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14 typography crimes to stop committing

Getting your typography correct is not an easy thing to do. Like graphic design as a whole, is has to be both aesthetically pleasing and …

Negative spacing in designing terminology

Negative space or the empty/white space known in art and now used in branding is one of the smartest way of keeping your design minimal and making …

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How to Reward Your Stellar Team

You’ve been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it’s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you’re hoping to encourage. Luckily, you don’t …

Daily Inspiration #1528

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Useful InDesign Scripts And Plugins To Speed Up Your Work

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

How to present screenshots of your work

When it comes to presenting screenshots of your work the most obvious choice would be to use a straightforward screen-grab. Today, however, we’re …

WINTER

Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior

<b>Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior.</b><p>This revolutionary guide is not only the first to look at how typography in design creates a call to action, but it also explores type and image as language. <i>Stop, Think, Go, Do</i> is packed with arresting imagery from around the world that influences human behavior. Page after page, you’ll find innovative messages that advocate, advise caution, educate, entertain, express, inform, play, and transform. Buy it here.

A Song of Retro and Type 

Torque Audio Z Series Headphones

In a very crowded, celebrity-saturated area of the music accessory market, Torque Audio is carving out a place in the grounds of in-ear audio innovation.<p>Their Zoom Series t103z earbuds come equipped with the usual high-end standards—a remote control, 4 sizes of ergonomic silicone ear-tips, …

Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …

3-D printing booms, triggers rush for patents

Business News<p>It printed a gun that shot six times before falling apart. It crafted jewelry, custom prosthetics and spare machine parts. And, perhaps unbelievably, it spit out living embryonic cells.<p>3-D printing, limited only by our imagination, is undergoing a patent boom. Goldman Sachs recently …

3D scanners are getting cheap so fast, the age of 3D piracy could soon be upon us

Just two weeks ago we wrote about the Fuel3D, a device for scanning 3D objects so you can replicate them on a 3D printer, with a proposed price tag of around $1,000. Now MakerBot, the leading maker of desktop 3D printers, is launching its own 3D scanner next week, and Signe Brewster at GigaOM is …

Brick House

The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the …

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