July, 2021

Inspiring student work by graphic design's next generation, made during the pandemic

Creative Boom

Branding for Writers' Museum by Lin Loke. Want to see some eye-catching, fresh and original design work?

Discovering Syrian Graphic Design And Type Through The Syrian Design Archive

Designer Daily

Unfortunately, Syria has become identified by the horrible war that has been going on for a very long time. Some people, however, don’t want to forget the rich ancient and modern history of that beautiful country.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books.

Top 6 Online Marketplaces to Sell Graphic & Web Design Products

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Sandra Brooke. There’s nothing like earning money doing something that you love. You may even be lucky enough to turn your creativity into an additional source of money.

Ask ILT: Fashion Fonts

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In episode one the new Ask ILT series, I answered, What’s the difference between Grotesque and Neo-Grotesque? In episode two we ask, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot?

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The Ultimate List of Web Design Tips and Ideas

Canny

Designing your website can be a bit of a slog at times, but we’re here to make it that much easier with our ultimate list of web design tips.

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Web Design Trends 2021: 30+ New Website Examples

Graphic Design Junction

Creative trendy examples of Web design that follow the 2021 trends. In this web design gallery we only selected best award winning websites for your inspiration. We hope that this article was able to help you understand some new web design trends 2021.

Photoshop Halftone & Engraved Effects for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a new premium download this week! This collection of Photoshop Actions and Smart PSD allows you to easily generate halftone and engraved effects within your design work.

The Best Computers for Graphic Design in 2021

Just Creative

The best computer for any graphic designer starts with the power the computer has to handle any number of tasks that you need to take care of, no matter how demanding they might be. The trick however is finding this computer at an incredible value.

Fonts in the Twilight Zone

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods.

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Ultimate List of Web Design Tips

Canny

Designing your website can be a bit of a slog at times, but we’re here to make it that much easier with our ultimate list of web design tips.

How Lionel Taurus merges illustration and interaction design to create richer experiences

Creative Boom

Squarespace product designer Lionel Taurus has created unique and singular works by bringing together the beauty of art with the practicality of design systems. He hopes that by combining the diverse disciplines, users and viewers will be more active when interacting with content.

50 Best Script Fonts Of 2021

Graphic Design Junction

50 Best Script Fonts for designers. All fonts are evoke the vibe of calligraphy and handwriting script style, perfect for all of your web and graphic design projects.

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How to Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts.

Top 10 Fastest & Most Powerful Laptops for Graphic Designers

Just Creative

At their core, laptops are built to be your PC on the go. Not every laptop is created equal though and some options out there are designed to provide the user as much processing power & speed that money can buy.

An Interview with Ulrike Rausch

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Ulrike Rausch is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, the beautiful and authentic, LiebeHeide.

“The Imaginary Birds” by Photographer Yota Yoshida

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How to compete in the new global jobs market as a creative

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Once upon a time, working for a company outside the UK meant uprooting your whole existence and going to work in another country.

20+ Creative Brochure Templates Design

Graphic Design Junction

Creative, clean and modern Corporate Brochure Templates ready to use for any business, designing agency, graphic designer, corporate annual reports or portfolio. Clean visual structure and professional typography.

Photoshop, Affinity, or Procreate? Take Your Pick of These Three Discounted Brush Bundles!

Spoon Graphics

Brushes are a staple of any design resources library, they are important tools required for drawing, illustrating, and creating interesting effects. These fantastic bundles provide you with endless brush options for shading, lettering and texturing at a discounted price of 97-98%.

15 Best Chromebooks for 2021

Just Creative

Looking for the best Chromebook for your graphic design & creative needs? We’ve got the perfect guide for you. We’ve reviewed and ranked the best Chromebooks you can buy today.

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Ask ILT: Grotesque & Neo-Grotesque

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. For the first in my brand new series of reader questions, I begin with two common type classifications. They sound pretty much the same and they do have a lot in common, but their differences are significant, and that makes them suitable for different applications.

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90s Graphic Design: A Trip Back in Time to Millennial Land

Creative Market

Let’s go back in time to 90s graphic design for an aesthetic inspired by Nirvana, Beverly Hills, 90210 , Britney Spears, and Saved by the Bell. This was a moment in time when the millennial generation was just starting out their young lives as children or teenagers.

Creative director Ivan Alonso shares five books that inspire his design practice

Creative Boom

Ivan Alonso is a creative director and photographer based in Austin, Texas, whose work spans brand identity, brand strategy, campaign development and creative image-making.

30+ Best Procreate Brushes For Illustration (Free & Premium)

Graphic Design Junction

The best Procreate brushes can add beautiful details to your illustrations and graphic design pieces with a set of hand-picked best procreate brushes.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Modern Gradient Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a colourful gradient logo icon.

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30+ Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Just Creative

Developed by Serif, the Affinity Designer program is a vector graphics editor that is one of the strongest competitors to the crown held by the industry-preferred Adobe Illustrator.

An Interview with John Hudson

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, world-class type designer and expert in font technology. We talk with him about the award-winning superfamily, Brill, the challenges of multilingual typography, volcanoes and walking the dog.

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8 CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets for Creating Realistic Animation

SpeckyBoy

We say it all the time because it’s true: CSS and JavaScript are capable of some amazing feats. Web-based animation is a prime example. Not long ago, animation on the web was a bit rudimentary – save for add-on technology such as Flash. The movements were basic and often trended towards cartoonish.

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Welcome to 'NEKO' World: The empathetic style of illustrator Neko Jiang

Creative Boom

Freelance New York-based illustrator Neko Jiang has developed a bold and adorable style to engage viewers with. Described by a friend as 'NEKO' World, the artist hopes her aesthetic will create a closer connection between her work and her audience. Art and stories have always come naturally to Neko.

Freebies: Download 35+ Fresh Free Graphics for UI/UX

Graphic Design Junction

Download fresh new freebies, free PSD files , and Illustrator files for UI/UX for commercial web and graphic design projects. Freebies are always handy for web and graphic designers.

Unlock The Vintage Design Style with This Collection of Creative Tools. Just $29

Spoon Graphics

If you’re a fan of the vintage art style you’ll love digging through the wealth of quality design resources in this vintage-themed treasure chest!

Are Details a Matter for God or the Devil?

David Langton

Here’s how the details can make or break your next communication effort

The Best Pens & Pencils for Designers, Artists & Creatives

Just Creative

Despite what we may think, for someone who works in a creative space, no piece of tech will replace a quality pen for quick sketches of ideas and projects. .

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