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30+ Best After Effects Intro Templates

Even expert designers and video editors need a helping hand sometimes. In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best After Effects intro templates for quickly making modern and effective intro scenes, logo reveals, and openers for all kinds of videos. These templates can also be easily customized to your preference by changing colors, fonts, and images to make them fit perfectly in your videos. Whether you’re looking for an intro scene for a YouTube video, a corporate video, branding video, or… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

What’s Your Design Diet? Music, Podcasts & Books to Keep You Inspired

Some days are harder than others when it comes to sparking creativity. I find that keeping a solid rotation of other art forms in my routine can keep those juices flowing a little better. It’s all part of your design diet – music, podcasts, books, challenges, and other design goodies that keep you inspired to push forward, try new things and work at your full capacity. Your design diet can change from time to time. For me, it ebbs and flows in what type of media and art I consume. From binging on… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Extraset

We are pleased to introduce you to Extraset, an independent Swiss type foundry established in Geneva, jointly led by Alex Dujet, Xavier Erni, Roger Gaillard, and David Mamie. The four partner’s are all Geneva based graphic designers, and have been working in the cultural field for more than ten years. They share a deep interest for typography and they all developed typefaces through different projects. In 2016 they decided to join forces to work on a common catalogue of fonts and to distribute them… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

The Natural Enemies of Books

The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book. Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), Natural Enemies includes several new essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Börjel… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

50+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you. No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project! Are you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Aquarium’s website

Take a little time to dive through the new and unique website of the rock band Aquarium—and in this case, we mean literally dive. Believe us, you have never experienced anything like this before. The Art. Lebedev Studio has created something truly unique here. The Aquarium’s website combines music, effects, and technology in an extraordinary way. The main page is a world where the visitor becomes a traveler. Everything here is permeated with symbols, even though only the greatest aficionados can see… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: designfabrik @ BASF Creation Center

The newly released Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

How to Use & Install Photoshop Actions

If you aren’t taking advantage of Photoshop actions for editing and image effects, you’re missing out on one of Photoshop’s best features. Here, we’ll take you through how to use Photoshop Actions, and the best steps to install and apply them in seconds. Photoshop actions can save you time when it comes to repeated tasks, and condense entire paths of editing into a single click. (While it might sound too good to be true, Photoshop actions are a very real thing.) We’ve previously hand-picked the best… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Octothorpe

Octothorpe is an intricate, dazzling, high-powered display font based on Tony Wenman’s font Stripes released by Letraset in 1972, it is now a smart typographic tool that lets you design impactful, provocative pieces of digital lettering. Octothorpe’s eight stroke lines immerses the reader in a hypnotic and variegated path, made of infinite possibilities and from which it is difficult to return. Re-emerging with the name of ‚Octothorpe‘ and as a part of the process of reanimation one of the tasks… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Iván Moreno | 

22+ Best Final Cut Pro Slideshow Video Templates in 2020

If you’re looking for inspiration to design a unique slideshow video, these Final Cut Pro photo slideshow templates will come in handy. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best Final Cut Pro slideshow templates you can use to easily create slideshow videos without an effort. The list includes many different styles of templates for creating slideshow videos for wedding albums, business events, product showcases, social media promos, and much more. There are both premium and free downloads… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Design of Uruguay

Design of Uruguay is a project that pursues to build an archive dedicated to graphic arts in the Uruguayan territory. The objective is to discover how the different activities of the past were communicated in order to understand the behavior of design as a communication channel. It also seeks to revalue and rescue part of our cultural heritage through a look at the various compositions. It is hoped to generate through the achievement of the objectives a strengthening of the value of Uruguayan… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

Zürcher Theater Spektakel

The 41st edition of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel: (Not) A festival will take place from August 13th to 30th, 2020 in an alternative form. The complete program and further information can be found here. Studio Marcus Kraft has designed the accompanying campaign: Barrier tape and scenes with crowds of people are the main elements. When the Swiss Federal Government decided in April that major events are not permitted until at least the end of August, the festival program and the campaign were already… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Marcus Kraft | 

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2020)

You don’t have to use Adobe Photoshop on your Mac to edit images like a pro. There are plenty of Photoshop alternatives for Mac that you can download or use in-browser to create just the right images and graphics for your projects. And some of them are completely free! None of these are necessarily one-size-fits-all solutions. Each tool tends to serve a specific purpose; Do you want to edit online or on a desktop? Are you editing photos or multiple file types? Is all the work for web or will images get… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Should You Design Your Brand Based on Digital Marketing Needs?

What comes first: branding or strategy? It’s an age-old question for designers and marketers and today extends to digital marketing as well. Should your brand design be based on digital marketing needs? In today’s marketplace, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a brand that isn’t leveraging some type of digital marketing, including social media, to communicate with audiences. Here’s why. Almost Everyone Uses Digital Marketing Most icons fit in round or square… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Slanted in L.A.: Mark Kulakoff / BUCK

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. During our stay we took the chance to visit and interview the designer Mark Kulakoff. He is a design driven maker… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

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