Vote for September’s Top 9 at 99

Vote for September’s Top 9 at 99

School’s back in session and we’re chalking it all up to the great design we’ve been seeing lately. These nine nominees are the top of their class. Not only did these designs win their respective contests, we think they deserve one more shot Who do you think should get extra credit? There’s only one way to tell…

Digital design collections are museums’ latest trend
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Digital design collections are museums’ latest trend

Museums have collected design objects for ages. The V&A in London was founded in 1852; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) established its design department 80 years after that. For a long time they chugged along, building collections of furniture and tableware, posters and other works of graphic design on paper, consumer goods and the like. But the advent…

How to create more fun and playful typography
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How to create more fun and playful typography

Good typography may be hard work, but designers shouldn’t forget to have some fun with it! While crafting fonts and typographic characters can sometimes feel stiff and overly mathematical, we want you to help you find the joy in creating more expressive and playful typography. Of course, this approach is great for children-oriented design projects—but let’s not limit ourselves. After…

33 cool & creative packaging designs that keep it real
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33 cool & creative packaging designs that keep it real

Product packaging design is incredibly diverse because packaging serves all sorts of different needs. You’ve got bottles, bags and boxes. Oh, and canisters, jars and wrappers. Packaging comes in every shape, every size, every material and every color—for every type of product imaginable. It’s the first impression we get about a product, but also represents…

The 43 best design blogs to read for inspiration
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The 43 best design blogs to read for inspiration

Creative design blogs come in handy while working in the field of graphic design. After all, it’s too easy to loose steam in the midst of cranking out design after design. Fear not! For your inspiration needs we’ve combed through every inch of the internet to bring you 43 of the best design blogs in existence. On…

How to create a brand style guide
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How to create a brand style guide

A brand style guide takes the heart and soul of your brand—your mission, vision and values—and translates it into design. It also tells everyone exactly how to communicate your brand. So how do you create one? We’ll teach you! What is a brand style guide? The key components of brand identity (that you should define before you…

Logo colors matter...

…a lot. Know what they mean and how to stand out in your industry.

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