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Wolfgang Tillmans. four books.

The works of photographer Wolfgang Tillmans have always had a unique visual language that shapes our perception of the world. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of TASCHEN, where he has already published four books in the course of his career, the book Wolfgang Tillmans. four books. has now been published, which presents overlapping perspectives from his previous books with new works on over 500 pages. Thus, his fifth book is a retrospective, but also a look into the present, which, thanks to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s preview of what’s going to be hot in 2021. It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Secret Societies

Attention to detail and creative design, with that certain something that makes a print publication something special today— Secret Societies invites you to take a trip to New York at the beginning of the last century and immerse yourself in its pages. Much is popularized of the Mafia in film, literature, music, and urban legend. Some stories are inspired by and respectful of the facts, but many are presented through a creative lens distorting how organized crime began. References are often made to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Becca McLeish | 
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What Is Modern Web Design in 2021? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question. From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges. The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Arcade Game Typography

It’s been a while since I listened to Toshi Omagari’s talk at TYPO Berlin about his research on 8 pixel fonts. Growing up with video games, there are of course many fond memories of the colorful letters flickering animatedly across the screen telling us WON or GAME OVER. It was only a few years ago that Toshi came across the topic in an issue of the Japanese graphic design magazine Idea about video game graphics and then turned his attention to games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. He was able to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Neuwerk #7

Neuwerk #7 magazine has just been published by the MA students of design studies at Burg Giebichenstein at a time when each of us is more than ever concerned about the topic of the current issue. Neuwerk #7 deals with contact in terms of design, because: Design creates contact. According to Gui Bonsiepe—a german designer and theorist—by linking an acting person with his or her goal and the tools chosen for it, design works at the basis of human action. In its creative function, design thus creates… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— neuwerk_magazin | 
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25+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2021 (Free & Premium)

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place. Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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25+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2021

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 | 
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Papaik

Designing a typeface can be a long journey, there are numerous fundamental choices to make before and defining the letterforms often starts physically by drawing, sketching or cutting.  Papaik’s story began with one single brush stroke. Originally, existed in one tiny version, but since last year it was modulated and polished. It may seem delicate at first glance, but with getting a stronger formal language, Papaik can solve solutions to problems that seem insurmountable to other typefaces within the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Asia Angulska | 
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50+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

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 | 
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30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

I just love digging around portfolio websites for design inspiration. You can learn so much about the personality of a designer from the way a portfolio looks, and the interactions therein. A portfolio site is also a great playground because it gives you the creative freedom you can’t always express with a normal client project. Here, we have a roundup of personal portfolio websites that can impart a dose of instant inspiration. Explore new ideas, design trends, and themes that you can take and use in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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15 Photography Trends in 2021

Photography trends can be a major influence on how print and digital designs come together. From filters to styles to photo angles that are trending, this part of the visual aesthetic can greatly impact how a project comes together. Photography trends are dictated by a few things: Visual style of photographers, techniques that are gaining popularity in projects, the ability for images to work with other design elements, and even things such as social media filters. The same photography trends that you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Breakout—100 Posters Book

As it is a common habitat in the graphic design branch, starting to build a business can be tough, especially while being a student. Cihan Tamti is a self initiative design student who had a clever solution, with starting to treat Instagram like a graphic design gym and worked on poster design on a daily basis. Without the constraints of a client, he developed designs with strong, experimental typography and complex compositions that ended up winning competitions and attracting people all over the world… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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50+ Best Premiere Pro Animated Title Templates 2021

Making a professional-looking title scene for your video often takes a lot of work. When it comes to creating animated titles in Premiere Pro, it could take hours to figure out the right settings and design. These Premiere Pro animated title templates are a life-saver! The opening title scene is arguably the most important part of any video. But this fact puts more responsibility on you to craft the perfect title scene that fits the video, and grabs your viewer’s attention. Thankfully, you don’t have… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Lottery: Freshly Printed Paper Swatch by Europaper

There is no way around Europaper when it comes to producing print products that meet the criteria of sustainability and high-quality results. Their newest Design Papers Collection from 2020 is diligently curated, with great dedication, and addressing all those who realize the importance of using quality paper as a medium, awakening pure feelings in exceptional print products and bringing out the best of it. As Slanted was especially curious about the new paper swatch, which shows now more than 85… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

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