Articles by Nataly Birch

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Test the Limits: Delicious Typography

July 20th, 2015
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Although in general we understand that the larger part of jaw-dropping posters that owe a wow factor to an incredible typography are artificial and made in some advanced image editors, yet there are still mind-blowing letterings that look so delicious, mouth-watering and realistic that doubts creep in our mind, starting to play with our imagination. For justice’ sake, it should be noted that not every work that...

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Test the Limits: Chalk Style Typography

July 13th, 2015
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Chalk style typography has an old-school vibe, a slightly juvenile character, and urban nature. It managed to carve out an ideal niche for itself as well as mature into an art direction of full value. It is a favorite choice among designers that finds wide application in various spheres and leaves an artistic imprint on everyday life, brightening up some of our standard routines....

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Let it Glow: 30 Electrifying Examples of High-end Typography

July 6th, 2015
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There are some mind-blowing types that radiate of marvelous high-tech Magic and exude an image of sophistication and a subtle sense of brutality. Whether it is a flawlessly reproduced steampunk style lettering that just fascinates by polished shiny bronze surfaces and inventive construction. Or it is a gloomy yet bold and grotesque professionally executed neon sign planned down to the latest detail and enlivened...

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Maintain Focus: 20 Website Designs with Centered Layouts

June 29th, 2015
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Website designs with fixed width centered layouts are like a blast from the past that remind us of those good old days when a majority of web sites were based on the formerly popular 960px grid system – center-aligned and with distinctive borders. With the increasing popularity of wide screens, designers began to opt in favor of full-screen layouts that gave the content more...

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30 Best Practices in 3D Typography

June 3rd, 2015
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Next in our infrequent series of typography setups is splendid multi-faceted 3d typography. For sculptural type artists opt in favor of Cinema 4D or Zbrush, while for creating an illusion of dimension, designers move heaven and earth resorting to all sorts of tools and material. From rendering in Cinema 4d as a primary instrument for building a simulating environment to manipulations with Illustrator’s toolbox...

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Back to the Roots: Hand-Made Typography

May 27th, 2015
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Are you sometimes fed up with everything glossy, glassy, gradient-esque, three-dimensional, abstract, surreal – in one word with everything artificial, virtual? Yes? Me too. Now is the perfect time to turn to natural, real and genuine. Simply set your eyes on something organic, something that you can touch, feel and even eat, something that has vibes and evokes warm feelings. Our today’s collection is...

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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

May 10th, 2015
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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

Being deeply religious people, residents of United Arab Emirates live in a peaceful world hemmed in between the inhospitable desert and the Persian Gulf. Here, religion plays a significant role, affecting not only everyday life but also culture and art. It is not a secret that the UAE sports numerous distinct national characteristics that some may find outdated or obsolete. Although despite such constraints,...

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Incredible Typography: 28 Sculptural Fonts (Showcase)

May 5th, 2015
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Incredible Typography: 28 Sculptural Fonts

Typography is considered to be a fine art that at first place adorns print media. Although it is widely used for its primary purpose, which obviously is displaying text, it is able to not just bring the content to view but also reflect its meaning. It can dish out data in the way you imagined it to, easily conveying a gamut of emotions, setting the...

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World of Design No. 3: South Korea

April 29th, 2015
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Driven by high-tech goliaths such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai-Kia, South Korea is considered to be one of the most innovative countries in the world. However, this impressive fact does not call the tune when it comes to website design. It seems that the Korean-based creatives are trying to stick to the golden mean and maintain the ideology of “haste makes waste” and populate...

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100 Free Resources for Sketch App

April 27th, 2015
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100 Free Resources for Sketch

More and more creatives switch from powerful and universal image editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to simpler, less sophisticated, much handier and just cheaper software for carrying out their tasks. These unidirectional yet feature-rich programs enable talented folks to focus particularly on designing and nothing else, providing a set of instruments exactly for this sphere. Sketch App is one of that kind....