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Google pushes for pixel-perfect logo

Without fanfare, Google has changed its logo for only the third time in a decade – by just two pixels.<p>The search firm updated the logo on its front page at some point over the bank holiday weekend, having moved the "g" to the right by a single pixel, and the "l" down and to the right by one pixel …

grain editSign Painters Film Now Available

Sign Painters is a documentary showcasing the past, present and future of the hand painted sign in the USA . Directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

Lovely Stationery . Curating the very best of stationery design

Designed by Mildred & Duck | Country: Australia<p><i>“L. Wolf, founded by Greg Carroll, is a new production company inventing and reinventing classics for</i> …

Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography

Total: 0 7 0 389 0 19 0 0 Design of any product, company or site is the representative of your brand. This is what let people know about your taste …

Typography

Infographic: 5 Things Designers Shouldn't Forget When Dealing With Clients

<b>It's hard</b> to ‘bite’ the proverbial ‘hand that feeds’.<p><b>Nevertheless,</b> contrary to what clients think, even designers need to eat.<p><b>So forget about</b> the …

100 brilliant print adverts

In these days of digital media, it's easy to overlook the art of print ads. But the medium is still as relevant and powerful as vintage posters ever …

50 Creative Branding and Identity Design examples for your inspiration

Branding<p>Branding is an important aspect for any business. The key to successful business is branding. If you want your customers to remember you, try …

40 Music Based Logo Designs

When designing a music inspired logo, the possibilities are endless. Depending on your client brief, you can incorporate instruments, musical notes, …

Logo design process: how professionals do it

Apple. McDonalds. Twitter. Coca Cola. Nike.<p>What makes those symbols so special and iconic?<p>Is it their beauty or the colors? Maybe it’s because they …

5 things web developers can teach web designers

Designers and developers are often assumed to be at odds with each other: designers like room for creativity, while devs want hard deadlines; …

How to Design for Your Worst Client: You.

Be as specific as you can on what you would like on each page. That means decide on the content first. I know, it’s a design portfolio. You need …

Web Design

How One of the World’s Most Recognizable Band Logos Got Its Shape

The Black Flag logo is sort of like the Coca-Cola script: it’s been subverted and remixed so many times, it’s become bigger than its original …

25 names every graphic designer should know

If you're embarking on a career in graphic design – perhaps by transforming a design internship into a job or sending out a brilliant creative resume …

Graphic Design

Official Site

The world has known about selfies for a few years now, what with cellphones featuring front-facing cameras and “selfie” becoming 2013’s Word Of The …

7 Things to Think About Before Creating a Logo for your Startup

It doesn’t matter if you’re working with a top-tier design firm or going at it alone with dusty copy of CS5, creating a logo can be a challenging process for anyone. This is especially true if you’re designing for your own startup — it’s difficult enough to run a company, let alone break its entire …

Does Your Logo Meet These Five Brand Rules?

Many small businesses have inherited a logo from "back in the day," when nobody had time to really put together something proper. It stuck around and …

5 Usability Mistakes You Shouldn't Make

I was surprised when I was brought back to the same page, telling me that more fields were required.<p>But the <i>real issue</i> is that the photo I selected …

Web Design

14 typography crimes to stop committing

Getting your typography correct is not an easy thing to do. Like graphic design as a whole, is has to be both aesthetically pleasing and …

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20 Clean White Business Cards for Inspiration

We used to find so many business cards in various color and design.<p>Some of them are flexible for any business. But a sophisticated clean white …

10 things you should NEVER ask a designer

Clients – you've got to love them. Except when you secretly want to strangle them.<p>Yes, of course, clients are the people who pay our wages, and so …

Adobe Acrobat

Designing a Hang Tag? Words of Advice and Inspiration Before You Start

If you’re in the apparel industry, the hang tag you use can influence whether a customer will purchase your product or not. If your tag looks cheap, …

Selling

52 Unique Business Brochure Designs

AD<p>A brochure is one of the most important tools in marketing, especially small business marketing. Here’s are some inspiring <b>business brochure designs</b>.<p>…

Small Business

25 Excellent Websites That Aren't Afraid to Use Bold Colors

If you want to make a strikingly memorable statement, using vibrant colors in your web design can help do the trick. However, it takes some serious …

Graphic Design

20 Minimal Designed Business Cards

25.6K<p>SHARES<p>Sometimes the best business cards are the most minimal. Instead of trying to slap every effect you can do on to a business card, you're …

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

30 Fresh Websites with Modern, Clean Design

So much is possible these days in web design with CSS3, jQuery 2.0, etc, which is why so many websites include animated imagery. You can design a …

Web Design

10 design concepts that every web developer needs to know

Over the last few years I've been teaching a workshop on visual design basics aimed at developers. As with most things on the web, I've found a …