Design blogs

Free Poster

Free Poster is a non-profit cooperative project which connects artistic productions within public and pri­vate spaces through analog media. It is published by Matter Of. Free Posters will be displayed widely and free of charge internationally in reopened facilities and bookstores. They can also be ordered free of charge at the Matter Of Shop. The poster itself is a mobile medium that has no fixed home, but is intended to find one through its scattered presentation. Free Posters are platforms for… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Matter Of | 

15+ Best Android App Templates (For Mobile Apps) 2020

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 | 

Remember the South

In Remember the South, artist Frank Frances creates a contemporary re-imagining of colonialism through a fictional adaptation of elements used today that represent a potent past. Frances explores the frustrations of the nuanced variability of racism as well as their historical and current implications with a combination of photography and paper-cut collages. Elements of racism and stereotypes of the American South, including the use of blackface and other depictions of blackness, confederate symbolism… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

50+ Best CV & Resume Templates 2020

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 | 

Parcours Summer 2020

Parcours invites you, on behalf of all graduates, to the Finals Bachelor and Master of the MSD / Münster School of Design from August 14th to 16h, 2020—this year of course a virtual exhibition. Parcours is more than just an exhibition. Rich in contrast and versatile, sometimes contradictory, but always individual and special. From social magazine to sustainable product solutions and flexible exhibition concepts: Parcours presents design and design creators in all their diversity—tangible, digital… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

50+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits (Free & Pro) 2020

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 | 

The Gardens of Eden & Small Homes, Grand Living

We present you two new publications The Gardens of Eden & Small Homes, Grand Living by gestalten that can help you to make your life in an urban world even more individual. The Gardens of Eden—New Residential Garden Concepts & Architecture for a Greener Planet As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with our gardens. No matter what size your patch is, it’s easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or to grow your own fruits or… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Anselm Littschwager

Our new Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. Awards such as the State Prize for Arts and Crafts promote, amongst others, outstanding gem and jewelry designers, ceramists, silversmiths, carpenters, barrel makers, and textile designers of the region. In the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

20+ Best Free Final Cut Pro (FCP) Templates, Plugins, Titles & Transitions

Final Cut Pro is one of the best tools you can use for video editing, especially if you’re a Mac user. With the help of templates and plugins, you can create amazing video projects using the software. There are so many amazing Final Cut Pro templates and plugins out there. And we handpicked some of the best templates for this list. You’ll find many different types of plugins, title templates, transition effects, social media templates, and much more in the collection. The best part is all these… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

The Book Block

The Book Block is a manual of industrial binding techniques, the first in the Making a Book collection, which focuses on manuals for graphic book production. With the aim of elevating knowledge about graphic production among designers—helping them to produce better books and communicate more effectively with all those involved in the process—The Book Block brings together the 17 most common industrial binding techniques in 6 categories, exploring each one in detail, describing them, and showing what is… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Rúben R Dias | 

50 Wonderful Wedding Invitation & Card Design Samples

It’s astounding how many people weddings provide employment to: photographers, caterers, florists, and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on clients planning their marriage. Wedding invitation card design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers really pull out all the stops and create some amazingly inspirational pieces. Keep reading to see fifty astounding examples of wedding invitation design (and a few trends to watch out… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Joshua Johnson | 

15+ Best Final Cut Pro Tutorials for Beginners 2020

Goal: Edit videos, add effects, and create better productions with ease in Final Cut Pro. Solution: You need a stellar tutorial that walks you through all the steps in this increasingly popular video editing tool. Thanks to great tutorials from pros, you’ll be able to capture just the right moment, with the right effect quickly. We’ve rounded up some of the best Final Cut Pro tutorials out there for beginners to help you make the most of this software. Note that Final Cut Pro is a robust tool, but… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

What Is a Design System & Why Use Them + Examples

Design systems can be found everywhere and in almost everything. They are in the operating system running on your smartphone, the laptop you’re using for work, and even on the websites you visit. But what is a design system anyway? What goes into a design system? Why use them? We’re going to answer these questions in this article while taking a closer look at design systems and their importance. Design systems are not something exclusively used by big brands and design agencies. Even if you’re a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted in L.A.: Rob Carmichael / SEEN

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. Rob Carmichael opened SEEN in 2005 after many years as a designer in the music and publishing industries. SEEN is… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

40+ Best Social Media Kit Templates & Graphics

Are you working on crafting a content plan to promote your brand and business on social media? Then these social media kits and templates will help you design amazing graphics for your social media campaigns like a pro. Preparing content for your social media promotions is a time-consuming process that most social media managers and marketers have to deal with. But don’t worry. You can use these social media kits and graphics templates designed by professionals to quickly edit and use with your own… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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