The Creative Edge

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What the new Airbnb logo means for designers

Airbnb, an online marketplace for short-term housing rentals, unveiled a new branding scheme yesterday that centers on a bold new logo and extends across the company’s website, mobile apps and beyond. They’re pretty proud of it, and for good reason: this is one of the most dramatic and confident rebrands the tech industry has recently... Read More

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Vote for June’s Top 9 at 99!

Now that the World Cup has come to a close, are you looking for something new to root for? Cheer on this month’s Top 9 at 99 designers by casting a vote for your favorite one!  You may not be able to watch the results unfold on TV, but these designers will love your support as... Read More

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10 stunning web navigation menus

A navigation menu can make or break a website, so it’s essential that you treat it with respect and design it with passion. But what makes a main menu great? I believe the best way to learn is by example, so I’ve prepared an awesome list of navigation menus from all over the web. They... Read More

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A chat with web designer, JereKel

Jeremy Ellsworth, a.k.a. JereKel, is a platinum designer and one of our highest-paid members last month. He has a robust portfolio of clients gained in contests and elsewhere, with whom he does business using 1-to-1 projects. With no formal design training, he owes his success entirely to his own enthusiasm and work ethic (and ok,... Read More

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How to design emails for the mobile world

Smartphones and tablets are rapidly changing the face of web design. With nearly 70% of people using a hand-held device as their primary way of accessing the Internet, we need to start thinking about the small screen when creating websites and apps. But what about email? We all constantly check our mobile devices (some of... Read More

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Contemporary design on the rise in Beijing

When it comes to talking about contemporary design, China is probably not the first country that comes to mind. It’s often a place that reminds us of the past — ancient architecture, paintings, pottery, poetry. But China has a very complicated relationship with time, balancing between the new and the old, which makes it a fascinating... Read More

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A global design collaboration by 78Tarot

Since 99designs is all about contests, competition between designers can sometimes be fierce. More prevalent than this rivalry, however, is the great respect we have for each other’s achievements and our deep appreciation for the varied skill-sets on the site. Virtual friendships are formed and – in some cases – spill out into the real... Read More

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Poster Biennalle, Hunger Games & more June design news

June. It’s the middle of the year; the official start of summer. It’s a time for festivals, relaxation and increased creativity. It’s the perfect time to catch up on world news… world design news, that is! Poster Biennale By Lukasz Kowalski (left) and Wieslaw Rosocha (right) via Poster Page Since 1966 the world’s largest poster museum in... Read More

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9 emoji designs that are totally text-worthy

On June 16th, The Unicode Consortium, (a non-profit organization that sets the standards for the representation of text in all software) released 250 new emoji as part of the updated Unicode Standard 7.0. These new emoji won’t be appearing on your smartphone just yet. We’ll have to wait to find out which ones will be adopted... Read More

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The 99designs Cup starts now!

What happens when we combine our passion for beautiful and creative design with our love of soccer? If you guessed our next community contest – you’re right! We’re excited to announce the official launch of The 99designs Cup. Click here to enter your design now! Last month we asked you all to send us your... Read More

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