Design blogs

20+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2020 (Free & Premium)

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place. Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Instagram Story Design: 7 Pro Tips & Ideas

If you aren’t designing Instagram Stories, it might be time to start. More than 500 million people use the vertical format on the social media channel every day. Stories are fun, they allow for creativity, and this is a place where you can really showcase your design skills to a social media audience. It’s a little different from some of the other ways you’ve probably used social in the past. Here’s a guide to help you post Instagram Stories like a pro, with examples and ideas to help you see our… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

May, The Victory Font

Berlin, May 1945. Victorious soldiers leave inscriptions on the Reichstag walls. Today most of these inscriptions can be seen only in photo archives and museums. On the 75th anniversary of the victory, they are brought back to life with May, The Victory Font. RT and Contrast Foundry have created a unique font compiled from hundreds of original historical inscriptions. Behind almost each font character there is a real letter, hand-written by soldiers 75 years ago. Only certain missing glyphs in order to… learn more

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10 Best Brand Identity Design + Examples

Creating a brand identity is one of the most important parts of creating any new business. After all, it’s what helps create your brand image. One of the best ways to create an effective brand identity is to learn from the very best that already won the world with its brands. Today, we take a look at some of those winning brand identities and rebrand designs. And talk about what makes them effective. If you’re a designer or a brand strategist working on a new business branding, you’ll learn a lot of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Professional Brochure Templates & Designs

Designing a professional brochure used to be a job for a professional designer. But not anymore. Now you can make your own brochures using professional pre-made brochure templates. There are many different types of brochure designs ranging from bi-fold layouts to tri-fold and multi-page brochures. Each type consists of unique design styles and formatting. You can create all those types of brochures using templates. They are already designed with proper content formatting, image placeholders, and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Minimizing the time you spend on processing and enhancing photos is one of the things most photographers and graphic designers often struggle with. Adobe Lightroom, coupled with a set of professional Lightroom presets, makes this whole process much easier. What if we told you that you can make Lightroom even more powerful to process images, add beautiful effects, enhance tone, adjust contrast, and much more with just one-click? All of this is possible thanks to premade Lightroom presets. In this… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

What Is Storytelling in Design? 10 Tips & Examples

Storytelling. It’s one of those buzzwords that is connected to website design and marketing. It seems to be the linchpin that holds these efforts together. But what does good storytelling in design look like? Why is storytelling such an important element of design projects? Let’s take a look at some examples of amazing storytelling and how you can apply those concepts to your projects. What is Storytelling in Design? When it comes to understanding design storytelling, these definitions come… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Multitalent Gouache

The German-Russian illustrator and artist Aljoscha Blau presents in his new book all the need to knows about the underdog Multitalent Gouache. Diluted, working with gouache is almost like with water color. Used as a paste, the paint is applied in opaque layers with a matte surface reminiscent of pastels. Soluble in water, it forgives „mistakes“ and allows for corrections and revisions. The fine grain of the pigments makes detailed drawings possible. Gouache dries quickly, is non-toxic and inexpensive… learn more

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New Kansas

To celebrate the centennial of Cooper Black, one of the world’s most famous and best loved typefaces, Newlyn releases the first refresh in its 100 year history. Cooper Black Cooper Black shows up everywhere: movie and album titles, jewelry, airlines, and a range of shops from doughnuts to salons to tire repair, and everything in between. Cooper Black does not discriminate and this is what makes it an icon of pop-culture. Oswald Cooper Oswald Cooper (1879–1940) was a lettering artist who was… learn more

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30+ Best Fonts for Signs

Whether you’re working on a sign design for a coffee shop or a luxury boutique, choosing the right font for your sign will go a long way to make your signage look more professional and unique. When designing different types of signs, you are often forced to work with specific standards and font layouts. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and use unique fonts in your designs. Finding a great font usually means spending hours scouring the web and getting disappointing results. To help you save… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

26. Leipziger Typotage

On Saturday, April 25th, 2020, the 26. Leipziger Typotage will focus on typography as a medium for orientation in digital and analog contexts. Not only do questions about individual type design will be addressed, but also the role of typography as an information carrier for (controlled) communication processes. The lectures will address user interface design, gaming, cartography, generative design and visual communication, which reflect a broad spectrum for typography as a navigator. Speakers… learn more

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20+ Best Wedding Photoshop Actions

Adding stylish effects to wedding photos (such as retro, rustic, and moody filters) is a popular trend these days. One of the easiest ways to add this type of effect to your photos is with these—our picks of the best wedding Photoshop actions! Whether you’re trying to improve your own wedding photos before uploading them to social media and your wedding website or you’re a freelance designer/photographer working on a whole bunch of wedding photo albums, these Photoshop actions will definitely come in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Adapter World

Adapter World is a design program involving an international team of designers and consultants who work with Rosetta Type Foundry to provide a modern, coherent, and reliable design for a wide range of the world’s languages. Adapter follows a number of successful multi-script font releases including Skolar, Skolar Sans, and Nassim and collaborations with global clients such as the BBC, LG, and Google. Adapter already supports languages using Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Greek scripts. Adapter’s language… learn more

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Design Trend: Neumorphism

Is the next big thing in website and app design neumorphism? It’s a design trend (named as a mashup of the words new and skeuomorphism) that’s growing in popularity. People seem to either love it or hate it, but it’s interesting enough that Cult of Mac recently pushed an article posing the question: „Is neumorphism the big new look for iOS 14?“ We won’t know the answer for a little while yet, but the trend is gaining traction, particularly on Dribbble, where we see many design trends launch. Here’s… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Typotable No.5

Typotable No.5 —Lettering meets Lettering is part of the independent lecture series Typotable, where current type design and typography positions are shown and discussed. The lectures are held by established type and graphic designers as well as by young designers and students. The two lettering artists Chris Campe and Mark van Leeuwen present their diverse projects and provide deep insights into drawing and the digitization of letters, letterings and complex artworks. The spectrum ranges from self… learn more

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