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Novel ideas: Olivia’s tips for becoming a successful self-published author

Behind every great design is an even greater story. In recognition of National Novel Writing Month, we’re excited to introduce you to Olivia Wildenstein, a self-published author currently living in Switzerland. When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets, baking up a storm and attempting not to be late at her children’s school. Turning... Read More

November 25th By

The graphic designers behind James Bond

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many critics forecasted the end of James Bond—a Cold War character if ever there was one. At the same time, a prolonged studio dispute made a new Bond film seem unlikely for more prosaic reasons.

November 23rd By

Learning from long-time community leader DSKY

Pillar of our Platinum Community, designer Konstantin Yastrebov – known here as DSKY – has been dominating contests for almost five years now. He was one of the first batch to be designated the Platinum label (way back when we came up with it!) and has continued to expand his amazing portfolio of designs ever since.

November 20th By

Vote for November’s Top 9 at 99!

It’s time to cast your vote for your favorite Top 9 at 99 nominee. Once again, we’re so proud to showcase such a diverse and talented group of designers – and only one can be named this month’s winner!

November 19th By

Recreate Tony Palladino’s iconic “Psycho” book cover

In celebration of national novel writing month, this tutorial will teach you how to recreate the iconic typography of Tony Palladino in the famous novel cover design for Psycho. This “cutting” technique is great for many applications including horror looks, distressed textures and more.

November 17th By

These Quiznos concert posters rock!

For the past three years, Quiznos has held one of our favorite annual contests. Our designer community is challenged to create clever illustrations for the company’s annual calendar – and the results are always awesome

November 14th By

Starbucks holiday cup designs ranked from best to worst

The whole Internet is exploding over a run of red cups. Is there actually a controversy or is this whole debacle the work of a YouTube troll? Is this “war on Christmas” indicative of larger cultural trends? We at 99designs think people are missing the most important question: is the 2015 Starbucks holiday cup well designed? We... Read More

November 13th By