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7 New & Modern Color Trends 2020

Color is the main component of every design. Even though it may seem like colors always remain the same, it’s actually something that is everchanging. And as a result, it makes way for new color trends every year. In fact, Pantone recently introduced a whopping 294 new colors. According to the company, these colors were invented to fit in with modern trends and to appeal to the new generations. If you’re preparing to start a new design project, staying up-to-date on the latest trends is important… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best InDesign Newsletter Templates (Free & Premium)

Newsletters are an important part of every company. It’s an effective way of staying in touch with customers, clients, and even investors. However, designing the perfect newsletter can be a challenging task. But now, thanks to pre-made newsletter templates, the process is much easier. There’s no need to hire design agencies or spend weeks crafting designs. Newsletter templates come with complete designs made by professionals. We’ve found a few of those amazing newsletter templates for you. In this… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Karl-Heinz Drescher—Berlin Typo Poster, Texts, and Interviews

Karl-Heinz Drescher (born on October 7, 1936 in Quirl; died on May 19, 2011 in Berlin) was a graphic artist working at Bertolt Brecht’s world famous theater Berliner Ensemble as a graphic designer for almost 40 years. In addition to his work at this house, Drescher also worked for other organizers, museums, galleries, and theaters, amongst others the Akademie der Künste der DDR, the Maxim-Gorki-Theater, and the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. His catalog of works today comprises over 400 posters, about one… learn more

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50+ Best CV & Resume Templates 2020

A first impression can either make or break your chance of landing a dream job. So choosing one of the best resume templates can give you a fantastic head start. These modern CV templates for Word, Pages, and InDesign are the perfect starting point for creating your new and improved resume! These beautifully designed resume templates will help you stand out from the crowd, help you showcase the right skills, and improve your chances of landing the job. Some of the templates are free, and others cost a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

The Other Side: An Emotional Map of Brexit Britain

Revealing the crucial role of visual communication before, during and after the EU referendum, The Other Side: An Emotional Map of Brexit Britain is the latest book from GraphicDesign&. It acts as a timely primer for international readers, going beyond the divisive rhetoric specific to Brexit to highlight the failures of communication that have led us to where we are today—failures to communicate political complexity, to speak for communities, and now to reach out to each other. Presented as a… learn more

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20 Stylish Poster Color Schemes

When it comes to designing a poster, a stylish color scheme can go a long way to bringing attention to the design. From bright colors and unusual combinations, to subtle and understated, this is a space where almost anything goes. Here, we’re diving into some super cool color schemes that you can use in poster design, sharing the hex codes for each poster color scheme to get you started. Plus, each example is actually available as a template as well, if you want to jump start your design and use any… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2020

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements. Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes. What Are Photoshop Actions? Actions is a useful tool… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

UXPin: A Complete Design & Prototyping Solution

Every web and user experience designer has their own favorite prototyping tool. One that helps give life to their ideas as easily as possible. Today we introduce you to a new prototyping tool that unites all types of designers as one. Unlike most other apps and software that are limited to one platform or one license, this prototyping tool lets you use it on any computer and access your projects anywhere you want. And it’s called UXPin. In this review, we take a closer look at UXPin to see how it can… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Berlin Letters Festival 2020

Berlin Letters Festival 2020 is a festival for lettering, type design, calligraphy and sign painting. Three days of inspiration, fun and skill share with talks of more than 25 international speakers, 10 excellent workshops and 250 participants from all letter shaping disciplines. Slanted is offering 1 ticket for the Berlin Letters Festival. To take part in the lottery, please send an email with the subject „Berlin Letters 2020“ to until March 11th, 2020, 11 a.m. (UTC+1) and add… learn more

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30+ Bold & Free Script Fonts

Today we’re featuring some of the best free script fonts from across the web. We’ve hand-picked bold script fonts with impact, that can be a stand-out choice for your next project. Fonts don’t always need to be expensive. In fact, it’s hard to believe that the fonts in this collection are actually free to use. We handpicked these bold script fonts from all around the web, so be sure to check the license and attribution details before using them with your client and commercial projects. Before we… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Cali Chronicles

In his new book Cali Chronicles, the photographer Tobias Bärmann set out in search for the hidden sides of Los Angeles, famed City of Dreams. He traversed the gigantic metropolis, designed to accommodate cars, on a bicycle. By slowing down one’s gaze, he unfolds an aesthetics of transition and incompletion beneath the city’s glamorous surface. Many of the motifs are evidence of the bygone actions of unknown protagonists. With a keen eye for the poetry of the ephemeral and supposedly trivial, Bärmann… learn more

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Urban Beauties Exhibition

For years, photographer Jürgen Altmann only used them as backgrounds for his narrative worlds with models, musicians or athletes: urban situations that—planned or coincidentally—have developed their own aesthetics. In his photo series „Urban Beauties“ they now play the main role: urban „non-locations“ such as parking lots, bridges, underpasses or even temporary installations that are in the urban space arise and disappear around us almost every day. This is how Altmann shows with his calm, but colorful… learn more

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Design Trend: Liquid Animation in Web Design

Delightful design accents can be one of those things that creates an unexpected user experience that keeps visitors on your website. A trending technique that does exactly this is the use of liquid animation in web design. What’s great about his trend is that you can use it in so many different ways to create an interface that works with your content. Here, we’re going to look at various examples of this trend and how you can make it work for you. (Make sure to click through the examples to get a good… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

20+ Best Microsoft Word Letterhead Templates (Free & Premium)

Creating a letterhead is more than just copy-and-pasting a logo into a blank document. It needs to represent your brand and match the brand identity. If you don’t have time or the money to design a professional letterhead, then use a letterhead template! In this post, we feature a collection of the best letterhead templates for Microsoft Word. These templates feature designs made by professionals. They are fully customizable as well. All you have to do is open the template in MS Word and start editing… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Brand Design Master Class

The Brand Design Master Class will give an exclusive look on the rebranding of Volkswagen and how to shape a mobility brand for the digital society. KMS TEAM, Blackspace, Consileon, MetaDesign, MetaSpaces, Progenium, Schmidhuber, SinnerSchrader, and S12 will give a 360 degree experience of the Volkswagen New Brand Design. They will show how they worked with new agile, networked working processes in the Powerhouse to develop, discuss, document and implement the new Volkswagen brand design in the record… learn more

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