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Time to vote on the final Top 9 of the year!

It’s the final Top 9 of the year and what a finish it is! Here’s nine new nominees that represent the best of what our community has to offer. From cutesy t-shirts to Art Deco style, this month’s batch has a little something for everyone.

December 16th By


Marijuana’s branding buzz: trends in the budding cannabis industry

No more baggies sold behind dumpsters for Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. Since early 2014, marijuana retailers have begun selling medical and recreational pot legally in a handful of states. For the first time, marijuana business owners can create a public brand for mainstream consumers. Their design and branding choices break from old tropes, signaling that... Read More

December 15th By

Photography logos you’ll want to snap up

Photography logos are a special breed. They need to embody the creativity behind the craft, while staying simple and adaptable enough to serve as a watermark for photos. It’s easy to fall into the usual tropes… boring serif initials, a shutter used as the letter “O”, a camera as the logo icon – but we believe you can do better.

December 12th By


Martis Lupus wows with her whimsical style

Martis Lupus has been a longtime member of 99designs, building out her portfolio and gaining real client experience during her time at art school. Now a recent graduate, her distinct style is turning heads and she’s working full time on our platform crafting playful book covers, packaging designs and branding for companies around the world.

December 10th By


Web design goes bold with fearless colors

There’s no way to design without color – even a strictly black-and-white site has multiple options for hue, contrast and balance. With the lingering presence of flat design (now flat 2.0), color holds even more prominence in web design today.

December 8th By

Spirited holiday branding to inspire you this season

When the weather turned chilly this year, we started mulling over the topic of whether holiday branding themes really matter to people. Then Starbucks provided us with the answer: the coffee giant changed its winter-seasonal red cup design and people went nuts.

December 7th By