Design blogs

Approach Mono

Emtype Foundry introduces Approach Mono, the fixed width version of Approach. A utilitarian low contrast font, a bit mechanical but plenty of character. This version shares its main features with the original one, but it has a more prominent and visible punctuation. The more obvious use of a mono would be in tables, programming code or „in progress texts,“ but not just that. Approach Mono can be used in the modern communication, bringing an aseptic voice to brochures, advertising, identities, and any… learn more

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30+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool. Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users. Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Posto giusto per

Streets become a magic board inviting the community to share its hopes and dreams: this is the concept of „Posto giusto per“—which, in Italian, means „The right place to“—the project of urban regeneration born from the collaboration between Graphic Days® and the Municipality of Settimo Torinese, a town in the province of Turin, Italy. The recent extension of the pedestrian area of the city became the perfect opportunity to make an intervention of Tactical Urbanism, a term that was popularized around… learn more

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15+ Best Adobe After Effects Tutorials

Adobe After Effects can help you take motion graphics to the next level, but the tool isn’t always easy to use (especially if you are new to it). That’s where great tutorials come in. From written instructions to video lessons, you can learn to do almost anything with the right set of instructions. Here, we’ve scoured the internet for some of the best and more useful Adobe After Effects tutorials to help you make the most of the software for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation. It’s a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

35+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Lower thirds are an important part of many different types of videos. Especially in news segments, interviews, and even in YouTube videos, a properly placed lower third help add more context to your videos. We’ve hand-picked the best Premiere Pro lower thirds templates to get you off to a great start. Even though a lower third seems like a simple object that anyone can create, it takes some creative thinking and visual effects to make a lower third that actually makes your videos look more professional… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Cercle Magazines #7 & #8

The Cercle Magazines #7 & #8 are now available in the Slanted Shop. Cercle is an independent and thematic magazine published once a year. Every year, a new issue. Each issue, a new topic. Cercle tries to gather information around one main topic and to propose a support that values ​​contemporary artistic creation, culture and science. Cercle Magazine #7—Volcanoes Cercle Magazine #7—Volcanoes is all about Volcanoes! Rocks, magma, strata, stones, explosion, lava, fumaroles … With Cercle, 2019 will… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Is learning the basics of web design still on your „someday“ list? Why haven’t you got started yet? We’ve put together 30 tips and resources to help you start learning web design this month (and maybe even find yourself a new career path!) Graphic designers, print designers, and creatives looking to learn something new or break into website need to quit procrastinating. Every day that you don’t take that first step leaves you one day further behind everyone else! Follow these steps to begin learning… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 


In July, the new type foundry Fontwerk was founded by Ivo Gabrowitsch in Berlin. They advertise with modern fonts and innovative type services. Visit their website and get a first impression of their diverse typefaces. At the heart of Fontwerk’s business is a curated collection of exclusive typefaces from international top designers, which can be downloaded as Trial fonts free of charge or purchased with a very simple license. In order to serve creative clients holistically, the foundry also… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

20+ Best Free Instagram Story Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of free Instagram story templates for creating more attractive and trendy stories to entertain your followers. Instagram Stories are one of the most effective ways of communicating with your followers. Not just to stay in touch with your audience, but also to promote your products and business. In fact, almost 1.7 billion Instagram users spend time viewing Stories every day. However, creating more attractive and unique Instagram stories daily can be difficult and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Social matter, social design

Beautifully produced and designed, Social matter, social design is a real enrichment for the socially conscious designer. Through its diverse essays, creative people can become aware of their role in society. This is how conscious design begins. Social matter, social design challenges the way we look at, think of, and interact with the social world by emphasizing the role of materiality. This enlarged field for engagement demands that design incorporates a more nuanced and complex reading of how… learn more

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60+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2020 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered! Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Is Your Design Inclusive? (And How to Make It More Inclusive)

Is your design for everyone? We talk a lot about creating with an audience in mind, but it’s important to understand that audience can identify in several ways. Now more than ever before, it is important to create designs and visuals that are inclusive of that entire audience segment. An inclusive aesthetic will make users feel like they are part of the design and that a company, organization, or product is for them. Inclusivity is more than just accessibility. It’s a combination of function and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

PHOTODARIUM Classic & Private 2021

This year again, the most beautiful and exciting 365 instant photos were selected from over 2,000 submissions to create the PHOTODARIUM Classic & Private 2021. On the front of each calendar page there is an analog instant-photo in original size, finished with high-quality lacquer finish creating a true polaroid feeling. On the back is a little text to the emergence of a picture and information about the photographer and the film used. The photo-tear-off-calendar PHOTODARIUM is already set to appear… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

20+ Best Final Cut Pro Intro Templates 2020

Crafting an attractive intro is the toughest part of making a video. However, if you’re using Final Cut Pro, you can now skip all that work and get your video made within half the time. All thanks to Final Cut Pro intro templates. The opening scene or the intro of a video needs to be able to not only grab the attention of your audience but also to get them interested in watching the rest of the video. It’s a tough art to master, especially if you’re new to Final Cut Pro. When using Final Cut Pro intro… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Automated Type Design

Daniel Wenzel works in the field of graphic and type design, specialized in utilizing animation-tools and code. For his Bachelor thesis at HTWG Konstanz, he experimented with automated type design and wrote the following essay: Automation is the transformation of a work process into an automatic process flow. Modern automation is usually associated with computerization, in which manual, mechanical or electromechanical data processing is converted into electronic data processing. Computerization is… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

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