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5 best practices for effectively pairing fonts

Common design exercises like choosing a color palette or pairing fonts can go from simple to complex in the blink of an eye. While design is often a …

10 awesome examples of stamps used for graphic design

Thinking of using stamps in one of your upcoming design projects? This may be a good idea, especially if you use the stamps as well as these …

How One Font Dominated Movie Posters

When Carol Twombly created the Trajan typeface for one of the earliest versions of Photoshop, she never knew it would become one of the most used …

Couple convert a 20-year-old bus into a solar-powered tiny home on wheels

After buying a gutted 1998 Thomas Vista 3600 on Craigslist, couple Nicholas and Heather spent the next year renovating it into their dream tiny home …

Master Hot Design Trends (with Photoshop Tutorials)

Our daily lives are are saturated with amazing images. Visual design experiments become hot graphic design trends, and suddenly we see them …

Smartphone photography tips: 16 handy tricks you should know

Smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in the last few years, owing to better sensors and smarter image processing. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography.<p>Nevertheless, having a great camera is only …

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Adobe Recreates Lost Typography from the Masters of the Bauhaus

The idea of a total work of art - <i>Gesamtkunstwerk</i> - guided several schools and movements in the 19th century, including the Bauhaus, which brought the …

A Real-Life Enchanted Forest

IN ORDER TO see one of the oldest living trees on earth in one of the oldest evergreen forests in the world, you must first fly two hours from Tokyo to the town of Kagoshima on Kyushu, which is the southern- and westernmost of Japan’s four major islands. From there, you board a little …

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Social Media

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

World Economic Forum

The Fitness Trend Men Everywhere Can’t Get Enough Of

This simple exercise will help you shed fat, ditch back pain, and be a beast in the gym<p>American soldiers have been doing a simple fitness activity since the American Revolution, and it’s turned our military into the fittest, most feared fighting force in the history of the world.<p>That activity: …

What Happens When You Scrap Your Fitness Plan

It’s 4 p.m. on a Thursday, and I’m in for another beating. I enter the Roadrunner Athletic Club—the unpretentious, one-member, Las Vegas–based gym inside my garage. I eye the lineup of dumbbells, kettlebells, and sandbags parked in front of my pickup, then drop to the yoga mat on the cement floor …

Font psychology: What the posters for Netflix’s top shows can teach us

When the day is done and you get to finally settle down for some sacred Netflix and chill time, how do you decide what show to watch?<p>There is no shortage of options to choose from on Netflix. I can’t count how many times I’ve sat there staring at the rows and rows of shows with no clue where to …

Your smartphone📱is making you👈 stupid, antisocial 🙅 and unhealthy 😷. So why can't you put it down❔⁉️

A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds<p>In the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by …

Psychology

The Right Way to Make French Press Coffee

The familiar French press coffee pot may not have the same coffee nerd cred as pour-over coffee, but that glass carafe cradled in chrome is one of …

How taking a vacation can save your life

To hear Canadians talk about it, taking a vacation sounds like a pipe dream. In fact, it’s such a rare occurrence that according to the 2016 Vacation …

Freebie: “Let’s Travel” Sticker Set (28 Stickers, AI & EPS)

Are you currently building a tourism-themed website, or designing a brochure for a hotel, or a special offer leaflet for a travel agency, or even …

How to interpret and follow brand guidelines

The idea of following brand guidelines is something that doesn’t get a lot of attention on most design courses. “I’ve never come across an intern or …

Would Canadian gun laws have stopped America’s worst mass shooters?

Virtually every gun used in an American mass shooting is legally available for purchase in Canada. Despite this, Canada doesn’t come close to …

Guns

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

Can graphic design save your life? - CNN Style

Graphic Design

Yes, You Can Go on an African Vacation with Your Kids

Just head to Namibia.<p>One day last winter, my 12-year-old stepson was learning about Africa in his sixth-grade social studies class when he came home and announced that he’d like to visit Chad. “Or Sierra Leone!” This is a kid who never wants to go anywhere, despite having parents who love to travel …

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia review – magical riches

<b>British Museum, London</b><br>From squirrel fur coats to fake beards, the mysterious, playful culture of the rugged Scythian nomads of iron age Siberia is a revelation<p>Siberia has never enjoyed a good press. We headline it as emptiness, a place of frigid exile, inhospitable both to the body and to the …

This panoramic photo technique captures the full breadth of Italy’s incredible architecture

There’s no denying the dramatic and old-worldly beauty of Italian architecture like the Old Palace in Florence or Banchi Square in Genoa. These stunning feats of design are iconic and beloved landmarks, often acting as focal points in a city’s architectural landscape. Unsurprisingly, they’re on …

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

Social Media

Colour images taken 100 years ago show Russia like you wouldn’t imagine it

100 years ago, photographer and chemist, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a specialised camera to capture some truly remarkable …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

South America

How to Respond When Clients Say You're Too Expensive

It really doesn't matter what kind of photography you do if you get paid for your services I guarantee that at some point you will be faced with …