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Designing for Print Is Easy With Print Peppermint

Printing can make – or break – a design that you’ve put a lot of effort into. Print Peppermint is a quality printer that allows you to choose from a variety of paper types, premium finishes, and luxury styles. Here’s a look at the printing service, and a few tips for how you can use it for projects. What is Print Peppermint? Print Peppermint provides print services for everything from business cards to marketing materials to stationery and invitations. Every purchase is supported by a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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How to Print a PowerPoint Presentation With Notes

How many times have you walked away from a great presentation and wished you had the notes from the slide deck? Or are you a presenter that wants to provide slides and notes in a handout format for the audience or for you to uses as a reference while speaking? Printing a PowerPoint presentation with notes attached can be a valuable tool for presenters at all levels. You can physically print and distribute presentations with notes or „print“ them to a PDF for easy digital sharing. Here’s how you do it… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2020

When it comes to designing a shirt, you have two primary options – design it yourself using graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator or use software made for the job. The good news is that there are plenty of free t-shirt design software options to consider! There are a growing number of platforms that specialize in t-shirt design and can help you create something that people will want to wear. Some of these tools integrate with a t-shirt sales portal as well, making the process even easier. Here… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Slanted Magazine #35—L.A.

Los Angeles is the opposite of our old metropolises. The sprawling multi-dimensionality is alien, and for many, gets on our nerves: the tangled network of highways and the constant driving around, the emphasized nonchalance and never ending optimism of everyone, the sunny weather, the ingenious modernist architecture, the film industry, the tourists, and the shitty art museums … perhaps, just perhaps everything about this city gets on our nerves. Despite, or maybe because of all of this, L.A. is a fucking… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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No Problem

The graphic design studio OOOZ Club and graphic designer Tanja Geltsch designed the Magazin NO PROBLEM with works from BAM Photographers. Shot in Barcelona over a weekends time, the easy-peasy fashion & automotive related images portray Noé, Irina, and Frederic. The whole series entailed cruising around and shooting with the clique and the collectors car BMW M6 from 1986. The aim was to create a bubble, an environment where people would feel such a „NO PROBLEM,“ peer-to-peer interaction on set… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— OOOZ Club | 
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10+ Creative T-Shirt Design Ideas (How to Design a T-Shirt)

T-shirt design is more than just about fashion trends. It’s also a way to express yourself. Especially modern generations are finding new ways to use T-shirt designs to show off their attitude, support causes, and stand out from the crowd. Mainly because it’s quite easy to design and print your own T-shirt these days. In fact, there are now online services that print and deliver your own custom-made T-shirts right to your doorstep. If you hate wearing the same old T-shirts that promote random brands… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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20+1

„20+1. Ein Vergleich von ausgewählten serifenlosen Schriften der letzten zwanzig Jahre.“ is a study that was produced as part of the „Jahreskurs Typografie“ (tgm Munich), led by Rudolf Paulus Gorbach, that captivates both with its content and its careful and aesthetic design: a comparative investigation of sans serif typefaces from the last twenty years. In the first chapter the proportions of upper and lower case letters are shown. Chapter Two deals with the capitals of the twenty-one scriptures and… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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20+ Business Card Templates for Google Docs (Free & Premium)

If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to quickly design a printable business card, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re showcasing a collection of business card templates you can edit using Google Docs. That’s right! You can actually create printable business cards using Google Docs. If you don’t have access to the expensive Photoshop software or even the pricey Microsoft Word, Google Docs will come to your aid to help craft a professional-looking business card. In this collection, we’re… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Procreate Brushes 2020 (Free & Pro)

If you’re a digital artist searching for the perfect Procreate brush to craft stunning illustrations or to design unique website header images, we’ve got a great collection of professional Procreate brushes just for you. Procreate is amongst the most popular drawing apps available for iPad Pro. It’s actually more than just a simple drawing app. With the Apple Pencil stylus and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings. The app comes with over 130… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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How to Download & Install Procreate Brushes

Procreate is a digital illustration app that’s made for the iPad. It’s easy to extend, and today we’re going to look at how to download and install Procreate brushes so you can enhance the use of the app on your own. Procreate is a pretty powerful drawing tool and you can extend its functionality with custom brushes. These tools help you create specific drawing elements, such as stroke types, styles (such as watercolor), and make more realistic drawings. The number of brushes for Procreate seems to be… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Typeface of the Month: Forever Grotesk

We are presenting our Typeface of the Month: Forever Grotesk by Nouvelle Noire, their contribution to the category of Swiss Grotesque typefaces. The success story of the Grotesque typefaces began at the dawn of the 20th century with typographic workhorses such as Akzidenz Grotesk, Stein Grotesk, amongst others. In the 1950s Max Miedinger created the first Swiss version of those typographic multi-talents, named „Neue Haas Grotesk“ (today Helvetica). In parallel, Adrian Frutiger published „Univers,“ both… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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30+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2020

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy. Whether you’re working on… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Guidelines and Standards for Visual Design

Less than a quarter of a century after the end of National Socialism, Otl Aicher was commissioned to design the „cheerful“ XX. Olympic Games in Munich, 1972. He took a systematic and scientific approach, liberating visual communication from national pathos and reducing it to the essential, in the spirit of the Bauhaus: purpose. The manual Guidelines and Standards for Visual Design, completed in 1967, is an astonishingly clear set of rules, a flexible system of colors, forms and writing that allowed… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Synco

Synco lettershape, based on OCR, pays homage to Viafont, 1969, by Harry L. Preble for viatron, a producer of OCR machines. It was designed for a London based sportswear brand in 2015. Synco is now ready to be released. However we believe that as a Designer it is important to understand the distinction between a project based on historical references and strict revival methods from which we want to distance ourselves as we consider them to be more archaeological than design-related. Altiplano aims to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Betti Nowak | 
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30+ Best Science & Technology PowerPoint Templates

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of science and technology PowerPoint templates for making more compelling arguments in your tech and science related presentations. Every science presentation needs charts and graphs to engage and entertain the audience. Same goes for tech-related presentations. A presentation at a tech conference or startup meeting won’t be complete without infographics and attractive timelines. Of course, we know that not everyone has the time to design unique charts, graphs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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