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6 super-useful Chrome extensions for designers

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... Read More

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Help 99designs donate to relief efforts in the Balkans

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... Read More

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The fonts behind famous wordmark logos

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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Welcome to augmented reality

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... Read More

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Designer Profile: PinchStudio

This week, we’re hoping that hundreds of small businesses around the United States will be posting this awesome illustration by PinchStudio in their real or virtual storefronts: PinchStudio’s poster/social media banner illustration for National Small Business Week Most of the folks who run contests on 99designs are small business owners (and many designers are, too),... Read More

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Top 9 at 99 results: April

Little foxes on the hillside, little foxes made of ticky tacky… Well, not exactly, but this month LittleFox did win for his great illustration which does indeed involve a hillside.  Although this foxy designer won the big prize lets take a minute to celebrate the great work done throughout this month by all of our top... Read More

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8 restaurant menu design tips

Great restaurant menu designs can enhance a dining experience, help customers makes satisfying choices and stimulate appetite. However, a menu is more than just a list of the dishes a restaurant has available; it is an advertising tool capable of communicating a restaurant’s identity and driving profit – if it’s well designed.  Here, we discuss several... Read More

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