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The Second Law of UX

UX Collective

Nielsen’s law from 2000 stands as the first law of online UX. We should now acknowledge a second equally impactful truth about users. Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash Tool soup is a term I first heard when designing for developer experience.

How to Choose the Right Branding Agency for You

Canny

There’s an abundance of branding agencies out there – all claiming to do the same thing. It can be a bit of a headache when trying to decide which agency is right you. It’s important that you choose a branding agency that understands you, and understands what you’re trying to achieve.

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Can Public Art Change the Way We Think About Sustainability?

Eye on Design

One fine morning, a king and a queen arrive for a tour of Dalhousie—a quaint Himalayan hill town located in the Chamba region in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

'Donkey Wrong' is a funny animated short about an ass in the right place at the right time

Creative Boom

The British seaside is a peculiar place. Filled with donkey rides, ice cream vans, and holidaymakers looking for a good time, beaches are a destination where comic twists of fate are never far away. And in Animade's latest short film Donkey Wrong, that's exactly what happens.

How to Create a Money Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share some useful techniques for creating a vintage style engraved text effect just like the illustrations you see on paper money or banknotes.

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Expert Lists: Seb Lester

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Calligrapher, designer, educator, and artist, Seb Lester has attracted a huge and devoted following — both for his talent and wit.

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A Profound Waste of Time: Caspian Whistler celebrates video games as an art form

Creative Boom

There's always been some negativity around video games. That they're a distraction or perhaps something only children should enjoy.

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50% off 230 Top Fonts, Brushes, Mockups, and More. Grab as Many as You Can!

Spoon Graphics

It’s the Design Cuts birthday event this week, and to celebrate they’re running a spectacular discount on all their top design resource products. Over 230 of the greatest fonts, brushes, illustrations, mockups, patterns, and toolkits are half-price for a limited time.

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20 Beautifully Designed Coming Soon Pages for Inspiration

SpeckyBoy

If you are working on a new website, service, or app, you should consider getting a jump start on your marketing campaigns by having a presence online that you can show to potential users or buyers, so that when you do launch, you can hit the ground running.

19 New Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Futuristic and modern script and sans serif fresh free fonts , 100% free download for commercial and personal use. New high quality free fonts perfect for logotype, branding and any kind of typography artwork.

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Wagamama's new campaign unleashes 'Vegamama' on the world with a plant-based mission

Creative Boom

A favourite of the casual-dining scene, Wagamama's has just become the UK's first high street restaurant to have half of its menu entirely plant-based.

How Wes Anderson’s Creative Team Designed the The French Dispatch Magazine for His Latest Film

Eye on Design

During a quick scene in The French Dispatch , Hermès Jones, a magazine illustrator played by Jason Schwartzman, gets an earful from Arthur Howitzer, Jr., the editor-in-chief played by Bill Murray.

In Web Design, Easier Doesn’t Always Mean Better

SpeckyBoy

There are a massive number of products and tools aimed at the web design industry. And it seems like something new arrives every day. They may vary widely in scope, but most have one thing in common: the promise of making our job easier.

The Ultimate Procreate Brushes (20 Brush Sets)

Graphic Design Junction

The Procreate brushes ultimate collection for Procreate illustration and drawing. These Procreate brushes are very smooth and textured, very easy to use and best for painting and draw sketches. You don’t need to customize anything, everything is already done.

Take a trip to Tokyo through the illusory lens of photographer Rumi Ando

Creative Boom

© Rumi Ando. The Tokyo-based photographer has an eye for the spectacular. In her latest series Tokyo Nude, she creates pastel-tinted photography inspired by the dreamy compositions found in Japanese Yamato-e paintings – a style that features intricate details of buildings and daily life.

Handwriting is Dying. What Does That Mean For Design?

Eye on Design

If you’re over 25, your experience with handwriting is probably very different from what is being taught in schools today. Forty-six out of 50 states have adopted the Common Core Standards, which do not mention handwriting or cursive in their requirements.

Top 11 Graphic Design Schools in Florida (2021 List)

Shillington

Looking to study graphic design? If you want to become a graphic designer , then studying for a degree in graphic design is definitely a good start. But, where to do your degree? There are countless options of where to study—both at home or abroad. How about The Sunshine State?

Amazing Digital Illustrations Art By Denis Gonchar

Graphic Design Junction

Today we again featuring a digital illustration artist Denis Gonchar , with his amazing digital art collection. Denis is a passionate Digital Artist from Ukraine. He worked on vectors, paintings and illustrations with a unique style.

Principal studio designs a psychedelic identity for organic online shopping brand Fergus

Creative Boom

Bryan-K. Lamonde, one of five founding members behind the studio, talks us through the inspirations behind the project – which pulls reference to Swiss graphic design from the '60s and '70s. There's so much to say about our creative process," says Bryan-K.

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“Ice Castles” by Photographer Frankie Carino

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Julia Johnson Branding by Lundqvist & Dallyn

We And The Color

UK-based graphic design studio Lundqvist & Dallyn created a beautiful brand identity for Julia Johnson. Julia Johnson is a Los Angeles-based photographer and creative director. Her work is characterized by distinctive aesthetics along with vibrant colors.

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30 Creative Logo Design Inspiration #99

Graphic Design Junction

Logo or what we often encounter with the term symbol, is a visual identity that we often encounter in various situations.

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Josh Richardson creates sumptuously surreal illustrations with a dash of wicked humour

Creative Boom

Arts University Bournemouth graduate Josh Richardson has perfected a style of psychedelic illustration that draws its inspiration from classic Disney cartoons and the aesthetics of Yellow Submarine.

Spooky Halloween Typography for 2021

SpyreStudios

The season’s web design theme would not be complete without spooky Halloween typography. Typography is a trendy way to use text and fonts to convey creativity. Some designers use witty lines to create a dramatic effect, while others simply use fonts to create an aesthetic.

“Les rochers fauves” by Photographer Clement Chapillon

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Photo clement chapillon les rochers fauves photographer photography

The best 2021 podcasts to level up your design game (and your personal life)

UX Collective

(Illustration by Francesca Valentini , yours truly) One of the biggest truths is that good design is not only about applying best practices or following a good thinking framework. Good design comes most of the time from a great understanding of your users, which are, in the end, human beings.

Brian Blomerth on his new book on psychedelics and the magical Mushroom Revolution

Creative Boom

Brian Blomerth (Photo credit: © Dondre Stuetley). Mushrooms are having a moment. And we're not talking about the innocent button or closed cup varieties, either. More of the magical kind that gets you high.

21 Engaging Corporate Video Ideas That You Can Use Today

Canny

Corporate video ideas are ten a penny, but some are better than others! From company overview videos and customer testimonial videos, to service explainer videos and team member videos, we’ve been covering a lot of ground at Canny recently.

70 Free Dual Monitor Wallpapers and Desktop Backgrounds

Vandelay Design

When you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor, like web designers do, it's nice to have wallpaper that will provide some inspiration. Since many people use two screens in their workspace we decided to put together this collection of dual monitor wallpapers.

How design debt can hurt your product

UX Collective

If you’re in Product & Tech, chances are that you’re quite familiar with the term ‘ tech debt ’. You may also have heard of its lesser-known cousin ‘design debt’. The truth is … Debt of any kind can be a real threat to delivering genuine user and business value in a product.

How to avoid feeling lonely in an age of remote working

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Even though lockdown's winding down, you're still working from home, and it's making you pretty lonely. Whether you're a freelancer or a remote employee, staring at the same four walls all day can quickly get you down. So what can you do?

The 10 Best Free One-Page Themes for WordPress in 2021

SpeckyBoy

When you’re just getting started with your business, you might not have a lot of information for a full-featured, multi-page business website. If that’s the case, a one-page WordPress theme is exactly what you need.

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These surreal vintage Polish posters are a graphic design dream

Creative Bloq

Welcome to Soviet psychedelia

Minimal Flyer InDesign Template

We And The Color

Available for download on Adobe Stock, this minimalist flyer template is fully customizable in Adobe InDesign. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @GrkiCreative in the standard size of A4, this minimalist flyer template is based on a modern look.