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40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2020

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with! In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project. All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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9 Website Design Tips for Different Generations (Yes, It Matters!)

It’s a no-brainer for most designers that you plan a project based on a certain target audience. It might be for people who like soda or buy video games or have an affinity for athletic shoes. But another consideration can often be overlooked – designing for different generational segments. Age can impact how people use websites, apps, and mobile devices. Generational differences can affect your design scheme, accessibility plan, and even the language and colors in the design. If you haven’t thought… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Case and Turbine

Just a few weeks after Fontwerk has launched with ten type families, the foundry is growing fast and surprises again with brand-new content. Another two superfamilies are following: Case by none other than Erik Spiekermann who collaborated with Anja Meiners and Ralph du Carrois to create a modern Neo-Grotesque for the new Twenties and Turbine, a Neo-Grotesque with superelliptical curves designed by Felix Braden. Case is the essence of several corporate type projects the trio collaborated… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Floodfonts | 
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50+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone. What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks. Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Everything So Democratic And Cool

Familiar faces, anonymous portraits, abandoned landscapes, animals and urban spaces— EVERYTHING SO DEMOCRATIC AND COOL designed by Matthias Last’s Studio Last  sketches an associative collage of our collective present. The images selected for the retrospective of  Christian Werner’s  photographic work are drawn from various series and contexts: shots from fashion shoots, commissions for magazines and private portraits, as well as personal projects. They reveal the variety of Werner’s work, and the vision… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Studio Last | 
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Design Trend: Modern Tappable Targets (And How to Do It)

A solid tap target can make or break your mobile website or app. The size, shape, location, and overall design of the button or link determines whether a user successfully completes an action or not. It might seem like a small thing, but can be one of the most important elements of a design. Modern tappable targets are easy to recognize, work in an expected manner, and encourage engagement. Today we’re looking at how to design them, ways to craft effective call-to-action items, and considerations… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Best Twitch Stream Overlay Templates in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Twitch is well-known as a video game streaming platform but it’s actually much bigger than that. Now it’s populated by all kinds of content creators and professionals. Most of them are even using Twitch as their main source of income. You’ll notice that all these Twitch streamers have their own unique and personalized streaming setups. They have creative overlays for the facecam with colorful and branded designs. This helps the streamers to set themselves apart from the millions of other streamers… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Slanted #36—Coexist Special Edition

On occasion of the release of  Slanted Magazine #36—COEXIST, a limited special edition has been published which is exclusively available in the Slanted Shop. The edition contains a high-quality shirt from Reell  with a design by the AGI member  Andrew Ashton. Show your love! Coexist–One and all, me and we Born in 1969, Andrew Ashton grew up in between the leafy suburbs of Sydney, and rural life in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Ashton works as a graphic designer, image-maker, strategic communicator… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2020

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility. If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Call for Entries Yearbook of Type 2020/21

After the successes of its first four editions the Call for Entries for the Yearbook of Type 2021/22 starts again. The book will be published in spring 2021 and will follow the same design concept as the fourth edition. It presents a selection of contemporary typefaces from larger typeface publishers as well as smaller, independent typographers and foundries in the form of a clear, comprehensive compendium. Each individual typeface in the Yearbook of Type is presented on one spread. The left side… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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DDCAST—Was ist gut?

Once, Jason Silva, a well known techno futurist from the USA, said „What we design designs us back.“ Design has a great influence on our existence and living together, which is exactly the message of the DDCAST—Was ist gut? („What is Good“) The call for fundamental changes in our planetary reality is getting louder and louder, as the sea level rises and a global crisis shows also the vulnerability of the Western world. It is not possible to continue as before and will inevitably plunge us into the next… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 
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10+ Best Progressive Web App (PWA) Templates 2020

Progressive web apps are easier to manage and cheaper to build. And, when using web app templates, you can get a complete app made in half the time. In this post, we feature some of the best progressive web app templates you can use to make various types of apps. Whether you’re a web designer, developer, or making your first web app, these templates will surely come in handy. Times are changing and you no longer need to hire app development agencies to build a mobile app. Using a progressive web app… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Gothic Fonts

There’s something unusually attractive about a gothic font design. It can make any typographical layout look magnificent and majestic, and it’s probably why gothic fonts are widely used in branding and logo design. If you’ve been looking for a unique gothic font for a new project, you’re in luck. We’ve handpicked the best gothic fonts for this collection, with various design styles that you can use to design logos, book covers, posters, website headers, t-shirt designs, and much more. Explore the… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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9 Reasons Why You Should Use Open-Source Fonts

This is a love letter of sorts to an underrated design tool: open source fonts. Open source fonts are licensed in such a way that anyone can use them for any project at no cost. Many open source fonts come with the standard Open Font License (you can find it here), and it gives you huge flexibility in how you can use them, the types of projects they are suitable for, and how they can be distributed. There are plenty of reasons to try open source fonts for projects online and in print. And every… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Ragtag

Ragtag is an adventurous display typeface that’s fun, graphic, and loud. Each letter is unique and designed so it composes beautifully with all others—but can also stand on its own as an accent piece or as part of a design. Ragtag features three glyph sets (A–Z, 0–9) plus a few extra goodies like eñes and diacritics. The typeface was inspired by the scattered crew of makers and designers at branding and creative studio In-House International, which is a fully remote creative home based in Austin, Texas… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— michubenaim | 

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