Design blogs

Focus Ex

Focus Ex is a tool that helps users to read digital texts. It was primarily designed based on the needs of people with ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the collective term for a group of neurological symptoms causing much difficulty in everyday functioning. One of the most characteristic symptoms of ADHD is the difficulty to maintain focus, especially during reading. The new extension helps filter out distracting factors, divides the textual content and replaces the font settings of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— szabicsoki | 

9 Tips for a Successful Design Retrospective

Sometimes the best way to inspire a creative team is by looking back at projects. A design retrospective can help you evaluate projects upon completion, look back at workflows and results, and take lessons learned to future work. Too often there’s a negative association with a design retrospective, while constructive criticism should be welcome, there should also be plenty of opportunity to highlight wins, big and small, from a project. Here, we’re going to look at tips for making your design… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

35+ Best After Effects Title Templates 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of After Effects title templates featuring stunning visual effects and animations you can use in your own videos. We handpicked these After Effects templates to feature titles of all kinds, including title scenes for YouTube openers, product promotions, social media videos, business videos, trailers, and much more. All of these templates are from Envato Elements, where you can download all of these templates and more than a million other design elements for a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

25+ Best Floral & Flower Background Textures 2021

When it comes to designing wedding invitations and greeting cards, a floral background is a must-have flourish that helps you bring out the beauty in your designs. In this collection, we bring you some of the best floral and flower backgrounds you can use with such special design projects. A background surrounded with beautiful flowers is not just a great way to make your designs look prettier but it’s also an effective way to present your creative designs like fonts, logos, and even to use with… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Social Awareness Posters

The project SOCIAL AWARENESS POSTERS started in April 2020, during the first world wide wave of Corona Virus. Besides a few other designers, artist Mirko Ilić showed his work to raise awareness about the Corona Virus. Messages of safety guidelines, messages of support and generalized encouragement where shown on digital billboards around New York. After the images were prominently displayed, Ilić wanted his Awareness Poster to appear in less official settings, so they could get more attention from… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2021

Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly. This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.) Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week. Best… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2021

Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font. In order to celebrate this amazing subtype, we have gathered 50+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use for your next design project. They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

50+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2021

We’ve handpicked a collection of Instagram post and Story templates with professional designs. You can easily customize these templates to add your own text and images to create a more successful Instagram content strategy. Instagram is one of the best platforms for promoting brands and businesses. But, with millions of posts being added every day, you need to think outside the box to attract your followers’ attention. If you’re tired of using the same old designs to promote your brand and products on… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

35+ Best YouTube Fonts (For Thumbnails + Videos) 2021

Designing the thumbnails and video titles is an important part of creating a professional YouTube channel. We’re here to guide you through the design process by helping you pick the best YouTube font for your channel branding, as well as individual videos. In this post, we feature a collection of the best YouTube fonts you can use to design eye-catching video thumbnails, titles, YouTube covers, logos, and much more. We made sure to handpick fonts with unique styles as well as professional character… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum in Stuttgart

What counts as art in public space and what does not? To what extent does this influence or change our social life? Who may exhibit when and where? These question are becoming evermore relevant, in times when museums and galleries are closed and  exhibited art changes to different places. Stuttgart already has an extraordinarily high number of publicly accessible works of art by regional, national, and international artists. However, these works are only insufficiently accessible to the public. The… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Matter Of | 

50+ Best PowerPoint (PPT) Templates of 2021

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience. The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

A is A is A

When it comes to analyzing typography it is not only about serif or sans serif, alternating strokes, their widths, proportionality or equal thickness, round or angular shape parts (e.g. or the axial position of single letters, it is also about taking a closer look into the DNA of a typeface. The exhibition A is A is A shows such visual research projects concentrating on even the smallest but also most interesting parts of typography. Marcello Jacopo Biffi teamed with Marsèll Paradise in Milan to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Marcello Jacopo Biffi | 

25+ Best Decorative Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Decorative fonts are like the symbol of creativity and thinking outside the box. They feature uncommon, unusual, and weird letter designs unlike any other font, giving you an opportunity to create things with unique and personalized designs. We handpicked a collection of the best decorative fonts to show you how useful and creative decorative fonts can really be. Whether you want to design a trendy logo, creative poster title, header for a website, or even a stylish T-shirt design, there are fonts in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

50+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2021

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy. Whether you’re working on… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Troptical

Just like in music, great rhythm of typefaces is essential. Great rhythm feels tight and professional, while bad rhythm appears too bad for readability. Rhythm does not have to be rigid and just like any rule can be bent or broken. Great examples of odd rhythms would be how The Beatles used shifting meters in Strawberry Fields, and quintuple meters in Within You, Without You. You can dive into music theory later, for now let’s just stick to typography. Troptical is a hypnotic, energetic… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— michubenaim | 

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