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Design hits the Oscars red carpet for Best Visual Effects

Oscar Season is around the corner. Or, dare I say it, it’s here! It’s time to start thinking about the nominees and who will win the coveted statuettes for 2013. But where does design fall into all of this (because it most certainly does)? Graphic designers are key in filmmaking, although sometimes called the silent... Read More

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Create Cupid for Valentine’s Day using Adobe Illustrator

It’s February 14th! What better way to celebrate than by creating Cupid using the beloved Adobe Illustrator. Throughout this tutorial, you’ll quickly see how important the Pen tool is, along with other tools and techniques like: Outlining Strokes: Turning strokes into objects so you can adjust their widths Shape tools: Using the Ellipse and Rectangle... Read More

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Top 9 at 99 results: January 2013

What do you get when you combine an elephant with a mouse and a 19th century air balloon? The winner of January’s Top 9 at 99! Designer pmo did an impressive job at conceptualizing the word “big” not only by using a hefty elephant, but by creating a clever juxtaposition between the elephant and the small... Read More

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Type around town: 18 fonts proven in print

The amount of new fonts created on a daily basis is staggering. This is awesome — don’t get us wrong — but if we read one more roundup with a title like “50 New Sans Serifs that Every Designer Needs to Know About,” we think we’re going to short-circuit. Seeing typefaces at this quantity, abstracted from any... Read More

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Happy Year of the Snake!

Sunday marks the first day of the Year of the Snake! In case you’re wondering exactly what that refers to, it’s the Lunar Calendar, based on the phases of the moon and an alternative option to the Gregorian calendar that we’re all so used to. The Shēngxiào, or Chinese Zodiac, associates each of these phases with an... Read More

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Top 9 at 99: January 2013

Over 3 years ago, we started Top 9 at 99 because we were blown away by the talented work from you and your designer peers. With the start of 2013, it’s clear the 99designs community is only strengthening. Don’t believe us? Just look at the Top 9 from January! Keep the celebration rolling by voting for the... Read More

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How to keep your design files neat and tidy

I’m an organizational freak. Organizational freaks like to keep things in order, so they’re easier to understand, sort through and manage. This includes small stuff, like grid-based furniture layout and more important decisions like color-coding spices. You’ll know more about how we think if you visit this website. But if you think being too organized... Read More

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Beyonce and the Superbowl get crazy in love with design

Let’s all take a quick moment to admit that Beyonce killed it at the Superbowl this Sunday. She killed the power (well, it at least seemed like it) and she wowed the audience with her performative prowess. Suddenly it didn’t matter if she was singing or not. We loved her stage presence and general kick-a$$ery.... Read More

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Most-liked pet chicken designs

An innovative mobile app company named Appsurdity, recently launched a contest asking for virtual pet chicken designs. The designs were so awesome, we had to ask the community what was their favorite design in our most recent “like” challenge. Here are the results… Most- liked design Design by Jess. G “With this design, Jess.G managed... Read More

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