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Spline: Easily Create 3D Experiences for the Web

In the past couple of years, we’ve been seeing a rising trend in the web design industry which involved adding interactive 3D elements in websites. While this trend allowed brands and businesses to create unique web experiences that helped them to stand out from the crowd, most of the time it was only utilized by big corporations. Mainly because creating 3D web experiences used to be limited, expensive, and, worst of all, they were very time-consuming. Spline is a tool that aims to change that… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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8 Best Company Rebranding Designs & Examples

In order to stay relevant, many businesses have to reinvent themselves when the time comes. In recent years, we saw even some of the biggest brands making the tough decision to rebrand their identities completely. Some were successful at rebranding while many failed miserably. Needless to say, it’s a risk you take when changing the face of a company, especially when it’s done for the wrong reasons. In this post, we take a look at some of the best and successful rebranding stories with the main focus on… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Lottery: Beautiful design notebooks from nuuna

Slanted and brandbook have known each other for over 10 years now. In 2010 I discovered the beautiful notebooks at the Creative Paper Conference in Munich and we immediately realized that we share a passion for design, print and paper—without further ado we cooperated for our first common notebook: The Future Won’t Be Set in Garamond A lot has happened since then and a lot of books have been produced by us and by brandbook. For two decades now, the Frankfurt company has been producing notebooks… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Battle of Print 2020

Battle of Print 2020 is a design competition organized by the Kommunikationsverband Bremen which focuses on different themes each year. This year, the Battle of Print is part of the Graphic Novel exhibition at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus gallery in Bremen. Invited are all designers, graphic designers, and illustrators to submit their drafts and take part in the 2020 design competition. The submitted works will be included in the exhibition from October 30th, 2020, to February 28th, 2021, whereby… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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How Many Slides to Use in a Presentation? 5 Tips

There’s nothing worse than a presentation that goes over time or poorly-designed slides that cram too much information onto the screen at once. While there are a lot of things that can dictate how many slides to use in a presentation, key factors include how long you have to speak, what content you are presenting, and the visual nature of the content. (Some speakers don’t need slides at all to keep audiences engaged!) Here, we’re breaking down common presentation times with a guide for how not to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Best Sketch Tutorials (Sketch App for Beginners)

If you have been waiting to experiment with Sketch, there’s never a better time to dive in than right now. The Mac-based vector graphics editing tool for user interface and experience design has become a go-to tool for many designers and developers. If you haven’t started using it yet, or already downloaded the software and are feeling a little overwhelmed, then you are in the right place. Here, we’re going to look at some of the best Sketch tutorials to help you jumpstart your familiarity and skill… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Typodarium 2021

As trend radar and typo-inspiration, as up-to-date-keeper and as eye-catcher on designer tables the Typodarium has conquered its firm place—and designers are eagerly waiting in August to see which small, fine extra Raban Ruddigkeit and Lars Harmsen have given the cute calendar in the Schriftschatz collection box this time. Before we tell you, we would like to say that the Typodarium 2021 shines in twelve cheerful colors and, in addition to typo vitality, brings colorful joy to everyday creative life… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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35+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2020

We’ve handpicked a collection of Instagram post and Story templates with professional designs. You can easily customize these templates to add your own text and images to create a more successful Instagram content strategy. Instagram is one of the best platforms for promoting brands and businesses. But, with millions of posts being added every day, you need to think outside the box to attract your followers’ attention. If you’re tired of using the same old designs to promote your brand and products on… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Wer bitte ist Rudolf Koch?

The new book Wer bitte ist Rudolf Koch? meets the concern that one of the most influential persons in Offenbach’s cultural history could be forgotten. The Klingspor-Museum in Offenbach owns and cultivates the estate of Rudolf Koch, who died in Offenbach in 1934 and whose work is still influential and inspiring today. The internationally renowned typeface artist shaped the understanding of type as a field of the fine arts and made a significant contribution to the international success of the Klingspor… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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Website Design Trends & Tips for a COVID World

A lot has changed about the world in the past year. The impact of COVID on human interaction is undeniable. It’s influencing digital experiences as well. If you haven’t started to think about adjustments you need to make to your website design due to the worldwide pandemic and virus, it might be time to develop a strategy. Here, we’ve got tips on things to consider when it comes to COVID and website design. Does COVID change everything about website design? Of course not. But it might impact some of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Free After Effects Templates 2020

After Effects is one of the best tools that supercharges the post-production process of video editing. And using After Effects templates is a secret trick most video editors use to make great videos. If you’re still not using After Effects templates, you’re missing out on some of the best uses of the software. We rounded up some amazing and free templates to show you why. You don’t always have to look for premium After Effect templates to create amazing videos. Sometimes a simple free After Effects… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Magalog DDC Award Gute Gestaltung 2019

For the Deutscher Designer Club Award Gute Gestaltung 2019 yearbook the design studio formdusche invented a whole new format, by adding an editorial part to the traditional winning catalog. formdusche designed a magalog and gave the format two sides: one for the catalog and one for the magazine. We are proud to be a part of this year’s jury selection and for this reason we are also happy to listed in this beautifully designed catalog. Slanted Magazine #33—Prague was awarded with Bronze and TOTOAL… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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20+ Best Brand Manual & Style Guide Templates 2020 (Free + Premium)

Your brand is the key to a successful business. It’s what gives your business an identity and separates you from the competition. Your brand manual or style guide are the documents you need to help keep it consistent—they’re key to maintaining your brand identity. Whether you’re a small business, agency, or a corporation, you should have a proper document that covers all the details of the brand. Such as the design of different logos you use, the color palette, fonts used for the brand design, etc… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Typo Ping Pong #1

Typo Ping Pong #1 is a new free font from the independent Foundry Typo Graphic Design. It is the result of the collaboration between Manuel Viergutz and Luis Herke, who were using their home stay for creating their new typeface. Its extraordinary Look comes from a design procedure, called the ping pong method. By creating free forms individually, like letters with faces and eyes, smileys and icons of the letters A–Z and the numbers 0–9, the designers created an exceptional text image. In total, the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— TypoGraphicDesign.de | 
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22+ Best Lookbook & Catalog Templates (Free & Premium)

Lookbooks and catalogs are an important element of promoting a business. They help you not only to showcase your products and services to customers but also to build trust and establish your brand. Today, we share with you a way to create more professional and attractive lookbooks and catalogs at a very low cost using pre-made templates. With the help of lookbook and catalog templates, you can create amazing-looking brochures for your business without needing to hire expensive design agencies. We… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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