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Hunter Thompson's Ducati 900 Supersport review

In <i>Song of the Sausage Creature</i> Hunter Thompson captured everything that is wonderful about cafe racers.<p>This review of Ducati's legendary 900 …

How we’re using Component Based Design

Component Based Design is often talked about in context of large, complex projects. In this post we’re making the case that it can also be very …

Web design isn’t becoming more boring, and isn’t losing its soul

<i>Web design is boring. Web design is losing its “soul.” Web design is becoming less creative.</i><p>No it isn’t.<p>I’ve heard these types of comments from both …

UI Design

How to Communicate Visual Hierarchy on Wireframes

The use of color is one of the best ways to communicate visual hierarchy on a design. But on a wireframe, it’s one of the worst. Most designers think …

50 Beautiful Examples of Vintage and Retro Typography

<i>Even with all the comforts modern technology brings to a designer’s life, many of us still tend to romanticize the past.</i> <br>It can’t be denied that wood …

Typography

Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection

Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand's more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their crosshairs, three new models (CM600C, CT700C and …

New Balance

What If Nike Sold Oranges And Apple Sold iMilk?

Could Ferrari ever be successful in the pasta aisle? And would Jonathan Ive’s penchant for stark packaging work in the dairy aisle?<p>In the work of Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui, the design language of some of the world’s most fashionable brands—Tiffany, Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Bulgari, and …

This Twitter Logo Redesign Takes Simplicity Too Far

Simple, flat digital design is in, but you can take those things too far. Case in point: this conceptual makeover of Twitter’s cheery blue bird.<p>First launched in 2010, Twitter’s icon–a cheery blue bird–has become an important part of the micro-blogging service’s visual identity. At a time when …

Answer to What criteria are used by designers when choosing typefaces?

This is a fascinating question.<p>I'm a font guy. I love type and I love studying and using typefaces. "How do I choose the right font" is such a simple …

First Read / Second Read

Drinking a beer having finished playing records at the last Wild Rumpus, I got talking to Cara. She asked me a difficult question. Later, she would …

Tom Waits: ‘A Day in Vienna,’ terrific, little-known late 70s TV documentary

In 1978 or 1979 (we’ll get to that in a minute), Tom Waits was touring Europe. He had a concert in Vienna the day after a show in Amsterdam. He …

Unprofessionalism

Acting professionally and being a professional are different things.<p>One year ago, we released Party Monster, our fun little DJ app for parties and …

Wallpaper of the Week Abduzeedo 7th Anniversary

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created to celebrate Abduzeedo's 7th Anniversary. The ideas was to represent these 7 years we've been …

ACIV Black Flag and Far Cry 3 UI/UX by Melanie Desgagne

Was doing some surfing on Behance about UI/UX and the work of Melanie Desgagne caught my eye. Most of us probably have heard about Ubisoft and their …

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time–behind an office door.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I had an office. Now I don’t.<p>I’m not …

Why I Dislike FPS

Disclaimer: This is just to mess with Astro and Duck. Although my opinions and ideas are real, they're presented in a manner that's nowhere near as …

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture.

<p>Hong Kong has long been infused with the glowing haze produced by its omnipresent neon signs and advertisements. Recently this saturated element of …

Art

Hey, Designers: Stop Trying To Be So Damned Clever

Clever is nice, but effective interfaces matter more. Here, Etsy’s Creative Director Randy J. Hunt explains why.<p>In every Web product you create, you should prioritize effective over clever. As you probably already know, sometimes the equation gets reversed. During the design process, you can easily …

Windows 95 Tips, Tricks, and Tweaks

Why Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold—Physicists Solve the Mpemba Effect

Aristotle first noticed that hot water freezes faster than cold, but chemists have always struggled to explain the paradox. Until now<p>Water may be one …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Chris Turnham - The Fox Is Black

I’ve been a big fan of the work of Chris Turnham for a long while now, ever since I wrote about his work back in 2007. Then last year I found out he …

The dribbblisation of design

There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community.<p>On one hand, we have some amazing pieces of writing from the …

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Facts about game consumers I learned working retail

If you are reading this, you are above the average game consumer. Just the fact that you are reading Destructoid probably means you are an …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Fantastic animated illustrations by Robin Davey - The Fox Is Black

I’m a big fan of Robin Davey’s work. Based in London, Robin works as a freelance illustrator, animator, designer and director. Recently he’s been …

I Didn't Love My Wife When We Got Married

I’m a ridiculous, emotional, over-sentimental sap. I guess that’s why I told my wife I loved her on our second date.<p>I had tried really hard up to …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Washington D.C.