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51 Best Color Sites for Designers—Updated!

Get featured in PRINT’s all-new book when you win a Regional Design Award!Fire up your bookmarks: These are 50 of the best color sites for designers. …

Graphic Design

8 of the most successful independent design studios

There are thousands of small, independent design studios around the world. But once businesses get above a certain size, with offices around the …

Advertising

Car Photo Manipulation Composition tips with Matt Musielak

Another successful collaboration, this time all the way from Poland with photographer Matt Musielak.<p>Matt will be walking us through his recent photo …

Photo Manipulation

Best Free Fonts You Should Try in 2018

You're reading Best Free Fonts You Should Try in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Typography

What’s in a Name? Steps to Choosing an Effective Brand Name

<i>Creating a Standout Brand Name with Miller Design Agency.</i>Deciding on a brand name is no easy task. Sure, we’ve all heard of some of the outrageously …

Brainstorming

How to Enlarge Photos Without Losing Detail in Photoshop CC 2018

With the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, a new image enlargement algorithm, “Preserve Details 2.0,” came as an improvement over the previous upsampling …

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 …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Graphic Designer’s Creative Experiment Shows The Power Of Visual Hierarchy

Image by Nei Valente and featured with permission<br>Nei Valente, a Brazilian street photographer and graphic designer at Superunion in New York, has …

Graphic Design

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in macOS and iCloud

If you've been maintaining and migrating the same Contacts list across Macs over the years then you've probably come across your fair share of duplicate contact cards. They can also appear seemingly out of nowhere after setting up iCloud Contacts on your Mac for the first time.<p>Unless you …

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 …

Public Relations

Fonts for Complex Data

Retail displays, packaged goods, financial reports and apps all present readers with a dizzying array of data. Here are a few ways to make quick work …

Typography

Before & After: A Big Blank Wall Gets a Functional Facelift

Here's a lovely dining room that boasts ample natural light, beautiful wood floors, covetable furnishings, a graceful light fixture, and happy …

Dining Rooms

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

Furniture

This Stunning Home in Austria Sets a New Bar For Alpine Retreats

Horizontal larch cladding and a copper pitched roof lend textural detail to a contemporary farmhouse.<p>In Tschengla, a high plateau in the Western Austrian village of Bürserberg, a minimalist retreat allows a local couple to work in the lively town of Feldkirch and escape to the solitude of the …

Architecture

Gorgeous pair of energy-efficient cabins perch on Colorado cliff

The gabled shape was inspired by vernacular architecture, but these beauties are all modern<p>Colorado-based architect Renée del Gaudio excels at rugged modernism, translating the state’s vernacular architectural forms into swoon-worthy modern homes. The latest from her firm is Big Cabin | Little …

Design Inspiration

Muzli choices in design for 2017<p><i>Paris, France</i><p>“Immersive Garden is a Digital production studio based in Paris specialized in design, animation & …

Great Depression

Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

Parenting

9 Times Old Musty Attics Became Rooms To Die For

If you own your house, and you find that said house is just a little bit too small, there are a few things you can do. You can move to another, …

Home Ownership

7 gorgeous black timber homes to swoon over

Charred timber has emerged as a fashionable choice for cladding<p>Charred or blackened timber has emerged as a fashionable choice for cladding, especially for contemporary reimaginings of cabins and nature retreats. Below are seven sleek examples that use Shou Sugi Ban and other similar techniques to …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Botera – Free Font

Botera, an award-winning free font by Javi Montoya.Designed and published by the Spanish graphic designer Javi Montoya, Botera is a typeface with a …

Typography

The best children’s books of 2017

<b>Age 0-4</b><p><b>Katinka’s Tail</b> <b>by Judith Kerr</b><p>(HarperCollins)<p>From the beloved creator of Mog and <i>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i>, this feline adventure – featuring the snow-white Katinka and her unusual tail – will enthral toddlers with its gentle, gold‑flecked domesticity.<p><b>Pick a Pine Tree</b> <b>by Patricia Toht</b><p>Illustrated …

Books

10 Incredible Rentals For Your Dream Trip to Iceland

There are so many great reasons to visit the tiny island nation of Iceland—here's where to stay.<p>The geothermal-powered country is home to hot springs, geysers, and the largest glacier in Europe. The winter months are cold, long, and dark—but the beauty of traveling there from October to March is …

European Travel

13 Successful Logo Designers And Their Awesome Tutorials

Hi guys, how are you? We all know how hard it is to create awesome, effective logos that align with the company’s mission and voice. After many hours …

Graphic Design

A Cool Melbourne Cottage Riffs Off of its Victorian Neighbors

Using the same roof form and materials as the houses surrounding it, this Australian residence reinterprets the pitched-roof silhouette and traditional elevation of its Victorian neighbors—but with a new, modern twist.<p>The new-build family home in the northwest Melbourne suburb of Ascott Vale was …

Architecture

12 Things I Learned Working on the New Edition of How To Cook Everything Vegetarian

<i>What can we say, we love vegetables. And we're always on the lookout for new ways to cook our favorites standby, and new ingredients that will elevate our vegetarian and vegan dishes. So we've partnered with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to celebrate the completely revised 10th anniversary edition of</i> …

Vegan

Forget Positano—This Picturesque Town Is the Amalfi Coast’s Best-Kept Secret

Think of the Amalfi Coast and visions come to mind of verdant hillsides brimming with pastel-color buildings reflected in the coruscating Tyrrhenian Sea. But just a few turns off the main drag is a relatively obscure town that might be the best-kept secret on the famed Italian <i>costiera</i>. Tucked in …