Design blogs

Font Publication ABK Stuttgart

The Font Publication ABK Stuttgart includes the fonts created by the second year Communication Design at ABK Stuttgart in 2018. Every year the class of Gerwin Schmidt designs typefaces according to a specific topic. So all 22 fonts got their very own personality, some can be seen at first sight and some reveal in their details after a while. The publication pays close attention to spotlight the peculiarities and ideas behind every font. The project was also supervised by Stefanie Schwarz from Type… learn more

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10 Trends in Tech Startup „Unicorn“ Websites

There’s so much you can learn from startup „unicorns“. The companies that generate billions in revenue. The one who revolutionized industries. And changed how you work and manage your day-to-day life. The way they solve common problems. The strategies they use to stay relevant. The business models they use to generate billions in revenue are all fascinating. But we’re not going to talk about those business aspects. Today, we take a look at the websites of some of the most popular startup unicorns in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2020

Today we bring you a collection of Sketch website templates for designing all kinds of websites and landing pages for various projects. Designing a website takes a lot more work than one can imagine. Especially the process of crafting every component, every button, and every content block from scratch can take a lot of time and effort. With the help of website templates, you can skip most of that heavy work and jump straight to designing your website. Website design templates come bundled with all the… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Edch Talks

On the 10th and 12th of March there will be two live video podcasts including public broadcasting. The EDCH TALKS are about design, creativity, and technology with an added educational mission for society. Be there live when editorial designers and magazine makers meet educational visionaries from the design scene and become the magazine of today themselves—with interviews and interventions, discussions and sessions, in a video podcast with public broadcasting. EDCH tracks down the inventors, the… learn more

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30+ Best iPhone 11 Mockups (PSD, AI & Sketch)

With the all-new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro out in the market, it’s that time again to update your website’s old iPhone mockups with brand new ones. To help make the process easier for you, we rounded up a collection of both premium and free high-quality iPhone 11 mockups you can use to showcase your designs in a professional way. This collection includes various styles of iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max mockups in different formats, including PSD, AI, and Sketch so you can edit the files using your… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Cast it #3

Cast it #3 is a publication discussing the history and culture of type and it is a specimen showing the CAST typefaces in use too. In the first issue they chose the entry Fonditore di caratteri da stampa  („Type founder“) from the Dizionario delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Venice, 1769). In the second issue, their „test“ text was the first two chapters of The printer’s grammar, a manual for compositors written and published in London in 1755. Cast it #3 features one of the earliest descriptions of type… learn more

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15+ Adobe XD Tutorials (Beginner to Advanced)

Adobe XD is a Photoshop-to-prototype tool that’s part of the Creative Cloud Suite (and our Adobe XD 101 intro is a good place to start!). It’s a robust tool with a lot of functionality, but you might need some help learning how to use it. Today we’ve collected some of the best Adobe XD tutorials to help you get started. Adobe XD can be a little intimidating at first glance. What are the best learning resources? We’ve picked best Adobe XD tutorials for everyone from beginners to advanced users (and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

40+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2020

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have. The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Surfing Bauhaus – Hessen + Typography

Every day, new artifacts related to the Bauhaus surface online, and with the 100th anniversary of the school, the number is reaching a peak. Surfing Bauhaus – Hessen + Typography  confronts this flood of information and approaches the institution Bauhaus in a contemporary way. Becker and Hoffmann Robbiani focus on Bauhaus representatives who had a connection to Hesse and worked typographically. Using Internet search engines, they collect, filter, and combine digital results with material researched… learn more

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Design Your Own Logo With LogoMyWay’s Logo Maker

Creating a professional-looking logo design that effectively markets your company and its services is an essential part of creating a new startup – and thanks to the wide array of tools and platforms available online you now have a range of options to choose from when it comes to how you will go about procuring a great logo for your company. One such option that offers several considerable benefits is designing your logo using the new online logo maker by LogoMyWay. To help you take full advantage of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— David Appleyard | 

20+ Best Outline Fonts

If you’re working on a poster, flyer, or greeting card design, an outline font is a great choice for adding titles and headlines that attract attention. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best outline fonts you can use in not only print designs but in digital graphic designs as well. Unlike most other types of fonts, an outline font is easily recognizable. Just as the name suggests, an outline font features a character design that only consists of outlines without a fill. These fonts are widely… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Fruit Exhibition Bologna 2020 Open Call

Fruit Exhibition Bologna 2020 is the annual independent art book fair of Bologna, taking place from May 29th to 31st. Open to the public, Fruit Exhibition includes artists’ books, catalogs, graphic design projects, periodicals, stationary, and zines. REPLICA, the Italian artist’s book archive, and Fruit Exhibition are looking for editorial and visual project to show the unusual point of view of the last decade’s travel publishing. Narrative and visual storytelling that combine poetry and information… learn more

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40+ Web Tools & Services You Should Check Out for 2020

With so many new apps and tools releasing every year it’s hard to keep track of the best tools. But with this list, you can easily have all the greatest tools in one place. For this article, we curated a list of over 40 different web tools and services. Including a remote collaboration tool, a complete service for WordPress that can do for you everything you need, as well as tools related to design, development, SEO, WordPress, and much more. Have a look and see if you can find any tools useful for… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Design Trend: Mixing Realism and Illustrations

There’s a trend afoot in website design that mixes real images with illustrations and art elements in interesting ways. And it’s quirky, unique, and beautiful! It’s a mashup of visual elements that don’t seem like they go together at first, but when done well can create a stunning aesthetic that is highly engaging and delightful. Here, we’re going to look at examples of this design trend and different ways of mixing realism and illustrations for maximum impact. Some of these sit within fairly corporate… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

CXI Conference 2020 #12

The largest European corporate and brand identity conference CXI is entering it’s twelfth round and will again present outstanding branding case studies. On May 29th selected clients and brand agencies will again be showing together how things look from both sides of the partnership, identifying problem areas and presenting solutions at CXI Conference 2020 #12. They will give insights into the complexity and sheer breadth of what is involved in defining a project, bringing clarity to desired outcomes… learn more

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