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Brilliant Animated Logos That Seem To Pop Right Off Your Screen

<b>Here is why</b> you should consider creating animated logos for your brand.<p><b>They are</b> eye-catching, fun and they have the power to draw people attention, …

Graphic Design

Building a Brand, Part II: Creating a Branding Style Guide

In Part I: What Is A Brand?, we discussed the basic elements of branding and some beginning steps towards building it. Now, to keep you (and all your …

Graphic Design

The Role Functional Animation Plays in Enhancing User Experience

The road to better UX involves various factors, including website design and functionality, product quality, customer service, eCommerce, and much …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

The Top 8 Graphic Design Trends in 2017 [Infographic]

Graphic design has always been important in the business world. Aside from an effective SEO framework and strategic content marketing, another …

Graphic Design

Motion Design and Illustration: Loopy by MUTI

Loopy is a graphic design and motion design project created and shared by MUTI on their Behance profile. This project caught my attention because it …

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Sumptuous Colored Illustrations with Paper Cutouts

Lisa Lloyd is a former advertising and design and illustrator. Using Illustrator and Photoshop, she creates illustrations that she prints and …

How to pair typefaces | Zell Liew

1st Mar 2017<p>The act of choosing two typefaces is probably the first (and often most difficult) task you do when creating a new design. Many people …

Perfectionism vs Creativity: Letting Go of the Need to Conform

<b>“Perfect photographs do not move the heart.”</b><br>– David DuChemin, <i>The Vision Driven Photographer</i><p>This is one of my favourite photography quotes, in fact …

Moving Brands rebrands world’s seventh largest telecommunications company, VimpleCom

Moving Brands has unveiled an extensive rebrand for VimpleCom, now called Veon, the world’s seventh largest telecommunications company used by a …

All the design assets you could ever need

Graphic designers need to have a great collection of assets so they always have the right tool to use, whatever their project may call for. Equip …

10 of the best new graphic design tools for February

Just when you were starting to think February might be a slow month, along comes a slew of innovative new tools for graphic designers to crank things …

How To Spot A Bad Freelance Client And What To Do About Them

Freelancing can be a risky business if you have bad clients. If you want to make sure you get paid, and paid what you’re worth, you need to see the warning signs of a bad client before you agree to work with them.<p>Some clients are bad on purpose, while others are oblivious to what an inconvenience …

Web Design Trends Entrepreneurs need to watch out for the year 2017

You all know who Neil Armstrong is, but do you know who Buzz Aldrin is? I bet most people do not know him. So, let me tell you he was the second man …

Phoebe Branding Template: InDesign Identity Guidelines

Adobe InDesign template for brand identity guidelines of Studio Standard’s “Phoebe” series.You may remember our feature of Studio Standard’s Phoebe …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

The rise of the shelfie: how good looking is your book case?

Instagram has a lot to answer for. While most us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the ‘shelfie’ movement has been gaining digital ground. What started out as a few puntastic posts of pretty objects on shelves has led to thousands of images from interiors obsessives and those who …

Seasonal Beauties Represent the Changing Seasons

Using the changing seasons as inspiration, graphic designer and illustrator Alon Avissar developed this grid of double-exposure portraits entitled <i>Seasonal Beauties</i>. Four silhouettes are the foundation for the digital creations that merge soft feminine features with blossoming flowers, pine cones, …

Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled <i>Promise of Our Star</i> and <i>Next to the World</i> are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that …

Beautiful illustrations of Irish birds by Yellowhammer - The Fox Is Black

Yellowhammer is the work of Irish illustrator Alan Nagle. A lover of vectors, Alan’s work is rich in bold geometric shapes and striking colors. One …

Fuji Introduces Portable Instax Printer, Lets You Print Smartphone Photos on the Go

The final pre-CES announcement from Fuji is completely unexpected, but one that the company is nevertheless very excited about. It’s called the …

Little Printer: the toy-like gadget with a human touch - video

Little Printer is, as its name suggests, a miniature printer connected to the web. Its offerings are the size of Post-it notes, and it can provide personalised messages, photos and tiny newspapers at the touch of a button. It was created by the design agency Berg, which wants to bring a human touch …

Shady SEO Icon Set – Flat Shadow Icons

40 Flat SEO Services and Web Design Icons.<p>This well designed <b>Shady</b> icon set was created by Stella Caraman, a freelance graphic designer and …

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

One of my favorite sources for artistic inspiration, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration is a must for every fashion artist’s library. Filled with over …

Tiny Playful Birds Emerge Out of Hand-Carved Feathers

Every year, artist Chris Maynard watches for birds to shed their plumage, collects the discarded materials, and gives new life to the fallen feathers. His <i>Cut Feather Shadowboxes</i> are an amazing display of natural resources transformed into intricate hand-carved sculptures.<p>Maynard uses tiny eye …

Free Design Resources: Icons, UI Kits and Mockups

One of the best things about designers these days is that they are really open minded about sharing their knowledge and are very giving. Some of them …

Mockups

Omar Coming: New Poster Series Captures The Best Quotes From The Wire

A graphic designer honors The Wire as well as a Baltimore typographic tradition<p>It’s hard to overstate the cultural impact of <i>The Wire</i>. David Simon’s crime drama, which ran on HBO from 2002 to 2008 and which captured life on the streets of Baltimore, has inspired everything from academic courses on …

Typography