becomes the tactile nature of printed material will always form a crucial part of a brand’s …

Freebie: Science Line Icons (AI, EPS, PSD, SVG, PNG)

<b>Today we’d like to share a little freebie that our friends at Vecteezy have prepared exclusiveley for our Codrops readers.</b> It’s a clean vector icon …

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Learn to make 3D Type

Today, Jeff Rogers launched a new course over on Skillshare: <b>Digital Lettering: Designing 3D Type and Texture.</b><p>It’s a subject close to my heart and I’m always interested in the techniques that other letterers use in creating their work. The class was just over an hour, so I pulled up chair and watched Jeff work his magic.<p>The course takes you through selecting appropriate fonts for the job, and then building the text up with colour, dimension and texture. Even though I’ve created several 3D …

Graphic design inspiration | #1333

Over the years of running From up North we’ve published quite a lot of magnificent book cover designs, and from what I can tell they have been some …

Graphic Design

12 Pieces Of Advice For Artists More Practical Than 'Follow Your Heart'

Enough with the inspiration. Here is the realness.<p>"Follow your heart." "Trust your gut." "Find your voice." "Stay true to your vision."<p>It's not that there isn't merit to these oft-touted nuggets of wisdom for aspiring artists, it's just that, sometimes, following your heart won't help you pay rent …

The Arts

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

4 Design Lessons From The Pixar Team

A new exhibition at Cooper Hewitt explores the design tools and principles that go into making Pixar films so damn lovable.<p>Since 1986, when two adorable anthropomorphic lamps graced the screen in the short <i>Luxo Jr.</i>, Pixar has become an emblem of how to run a creative and successful business. Its …

Ten Super Powers All Designers Possess

Forget shapeshifting and telekinesis, if design's your trade there’s a different array of super skills you’ll want in your possession. Lucky for you, …

Trends

Infographic: Mastering Color Theory For Web Design

<b>Design blog</b> DesignMantic, which previously illustrated the love-hate relationship between clients and designers, is back—this with an infographic on …

Graphic Design

Infographic: 15 Inspirational Quotes To Stoke Your Design Pursuits

<b>DesignMantic</b>, which previously created a list of design rules that you should be breaking this year, is back with a compilation of inspirational …

20 Fantastic Flat Icons and Their Meaning In Logo Design

Icons tell stories. And when it comes to building visual identity for a brand, iconography plays a big part. Icons, incorporated into logos, not just make brand identities visually appealing but they also tend to deliver brand’s vision or underline message more effectively. Each icon ensues an …

Branch Creative – Branding by Noeeko

Branding, graphic design, and typography by studio Noeeko for Branch Creative.<p>Polish graphic design studio Noeeko was asked to develop an appropriate …

Graphic Design

Designing a Modern Fast Food Restaurant

Brandon Agency of Ukraine was posed with an interesting challenge: Design an innovative fast food restaurant, complete from the logo to its corporate …

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Wood & metal chair by Jean Prouve

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo

Japanese design studio Nendo designed a simple wooden storage shelf with circular-shaped glass discs that serve as the doors. The design was inspired …

Designing & Building a Mid-Century Inspired Console

<i>We fawned over the handmade furniture of California-based foureyes back in 2012 so much that we decided to revisit the company to get some insight as</i> …

Office Desk Design by Manuel Barrera

A unique office desk by furniture designer Manuel Barrera.<p>Manuel Barrera is a creative furniture and industrial designer. From first sketches to the …

Fold These Amazing Geometric Animal Masks from Cardstock

If you’re ready to get crafty this Halloween, but you don’t quite feel like you have the prowess to proceed without a guide, consider making a papercraft mask from an easy to follow template.<p>These animal masks made by Steve and Marianne Wintercroft are a perfect example. You just download a …

Crafting

Sculptures Reveal the Inner Anatomies of Beloved Childhood Toys

When artist Jason Freeny lost his job as an industrial designer, he began carving the inner anatomies of famous toys. After months of unemployment, the talented creator turned to sculpting during a time of financial desperation. He decided to buy the character Dunny from Kidrobot, cut it open, fill …

Sculpture

15 Dream Bedroom Products You Never Knew You Needed

These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.<p>These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.

Introducing Vector Networks

Before I co-founded Figma my background was in game development, not in design. I remember being very surprised when I first encountered modern …

Fake Patent Illustrations Take Jabs At Silicon Valley Greed

Patent drawings express innovative ideas, reveal the wildly imaginative products of the future, and are beautiful works of art in their own right. They’re also one of the best distillations of the tech industry’s greed. Most patented ideas never make it to market. Instead, they’re often protection …

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