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Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

April 25th, 2012
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Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

Sometimes the most appealing products are not those that are priced the most reasonably, but the ones whose packaging goes beyond functionality and crosses over to the artistic. Alberto Alessi said it best when he described his reason for his own aesthetic designs:

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The Painted Egg: Decorative and Imaginative Easter Eggs

April 16th, 2012
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The Painted Egg: Decorative and Imaginative Easter Eggs

With Easter having just passed, we thought we'd look to one of the holiday's most common motifs, the painted egg! There are many different ways to decorate and make something special from your standard, boring egg. You can use either natural dyes or liquid food colors to make them almost any color...

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Television Typography: Showcase of Memorable TV Show Logos

April 13th, 2012
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Television Typography: Showcase of Memorable TV Show Logos

TV show logos have become an art. They create recognizable brands that become an important part of a show’s off-air life and legacy. The eclipsing O of "Heroes", the periodic elements of "Breaking Bad", the film-negative "X-files", these title pieces have become instantly recognizable, and help make their shows familiar across many...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

April 10th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create your very own simple vector map illustration. First, we'll build the starting shapes using pixel perfect alignment, some basic vector shape building techniques along with a bunch of warp effects. Then we will put on the finishing touches. We...

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Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

April 4th, 2012
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Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

If you haven’t seen the viral pictures of English artist Julian Beever’s work, then you aren’t on the web enough. Mr. Beever started as a street artist who figured out how to make his pastel chalk drawings on hard sidewalks turn into three-dimensional scenes that amazed and delighted passersby. Beever started out...

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Exceptional Dribbble Invite Shots

March 30th, 2012
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Exceptional Dribbble Invite Shots

Dribbble is one of the most famous online designers community. It's an amazing gallery where people can show screenshots of their recent or upcoming works and share high-quality freebies with others. But Dribbble is not only place where you can show off your skills, it is also a source for inspiration, and a place where you...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Restaurant Chalkboard

March 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Restaurant Chalkboard

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed restaurant specials style chalkboard. We’ll start with the Rectangle Tool and some simple vector shape building techniques. Once you have your starting shapes you can continue and add the colors. We’ll use multiple fills and strokes along with...

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Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

March 21st, 2012
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Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

Process Charting (also known as Process Mapping) is one of the oldest, simplest and most valuable techniques for streamlining work. It is used in nearly every level of production.

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Web Worker’s Library: Awesome Printed Web Design and Development Books

March 20th, 2012
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Web Worker’s Library: Awesome Printed Web Design and Development Books

There's no doubt that eBook devices such as the Kindle and the Nook have changed how people read books forever. At the start of 2011 Amazon reported that for the first time eBook sales exceeded paperbacks. It's doubtful this trend...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

March 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

Today, in this all new Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will be learning how to create a very popular illustration; old tattered parchment. There are many beautiful illustrations that seem to be complicated to create, but they are actually not. This is the main purpose of this tutorial, to show you how easily some...

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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

March 14th, 2012
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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic MacBook Pro from scratch. First, you will learn how to use the grid and the snap to grid for an easier workflow. We’ll start with some simple vector shapes and several warp techniques along with a bunch of...

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Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

March 12th, 2012
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Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

Given the popularity of vintage and retro styles among the web design community, we thought we would take an opportunity and shine a spotlight on some of those styles applied to websites. With so many flawless examples of vintage and retro web design floating around the internet it was a bit...

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Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept

March 7th, 2012
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Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept

As a designer creating a good business card for yourself can be quite task. The need for a visually appealing business card design is greater than in other work fields. There are 2 steps to giving a business card, not only as a designer, but as a business individual in...

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Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design

March 6th, 2012
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Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design

As we look around the web, we see so many examples of designers who have brilliantly used color in web design projects to make the page or various page elements really pop. Even in some cases when we see designers opting for more minimal designs, using bold splashes...