The Creative Edge

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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


We’re proud to announce 99designs’ latest milestone!

As of this month, we’ve paid out a whopping $80 million dollars to our design community, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Your amazing talent, hard work and professionalism is what makes 99designs the strongest design marketplace in the world. Today, we span 196 countries with nine languages and 850,000 designers. 1-to-1 projects have seen... Read More

September 24th 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

See the results for this month’s Top 9 at 99!

We asked and you answered! We’re excited to announce that this month’s Top 9 at 99 award goes to apparel designer, botervlieg, for their wildly creative children’s tights for Activelines. From the realistic mock-up (so we can really imagine what they’d look like on) to the playful pattern of cutesy critters, botervlieg’s design captured the hearts of our... Read More

September 22nd By

Introducing this month’s Creative Challengers!

It’s here again… this month’s Creative Challengers! While contests can only have one winner, these designers show that behind every winner, there are other amazing choices hiding behind the scenes – and they deserve their moments in the sun as well. So cheers to you, designers of whiskey labels, doughnut DIY kits, Secret Sandwich Societies (how do we... Read More

September 20th By

Announcing the winner of the Hershey logo contest!

For more than a century, The Hershey Company has delighted candy cravings around the world. With the announcement of their contemporary new logo, we couldn’t help but reach out to our community to see if they were also up for the challenge. So who’s the sweetest of the bunch? We’re excited to announce the winner of... Read More

September 19th By

The long road to Google’s material design

It was pretty awesome to have a car in the 70′s and 80’s. If you had a cool uncle or cousin, he might have owned a Chrysler with faux woodgrain panelling. Back in the early part of the century genuine wood panelling was reasonably common in car exteriors, but fell out of favor as metalworking... Read More

September 18th 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

Create an awesome camera icon in Photoshop

I’m going to guide you through a step-by-step process for creating an awesome camera icon in Photoshop. This is a pretty easy guide to follow along with, so don’t be taken back by the number of steps. Most of the work will focus on how to work with simple layer styles. Let’s take a look at the end result before... Read More

September 16th By