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27 Songs From The Beatles That Weren’t Hits, But Should Have Been

On November 13, 2000, The Beatles’ album <i>1</i> – an accumulation of every No. 1 hit The Beatles had in the United Kingdom and the United States – was released. Getting a No. 1 song is very tough. Some musicians have done it a few times. The Beatles, though? This album has <i>27</i> songs on it. And this is just …

7 Blogging Superstars Reveal Their Secrets

How To Build Your Blog To Drive Measurable Results<p>Anyone can blog. Create text, audio or video content and distribute it via feeds (aka RSS), email …

Marketing

The Rise of the Almost-Flat Design Web Trend

Advertise here with BSA<br>Starting as an alternative to the then-popular skeuomorphic style, flat design originated as a wholly simplistic and …

UI Design

Every designer should know about this rentable font library

Free fonts are easy to find, whether through sites like Google Fonts or just the ones that come with your operating system. But these don’t always have the extended character sets or the nuanced kerning or the myriad of other details that go into higher priced fonts. Every dollar spent on carefully …

Typography

Google Gave Away a $1 Million Design Guide for Free

Google introduced the world, and more specifically designers, to a whole new way of thinking about User Interface and User Experience design at …

6 web design trends taking over the Internet

We’re already halfway through 2015, and in the last few months we’ve seen many trends come and go. What has not gone, however, is the deliberate movement to get back to the basics without unnecessary features.<p>The days of cluttered pages overflowing with information have passed, and they’re being …

UI Design

What's it really like to be a graphic designer?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What is it like to work as a graphic designer?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Craig Weiland, art director.</b><p>It …

10 essential things no graphic designer should live without

Although we doubt any creative would turn down a strong cup of coffee there are a number of other essential things no graphic designer should live …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

Inspire Your Design Career: 20 influential designers you need to know

Every great designer has been inspired by another. So if you’re keen on a creative career in graphic design, you need to know just who the leaders …

7 logo designs that have become simpler in 2015

It is becoming increasingly popular for brands to change their logo design in order to move with the times. Complex logos are but a distant memory as …

25 Useful Free Tools & Apps For Web Designers from 2015

As a web designer, any little tool that helps you accomplish anything that little bit quicker and better are worth their weight in gold. And the …

Web Design

Mixed Logos and Marks by Nick Kumbari

A well-designed series of mixed logos and marks created by graphic designer Nick Kumbari.<p>Nick Kumbari is a Los Angeles, California based graphic …

2015 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Logo Lounge for the past twelve years, have posted annual logo design trend reports<b></b> and they have just released the <b>2015 logo design trends</b> report. I …

Graphic Design

Can marijuana boost your creativity?

Marijuana and creativity<p>The topic of marijuana use and its effects (whether positive or negative) has and continues to engage heated debates between …

5 golden rules to ensure consistent branding

One of the biggest challenges of a new branding project is ensuring your design is consistent across all platforms, touch points and territories. The …

The 10 best new web design tools in May

No one enjoys debugging their work, so this month we've collected up a few tools that make it a bit easier. There's CSS Dig, a Chrome Extension that …

This Exclusive New Art From DC’s ‘Black Canary’ Comic Totally Rocks

If you watch the show "Arrow," then you've seen Sara and Laurel Lance both take their turn kicking butts as the Black Canary. But the comic book …

10 songs to play to children to teach them about life

British schoolchildren are to have Haydn, the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album, and Santana foisted on them in the classroom. What popular music do you think should play a role in young people’s education?<p><b>1. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke</b><p>As charming as Cooke’s tribute to the powers and simple pleasures of …

Soul Music

How To Design The Perfect Business Logo [Infograhic]

The folks at CompanyFolders have created a great infographic detailing “The Recipe for a Perfect Logo” (below). I like the way it is sliced it down …

Graphic Design

Interview Tips to Feel Less Nervous | Men's Health

People with sluggish speech stumbled more when answering questions, gave less detailed answers, paused for long durations, and said less overall—all actions that signal nervousness, says study author Deborah Powell, Ph.D.<p>Researchers also looked at “big picture judgments,” or more general traits …

18 New Free Fonts for Graphic Designers | Fonts

Here are best free fonts list gathered for professional graphic designers. These fonts can make your design more attractive and easily get your …

The Most Essential Ingredient In Interaction Design? The Words

Impressive graphics and gestures are nice, but clear copy serves a vital function. Here are four things your writing should achieve.<p>This is the first of a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Professional, High-Quality Vintage Fonts and Shapes Bundle – only $19!

This article was originally published on SmokingDesigners Website - Professional, High-Quality Vintage Fonts and Shapes Bundle – only $19! and it was …

Typography

25 New Business Logo Designs for Inspiration #38

Creative and memorable logos roundup for inspiration. Today’s in this gallery I’ve gathered cool <b>business logo designs</b>, concepts and ideas that will …

Graphic Design

Butterscotch Font – Hand Lettered Script Typeface

The beautiful Butterscotch font by Nicky Laatz, a hand lettered script typeface with oodles of extras.<p>Nicky Laatz, a South Africa based graphic and …

Typography