The Creative Edge

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Explore the colors of love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has come a long way from its roots as a day honoring St. Valentine. The holiday currently settles in nicely between New Year’s and impending spring. It offers us all a chance to show our love. A certain collection of standard holiday colors began to emerge as the day became not only about love and relationships,... Read More

February 11th By

The crème de la crème of artisanal chocolate packaging

Up until recently, in the design world it was mostly just greeting card illustrators who had a (professional) reason to care about Valentine’s Day. Not so anymore, as one V-day staple has started coming in packages possibly even more beautiful than the magical substance they contain. No, we’re definitely not talking about Edible Arrangements here. Chocolate, specifically in bar form, is the... Read More

February 10th By

20 illustrations that will draw you in

Illustration in design is a place where graphic design solutions meet artistry. This collection of illustrations from our site highlight not only creativity, but also each designer’s mastery of tools and distinct styles. From the surreal to ultra-realistic, our designers have got you covered. Here’s a sampling of our best illustration designs. Einzig Zenzen boxed... Read More

February 7th By

2014’s ULTIMATE Top 9 winner shares some of his secrets

The votes have been counted and 2014’s ULTIMATE Top 9 at 99 winner (i.e. the best of the best) is Widakk! His logo design for Deep Brewing Co. wowed our community and is only one of his many great works. We were lucky enough to share some words with this excited and talented designer. His story... Read More

February 6th By

Welcoming 2015’s first Top 9 at 99

Every January, businesses around the world kick it into high gear for the New Year – and, thus, so do designers. More work means more options than ever for a great collection of Top 9 at 99, proving that a busy brain can be a creative brain. Help us choose this month’s winner by casting... Read More

February 5th By

Handground takes their design from concept to prototype

Handground took crowdsourcing to the next level when they began working on the Precision Coffee Grinder. The idea was simple: use the power of crowdsourcing to develop a more consistent and sustainable coffee grinder. Thousands of coffee lovers from around the world put their heads together to conceptualize the new machine. Then they took the... Read More

February 3rd By

8 famous fonts and designers who made them

The world’s most famous fonts are just about everywhere. When you become a designer, these serifs and line weights begin to pop out and you start to recognize them in the landscape. Each of these fonts you see comes with a story, a creator, a history and a fan base. See how some of these famous fonts came to be and... Read More

February 2nd By

9 landing page designs that click

Landing pages are often the most effective means of getting customers to a product. Rather than a traditional website (with multiple tabs and in-depth content), the landing page is usually a stripped-down, single page that’s specifically made for potential customers to “land on” and convert. To achieve this, these pages utilize a CTA, or “call to action”,... Read More

January 31st By

99U shares how to maintain stronger relationships with clients

Designing for clients can sometimes be challenging. Maybe you disagree about the creative direction. Or you’re having a hard time understanding the feedback you’re getting. This month, 99U digs deeper into the conversations designers and clients should be having to improve their work relationship and how to better understand one another’s needs. How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk)... Read More

January 30th By