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100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

It’s time to delve into a collection of the best beautiful, modern serif fonts. Serif fonts are ideal for printed literature, detailed typography, or for creating a more formal effect. And these popular serif fonts really stand out from the crowd. We’ve gathered more than 100 of the best modern serif fonts that you can quickly start using in your work. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they can make to your design project, compared to the more generic system fonts that get all too commonly used… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program: Nine Selected Book Projects Now Live

The first Open Call for the Mentoring & Publishing Program of Slanted and the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter closed at the end of April. From almost 100 submitted projects, we have intensively supervised nine projects in one-to-one mentoring-sessions over the past four weeks on their way to a hopefully successful crowdfunding campaign and thus to a real publishing project. We are very happy to be able to present the individual projects to you now and hope that you will support one, two or maybe… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Il ponte silenzioso.

Il ponte silenzioso. by Editors Valentina D’Amora, Nadia Porfido, and Designer Matteo Pulina is a book that gives voice to emotions, after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, leaves room for those who have really experienced the trauma, in a raw, real, clean way. A way to keep alive the precious memory of those days, restoring a role to those who directly experienced this tragedy: survivors, displaced persons, rescuers, but also the simple inhabitants of Valpolcevera, the territory where the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— mattepuli | 
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15+ Free Sticker Mockup Templates

Stickers are a fun and versatile way to promote your business, raise awareness for a cause, or simply get your brand out there. It’s not just little kids that are excited by the prospect of getting a sticker! Regardless of what you’ll be using them for, it’s important to ensure that when your stickers have been produced, they look the part – and it can be tricky to do this before you receive them! That’s why sticker mockups are such a brilliant idea – they show you exactly what your sticker design will… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 
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Global Grad Show

Design to make the world better: Students from Germany are among hundreds from around the world taking part in Dubai’s Global Grad Show with innovative concepts on how to mitigate the collateral issues of the Corona-crisis. Their seven concepts originate from the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, the Hochschule Pforzheim, the Academy of Media Art Cologne, the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Braunschweig and two of them come from the University of the Arts… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— mbienias | 
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How to Design a Professional PowerPoint Presentation

Our series of tips on presentation design outlined some generic rules and ideas that you can live by to create better, more professional presentations. Today we want to follow that up by taking you through the actual process of designing a presentation from start to finish. We’ll break down every step of the design process, from choosing colors and images to using whitespace properly. After reading through this you should be all set to design your own beautiful presentation slides that will put your… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Joshua Johnson | 
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How to Embed Fonts in PowerPoint

Using custom fonts in PowerPoint presentations is one of the best ways to make your slideshows look more professional and stand out from the crowd. But, what if you have to share the PowerPoint file with a team that doesn’t have those same fonts installed on their computers? Don’t worry, there’s a quick and painless solution to this problem. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to embed fonts in PowerPoint so that you can share your presentations without having to worry about font issues ever again… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Adobe Live Events

The ‚daily dose of creativity‘ livestreams are now even more accessible; available in local language to inspire and connect creatives in Germany, UK, and France Adobe has today announced Adobe Live, its renowned series of live creative shows, will extend to the UK, Germany and France as a series of daily interactive livestreams, providing people with a regular dose of creative inspiration and keeping them connected and learning during uncertain times. Adobe’s focus on online event formats to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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Trend: Retro Serif Typography

Serif typography is having a moment. From thin lines to interesting shapes and even modern serifs, this trend is taking over new website projects. What’s great about serifs is that they can add a certain flair or mood to a design based on the style of letterforms. This trend is using retro-style serifs in a number of ways. (Our favorite option is for display text that pairs a retro serif with a simple sans serif, to create some eye-catching contrast and variety). Here’s how to use this trend with some… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Best Affinity Publisher Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Publisher is a great, affordable alternative to Adobe InDesign. And much like InDesign, Affinity Publisher also supports pre-made templates. With Affinity Publisher templates, you can easily create professional-looking documents, brochures, flyers, and more with just a few clicks. We handpicked some of the best Affinity Publisher templates to show you what kind of designs you can make with the software. You can download and use them for your own projects as well. Adobe InDesign (IDML)… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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New video interviews online from L.A.

For Slanted Magazine #35—L.A. the Slanted team met many great designers, artists and teachers, who all—really, all—when asked where their allegiance lies: with N.Y. or L.A., yelled „L.A.!!!“ without batting an eyelid. You can find their brilliant works in the new issue, and a deeper look at their opinions and views through  video interviews that can be watched online on our video platform for free! Watch the videos here! learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Referenz Grotesk

Referenz Grotesk by the Typographic Research Lab Open2Type is a contemporary typeface full of references referring to the type design history of Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Its typographic history holds a broad spectrum of shapes and characters, including F.H. Ernst Schneidler (1882–1956), Imre Reiner (1900–1987), Walter Brudi (1907–1987), Kurt Weidemann (1922–2011) and Frank Heine (1964–2003). Extensive studies about the academy’s typographic history resulted in the new font Referenz… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Betti Kuntz | 
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Design Psychology: 8 Strategies to Use in Your Projects

Psychology, the study of the human mind, is a very complex subject that even the scientists struggle with. In fact, scientists and researchers are still trying to figure out why we have dreams when we sleep. However, thanks to many studies, years of research, and the dedication of brilliant minds like Sigmund Freud, we now have a general understanding of how the human mind works. As it turns out, our minds are pre-programmed to respond and react to certain things in certain ways. There are also… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Photoshop Filters + Plugins 2020 (+ How to Use Them)

If you’re looking for unique Photoshop filters to turn your photos into artwork, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a collection of the best Photoshop filters and plugins you can use to add various effects to photos. There are many benefits to using Photoshop filters. They are quite useful in crafting creative graphic designs such as posters, flyers, logos, and much more. While Photoshop itself comes with a set of default filters they don’t offer much value. Thankfully there are… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Meltdown Flags

Meltdown Flags is a climate data initiative that visualizes the effects of global glacier retreat by reducing the amount of white in the flags of countries with glaciers. Glaciers are a source of life—they provide vital drinking water, help generate power for millions of homes, and are our most valuable indicators in understanding the future of global climate change. Without glaciers we would live in a very different world. Complete meltdown would bring sea level rise to a record high, and eliminate 69%… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Moby Digg | 

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