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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 | 

20+ Beanie and Hat Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Beanies and hats are one of the most popular branded „swag“ items out there, and are a common choice for businesses wanting to create products with their brand or logo on them – it’s both a functional item, and a marketing tool! But what if you go through all the trouble of creating a design, choosing a hat style and paying for manufacturing and shipping, only for it to arrive and look nothing like you imagined? That’s where our list of mockup templates comes in. We’ve curated a list of the very best… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

25+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2020

Google Slides is one of the best tools for creating presentation slideshows, especially with the number of free Google Slides themes and templates available. It has quickly gone from being a free PowerPoint alternative to become the go-to app for creating professional slideshows. Another great thing about Google Slides is templates. With a great Google Slides theme or template, you can instantly craft a beautiful presentation in just a few minutes without expert design skills. Today we wanted to show… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 


At the top, the S-Bahn roaring to its next stop at Bellevue station, below the high vaulted ceilings draw visitors to the Buchstabenmuseum („letter museum“) deeper and deeper into the mysterious S-Bahn arches. For 15 years, the museum has been collecting neon signs, illuminated letters, and lettering from public spaces to save these typographic treasures and their stories from destruction and oblivion. In Berlin, the Buchstabenmuseum is almost still an insider tip, but so much has been reported… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Most designers don’t consider search when it comes to building a website. That’s a mistake. Optimizing for search is just as important as information architecture and should be part of the product design from start to finish. This is true both for your own knowledge that the project stands the greatest chance of commercial success, and for your client too! Whether you are starting a new project or redesigning your portfolio, working with search engine optimization in mind from the start is a smart… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Design Dedication—Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education

Design Dedication—Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education makes a plea for adaptive mentalities within design pedagogy, with a non-normative approach to design practices. It explores an attitude in and towards design education that is socially engaged, politically aware, generous in approach, lyrical in tone, experimental in form and collaborative in practice. How can we talk about and bring out the political that’s inherent in the work that design students are doing? What are the underlying values of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Valiz Books and Projects | 

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations. Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Virtual Moon Exhibiton

The virtual Moon Exhibiton : This virtual exhibition is sending your art to the moon! No events, no jobs: The measures taken in recent months have led to an increased shift from analog to digital. This includes art exhibitions taking place online. One of them, the Moon Exhibition, is not limited to any specific discipline, but opens up creative (virtual) space for all kinds of subjects. „We send your art to the moon, figuratively speaking of course, because we want the whole world to see your creativity… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— forwardcreatives | 

20+ Postcard Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Regardless of whether you’re designing a postcard for travel and tourism or business and marketing, there’s no denying that everyone loves receiving one of those small colored cards in the mail – as long as it looks good, of course! But how to make sure your design will look as good in someone’s mailbox as it does on your computer screen? Mockups are the answer, and we’ve done the research for you and rounded up the very best postcard mockup templates from a range of graphic design sources. We’ve… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

Steel Cities

The publication STEEL CITIES sheds light on the fast-growing logistics industry in Central and Eastern Europe and its hugely problematic effects on the built environment, landscapes, societies, and individuals in the region. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, a certain type of industry has rapidly developed—an industry that produces nothing. Storing, packaging, classifying, assembling, and other ancillary processes of manufacturing and distribution are carried out 24/7 in extensive… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

20+ Stationery Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

If you’ve recently designed a logo for your startup, or have rebranded and changed up your business aesthetic, you’ll no doubt be wanting to know how your branding will look in different contexts – on letterheads and business cards, or in email signatures, or on corporate swag such as coffee mugs and laptop stickers. One of the key areas of merchandise that typically includes a business logo or branding element is stationery, and this can include anything from business cards and leaflets to notebooks and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 


Deus  is when type design is brought to extreme. It tries to answer the question whether you can design all glyphs in one axis of stress. It does not try to be all purpose, useful at all sizes, legible or readable and most of all it does not try to be neutral. It has its own style you either accept or not. Every glyph has the same width across four masters, so you can change the style in one title or even make an animation out of that. It also has some cool animated emojis, so make sure you take all four… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— renegadefonts | 

The Golden Ratio in Design: Examples & Tips

This might feel like a math lesson but hang in there. The golden ratio combines a little bit of math, a little bit of nature, and a lot of practical application for designers. Let’s take a look at what the golden ratio means for design, and a few tips for using it in your design projects. The golden ratio has been used throughout history to create design elements that have an ideal visual appeal. Because the shape is rooted in nature and mathematics, it’s the perfect combination of balance and harmony… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Gruppo Due

Gruppo Due is a type design platform and foundry offering retail typefaces, alongside bespoke designs resulting from a close collaboration with a variety of commissioners. It was founded in 2019 by Moritz Appich, Massimiliano Audretsch, Jonas Grünwald, and Bruno Jacoby—four friends who are also working together in the wider field of graphic and web design. Most typefaces originally evolved from the praxis as graphic designers itself. They were designed to suit a projects specific need. Gruppo Due aims… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Gruppo Due | 

Design Trend: Geo Shapes & Patterns (With Animation)

Stylish geometry is a design trend that keeps coming back around. This time the new twist is that shapes and design elements include touches of animation to bring shapes and patterns to life. It’s easier than ever to implement animation on the web, in a simple and widely-supported way. It’s also a nifty little design technique that can add visual interest to almost anything and works for all types of elements, from logos or icons to backgrounds to hero images. Let’s take a look at this website design… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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