Michael Downing

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Jihadists Dream of the Caliphate. Here's What You Need to Know.

What do Islamist groups want and what are their aims? Most Westerners know that groups like ISIS are in some way, shape, or form related to Islam. …

Economic and Political Reform in Muslim Countries

There are two undeniable facts about most Muslim countries (countries that belong to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation): they have had sub-par economic performance for decades (http://islamicity-index.org/wp/) and they need fundamental economic reforms if they are to become 'Muslim Tigers,' …

Layout experiments in Adobe Illustrator

As designers, we need tools that expose us to layout, that let us test and explore layout variations, and most importantly make the best decisions. …

10 Ways To Use Adobe Illustrator To Improve Your Blog & Biz - Don't Tell Anyone

Adobe Illustrator has always been and will be my ever favorite software for anything and everything design related. It’s my go-to companion everyday …

8 Essential Tutorials for Adobe XD -- Create More with Storyblocks

It’s the most in-demand skill in Silicon Valley, so why not add a user experience (UX) program to the Adobe suite? Graphic designers are rapidly …

Sanwa designs collection of compact kitchen units for small homes

Japanese kitchen manufacturer Sanwa has designed a set of four kitchen units tailored to those with limited living space (+ slideshow).<p>The Affilato …

Graphic and Colorful Illustrations by Ray Oranges

Déja connu pour avoir illustrer la couverture de la <i>Norme e Tributi MESE Il Sole 24 Ore</i>, Ray Oranges est un illustrateur basé à Florence en Italie. …

Here's how ISIS was really founded

<b>(CNN) —</b> Plenty has been said about Donald Trump calling President Barack Obama the "founder of ISIS." The GOP presidential candidate added to the conversation himself on Friday, tweeting that he was being sarcastic when he made the remarks.<p>A day earlier, he told a radio host that Obama deserves …

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Deal: 8 Professional Graphic Design Magazine Templates

In the era of the web, print magazines continue to flourish. Free from the constraints of the browser, some of the most exciting, interesting, and …

Developing an Effective Counter Radicalization Strategy

Western governments appear to have finally accepted the reality that a new front on the Islamist war has opened up and it's in our own backyards. It …

Modern TV Stands Full Of Charm And Versatility

Living room furniture is often quite diverse. Each element has its own well-defined role in the whole ensemble. The TV stand, for example, is usually …