Halloween battle, round 1: who would win in a fight between…

Round 1 - Final

We LOVE dark designs! So do a lot of our designers, as demonstrated by the huge numbers of awesome ghoulie creatures we find in design contests. Exploring all of this work we had to wonder: if an alien got in a fight with a zombie, which one would win? What about a ninja versus a […]

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Top 9 at 99: September 2012


To: ALL winning designers from September From: Alli at 99designs Y’all ROCK! The winning designs from this month were great across the board. And these Top 9 designers are perfect representatives of this greatness — just look at these bold colors and wacky concepts. Vote for the designer you feel should be the ultimate Top […]

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Tips in tweets: business card designs from 2012


Being handed a company’s business card is always a… surprise. Will the design incorporate the Papyrus font and make me shiver? (this has really happened to me). Or for the luckily occasions, will the design leave me feeling I’ve been handed a quirky and thoughtful Birthday card? Check out these inspirational business card designs we […]

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Community challenge: re-design eBay’s lame new logo


We came across eBay’s re-designed logo the other day and our hearts sank. What used to be a funky, sixties-inspired design with overlapping letters of varying widths (designer Elissa Davis says it was a fusion of the mid-90s Apple colors and the design for the game Twister) had turned into a flat, anemic snoozer — […]

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Designer profile: creatiph™


Marian Pop, aka creatiph™, has been surrounded by design since he was a child and has the design process down pat. He brainstorms with pen and paper and puts a lot of emphasis on the conceptual side of design — a perfect combo for success! Marian Pop – Romania 99designs handle: creatiph™ Projects won: 11 How did you get started […]

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99designers know how to do infographics right


The stale corporate aesthetic of bar graphs and pie charts is no more. ”Data visualization,” also known as infographics, is huge right now. It’s an excellent way to get the word out about a company’s activities or simply explain a social phenomenon in a way that is visually compelling. But what exactly makes for a good […]

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The wide world of design news, September 2012

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Coming at you a little early this month: design news from September 2012. Though September’s not over yet, it’s already given us a lot to think about when it comes to our world of design. Vitsœ releases archive of design milestones   Image via Vitsœ Created by Niels Vitsœ, this eponymously named company has been around for a […]

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99designs Epic Europe Meetup Trip, 2012


At 99designs, Meetups have become a huge part of how we connect to our designers, helping to make our design community larger and richer than ever. September marked the next stage in our Meetup events, where we finally had the chance to go out and meet with groups of designers in person. Community Director Jason […]

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8 common mistakes when working with color and how to fix them


The Color Purple. Such a great story and a fantastic movie. Unfortunately, as designers, we don’t have the luxury of talking about colors figuratively. Our world is mostly RGB, CMYK or hexadecimal, with regular trips to HSB. It might not sound fun but it’s a serious business. Working with color is an essential part of […]

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Most-liked design from HipArt illustration contest


For our most recent Like Challenge, we asked 99designers to pick their favorite phone case designs from the HipArt contest. The results are in and we have to agree — we would be pumped to dress up our smartphones in any of these trendy designs. Most-liked design Armunandar Syahrir’s (hpkntc) winning design picked up the […]

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