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This Will Be Your Next Tattoo: Arabic Words Illustrated As Their Meanings

Alexandria-based graphic designer Mahmoud Tammam has taken 40 Arabic words and transformed them to match their meanings. The beautifully minimalistic project uses the arches, dots, and curves of the Arabic script to form foxes, whales, coffee pots, and more.<p>Follow Tammam’s work on Instagram or …

Explore seasonal colour trends with new Pantone magazine

Yesterday saw the launch of VIEWPOINT COLOUR, an inspirational lifestyle magazine from the Pantone Color Institute, which explores seasonal colour …

Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Have you ever been looking through design annuals or other publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon …

Biggest library of creative website headers in PSD and Sketch format

Kick start your<br>web design projects<p>We believe that Headers are the face of the company, individual,<br>association etc., so we value you face and make you …

Designing the perfect notification UX

Notifications are all around us on the web and on mobile. Originally intended to help our user experience and usability in general, that’s not always …

Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – Sept 2015

Hello again friends! Today we have a new amazing compilation of fresh <b>freebies and goodies for designers</b> like you to swim through. In this batch, …

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Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

For Naturephiles Only: A Typeface Made Of Trees

Yes, someone has translated the texts of Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin and others into dense typographic forests.<p>Irish artist Katie Holten’s new book <i>About Trees</i> is not just a book about trees–it’s written in <i>Trees.</i><p>Utilizing 26 different tree species to represent the different letters in the Roman …

A look inside the brand guidelines for the amazing 1970s Nasa "worm" logo

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Making Charts with CSS

There are many ways to make visual representations of data: bar charts, line graphs, scatter diagrams, sparklines... not to mention the many ways in …

The future of typography in Web design

In modern Web design, we’re seeing five typographical trends emerging:<p>Extreme size (large and small)<br>• Superimposed on images<br>• Creative use of simple typefaces<br>• Custom typeface<br>• Artistic fonts<p>These styles are not mutually exclusive, and in fact are usually combined (as we’ll explain later).<p>In this article …

The state of responsive images in 2015

The Web is a visual medium. The vast majority of that visual landscape is thanks to image files. Whilst plenty can be achieved with CSS, and inline …

How Wayfinding Guru Lance Wyman Defined the Field of Environmental Graphics

A new tome from Unit Editions covers the iconic graphic designer’s impressive oeuvre.<p>When you visit a foreign (or not so foreign) city, maneuvering the streets can either fill you with ease or utter frustration. This is all due to wayfinding, a visual language that communicates how to navigate the …

Stephen Hawking's speech software is now available for free

But it won't work on Macs<p>Stephen Hawking’s speech system has been released by Intel as open-source code. The company is hoping that developers will tinker with it and expand its application to a wider range of disabilities.<p>The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) gives differently abled users the …

Popular design news of the week: August 10, 2015 – August 16, 2015

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of …

Type Trends as an Expression of Culture

<i>Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared in the 2015 Typography Issue of Print Magazine. Order the latest issue of Print here.</i>Where We …

Understanding Critical CSS

<i>The web is slow, yet there are a few simple strategies to make websites faster. One of them is inlining critical CSS into the <head> of your pages,</i> …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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Behind The Rise Of This 16-Year-Old’s GIF Art Collective

We talk to Philip Intile, a rising star in the GIF world and the 16-year-old founder of the GIF Artist Collective.<p>GIF art has come a long way in the 28 years it’s been in existence. Lately, punchline GIFs have made way for more thoughtful animated works, and the art world has taken notice–the …

This Font Lets You See if You’re on the NSA’s Radar

There are over 40,000 keywords that determine threats. Project Seen wants you to know: are you being monitored?<p>When the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began leaking classified documents in 2013, it became clear that Western intelligence agencies were monitoring online communications with …

18 Excellent Resources for Learning Flexbox

What is this "flexbox" everyone’s talking about? What problems can flexbox help solve? Can you use flexbox in your projects today? These guides, …

Barcode Fonts

<b>ConnectCode Barcode Fonts</b> is a professional True Type (TTF) and Open Type (OTF) Barcode Fonts package that is designed for use in modern operating …

The Language of Modular Design

As many of us move away from designing pages toward designing systems, one concept keeps cropping up: modularity. We often hear about the benefits of …