Top 9 at 99 results: May, 2012

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The Top Designer and winner of the Inkling Pen is alfredms — I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Alfredms created a delightfully fun (and yum) website that effectively attracts the company’s target audience  — ice cream connoisseurs. It’s not only the images that are mouth watering but the color scheme, textural background and eye-catching stripped header that pull […]

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Saul Bass: the man who changed graphic design

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Saul Bass might be the single most accomplished graphic designer in history. Working in the mid 20th century, when the importance of graphic design was just on the upswing, Bass branded a staggering array of major corporations with his iconic, minimal designs. Bell, Kleenex, AT&T? All Bass. For about 50 years, if you were looking […]

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Designer profile: Giulio Rossi

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We ran across Giulio Rossi during April’s Top 9 at 99 and instantly noticed his killer illustration skills. The detail, personality and quality of his illustrations are not only inspiring but mind-blowing! Don’t believe us? Check him out for yourself. Giulio Rossi – Italy 99designs handle: Giulio Rossi Projects won: 14 How did you get started in design? I’ve always drawn […]

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10 fantastic Type Foundries

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You spent the last couple of weeks getting an in-depth look at typography with Alex’s “Crash Course in Typography”: Know Your Terms A Brief History of Type Technology The Evolution of Style All of that type history has lead to a huge culture of type, where hundreds of font nerds have created thousands of stunning […]

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Top 9 at 99: May, 2012

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Today, let’s pretend it’s MAY and announce the top 9 at 99! We have chosen 9 designers we thought had killer wins from the following categories: Logo design Web design All other categories combined Now you get to vote for the designer you believe deserves Top Designer honors. The designer voted Top Designer will win an Inkling Pen, by Wacom featured in 99designs Tech […]

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Design school pays off: 10 excellent student designers

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From fanciful illustrations, to digital paintings and fun startup logos, these talented students play an important role in our growing student designer community. Check out these top-notch designers for yourself. And if you’re a design student, make sure to register for the 99designs student reward program and earn an additional $99 for every win. Design school really […]

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Art Deco: a strong, striking style for graphic design

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All old styles are destined to become cool again eventually. Good designers know this and great designers know how to work it. The call for “retro” has maybe never been louder than it is now and with the roaring 1920s taking culture by storm these days (Downton Abbey on TV, The Great Gatsby soon in […]

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Tips in tweets: texture in web design, May 2012

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Incorporate textures in your web site designs and keep users on-site longer! Texture enhances users’ experience by creating depth and making content easier to read. Homemade web designs, which utilizes texture as one of its visually appealing elements, has been a trend for quite some time. You can read more about web design trends in our recent […]

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6 web design trends that are here to stay

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Before I started writing this article, I was very concerned about the direction to take – there are literally hundreds of “design trends” blog posts out there, each covering dozen or more examples. The strange thing was that most of these articles confused trends with fads. It’s time to make a distinction between fads and […]

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Wordmark logos: balance typography and graphics

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Finding a balanced middle ground between typography and graphics is essential to create a distinctive and striking identity. These strong wordmark logos show how adding a little extra detail can make a design stand out. Have you seen other awesome wordmark logos? Share them with us in the comments and we’ll add them to this roundup! Craftzing […]

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