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70+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates

Brochures are an incredibly important part of identity and branding for any type of business. Whether you’re keeping customers informed, marketing a new product, or selling your services. A beautiful, modern brochure template can be a great starting point. We’ve tracked down some of the most beautiful, creative brochure designs to help you quickly get started with a professional template. They’re modern and stylish, and can help your business stand out from the crowd. All these brochure designs come in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted in L.A.: Jens Gehlhaar

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. Jens Gehlhaar, born and raised in Germany, is a commercial artist living in Los Angeles who works in film, design… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

30+ Best Procreate Brushes 2020 (Free & Pro)

If you’re a digital artist searching for the perfect Procreate brush to craft stunning illustrations or to design unique website header images, we’ve got a great collection of professional Procreate brushes just for you. Procreate is amongst the most popular drawing apps available for iPad Pro. It’s actually more than just a simple drawing app. With the Apple Pencil stylus and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings. The app comes with over 130… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Re:Post

Re:Post shows visualizations of the basics class of Visual Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts, which demonstrate a digital dialogue between text and image. A text is posted by each student in a specified order, which refers formally or in terms of content to the preceding one: a chain of quotations is created, the components of which are visualized by the class. The project accompanied the entire online summer semester 2020 and thus contributes to a constant exchange between the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Henrike Uthe | 

40+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2020

A great website mockup design can help to present your web design in a beautiful, unique way. This collection of website mockup PSDs is perfect for doing just that, and we’ll also share our favorite website mockup tools, and tips for creating your website mockup! Proper presentation is the key to delighting your clients. Whether you’re working on a website design or a logo design, the way you present your designs to your client determines your level of professionalism. When choosing a mockup template to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Forward Festival 2020 Vienna

For six years now, the  Forward Festival has been a popular hotspot for creatives and those interested in the creative scene. With this year’s motto Digital Eyes, the Forward Festival 2020 Vienna will take place October 8th and 9th, digital, analog and yet anything but binary. Digitization and technology are no longer exclusively future-visioned terms, they came to stay. It affects us all, our work, the market, it changes and will no longer become less. With our heads in our smartphones, we seem to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Affinity Designer vs Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

It’s been more than three decades since Adobe introduced us to Illustrator. All this time, Illustrator has been the go-to software for vector graphics design. Ask any expert designer and they’ll tell you how they can’t even think of switching software. Illustrator is now part of their workflow and career. Adobe used this loyalty to their advantage, by converting their software licensing to a subscription plan. You now have to pay a monthly price to keep using the software. For some people, it’ll still… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

15+ Best Responsive & HTML Email Design Tutorials

How do you design an email that will result in plenty of opens and strong click-through rates? There’s a little art – and luck – that goes into email design. Whether you’re looking at the graphic and visual design, or the responsive HTML development side, email design can be a tricky business. Here, we’re going to look at some tutorials to help you learn everything you need to know about email design, from some basics to more advanced techniques to help you make this most of this digital marketing… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

5 Procreate Tips for Pro iPad Design

Procreate is the main reason artists fell in love with the iPad Pro. It’s the app that transformed the iPad into the portable drawing pad that every artist dreamed of. Procreate is an app full of amazing features and possibilities. Today we share with you some of the best Procreate tips to help you make the most of this app. Whether you’re just getting started with iPad Pro and Procreate or an expert looking for useful tips, this guide will surely help you create professional art using the popular iOS… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Typologie, a Typographic Palette

Through more than a hundred unique font specimens, Typologie, a Typographic Palette is an immersion in contemporary French type design, in its broadest, most eloquent and heterogeneous expression. The book takes the form of a color chart in order to illustrate the plurality of type design in France, and the multiple inspirations and compositions of the type foundries behind it, with their similarities and their singularities. In this way, this typographic palette is a gateway to a better understanding… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Studio Recto Verso | 

50+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2020

If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you. Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Beratungsstelle Formgebung

The newly released Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate  deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. Awards such as the State Prize for Arts and Crafts promote, amongst others, outstanding gem and jewelry designers, ceramists, silversmiths, carpenters, barrel makers, and textile designers of the region… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

15+ Key Logo Design Trends of 2020

Need a new logo? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just planning a tweak to a current mark, understanding shifts in logo design trends can help you create a design with a modern touch. The theme in logo design is to create something simple and distinctive. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward designs that stand out. Here’s a look at a few logo design trends for 2020, and how you can make them work for you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates 2020

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out! A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates. To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted in L.A.: Greg Lindy / Lux Typographic + Design

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. Greg Lindy is the founder and creative director of Lux Typographic + Design. The L.A. studio is based on Greg’s… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

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