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How to Create a Great Logo for Your Small Business

The first step to an awesome logo is an idea.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>If you’re reading this, you probably plan to start a small business or a side hustle very soon. And you probably have a couple of questions running through your mind like: “Do I really need that logo?” or …

Graphic Design

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

Infographic: What graphics design trends are hot for 2018?

Are your visuals current enough to hold viewers’ attention?<p>With the speed of change that drives online content creators, keeping your website fresh …

Infographics

Blade Runner 2049's beautiful Screen Graphics and UI Design

Starting off our week here on Abduzeedo with the work of Andrew Popplestone on his work on the outstanding Blade Runner 2049. More precisely on his …

Blade Runner 2049

How to capture epic wide-angle photos of trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness and grandeur. Most species grow for many centuries more than humans ever will—so let’s make trees look the part, …

Landscape Photography

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Personal Finance

Find The Best Colour Scheme For Your Website With This Guide

You have <i>millions</i> of colours to choose from for your website, which makes choosing a colour scheme an overwhelming decision. Smashing Magazine's guide …

Graphic Design

Infra Realism by Kate Ballis

Australian photographer Kate Ballis has toured Palm Springs with an infrared camera and coloured filters to produce these images, which show the muted desert city in lucid purple, pink and red tones. Melbourne-based Ballis created the Infra Realism series to offer alternative views of Palm Springs’ famed mid-20th century architecture, having captured its vistas many times previous.

How to Redesign a Tech Logo

This incisive tweet from type designer James Edmonson of Oh No Type Co looks like a humorous one-liner but is…

Graphic Design

12 Branding Tools to Set Your Company Apart

Your brand is more than just marketing; it expresses who you are to consumers and potential customers. It is your brand that your customer base …

Marketing

Malls and the future of American retail

Bad customer experience is out of fashion, not bricks and mortar<p>This fall, a 300,000-square-foot shopping mall will open in suburban northern California, built around a landscaped outdoor courtyard inspired by an Italian piazza.<p>The first floor is all glass, the better to see the wares; above that, …

Cassette Tape Movie Posters

Price: ~$10+ | BuyJordan Bolton Design makes movie and TV show posters that look like stacks of cassette tapes. The title and cast are on the …

Posters

Best Free Web Icon Packs for 2018

You're reading Best Free Web Icon Packs for 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Graphics

Brochure design: 10 top creative tips

We've given you a selection of great brochure templates elsewhere on the site. But when it comes to making a stunning brochure design from scratch – …

Graphic Design

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

Here's exactly how many days you should book your flight in advance to save the most on airfare

What's the deal with airfare prices? Over the past two years, ticket prices have declined by 3%, while passengers are slammed with checked bag fees (on every major airline except for Southwest, who offers 2 free checked bags) and shrinking legroom (by an order nearly 4 inches over the past few …

Flying

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.<p>Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.<p>In a blog post …

OS X

Key Graphic Design Trends That Designers Should Look Out For In 2018

Images via Shutterstock<p><b>Out with the old, in with the new</b>—here comes the annual lookout summarizing upcoming graphic design trends that creatives …

Graphic Design

Minimalist Revugia retreat is nestled amidst Germany's Black Forest

Revugia is new wilderness retreat designed for Germany’s Black Forest and Harz Mountains. It consists of a series of beautiful cabins and treehouses …

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

War

How Long Can You Keep Meat In The Freezer?

Before the invention of the freezer, snow and cold weather were the only ways to keep food cold. In order to preserve our foods, those who lived in cooler climates had to make freezers by digging holes in the ground, filling them with nearby snow and covering with straw. Food was gathered for more …

Kitchens

Dezeen's top 10 houses of 2017

We featured more than 500 weird and wonderful houses on Dezeen in 2017. For our review of the year, editor Amy Frearson recalls her top 10, including …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement
North Korea

15 tips to improve your brush skills

Conveying your emotional response to a subject as an artist can really engage viewers. There are a number of brushwork techniques that will help you …

These 6 Watercolor Hacks Will Make You and Your Wallet Happy

Watercolor Painting Hacks Savvy Artists Will LoveDo you love taking time out to focus on your creativity, but you are on a budget? Save time, save …

Hacking

Wang Zhi-Hong’s work aims to highlight the “importance of text in Chinese graphic design”

Taiwanese designer Wang Zhi-Hong creates elegant book designs, and through his work he hopes to convey the “importance of text in the role of Chinese …

Graphic Design