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7 Band logos that defined an era

A logo don’t make the artist, but certainly the artist makes the logo. There are however, as with everything, exceptions, logos that have been too …

Graphic Design

Heads Up: 7 Up’s Award-Winning Branding & Packaging Design

In 2017, 7 Up set out to create a brand for the company’s new sparkling portfolio—a better-for-you beverage that, at just 70 calories per can, would …

Graphic Design

Free-To-Download Poster For Web Developers On HTTP Status Codes Is A Godsend

Image by Steve Schoger, click to view enlarged version<p><b>Steve Schoger is</b> a designer at Tighten, host of YouTube series ‘Refactoring UI’—where he fixes …

Graphic Design

12 Things Costco Employees Won’t Tell You

Warehouse clubs are a fantastic way to save money, and brands like Costco have revolutionized the way that consumers shop, both in person and online. …

Employment

3 Things You Should Know About Europe's Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

The U.S. takes credit for creating the Internet, and the European Union seems determined to govern it. On Friday, a sweeping new directive goes into effect called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Taken together, its 99 articles represent the biggest ever change to data privacy laws. …

Privacy

GDPR compliant? Here's a handy five-step preparation checklist

Ensuring compliance with GDPR means all departments that collect and handle personal data must comply with GDPR. Here's how to ensure the marketing …

Marketing

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Future Fonts on the Future of Fonts

As a type designer, what if you had an idea for a typeface, and had begun experimenting with its design, but didn’t have the resources to continue …

Typography

11 Impressive Corporate Graphic Design Projects

Every year in the HOW In-House Design Awards, we’re thrilled not only to see corporate graphic design, but to see it done well—and that’s why we like …

Graphic Design

9 Rules For UX Design

Websites designed with user experience (UX) in mind have much better chances of establishing loyal users and improving conversion rates. In fact, the …

UX Design

How to use the rule of thirds in art

Whether you're just learning how to draw and paint or are a pro composing a new piece, by following basic drawing and painting techniques and …

Landscape Photography

10 Famous Brands And How People Perceive Each Of Them

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Images courtesy of Brandtrust<br>Longstanding history aside, what makes people trust brands, and why are …

Top 10

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

Computer Hardware

Designing a Portfolio Website with Oversized Typography

You're reading Designing a Portfolio Website with Oversized Typography, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

UI Design

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

Monotype Turns Renowned Designer’s Font Into Free-To-Download Variable Typeface

Image courtesy of Monotype<br>The mobile-loving world calls for quick-loading sites and legibility. Usually, that comes at a cost for designers: lack of …

Typography

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC’s recent order replacing 2015’s net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country. Although the disapproval will almost certainly not lead to the new rules being undone, it is a powerful statement …

Net Neutrality

Chronically Late People Aren't Trying to Annoy or Disrespect You. In Fact, It Has Nothing to Do with You

If you feel disrespected or taken for granted by the friend who's habitually late, don't. It has nothing to do with how they feel about you (and you're not going to change it).<p>Annoyed by that chronically late friend's inconsiderate behavior? From giving them an earlier time for arrival to making …

Self-help

A Strategy Guide To CSS Custom Properties

A Strategy Guide To CSS Custom PropertiesA Strategy Guide To CSS Custom PropertiesMichael Riethmuller 2018-05-14T13:30:38+02:00 …

Web Design

Infographic: Essential parts of your LinkedIn presence

For most communicators, LinkedIn is an essential resource.As one of the biggest and most professional social networks, LinkedIn can help you find a …

Public Relations

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Quantum Mechanics

Baro Font Family from Indian Type Foundry

Baro, an all-caps font family from Indian Type Foundry with lots of layering options.Designed by Julie Soudanne in 2018, Baro is a type family …

Typography

Here’s what’s going on with Hawaii’s erupting volcano

Curious why there's flaming hot rock in the middle of a subdivision?<p>Recent events in Hawaii have been producing some remarkable images. But if you’re …

Geology

How to create the perfect structure for a UX case study

UX case studies form the core content of a UX professional’s portfolio. They are essential to getting you hired, because case studies are a window to …

UX Design

Motion Design and Typography: Liquid Calligraphy

Ruslan Khasanov shared this amazing post that blend typography and motion design with the physics. The music is by Dmitry Evgrafov. The beauty of …

Typography

Childish Gambino and how the internet killed the cultural critic

Sometimes, a work of art is so urgent, so rich, you need help to understand it. So it was that, on Tuesday, I found myself searching the internet for …

Journalism

Infographic: What belongs in your branding style guide

If you have market competition, you have to identify what makes your organization special.<p>An important part of differentiating your products is …

Public Relations

Typography: 36 days of type by Alper Dostal

There are many design challenges out there but my favorite has to be the 36 days of type. The idea behind this typography project is simple, …

Typography