Design blogs

20+ Face Mask Mockup Templates & Overlays

Wearing a face mask is not something you can choose to do, it’s the new normal! You might as well get used to it. Thankfully, designers are now finding creative ways to make face masks look more fashionable with custom designs. If you’re also working on a face mask design for a client or to sell in your own shop, you’ll want a great-looking mockup to showcase your designs in a professional way. We’re here to help you with that process. In this post, we’re featuring a collection of face mask mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Poster Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Whether you’re designing a poster to advertise a product, business or event, or as an aesthetic decor item, there’s no point in making a poster that doesn’t look great when it’s hanging in place, right? That’s why you need a poster mockup, to put your poster in real life settings and scenarios and ensure that it looks just as amazing when it’s hanging on a wall or in a frame, as it does in your design software. This list of free and premium poster mockup templates includes the best purpose built mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

Permanently Improvised

Permanently Improvised: 15 Years of Urban Print Collage! The artist duo Various & Gould has been an integral part of Berlin’s Urban Art scene for a decade. In a playful and unconventional way, the two artists tackle major social issues and find new, specific forms of expression in each of their series. Just in time for Various & Gould’s 15th anniversary, this bilingual monograph presents the full range of their work, enriched by essays by selected authors. Permanently Improvised… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

30+ Best Figma Templates, UI Kits + Wireframe Kits

Figma is slowly becoming one of the most popular user interface design apps available today. With the ability to use the tool entirely online, it’s also an easily accessible tool for UI design collaboration and prototyping. Whether you’ve been using Figma to design mobile and desktop user interfaces or if you’re new to the app, you’ll find our Figma templates collection quite useful. In this post, we feature some of the best Figma templates for wireframing, mobile user interface designs, app designs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Design Trend: A New Generation of Image Sliders

Website sliders are one of those design elements that we don’t love but have learned to live with. Generally, they don’t provide a lot of click value, but clients seem to love them. A new design trend that features a new style of image sliders, fixes some of the functionality (and design boredom) issue of sliders. These aren’t your old-school image scrollers (and you won’t recreate these techniques with plugins). Here’s a look at different design elements and ways of using this design trend so you can… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Universal Specimen

Universal Specimen is a new tool for previewing and evaluating fonts in multiple languages. It helps designers preview and evaluate their fonts in a vast number of languages (163 to be precise). It was developed by Rosetta Type Foundry, specialists in multilingual typography and global fonts. Using sample text from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the specimen allows you to preview, typeset and adjust the typographic settings for multiple translations of the same text side by side. Universal… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— rosetta | 

20+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Designer is one of the most comprehensive graphics editing software available today. And it’s the best Adobe Illustrator alternative you could find. Today, we’re bringing you a handpicked collection of those amazing Affinity Designer templates and Affinity Designer assets. The software is affordable, supports a wide variety of file types, and very beginner-friendly. The community for Affinity Designer is growing. Many marketplaces are now listing templates, textures, icon packs, and other… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

40+ Clean & Minimal Landing Page Templates (Free & Pro)

You may already know about the power of landing pages. It’s one of the greatest online marketing strategies many businesses use. Instead of directing your traffic to a website homepage, sending traffic to a landing page is a great way to increase conversions. Did you know that 48% of marketers build new landing pages for each of their marketing campaigns? Unfortunately, building and testing landing pages isn’t easy. Fortunately, we’ve collected a selection of great landing page templates, that will… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

reGeneration 4

Every five years since 2005, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, has staged an exhibition to review tendencies and look at perspectives in contemporary photography. reGeneration 4 accompanies the 2020 exhibition and features works by a wide range of emerging international photographic artists. In addition, the book includes statements from participants in the earlier exhibitions, commissioned by the curators-editors, about their individual artistic evolution, in which environmentalism, social… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

20+ Flyer Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Flyers are a classic marketing and advertising tool that allow you to promote your products and services to a huge audience, and raise awareness of your business or brand. But what looks good on the screen when you’re designing it may not translate perfectly into paper, so it’s a good idea to use a flyer mockup to ensure that your design has the desired effect. Creating mockups from scratch is time-consuming and requires both time and expertise, so why not save yourself the time and effort and use one of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor? For some, the answer is a definite yes. Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you. What is Procreate? If you aren’t familiar with… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

ONE Hamburg

Defying the current crisis with optimism: ONE Hamburg is a bright example. Since concert halls are closed, just like stadiums and stages, the new social TV platform offers news, interviews, podcasts and concerts, which can be followed via livestream from the comfort and safe zone of your sofa at home. „We want to give people the stage they have unfortunately lost for the time being—and at least digitally connect the city and its people,“ say the initiators about their motivation. All those involved… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Arndt Benedikt | 

25+ Free Brush, Script & Hand Lettering Fonts

Type is what meaning looks like, says Max Phillips the founder of Signal type foundry. This quote alone proves the importance of using proper typography in designs. And these free brush, script, and hand-lettering fonts will get you off to a great start. Typography is not just about improving readability but also giving an identity and meaning to your titles, headings, and paragraphs. You can’t achieve that goal without a great-looking font. Even if you can’t afford a high-quality premium font, try to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

8+ Web Design Myths Busted: Old Ideas & Modern Best Practices

There are a few ideas about website design that seem to never fade away, even though they are not so true anymore. Some concepts haven’t stood the test of time, and it’s time to revisit whether we should be adopting them anymore. Do people love sliders? Does simplicity = minimal design? Do you really need to include every page of your site in the navigation? There’s quite a bit to unpack! Here, we’re going to look at a few web design myths and share modern best practices so you don’t fall into any of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Creative Paper Conference 2020

Since 2006, the Creative Paper Conference  takes place every two years—an event that thrives on personal discussions, making contacts, and experiencing outstanding print products and fine papers at first hand. That’s why the organizers hesitated for a long time due to the Corona pandemic, haptics at a distance, they simply couldn’t imagine. But now the Bavarian government has announced that trade fairs and larger events will be permitted again from September: Green light for the CPC 2020! From October… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

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