The Creative Edge

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Victorian design is back in vogue

Victorian design fell into pretty low esteem for a while. Like, the entire twentieth century. But since the turn of the millennium it has had something of a resurgence in the world of graphic design, offering a refreshing alternative to the sleek, sometimes antiseptic-feeling lines of Scandinavian minimalism and mid-century modern.

January 4th By

Vote for 2015’s Ultimate Top 9 at 99

It’s time for our favorite competition of the year! For the past 12 months, we’ve had you vote monthly on amazing designs from every corner of our site. Now we’re putting our best design contenders head-to-head for one final match decided by you.

December 31st By

10 inspiring 99designs logos from 2015

As another year comes to a close, let’s look back at some of the 99designs logos that stood out along the way. This collection shows what type of work our community can create, while serving as inspiration and motivation towards next year.

December 30th By

5 Retail packaging trends to watch in 2016

Mastering packaging design involves not only knowing your brand, but connecting with cultural trends that resonate with your audience. Savvy marketing experts pay attention to their customers’ favorite books, hobbies and values to find fresh design stories to tell. Recent 99designs contests reveal several retail packaging trends that are likely to connect with customers in... Read More

December 29th By

Spirited designs to celebrate the holidays

The holiday are in full swing, so we couldn’t help pulling together some of our favorite wintery designs to celebrate. From sassy Santas and elves to Christmas and holiday cards, there’s a little something here for everyone. Find some inspiration for the new year with this lovely dose of holiday cheer! Card design by Cheryl Francis... Read More

December 24th By

Who wore it best? The great rebranding trends of 2015

2015 was another year for big company rebrands. As customers’ primary experiences with brands shift online, designers are prioritizing the digital experience first. That means rethinking scaleability, color choices, flexibility and how the company’s identity will work hand-in-hand with the web.

December 23rd By