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The photograph shows Vaziani (Geor­gia), an estate of run­down tower blocks, which was con­struc­ted during the soviet era and ser­ved as accom­mo­da­tion for sol­diers, sta­tio­ned in a near-by mili­tary base. Back then the popu­la­tion lived in pro­spe­rity—the set­t­le­ment flou­ris­hed. After the down­fall of the USSR, the sta­tio­ned Rus­sian sol­diers left the set­t­le­ment for home. All that was left were the ruins of a socia­li­s­tic dream, which should become a new home for the poo­rest of the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

25+ Best Lightroom Mobile Presets 2021 (Free & Premium)

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of amazing Lightroom mobile presets to improve your photos like a professional photographer on-the-go. Enhancing and optimizing your selfies and smartphone photos is now much easier thanks to the Lightroom mobile app. The best part is, anyone can use the mobile app for free. The Lightroom mobile app can also be a great starting point for amateur photographers to learn how to edit photos. And for photobloggers to improve your photos with high-quality effects. We… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Android App Templates (For Mobile Apps) 2021

Developing an app takes a lot of time and work. But, what if there’s a way to build an Android app without writing a single line of code or investing thousands of dollars in app development? That’s exactly what Android app templates allow you to do. Using an Android app template, you can build a fully functional app for your business, online store, and create powerful native and web-apps without having to break the bank. In this post, we feature some of the best pre-made Android app templates you can… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

7 Best Instagram Tools for Designers in 2021

As one of the most popular social media channels, it is important to make the most of your presence on Instagram. This applies to business and individual brands. Your photos, videos, stories, and reels can say a lot about you and your business. Much of that starts with a good design that’s representative of the work you do. Here, we’ve collected seven of the best Instagram tools to help you make the most of creating and sharing online. Combin Scheduler The Combin Scheduler is the… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

50+ Best CV & Resume Templates 2021

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 |

Script is inherently international. An essential element of civilisation, script is as much a result of culture as it is its carrier. The Latin alphabet alone is a communicative bond for citizens of many countries, for followers of different religions, for representatives of various cultures. is an index of typefaces created by authors associated with Poland. Various authors—like type designers, artists, letterers, engravers, punchcutters—design forms of script (letters and signs), so… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

8 Trends for Pairing Fonts in 2021

Trends in typography seem to evolve more quickly than many other design trends. For a long time, website designers stuck to font palettes packed with sans serif typefaces. But that feels like ancient history now! Today’s range and variety of web fonts make for much more interesting design possibilities, font pairings, and visual themes. We’re taking a look at eight trends for pairing fonts with a beautiful example of each, covering a wide range of font families and aesthetics. What is Font… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

50+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits (Free & Pro) 2021

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself. In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos. Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Hamburg Alphabet

You walked past this corner shop for years. Its gorgeous neon sign was probably from when the business first started in the 1950s. But one day the shop was gone and the weird little building was empty for a while. And then it got torn down and replaced by architecture, all smooth and shiny—a pity. Signs and facade lettering characterize the cityscape. They advertise, designate, mark, they are visible from afar and serve orientation. Without lettering there is no city, and so a city can also be portrayed… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Chris Campe | 

40+ Best Number Fonts for Displaying Numbers

The style of numbers and digits is particularly important in graphic design, and no less so when designing a typeface. Although every font has a unique look-and-feel, very few stand out specifically when it comes to the design of their numbers and digits. After scouring the web, we’ve tracked down a few great examples of number fonts, and typefaces that do something particularly unique with their numbers. Some of these fonts are directed only towards digits, while others are complete packs of alphabets… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Icon Design in 2021: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design with some inspiring examples. Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. Great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project. Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2021! Hand Drawn Icons Hand drawn icons are not only a trendy style… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

20+ Best iOS App Templates (IPhone & Mobile Design Templates) 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best iOS app templates with modern and creative designs to help you find complete pre-built app solutions for your projects. Whether you’re working on iOS app design for a startup, eCommerce store, website, or even making your own app to sell on the App Store, you’ll find plenty of fully coded app designs and concepts in this collection. The best part is you can download and use each template on this list to quickly get started on your app designs. Some… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted in L.A.: CalArts and Michael Worthington

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. Michael Worthington teaches in the Graphic Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts, and was Co… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

It might be the worst thing to happen to a design budget. Scope creep can bash timelines and obliterate budgets. The best way to avoid this chaos is to beware of the causes of scope creep so that you can better manage projects. But we all know that things are bound to go off the rails at some point, and we have some advice for how to manage those scope creep issues when they do happen. Top Causes of Scope Creep The best way to manage scope creep in design projects is to avoid it… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

25+ Best Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes 2021

If you’re looking for new and creative Illustrator brushes to expand your collection, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of handpicked and free Adobe Illustrator brushes in various categories. Whether you’re an artist working on a new drawing or a designer enhancing a digital design, this list has all sorts of Illustrator brushes for everyone. Keep scrolling to explore the collection and be sure to download all the brushes. After all, they are free! We’ve also… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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