Design blogs

20+ Menu Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Designing a menu for a restaurant, cafe or venue? You may have thought that the trickiest part would be selecting which food and beverages to offer, but that was until it came time to choose the design! Fortunately, there are hundreds of mockups available out there that can help you see what your menu design will look like in a real-life setting before you commit to printing it. Whether it’s for a high-class fine dining establishment, a low key cafe, or anything in between, there’s bound to be a mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

blank

The second issue of blank will shed light on crisis from many different angles, unstable and yet resilient. We find ourselves living in times of crisis. On a personal level, everyone experiences their own crisis and, at the same time, is being exposed to a collective crisis. Now, more than ever, the latter, a social crisis, has become synonymous with an omnipresent phenomenon. The theme is approached by more than 60 students and young graduates from all around the world, who responded to the Open Call… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— blank_publication | 

20+ Best Free After Effects Templates 2020

After Effects is one of the best tools that supercharges the post-production process of video editing. And using After Effects templates is a secret trick most video editors use to make great videos. If you’re still not using After Effects templates, you’re missing out on some of the best uses of the software. We rounded up some amazing and free templates to show you why. You don’t always have to look for premium After Effect templates to create amazing videos. Sometimes a simple free After Effects… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Questions to Europe by Paula Riek

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are now live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming days and weeks and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. In the project Questions to Europe, Design student Paula Riek introduces children aged 6 and over to Europe and the EU in a colourful book printed on a risograph. It consists of 12 questions about Europe and is supposed to give the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

40+ Best Free Photoshop Actions 2020

Photoshop actions are quite useful when optimizing photos, applying effects, and editing graphics. For this collection, we’ve handpicked some of the best free Photoshop actions you can download and use with no price to pay! Whether you’re a professional designer or a complete beginner, Photoshop actions can help you save a lot of time. Simply put, Photoshop actions pack hours worth of design work into a single-click so that you can achieve professional-level effects without an effort. In this post… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Stunning Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials

Working with Photoshop effects can be one of the most fun things you can do to transform images for design projects. From simple edits to major changes, effects can make all the difference. These Photoshop photo effect tutorials will help you learn, while also creating something stunning. Many tasks in Photoshop, though, are a multi-step process that takes some work until you get used to it. You can create effects step-by-step on your own, or jumpstart the process using a Photoshop action or preset… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Typeface of the Month: Slandic

We are presenting our Typeface of the Month: Slandic by the German typeface designer Philip Lammert and published by his recently founded type foundry Vibrant Types. Headlines are transformed into clear-cut messages with the handwriting type family Slandic. Its robust appeal combines the elegance of script typefaces with the lightness of handwritten notes. Therefore it might rather be the italic of a humanist sans, which perfectly suits for exciting contrasting typography. It offers a wide range of six… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Instant Nudes by Clara Hoppe

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program  are now live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming days and weeks and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. The photo book Instant Nudes is a homage to the very own individual perception and self-presentation of eroticism and a modern and young view on eroticism beyond pornographic clichés. In cooperation with the renowned calendar project… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

50+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone. What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks. Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Shapes Posters

You’ll find three new Shapes Posters at Slanted Shop. Sabato Uricuoli is a graphic artist from Manchester. Inspired by cycling and modernism his compositions are abided to a strict and structured grid system. He focuses with an emphasis on elementary shapes, as well as a peculiar colors palette and elegant use of negative space. The designs are full of life and plotted, so it appears to be a good example for various design-based products. His visuals will surely help to improve your home or office… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2020

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 | 

Soul of a Nation

In summer 2019 we were in Los Angeles to produce the Slanted issue #35. At THE BROAD Museum we visited the exhibition Soul of a Nation : Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983. We apologize for not being able to identify all artists and to give credits for the respective works. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Soul of a Nation… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Ten Years of SCHIRN MAG

The SCHIRN MAG has established itself as an important medium in the contemporary art and culture scene in the ten years since its launch. Starting with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt’s  exhibitions and themes, the spectrum of contributions to the online magazine has continued to evolve. The SCHIRN MAG is therefore now presenting itself in an entirely new design and layout. With its permanent columns, the SCHIRN MAG provides insights into the contemporary art scene, in German and English. „Context“… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt | 

20+ Business Card Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Designing a business card can be a truly fun and exciting experience – it’s basically the first step towards seeing your brand come to life! But as well as coming up with a unique and memorable design, it’s also important for your business card to fit in with the context of everyday reality, and appeal to those who will see it in different settings. That’s where mockups come in. Business card mockups are the perfect way for you to see how your business card will look in real-life situations, before you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

Upgrade Your WordPress Website With Kinsta

If you are running a website on WordPress, then you likely understand the value of managed WordPress hosting. Managed hosting helps keep your site up and running smoothly, often comes with backups, core and plugin updates, and monitoring security. That’s a pretty expansive package that helps provide website peace of mind. And you can get it all with Kinsta, a cutting-edge managed WordPress hosting provider with everything you need to take care of your website. (We trust it so much that we’re running… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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