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Logo Designs by Sociedad Anónima

With the year coming to an end, most of us will be publishing the work we’ve done during the past year. I stumbled across with the work from Sociedad …

Graphic Design

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Happiness

20 techno tracks that knocked 2016 sideways

What a year it’s been for techno, we’ve had everyone from Robert and Lyric Hood to Ben Klock representing on the cover of <i>Mixmag</i> and witnessed some …

Give Your Images More Impact, Detail & Texture with This Helpful Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

It’s not too difficult to turn a good photograph into a great one by making some simple adjustments to contrast, sharpening and toning in Lightroom. …

Tutorials

Acid-Hued Fluid Formations Visualize Grime in 3D

Slime Sunday transports us to a candy-colored 3D universe.<p>A trippy mix of polymorphous shapes meets neon hues and abstract visuals in Slime Sunday’s digital art experiments. The otherworldly 3D creations uploaded to the artist's Instagram range from disembodied craniums and gooey portrait studies …

Digital Art

A Modern-Day Cubist Examines Warped Beauty in His Murals

Muralist deconstructs the human visage with street-wise surrealism.<p>A graffiti artist decorates the surfaces of walls with surreal portraits of human faces, broken down and emphasized in abstract shapes. Each surreal piece blends sharp lines against lively, expressive eyes staring from creamy …

Art

Taschen digs into the National Geographic archives for their best Infographics

All the best infographics in one book.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>12<p>12<p>SHARES<p>One of the best parts of National Geographic has always been …

Infographics

Infoporn: Sprawling graphics help you 'see' how beautiful the music in Vivaldi's Four Seasons is

<b>Click here to explore the graphic above in more detail</b><p>This is Vivaldi's Four Seasons, quantified. It's the work of data artist Nicholas Rougeux, who …

Flute

From Prototype to Product: Ensuring Your Solution is Feasible and Viable

The end goal of a Design Thinking work process is to create a solution that is desirable, feasible, and viable. This means that your product or …

Design

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

Design

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

Infographics

Web Of Life. Creative Web Design Concepts.

Nowadays, World Wide Web could definitely be named the web of life. It connects people from all around the world whatever their aims and wishes are …

Shipping maps win at the Information Is Beautiful Awards

A stunning interactive map shows a year in the life of global shipping. Its co-creators Duncan Clark and Robin Houston discuss how their data …

Data Visualization

Artist Makes Optical Illusion Vases That Create Secret Images When Put Together (7 Pics)

There’s more than meets the eye about Greg Payce’s vases, because the true beauty of his work lies not in the ceramic itself but in the empty spaces …

Top 5 typography trends of 2016

All designers should have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of typography. And even if you do, the rapid evolution of the discipline means you can …

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The sensual female characters of Asian American artists Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg take over the halls of the Thinkspace Gallery in a dual …

Art

Moshik Nadav: Bringing Sexy Back to Type

<i>PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards celebrate excellent typefaces, hand lettering and typographic designs. Enter by November 11!</i>Born and raised in …

Typography
FUJIFILM

A Quick Guide For Designing Better Buttons

Buttons are a common element of interaction design. While they may seem like a very simple UI element, they are still one of the most important ones …

Wireframing

3tags.org

Font Pairing For Designers 101, Plus 10 Free Font Pairing Tools

It’s often said that the best designs are the ones you don’t notice. Sometimes, though, effective design is distinctly visible — striking enough to …

5 Must-See Movies for Designers & Creatives

Probably one of the most popular movies for designers and creatives has to be <i>Helvetica</i>, the 2007 short film directed by Gary Hustwit (which you can …

Letterpress

Quick Tip: A Cleaner Way to Sharpen Your Photos in Photoshop

When you sharpen a photograph, what you’re doing is adding contrast to the edges in an image, but unfortunately, that often leads to black and white …

Military-Inspired Is the Outerwear Trend of the Season

Take a tip from the street style stars of Moscow Fashion Week and invest in a military jacket this season. Romantic yet structured, the utilitarian look was also seen on runways from Balmain to Burberry. Here are 10 to add to your wardrobe now.

Jackets

Just my type: how fashion became all about the font

The writing’s off the wall and on your clothes: it’s time to brush up on Helvetica, Arial, blackletter, egyptian and more<p>Whatever insiders are allowed to geek out about at any given moment tells you a lot about where fashion is at. Five years ago, when minimalism ruled, it was highly prized to have …

Typography

Dreamlike Photos of Burning Man by Victor Habchy

Photographer Victor Habchy has attended the increasingly popular annual Burning Man gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the past few years, …

Quick Tip: How to Fix Uneven Eyes in Photoshop

Here’s a quick how-to that will probably come in handy sometime down the road for every portrait photographer. Have you ever shot a portrait where …

32 Amazing Deck Lighting Ideas Which Add A Charm To Your House

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Interior Design

How To Photoshop Faster | Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow

Photoshop is just one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but perhaps a bit harder to get started. Without question there …

Tutorials