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Behance: 19 Inspiring and Free Anti-Boredom Typefaces

August 3rd, 2015
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Behance, the creative network operated by Adobe, has always been a great place to find inspiration. Many designers and illustrators present free and contract work, including typefaces that can be used productively. Many of these are free, and some are even quite elaborate. Typefaces for Everyday Use Especially free typefaces for daily needs are not always easy to find – and this applies in...

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

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....

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

Best Practice: 30 Websites with Video Backgrounds

June 8th, 2015
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Video backgrounds are growing in popularity. Now with the first services offering HD videos for free commercial use popularity will increase further and faster. Pexels, known for its free imgaes, has entered the market that before had only had Mazwai as a source for free video material. Other than Mazwai where backlinks are mandatory, Pexels offers its material under CC0. While we will also...

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

Pure Inspiration: 33 New and Award-Winning Websites

May 31st, 2015
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Creativity needs inspiration. Even the greatest designers on earth are nothing without some inspiration from here or there. Look at Android and iOS for example. Armies of designers work on both and yet – isn’t there a slight similarity? Anyway, that’s not the point. To fuel your creativity we have roamed the web fpr new and award-winning piecesof web craftsmanship. Look what we have...

Inspiration

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...

Design

State of Design: United Arab Emirates

May 10th, 2015
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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,...