Announcing the winners of YoorallaTEE 2014!

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The results are in, the judges have deliberated and we are super excited to announce the winners of YoorallaTEE 2014! This is the second time 99designs has joined up with Yooralla, Dangerfield and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation for a t-shirt competition, and once again it was a huge success! We received a whopping 1,436 designs from […]

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Process sketches of 11 famous logos

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Have you ever wondered what went into the design processes for famous logos? Many started with a rough sketch of an idea – sometimes a very rough sketch – which was gradually refined to meet the client’s needs. Every design process is different, and the great designers behind these logos each had their own strategies for […]

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Creative Challengers: April 2014

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Remember how in school they used to say “everyone is a winner”? Okay, so it wasn’t true then and it isn’t true now. But here’s a fact: winning is most certainly not a prerequisite for greatness. For proof, just check out these 14 absolutely amazing designs submitted to contests in the past month. None of […]

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H.R. Giger: Reflecting on a dark, distinctive legacy

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It is never easy to say goodbye to an artistic luminary. With H.R. Giger’s passing last week, the world lost a source of artistic inspiration as well as untold future artwork, designs and visual effects work that the prolific artist might have gone on to make. For someone who took on such a wide variety […]

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6 super-useful Chrome extensions for designers

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If you are a Chrome user, you probably love it for it’s speed and simplicity. However, no matter how much you like simplicity, sooner or later you’ll need will add some extra functionality you desperately need. In such cases, it’s extensions to the rescue. If you were a Firefox user before you switched to Chrome (or perhaps […]

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Help 99designs donate to relief efforts in the Balkans

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Photo from 99designs’ Meetup trip to Serbia  If not for our community of designers in Eastern Europe, 99designs wouldn’t be what it is today. A quick glance at our designer profiles reveals just how much concentrated talent there is in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the surrounding Balkans. In light of what these individuals bring to […]

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Presenting the winner and runners up from the San Francisco Warriors logo contest!

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Upon hearing the news that the Golden State Warriors would be moving to San Francisco, we asked our designers to reimagine the existing Golden State Warriors logo to give it a more San Francisco feel. Just like our many other community contests, the turnout was amazing. The existing logo is already regarded as one of the […]

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The fonts behind famous wordmark logos

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What really separates a wordmark logo from a font? Sometimes, not very much at all. You might think that über-rich companies like Facebook and Google, or high-end brands like Giorgio Armani, would invest in completely custom-made lettering for their logos. In fact, this is not always the case. Basing a wordmark on an existing font […]

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Community contest: a new logo for Spain’s football team

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The FIFA World Cup is almost here, and Spain is preparing to defend its position as reigning world champion. Naturally, we got to thinking about their emblem. Does it represent what this mighty team is really made of? The Spain national football team, known as ”La Furia Roja” (“The Red Fury”), has gone through a lot […]

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Welcome to augmented reality

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A new form of reality is taking over, merging the real and the digital worlds. “Augmented reality” refers to new technologies that supplement physical, real-world objects or environments with computer-generated sounds, videos, graphics or data. Basically, it combines “virtual reality” (which usually refers to a completely simulated environment) with what’s actually in front of you. A […]

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