September, 2019

Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Draft Natural Complete 56-Font Family.

How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

It can be difficult to get your head around how seamlessly repeating patterns work. Any objects that ‘fall off’ one side must reappear on the opposite side of the pattern tile, much like the retro arcade game Asteroids.

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The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2019 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

Just Creative

Graphic designers work with print more than most other creatives today.

Meditations on Snowflakes

I Love Typography

Born in December 1571 in southwest Germany, Johannes Kepler would go on to become one of the greatest observational astronomers of all time. He would also write books that forever transformed our view of the cosmos.

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9 Basic Photoshop Adjustments That Beginners Need To Understand

Creative Live

RAW files are not processed within the camera, which means they’re essentially a huge chunk of data for you to mold. Think of them like raw materials found in nature, just waiting to be used for any number of purposes.

University Press Cover Round-Up

Spine Magazine

We welcome you to another in our ongoing feature in which notable book cover designer Jordan Wannemacher periodically highlights a selection of recent university press cover designs. Please enjoy this celebration of amazing work. This list is in no particular order. Credits are listed below.

Elegant Packaging for Chinese Delicacies

Designer Daily

Birds nest are a commonly eaten delicacy in China. Praised for the health benefits they are supposed to bring, they have become a luxury product there. Wwave Design was commissioned by Yan Yan Fang, a famous birds nest brand, to redesign its product packages.

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How to Rank for Local Search on Google – The Ultimate Guide

Just Creative

This article was contributed byRavi Sharma. Countless hours have gone in to the study of search algorithms by experts. It is an ever-evolving process that requires diligent training and practice. The best developers have built up a list of resources and techniques that have shown to work efficiently.

Underground World & the man who (thought he) knew everything

I Love Typography

Often described as the man who knew everything, Athanasius Kircher (1602–80) was a German Jesuit polymath of international renown during his own lifetime. He was a prolific author with an astoundingly broad range of interests, writing about everything, from geology and geography to sinology and egyptology, biology, medicine, engineering, theology, anthropology, music theory and linguistics. […].

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We Compost by Seachange

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird When organic waste breaks down in landfill, methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is released. This has been identified as a significant contributor to climate change.

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50 amazingly talented graphic designers to follow on Instagram

Canva

In its early days, Instagram used to be all about filtered pictures of your lunch and your pets, but since then it has grown into an immeasurably useful creative tool.

Old Bulgarian Lottery Tickets Were Winning at Design

Designer Daily

I couldn’t find much information about these lottery tickets from communist Bulgaria, but the design alone makes it worth sharing here. Heavily inspired by Russian constructivism, these tickets are an amazing display of great layouts produced with abstract shapes only. Images via Delcampe.net.

Moderno Sans Font for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a powerful new premium font to download this week, courtesy of The Free Design Club. Moderno Sans is a bold, chunky italic that oozes strength and fierceness.

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The Best Websites to Hire Freelance Designers

Graphic Mama

Searching for some good platforms to hire freelance designers? In this post, we’ve listed the 30 best sites that will help you find creative and vetted talents. The benefits of hiring freelance designers for your creative project are many.

My Book, ‘Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning’ is Out Today!

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. I’m so excited to announce that my book Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning is out today! It’s been a long time coming and I can hardly believe it’s here.

A Multi-Faceted Portrait of the Genius of Photographer Jim Marshall

Feature Shoot

Man outside a liquor store in Oakland, California, 1962. Black musicians still had to fight to perform in venues in non-black neighborhoods, even though the black and white locals of the American Federation of Musicians had merged. North Beach, San Francisco, 1960.

Turn Back the Pages: Ragnvald Blix

Illustration Age

Ragnavald Blix (1881-1958) was a Norwegian Illustrator, caricaturist and magazine editor who is known for his anti-Nazi drawings during World War II. For ten years, from 1908-1918, he was a regular contributor to Simplicissimus Magazine.

Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. 750+ High-Quality UI Sound Effects.

Easily Create Vintage Logos With This All-In-One Toolkit

Spoon Graphics

If you love the vintage design style you need to get your hands on this brilliant toolkit of fonts, textures, logo templates and graphics from Heritage Type Co.

Win an Oscar for art? Mission possible for the team of Spider-Verse [Interview]

Graphic Mama

Ever wondered what is the feeling to win an Oscar for the art you’ve made? Well, today we will introduce to you two amazing conceptual artists who have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime adventure – Jessica Rossier and Bastien Grivet.

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Jason Anscomb on Reviving a Golden Age Crime Series

Spine Magazine

Jason Anscomb is a UK based freelance book cover designer who uses a variety of techniques within his work. Here he tells us how he created the wonderfully unique covers for Dorothy Bowers’ crime series.

Here’s Why ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 Is the Only Editing Software You’ll Ever Need (Sponsored)

Feature Shoot

ACD Systems International has been a world leader in photo management software since the early 1990s, when the company forecasted—and helped facilitate—the rise of digital photography.

Atlantic Theater 2019 – ’20 Season by Pentagram

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird Atlantic Theater Company was founded in 1985 by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy and, since then, has established itself as an influential Off-Broadway theatre group.

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Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. 10 Vintage Effect Photoshop Actions.

Nail the Vintage Look with This Massive Library of Resources

Spoon Graphics

It is difficult to create convincing vintage-style artwork without the right materials, but tools and resources that are made from real antiques are quite rare!

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These Dreamlike Illustrations Will Appeal to Cat-Loving Children of the 1990s

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Angie Nguyen creates dreamlike images of cats, boba tea, and video games.

7 Most Popular Software for Presentations

Graphic Mama

Wondering which are the top presentation software options available right now on the market? In this article, we’ll throw some light on the subject. Multimedia presentations have become an inevitable part of business and education nowadays.

Turn Back the Pages: Bruno Paul

Illustration Age

Bruno Paul (1874-1968) was an architect, interior designer, educator and illustrator. His contributions to Simplicissimus (1897-1906) gained him international acclaim and, according to one historian, served as a visual manifesto for the magazine*.

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Emily Osborne on Designing The Swallows

Spine Magazine

Emily Osborne is a graphic designer and illustrator, and Art Director at Penguin Random House, NY. Here she takes us through her process for designing The Swallows.

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25 Business Flyer Templates (Creative Layout Designs & Industry-Specific Templates)

Tuts Plus

Do you need an impactful and effective way to promote your small or medium-sized business in 2019? It's tough to find advertising that balances high-value information and promotion. Traditional forms of advertising, like business flyers, are still effective.

21 creative business cards ideas and how to get the look

Canva

In a world of LinkedIn and professional Instagram pages, we discuss the importance of physical business cards and give you 21 creative business card ideas that will make an impact. In 2019, most of your business interactions probably take place in the digital space.

These Painted Sun-Soaked Scenes Will Make You Want to Pack a Bag (Like, Right Now)

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Hello. It’s been a while!

How to Choose a Font: A Science-backed Guide

Creative Market

As any graphic designer will tell you, choosing the perfect font for a project can be a love/hate process. The more prevalent and permanent you expect the font choice to be, the more involved you become in the decision.

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Top of the Tree Fruit, Vegetable, and Produce Packaging Design

Canny

When it comes to fruit and vegetable packaging their is a massive debate going on at the moment regarding the amount of packaging we use for them. The main problem is plastic in packaging is the need for sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging.

David Litman Designs an Epic Cover for Ask Again, Yes

Spine Magazine

David Litman is a graphic designer and Assistant Art Director at Simon & Schuster in New York City. Here he outlines his process for creating the vibrant cover for Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes. A lot of designers talk about the trouble of working on a cover for a book that they really like.

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Finding Your Creative Calling with Chase Jarvis

Creative Live

Most people believe they aren’t creative. Usually, because they can’t paint or draw. Or they don’t play an instrument. They have this narrow view of what it means to be creative and they label themselves without exploring where their natural creativity can lead.

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30 examples of pastel colors

Canva

When you think pastel colors, the first things that probably come to mind are: Easter. Cupcakes. Babies. But there’s so much more to these soft, muted colors.

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