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How to Spot a Cheap Logo Design

It doesn’t take an experienced graphic designer to spot a cheap logo design – and the average consumer is savvier than you think.Keep in mind that …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

DIY

A new typeface, designed by algorithms instead of by hand

Obsidian's aesthetic mimics the dawn of type design, but is completely computerized<p>Methods of type design have shifted over the years — from moveable type printing presses to copper plate engraving to modern design software — but fonts are still largely created by hand. And with globally successful …

8 great icon design resources

Welcoming the New Year 2015, doesn’t mean you forget the creative design resources from the past year. That is why today we have the collection of 8 …

London Luton Airport Typeface and Icons

Custom signage typeface and icon set for London Luton Airport.<p>Gijon, Spain based graphic design studio Atipo was commissioned by Icodesign to create …

Graphic Design

The 20 biggest logo designs of 2014

On the day a new logo design is launched for a familiar brand, the first reactions are usually overwhelmingly negative. Once some time has passed and …

Star Wars Characters Smushed Flat

Star Wars is to the Internet what the hamburger has become to haute chefs: an irresistible, low-brow platform that can be reworked into endless permutations. But haven’t we reached peak Star Wars? Is there any remake or mashup that hasn’t yet been done?<p>“I looked up online and apparently there isn’t …

True North – Vintage Typefaces and Ornaments

True North, a set of vintage typefaces inspired buy good old North America.<p>The two font designers Cindy Kinash and Charles Gibbons of foundry …

Typography

What’s The Difference Between A Logo And A Symbol?

And does the distinction even matter? Experts Michael Bierut of Pentagram and Brett Wickens of Ammunition weigh in.<p>The misuse of the word “logo” is one of those things that gets many design-minded people practically purple-faced with anger (a sibling to debate over “fonts” v. “typefaces”). A logo, …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Tools And Resources For Creating Infographics

Infographics.<p>You have probably seen them before. There are so many out there on a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few. (Click the images to …

Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

The artistic use of fullscreen website backgrounds has become a large part of the web design lexicon. Many different layouts from landing pages to …

This Typographic Analysis Of Alien Is Terrifyingly, Wonderfully Geeky

You might consider yourself an <i>Alien</i> expert. You may be able to quote the entire film, backwards, or know who was the third assistant focus-puller. …

32 Fresh Modern Fonts for Cutting Edge Brand Design

Searching for the perfect <b>modern font</b> for your brand can be quite exhausting and overwhelming with the incredible amount of font collection websites …

Graphic Design Tips to Make Your Infographic Stand Out

<i>Editor’s note: This post was written by Scott Huntington, a graphic designer and blogger from Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter …

Infographic: A Guide To Common Symbols Used In Graphic Design

<b>Zillion Designs</b>, whose guides on capitalizing on emotional branding and understanding typefaces were previously featured, is back with a new …

Typographer’s typefaces

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces.<p>Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short …

Top designers create new Innocent smoothie labels

Packaging designs can be everything when it comes to selling a new product. From beer label designs to minimal packaging, your look says a lot about …

Great, playful Studio Hato-designed tool for year six kids to express themselves

Year six is a tricky time to remember. Clearly we were too busy counting pogs, furtively worrying about training bras and forging detailed plans of …

20 All New Best Selling Fonts (With Web Fonts and Extended Licensing)

20 All New Best Selling Fonts (With Web Fonts and Extended Licensing) <b>Just $29</b><p><b>Deal Expired</b> $29<p>Who this deal is for:<p>Graphic designers …

Creative Designs from the Barilla L’arte della Cucina Poster Design Contest

When I agreed to be a judge in the L’arte della Cucina poster design competition from Barilla Sauce, I had no idea how many amazing entries and …

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks: The Process of Making Infographics

<b>You’ll love this infographics book if:</b><p>You want to learn how to make infographics<br>• You’re looking for examples of great infographics to model your own …

e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals

<b>Take a look at these layout, typography and imagery tips for better e-Learning design:</b><p><b>Layout</b><br>It’s important to start your design project with a layout …

Inspirability | Inspiring Interviews and Work From 40 Amazing Designers

It's hard for graphic designers to stay inspired when they're constantly working to deadlines. <i>Inspirability</i> gives you a fresh look at how to keep …

Photoshop Free PSD Files for Designers | Freebies

New Free PSD Files released by professional graphic designers. All PSD files are highest quality and free download for commercial purpose. Freebies …

Timo Lenzen’s Black and White Posters Will Really Catch Your Eye - The Fox Is Black

German graphic designer Timo Lenzen really has a gift when it comes to creating eye catching posters. The Frankfurt-native has an impressive …