iOS Updates, social media minimalism, rebrands & more design news

September was another big month for the design world. Big companies got some hefty facelifts, new businesses disrupted old and one big design festival gave us a sneak peek into the future. Perhaps it’s the change of the seasons that seems to make this a perfect time for a technological alteration. See the changes being made this month... Read More

October 1st By

Happy 100th birthday to modernist master, Tom Eckersley

Today marks the 100th birthday of modernist master, Tom Eckersley. A pioneer in poster design for more than six decades, Eckersley’s distinct style pairs minimal, flat forms with bold colors and contours. His talent for whittling down subject matter with deceiving ease continues to inspire designers around the world. From left to right: Health and safety poster;... Read More

September 30th By

Showing off the top designs from Asia and Oceania

We’ve made our way through Africa, the Middle East, and Southern and Western Europe, so now it’s time to move around the globe once more. Check out the best work from our designers in Asia and Oceania! Australia Designer: kookypops Contest: Natural Food Product – Packaging design. Bangladesh Designer: K99™ Contest: Calling all Dog lovers! Hong Kong Designer: Mason CV Contest: Help CodePath with a... Read More

September 27th By

A look inside some of the world’s greatest museum rebrands

Today, museums can’t simply rely on the merits of old objects and antiquated scholars. Smart phones, instant internet and ease of travel have added growing pressure to appeal to a globalized crowd. In a few quick clicks, museums must show what they stand for and what’s to be expected with a trip down their hallowed halls. While naysayers may complain that “branding” is too... Read More

September 26th By

An illustrated history of Munich’s Oktoberfest

It’s almost October, which means it’s time for Germany’s annual Oktoberfest in Bavarian Munich! Although the festival traditionally starts in the final weeks of September (it gets pretty cold in Germany as fall fades into winter), the name remains. And so does the beer-drinking, sausage-eating, general carousing at the biggest fun-festival in the world! Every year,... Read More

September 23rd By

The challenge of branding across languages

If you asked for the most general definition of a logo, you’d probably get something like “a mark that stands for a company or product.” The implication is that it doesn’t matter what the mark is; anything could work. But then, can we assume the effect of a logo is universal—even across languages? Apparently not, based on... Read More

September 17th By

Highlights from our global community in Western and Southern Europe

This weekend we’re continuing to explore 99designs’ rich global community by highlighting our designers from Western and Southern Europe. In the upcoming weeks we’ll cover in Northern and Eastern Europe, The Americas, and Asia/Oceania as well. And don’t forget last week’s post on Africa and the Middle East. Get excited! Austria Designer: zoisam Contest: New print or packaging design wanted for Relevant Booking... Read More

September 13th By

2014′s hottest music festival designs for millenials

It doesn’t seem to matter what genre it caters to – music festival design tends to triumph bright color, bold fonts and standout graphics. From logos to merch, mobile apps to billboard ads, it’s all about marketing to millenials. These events are growing every year with more than 300 different large-scale music festivals around the world... Read More

September 12th By

Rounding up August’s big design news

August has been a wild ride. As summer officially ends, and the school year starts back up, it becomes a time for new beginnings – and we’ve been seeing plenty of them spread across the design world. From futuristic technologies and massive rebrands to artistic tributes, it’s been a great month for great design.  Here’s some of our favorite... Read More

September 10th By

Check out these top 99ers from Africa and the Middle East

Here at 99designs, we’re extremely proud to have a designer community that comes from all around the world. To celebrate our global diversity, we’re rounding up collections of some of the best on-site designers by their geographical location. The first article brings you users from Africa and the Middle East. In the next couple of weeks we’ll... Read More

September 6th By