February, 2020

50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course.

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VHS Effect Photoshop Template for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful effect to download this week, courtesy of Creative Supplies Co. This Photoshop template instantly adds distorted VHS effects to your images, to give them the appearance of an analog video tape from the 80s & early 90s.

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Best Graphic Design Tablets in 2020

Just Creative

Way back in 2018, which these days can be considered ancient history, we shared with you what we considered to be the best Graphics Tablets for Graphic Design. While our picks certainly great, technology is a lot like cars where the newest tech becomes dated quickly.

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Print Peppermint: the Online Printer that Goes for Quality over Quantity

Designer Daily

If you are a graphic designer who regularly needs to print his work, you know how frustrating it can be to work with some online printers. Most just have the price as their top-selling point. Print Peppermint made other choices.

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50 Best Design Blogs You Have To Read (2020 Update)

Shillington

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends, and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing.

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50 Free Wireframe Templates for Mobile, Web and UX Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

In the initial stages of a project, when ideas aren’t quite fully formed, it’s good practice to wireframe the layout of your mobile app or web project by stripping away all design elements and flourishes to help define and better communicate the information hierarchy of the layout and plan for functionality and user flow. Whether you create them using a whiteboard, pencil and paper , web-based tools , or using a graphic application, effective wireframing and planning play a critical role in the success of your product. While most wireframing tools are readily and freely available (pen, paper, markers…), you may have to pay to use some web-based tools, and if you know where to look, you can also grab some free, templates for graphic applications like Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch. Lucky for you know where to look, as you have landed on this page! To make it easier for you to find the exact type of wireframe template you’re looking for, I’ve split them into the following sub-categories: Material Design , iOS , Multi-Purpose Mobile , Web Design and UX Design. Specifications, guidelines, and design trends are constantly being improved, and the below wireframe templates reflect that, but if you’re looking for older, yet possibly still relevant, wireframe templates, you can take a look at this post from 2014. The Wireframe Template Toolbox. Unlimited Downloads: 1,000,000+ Wireframe Templates, UI Kits, Icon Sets, Web Templates, Themes and much more! Mobile Wireframe Kit. Sketch & Illustrator. WeDot Wireframe UI Kit. Sketch & Photoshop. Pride Mobile Wireframe Kit. Photoshop Template. Skeleton Wireframing Kit. Sketch & Photoshop. Method Wireframe Kit. Sketch,XD,PSD & Figma. Web Library Wireframe. Photoshop Template. Explore Wireframe Kits. iOS Wireframe Kits. iPhone 6 Vector Wireframing Toolkit (AI) Designed by Michelle. Turbo iOS Wireframe Kit (Envato Elements). Snap UI iOS8 Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Jon Rundle. Sketchy – iOS Wireframe Kit (Envato Elements). iOS Simple Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Barbara Giardelli. Flow iOS Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Vineet Kumar. Turbo iOS Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by JustUI. Apple Watch Wireframe Kit (AI) Designed by Jessie Farris. Apple Watch Wireframe Templates (Sketch) Designed by Rémi Fayolle. iPhone Templates Mobile Storyboard Template (AI) Designed by J.Baptiste Eudeline. Bones IOS Wireframe Kit (Envato Elements). iPad Wireframes for UX Design (Sketch) Designed by Phil Goodwin. iPhone Wireframes (Sketch) Designed by Phil Goodwin. iPhone 6 Wireframes (PSD) Designed by Oleg Sukhorukov. Free iOS UX Wireframe & Icon Set (PNG, SVG & EPS) Designed by Marcin Cajzer. WZ Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by wendzhue. Material Design Wireframe Kits. Material Design Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Dan Shipley. Material Design Mobile Wireframe Templates (PSD) Designed by Abdulhameid Grandoka. Multi-Purpose Mobile Wireframe Kits. Wires – Two free wireframe UX kits for mobile and web, built exclusively for Adobe XD. Bolt Wireframes (Envato Elements). Mobile Design System (Envato Elements). Moon Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by George Frigo. Liberty Mobile (Envato Elements). Mobile UI Blueprint (PSD) Designed by 365PSD. Mobile Wireframe Templates (Sketch) Designed by R?za Selçuk Saydam. Mobile Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Phil Goodwin. Mobile Wireframe Kit (Envato Elements). Printable Wireframe Templates (Envato Elements). Web Design Wireframe Templates. Free Website Wireframe Templates (Sketch) Designed by The Gentlemans Mustache. Sketchframes Boostrap UI Kit (Sketch). Wirebase Base Elements for Creating Wireframes (Sketch) Designed by Patryk Zabielski. Responsive Wireframe Template (Sketch) Designed by Jubal Mabaquiao. Mottom Simple eCommerce Wireframe Templates (Sketch) Designed by A. Yusuf Besim. Jolly UI Free Hand-Drawn UI Kit (AI & EPS) Designed by Hand-Drawn Goods. Website Wireframe Template (Sketch) Designed by Garret Voorhees. Multi-Purpose Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Micah Sivitz. Kita3 Wireframe & Mockup UI Kit (PSD) Designed by Mouafa Ahmed. Teracy Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Designed by Teracy. Fluid Wireframe Kit (Sketch). Wireframe Landing Page Template (Photoshop). Atomic Design Template (Sketch). Essential Prototyping Template (Sketch). Starter Wireframe Templates (Sketch). B&W UI Elements (Sketch). UX Design Templates. Wyre Web Layout Flowcharts (AI, EPS & SVG) Designed by Petr Knoll. Web and Mobile Wireframing & Layout Kit (AI) Designed by VectorOpenStock. Mobile Wireframing Kit & Flowchart Kit (Sketch) Designed by Dmitry Kurash & Irina Medyantseva. Flowchart Wireframe Set (Sketch) Designed by Arthur Guillermin Hazan. Wireframer Icon Pack (SVG) Designed by Eugene Dobrik. iPhone 6 UX Workflow (AI) Designed by Aaron Humphreys. UX Device Pack (AI & EPS) Designed by Qaaim Goodwin. UX Wireframe Set (AI) Designed by Michal Koczor. Mobile Diagram Template (Sketch) Designed by Ismael Kose. UX Case Study Wireframe Template (EPS) Designed by Ashley Porciuncula. Free Flowchart Kit (Sketch). User Flow Assets (Sketch). User Flow Diagram Template (Sketch). Web Design Flowchart Templates (Photoshop). Mobile UI Wireflow Template Kit (Sketch). The post 50 Free Wireframe Templates for Mobile, Web and UX Design appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine. UI Design Wireframe Design Mobile App Design PSD Template UI Kits UX Deliverables Wireframe Tools Wireframing

Kurppa Hosk's smart typographic designs for new awesome synthesiser Superlative

Creative Boom

Iconic analogue synthesisers like Korgs or Rolands usually boast the kind of typography that would make most graphic design geeks salivate.

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8 Creative Ways To Improve Your SEO (Search Rankings)

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Adam Petty. It’s 2020. The online world is bigger than ever. With so much information out there it can be hard for your customers to find you, let alone spend their precious time engaging with your content.

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Fonts in Focus: two

I Love Typography

For the first in this new series of Fonts in Focus, we visited the New York offices of Hoefler & Co.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Guta by M -- N Associates

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Breath of Fresh Chair”. Established in 2018, Guta is a chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that combines the tradition of Vietnamese street coffee culture with the variety of contemporary coffee shop offerings (e.g., drinks with whipped cream on top).

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Looking Outside of Web Design for Inspiration

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It makes perfect sense: If you want to design a compelling website, find other sites out there that inspire you. And, while this works, it’s not necessarily the best way to create something original. Increasingly, the web is becoming homogeneous.

Anxiety Empire is the free, no-adverts mag exploring the dangerous impact of the media

Creative Boom

It's about time someone made it clear that mental health isn't just a simple, and individual issue, but a societal one. New mental health magazine Anxiety Empire does just that and practices what it preaches by working to a model that means the print publication is free. "We

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40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

Spoon Graphics

I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing!

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Best Apple Pencil Alternatives for Procreate

Just Creative

With recent articles on JUST Creative about the Procreate app for the Apple iPad and the best brushes for the app , we started to think that even though the Procreate app is an amazing tool for artists and graphic designers, not everyone likes to use the Apple Pencil on their iPad.

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Moss, Coral, and Lichen Inspired Embroidery Hoops Stitched by Hannah Kwasnycia

Colossal

All images © Hannah Kwasnycia, shared with permission. Canadian artist Hannah Kwasnycia stitches embroidery hoops inspired by moss, lichen, coral, mold, and bacteria cultures. Colorful strands are layered to form three-dimensional representations of living organisms.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Tilix by BR / BAUEN

Under Consideration / Brand

“If I Could Turn Back Time”. 2017) Owned by PagSeguro, Tilix is a fintech app that offers a simplified bill payment system in Brazil.

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Our 2020 Photography Competition Now Open!

Communication Arts

Announcing our 2020 Photography competition! We’re looking for the best recent commercial and experimental photography to celebrate and publish in our upcoming Photography Annual. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 6th. Message

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Designers, illustrators and photographers: This is your last chance to enter this year's A' Design Awards

Creative Boom

You chose a creative path and work hard to make something special every day. You don't always get the chance to create something brilliant, but when you do – you should proudly shout about it.

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Video Tutorial: Distressed Halftone & Engraved Photo Effect

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a combination of filters that produce distressed halftone effects, which gives an image a high-contrast, newsprint-style appearance.

The 15 Best Brushes for Procreate 

Just Creative

The Procreate app is quickly becoming one of the most popular programs for creating art that the iPad offers. By turning the iPad into a drawing table, it opens up the possibilities for any artists who might not consider the iPad a viable design option.

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Six-Year-Old Tulip Navigates a Wooly Garden in a New Animation by Andrea Love

Colossal

Andrea Love ( previously ) is back with a new heart-felt animation detailing the journey of a six-year-old girl named Tulip.

The Importance of Storytelling in Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Several years ago, I worked as an in-house copywriter and designer for a prominent marketing firm. When I first applied for the job I didn’t have any of the credentials my employers were looking for, and yet I got the job anyway, out of a pool of more qualified competitors.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for STC by Interbrand

Under Consideration / Brand

“Push Forward”. Established in 1998, Saudi Telecom Company (stc) is a telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia providing cable, landline, mobile, internet services, and computer networks for residential and business customers.

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Celebrating the unsung talents of 'The Herb Lubalin of England'

Creative Boom

This month sees the opening of the Men of Letters exhibition , which showcases the work of "two of the lettering world's great unsung heroes" – Tony Forster and Phill Grimshaw.

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10 Valentine’s Day Designs for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a collection of beautiful Valentine’s Day themed designs to download this week, courtesy of Freepik. These 10 illustrated designs feature a range of cute graphics, each drawn in a colourful, textured style.

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11 Creative Ways to Make Money Online in 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Hardworking and smart business owners seldom have to worry about making money. Several platforms offer online entrepreneurs a way to explore their skills to the fullest.

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Life’s Sublime Moments Unearthed in Cubist Paintings by Connor Addison

Colossal

“Innocence Lost” (2020), oil on linen,172 x 94 centimeters. All images © Connor Addison. Barcelona-based painter and photographer Connor Addison situates his recent series of oil paintings within the context of philosopher Edmund Burke’s theory of the sublime.

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The 10 Most Popular Open Source Front-End Web UI Kits

Speckyboy Design Magazine

You can save loads of development time by working with frontend UI kits. The most popular is Bootstrap although far too many homogeneous sites rely on that framework. To give you some variety I’ve curated my pick of the best newer open source UI frameworks out there.

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Photographer Captures Powerful Waves On Lake Erie As Liquid Mountains

Design You Trust

Dave Sandford is a professional sports photographer of 18 years whose hometown is London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 4 weeks, for 2 to 3 days per week, Sandford has been driving 45 minutes to Lake Erie, spending up to 6 hours a day photographing the lake.

From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers – The Design Museum to explore the hypnotic world of electronic music

Creative Boom

The Design Museum in London is turning itself into a club this April, as it launches a new exhibition exploring the hypnotic world of electronic music and rave culture.

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Pay Just $29 for The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Kit

Spoon Graphics

How do you fancy getting your hands on a hand-picked selection of professional fonts to take your branding, print and digital projects to the next level?

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The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Bundle (99% Off)

Just Creative

Font bundles are my favourite, and this one is no exception. This brand new bundle from DesignCuts brings you a wide range of professional quality fonts, from sans-serif to classic serif, brush, calligraphy, display and many more.

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Papier-Mâché Masks Crafted by Liz Sexton Bring Animals to Human Scale

Colossal

All images © Liz Sexton, shared with permission. Rejecting anthropocentrism, Liz Sexton wants to break down the boundary between human and animal life.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for 26th UN Climate Change Conference by Johnson Banks

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Marble to Behold”. 1995 in Berlin) "The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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This Artist Gives Animals A Rainbow Makeover

Design You Trust

Ramzy Masri is a talented Brooklyn-based graphic designer who uses rainbow colors as a major inspiration for his artwork.

Futura's Agua Bendita Mezacal designs celebrate rule-breaking and defiance of norms

Creative Boom

Mexico City-based design and branding studio Futura has created the branding and packaging for Agua Bendita, a mezcal brand made in Mexico. Agua Bendita mezcal was founded as a drink "dedicated to those who defy traditional norms.

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Save 99% off This Treasure Trove of Design Resources

Spoon Graphics

The Creative’s Complete Treasure Trove is a brand new bundle of best-selling design resources currently discounted by 99%, which reduces the regular price of $2717 down to just $29 for a limited time only.

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