The Creative Edge

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Congrats to ARCHlogo for winning September’s Top 9!

Well the votes are in and the people have spoken! We’d like to extend a big congratulations to ARCHlogo for their impressive 3D rendering of a compact and sophisticated ice cream cart: And let’s not forget about September’s other nominees: Piere d’Arterie REN:D Lumix Production Jecakp leesydesigns hlhector SilverFox Design Toi Li They’ll all be... Read More

October 2nd By

Be featured in our Platinum showcase!

This October, we’re promoting our top Platinum designers to the world with the Platinum showcase! The three designers that go above and beyond this month will be crowned the: 99 Platinum Top Winner: Designer with the most wins 99 Platinum Most Shortlisted: Designer shortlisted the most 99 Platinum Master of all trades: Designer shortlisted in the most categories Each... Read More

October 1st By

Tap into these brilliant beer trends

Oktoberfest is in full swing, so we thought there’d be no better way to celebrate than with a refreshing look at the world’s best beer packaging trends. Breweries have long been revered as a space for creative experimentation – both in flavor and design. And with the growing popularity of the craft beer movement, there’s no better... Read More

September 30th By

The best coffee packaging designs (in America)

It’s National Coffee Day, and never before have we had so much to be thankful for. Over the past ten years, the number of independent roasters in the U.S. has absolutely exploded. Portland, Oregon alone was at one point home to nearly fifty (and that was in 2012). Much like the similarly ballooning craft beer movement, the coffee... Read More

September 29th By

Dan matches vintage style with the right clients

Dan Vencatachellum, or -Dan as many of you know him, has made a career out of vintage aesthetics and clever typography. Dodging the pitfalls of cliche retro graphics, his designs ring true for breweries, smokehouses and other clients looking for branding rich in heritage. Hailing from the small island of Mauritius, Dan has built his freelance... Read More

September 28th By

Brush up on the watercolor design trend

Fine art and graphic design meet with this painterly approach. Both whimsical and feminine, the faux watercolor trend is the perfect way to give your branding a more personalized touch. It’s a style that’s perfect for boutiques, creative businesses and brides-to-be looking for something a little out of the ordinary. We’ve gathered together some of... Read More

September 26th By

How to design a die cut sticker

Everyone loves a cool sticker, especially when you can let your imagination run wild with a custom made design. But instead of using the standard square or rectangle shapes, why not create a unique die cut sticker shape to make your work shine? “Die cut” simply means cutting material – in this case adhesive paper – into a specific shape using a metal die,... Read More

September 25th By

Who will you choose? Vote for September’s Top 9 at 99!

Now that Summer’s officially finished, we’re helping you slip back into the grind with another round of Top 9 nominees to motivate your creativity this September. From inspiring illustrations and t-shirts to new categories like 3D design and stickers, there’s plenty to choose from this time around. Who will be the winner? Only you can decide. Cast your vote... Read More

September 24th By

10 inspirational designs with autumn color palettes

Summer is gone just as soon as it came and as it leaves with its bright yellow and bold red, in comes fall with muted orange, cool blues, soft yellows, and colorful reds. Here are 10 design works with Autumn color palettes to kick start the coming season of design! Card design: Experimental Jetset Notebook design: Mayuscula By north... Read More

September 23rd By

Unique ways to integrate your logo into social media branding

Contemporary companies know from the get-go that social media is going to be an essential part of their marketing plan – it’s inescapable! So they have to think, from the very conception of their branding, how they’re going to use their logo across the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. While the majority of brands are... Read More

September 22nd By