Tattoo designs that have made their mark

Tattoo design has been an under-the-radar art form on 99designs for quite some time. Boasting meticulously clean line-work, clever symbology and a wild imagination, it’s no wonder this illustrative style – and its challenging permanence – has made ink lovers out of us! Now, with the launch of our official Tattoo category, we thought it... Read More

August 29th By

Get hip to the geometric design trend

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but there’s a lot more shapes to play with out there. There is no denying that geometric designs are in vogue right now – and it’s easy to see why. Clean, dynamic lines are not only irresistably cool, but easily to translate across a variety of products and industries. From hipster t-shirts to boutique logos,... Read More

August 22nd By

Artists’ books to inspire your book cover designs

Artists’ books rank pretty high on the scale of the unknown to the general public, a niche category as far as obscure art forms go. They’re a bit of an enigma. What is an artist book? How is it different than a regular book? A comic book? A picture book? Is it just another crazy art world... Read More

August 21st By

Announcing the winners of our Oakland Community Contest!

After a recent move across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland, our US office was looking for a fun way to fill their new blank walls. We put out a call to our 99designs community for some fun Oakland-inspired posters and were seriously wowed by all of your talent! It was a very tough decision (as... Read More

August 17th By

12 cup and mug designs that hold water

We’ve recently rolled out a new Cup & Mug category on 99designs, so to celebrate, we’re rounding up some of our favorite designs adorning teacups, mugs, to-go cups and more! So pour yourself something nice, relax and be inspired by this latest batch of brilliance. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Cup... Read More

August 15th By

4 compelling stock image alternatives for web design

We considered starting this post with an example of an especially awful stock image, but we decided to spare you. You know the ones… posing “business people” in a dazzlingly white office, a woman smiling in a meadow, someone pointing at something. So how do you find good stock images for a website? If you’re digging through high-end stock sites or... Read More

August 14th By

10 classic tattoo styles you need to know

There are probably thousands of styles of tattoos around now, with talented artists creating their own every day. But a lot of those designs are adapted from certain historically popular styles — many of them decades or even centuries old. Here are ten of the classic styles of tattoo art, the ones you definitely want to know before... Read More

August 11th By

20 examples of the world’s best currency design

Currency is one of those ever-present objects in our lives, something that passes through our hands every day. So mundane that we don’t really notice what it looks like each time we see it. But the design of our bills is ever-shifting, continuously updated for contemporary aesthetics. And when those changes happen, that’s when we take notice. A... Read More

August 7th By

14 beautiful designs with great handcrafted style

Sometimes a personal touch is all you need to make a brand stand out. Today, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite 99designers that follow the handcrafted design trend with impressive zeal. Inspired by everything from vintage stamps to meticulous illustrations, these designs are perfect for anyone looking to distance themselves from the “digital” look in favor... Read More

July 25th By

László Moholy-Nagy: Pioneer of graphic design

Between 1914, when he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army to fight in World War I, and his death in 1946, László Moholy-Nagy moved around a lot. Indeed, in this time he moved from Berlin, to Amsterdam, to London, to Chicago—sometimes seeking new opportunities as a designer, sometimes escaping fascism, sometimes both. Likewise, his design career never... Read More

July 21st By