What exactly is Swiss Design, anyway?
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What exactly is Swiss Design, anyway?

Graphic designers hear the term Swiss Design all the time. Yet most of us, if asked to define it, could do no better than point to a rather vague, general gestalt: crisp, blocky layouts, a minimalist design ethos, and sans serif typefaces. Indeed, for many people, Swiss Design is basically synonymous with Helvetica—the very name of which…

10 color palettes from famous movies
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10 color palettes from famous movies

The concept of creating movie color palettes has made an internet splash in recent years. Websites like Movies In Color and The Colors of Motion have interpreted many films into correlating color palettes. With this trend in mind, we want to share our own take. The following 10 examples create simple movie color palettes from classic films that have a color in the movie title. Enjoy! Blue…

Vote for August’s Top 9 at 99

Vote for August’s Top 9 at 99

The designers at 99designs trained hard. Illustration muscle was flexed. Design records were broken. Now a gold medal must be awarded to one of our nine favorite winning designs from this month. Who will be this August’s Top 9 at 99? The decision is yours. Scroll to the bottom of the article to cast your vote! 1.…

Steampunk design: Imagining a futuristic past
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Steampunk design: Imagining a futuristic past

Steampunk is a growing subculture that’s existed since at least the 1980s. The genre uses the 19th century as its backdrop (often with a Victorian or Wild West slant) and focuses on a fictional world where steam power rules the world and delivers a new industrial era. The steampunk movement inspires us to imagine a different time with wildly imaginative, nostalgic and often far-fetched outcomes. The aesthetic…

How to make the right font selection for your design
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How to make the right font selection for your design

Making the right font selection is like choosing the right outfit. Whether you do it consciously or casually, it says a lot about your style and taste. Just like your everyday outfit won’t work for every occasion, different fonts serve different purposes. A bubbly font is perfect for a kid’s birthday party, but try using it in corporate collateral—you’d never be…

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