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8 Dos and Don’ts Of Creating Pixel Icons In Illustrator

Chennai-based UI/UX Designer M.A. Kather has created an eight-point visual guide that covers some basic dos and don’ts of creating pixel icons in …

Dead Slow Ahead is a transcendent sci-fi documentary that must be experienced

I was beginning to have the itch, a low-level anxiety that occurs on the third or fourth day of a film festival when you haven't seen anything you feel terribly strongly about one way or another. SXSW, in addition to being a premiere showcase for brands, bands and media outlets, happens to have a …

EGO Asymmetrical Armchair from Alegre Design

Alegre Design’s asymmetrical ‘EGO’ armchair catches your attention from every angle.<p>Alegre Design is a Sueca, Spain based studio specializing in …

20 Design Rules You Should Never Break – Learn

<i>Just like with any profession or discipline, design comes with some rules.</i><p>While breaking design rules is allowed and even (in some circumstances) …

10 questions you should always ask your printer

Here are our top 10 questions to ask a printing company when you're finalising a printed project.<p>01. What are my choices?<p>Ask your printer which print …

25 Free PSD Mockups Every Graphic Designer Should Have

There’s no better way to showcase your design than with a mockup. It’s easier to convince a client that your idea for a logo or website is solid when …

Graphic Design

Take the Pain out of Painting: 5 Must-Follow Rules for Professional Looking Results

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)<p>Painting is one of those things that's easy to do, but hard to do really well. If you plan on giving your pad a little …

How to Illustrate for Magazines and Why Draw Every Day

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Canadian designer Lola Landekic‘s illustrations have appeared in a …

Type on Screen: Use Movie Poster Design to Pick A Flick on Netflix Instant

Unless you want to spend your time on Netflix Instant like this, you have to judge a movie by its cover.<p>There are hundreds of movies to scroll …

How I Improved My Typography Skills

5 resources for learning the basics.<p>It’s not <i>what</i> you say, it’s <i>how</i> you say it.<p>We’ve all heard this. It’s simplistic and obvious. But it’s true. …

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 …

How to Choose a Logo Design That is Perfect For You

Your logo is the signature of your brand, and one of your company’s most valuable assets. It is the single element that will symbolize your brand …

Sign Painting in Sydney (and somewhere near you!)

This week I went along to Mike Meyer’s Hand-Lettering Workshop in Sydney. I’d met Mike in London earlier this year during the opening of the Sign Painters film he starred in and was keep learn more about the construction of various letter styles.<p>Billed as “Two days of paint, brushes, lettering and laughs” it’s a fitting description. The stories and banter mixed with insightful lessons and techniques builds a very relaxed and creative atmosphere. Aimed at beginners and those wishing to improve …

How to Illustrate Naturally in Illustrator Using DynamicSketch

Creating vector images allows for some of the smoothest shapes possible, but wrangling programs like Illustrator can take some getting used to when …

20 fonts every graphic designer should own

Renowned Italian designer Massimo Vignelli, creator of the classic American Airlines logo, once said that designers use far too many typefaces. But …

10 typography tricks every designer should know

In this article we're going to reveal some typography tips and tricks that you can use to boost your design skills and impress friends and …

The Three Laws of Interaction Design

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov once wrote the "Three Laws of Robotics" into his <i>Robot</i> series of stories. These laws were permanently hard-coded …

Demystifying the Bézier Curve

How does a Bézier curve work under the hood? If you design vector graphics for a living — or aspire to do so — you might just want to know such a thing.<p>Bézier curves gained popularity in 1962 from Pierre Bézier, a French engineer who used them for automobile design at Renault. They are widely used …

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Animation plays a vital role in the products we use every day, providing feedback, intrigue, and delight to the people that use it. Often, the use of …

Wikipedia's Greatest Sex Illustrator Is an Anonymous Legend: Seedfeeder

Take a look at the Wikipedia page for fisting. I'll wait.<p>OK. Now check out pegging. When you're done there, have a gander at gokkun; after that, deep …

Three key shifts in the design industry that you need to know about

It's a confusing time to be a young creative. We are in the middle of the biggest cultural and technological revolution in centuries, and anyone who …

20 Ways To Drive Graphic Designers Mad

Are you a potential client? A new graphic designer? Or someone who just enjoys annoying people? If you’ve never worked with graphic designers before …

Logo Design: The Work of Yoga Perdana

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Coffee With Two Friends : UX And UI [#Talk]

Hi! I am a User and today is the world’s most user friendly day. Today is so special that I can see a silver lining around me. Wanna know why?<p>Today I …

UI Design

Christian Boer designs typeface for readers with dyslexia

<b>Istanbul Design Biennial 2014:</b> a typeface created specifically for dyslexic people by Dutch designer Christian Boer is on show at this year's …

The Five Parts of Brand Storytelling to Include Every Time

Too often, we sit down at our computers and pump out crap. Why not focus on the five parts of brand storytelling and put a stop to all the crapThe …