Looking back at Dan Friedman’s radical modernism

If you’re ever in New York City, make sure to stop by AIGA’s National Design Center, the ground floor of which serves as a gallery for rotating exhibitions of work in design. Currently they have an excellent show devoted to the career of Dan Friedman, a pioneer of “new wave” design in the 1970s and... Read More

November 12th By

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall has become a historic symbol of Germany, memorialized through art work and the country’s memories. The day the Wall fell and the peaceful revolution that followed has not been forgotten. In honor of that monumental moment, we came up with a very special challenge for our German design community: create a poster... Read More

November 8th By

Exploring the annual Design It Yourself conference

This past month, we had the pleasure of partnering with the Design It Yourself conference (aka DIYSUB) that was recently held from October 10 – 26, 2014. DIYSUB is an annual design conference and festival held in Surabaya, Indonesia. Stepping into their 4th year with the theme “Mix2Make”, they’re even better than ever! It is currently the... Read More

November 4th By

3D design tips from creature modeller Brady Parell

Brady Parell started his design career armed with an illustration degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a job offer from Microsoft Game Studios. From there he sharpened his skill set and moved on to work as a character artist for video games including Massive Black’s Zombie Playground and Lucasarts’ Star Wars 1313 before joining Industrial... Read More

November 3rd By

Inspiring designs in honor of Día de los Muertos

Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has long inspired artists and designers around the world. Honoring the deceased with a three-day celebration of elaborate handmade altars, processions and the holiday’s signature calaveras, there’s plenty of creativity to go around. The intricately decorated skulls have galvanized a graphic style trend that abounds far beyond Central America. So in... Read More

November 1st By

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween!

99designs wants to wish you all a Happy Halloween! Whether you’re spending the night carving jack o’lanterns, scaring yourself silly at a haunted house or dressing to the nines for a costume party – we wanted to put you in the mood for this hair-raising holiday by rounding up some of our favorite Halloween-inspired designs. From playful pumpkins... Read More

October 31st By

The best (and worst) of horror movie poster design

The minimalist movie poster re-design has grown into a full-fledged phenomenon. They may be tokens of shameless nostalgia, but they are also an invitation to clever visual play and a good way for today’s talented designers to show off their chops. Of course, every trend yields its share of duds – and this one is no exception. Below,... Read More

October 30th By

15 spooktacular monsters to inspire you this Halloween

The 99designs community has a fantastic imagination. So what better time to show off their creepy catalogue of aliens, ghosts and ghouls than right before Halloween? All year round, our designers concoct bone-chilling branding, eerie illustrations and unearthly iPhone apps we absolutely love. In honor of this most haunting holiday, we present to you some of 99designs’ greatest monster creations. Enjoy! Aliens Alien concept art... Read More

October 25th By

The concept art behind popular 3D monsters

It’s Halloween this month, which means you’re probably frantically preparing your costume and/or playlist of creepy movies to watch with your friends on the scariest day of the year – well, other than your birthday. To celebrate this fun holiday and all the elements making October 31st the day that it is, we’ll be taking a look at the... Read More

October 23rd By