Creating Memorable Icons, Logos and Favicons

The importance of good branding can’t be overstated. Something as simple as your company logo can make the difference between being forgotten, turned down for a more recognizable competitor or ultimately accepted. There are many ways to give your company more identity, like using a catchy jingle or slogan. Source: Creating Memorable Icons, Logos and … Continue reading Creating Memorable Icons, Logos and Favicons

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Interview: Lucy Marczyk

Lucy Marczyk is no stranger at est. Associate & Senior Interior Designer of Nexus Designs, we’ve been lucky to have Lucy’s influence grace the pages of our magazine, pass on her travel tips from the city that never sleeps and forecast trends in Milan. Source: Interview: Lucy Marczyk

70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates

The design of your business cards is vital if you’re looking to make a good first impression. In this post, we’ve collected over 70 of the best free and premium business card mockups that you can use for your next client meeting or design project. Source: 70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates

Hand Holding Business Card Mockup PSD

Download Hand Holding Business Card Mockup PSD. A free PSD mockup shows a person holding a business card in hand which can help you showcase your business card design template in a photorealistic manner. This Hand Holding Business Card Mockup can be really useful if you want to display your business card design to your … Continue reading Hand Holding Business Card Mockup PSD

The Internet’s Most Favorite Animal Captured In Beautiful Portrait Photographs By Felicity Berkleef

If you enjoy browsing the internet a lot then you’re probably already familiar with the fact that there are literally millions of cat photos on it, to the point that the cat has to be the internets un official mascot and most beloved animal, but these photos by photographer Felicity Berkleef aren’t like the rest. … Continue reading The Internet’s Most Favorite Animal Captured In Beautiful Portrait Photographs By Felicity Berkleef

Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

In most photo editing software solutions, you have access to curves adjustments. These come in different forms and some software even allows you to access separate curves for different colour channels, offering, even more, editing control. Source: Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

How Women Artists in Victorian England Pushed Photography Forward

A generation later, Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869–1933), an English photographer with Algerian and German parents, moved to New York in 1895 with Cameron on her mind. From her Fifth Avenue studio, Ben-Yusuf became one of the most in-demand photographers in the city. Source: How Women Artists in Victorian England Pushed Photography Forward

Introducing | FF Sizmo

We’re delighted to introduce the newest FontFont to the family—Verena Gerlach’s FF Sizmo—two typefaces in one. An all-rounder, comprising of a slightly condensed sans serif family with an industrial feel and a highly distinctive line display design that makes its mark in headlines with interconnecting horizontal baseline strokes. Source: Introducing | FF Sizmo

Make your characters pop with colour and light

I really like working in colour, whether it's in Photoshop CC or painting traditionally with watercolours. Vibrant colour will often make an illustration more decorative, but there's also a danger of it becoming flat. However, you can counteract this by adding a sense of volume in the right places throughout the composition. Source: Make your … Continue reading Make your characters pop with colour and light

The Substance of Letters

On the occasion of Philippe Apeloig’s lecture “Abstract or not” at Mudam Luxembourg, Design Friends published a 24-pages catalogue in French and English. The interview was conducted by Arthur Dreyfus.

Wireframing vs. prototyping: What’s the difference?

People (even designers) often confuse the terms wireframe and prototype. They know that both are part of the design process, but aren’t they similar in form and functionality? Aren’t they interchangeable? Aren’t they pretty much the same thing? Source: Wireframing vs. prototyping: What’s the difference?

Samuel Salcedo’s Surreal, Vulnerable Figures

Samuel Salcedo’s Surreal, Vulnerable Figures The surreal sculptures of Samuel Salcedo add both distortion and vulnerability to the human form. The Spanish artist plays with texture and scale, creating intimacy in both nude figures and massive faces adorning gallery walls. Source: Samuel Salcedo’s Surreal, Vulnerable Figures

Japanese Publication Provides a Peek at an Interview with Design Leaders Jonathan Ive and Japan’s Naoto Fukasawa

Next month the Japanese web magazine Axis will post the full interview with Apple's Jonathan Ive and Japan's Naoto Fukasawa. Those interested in the digital version of Axis could purchase it from "Zino" and Apple's Axis provided a peek at the interview in Japanese here . Source: Japanese Publication Provides a Peek at an Interview … Continue reading Japanese Publication Provides a Peek at an Interview with Design Leaders Jonathan Ive and Japan’s Naoto Fukasawa

Futuristic Bookstore in China Designed to Bring Readers Into a Cloud

Xi'an, an ancient Chinese city known as the home of the Terracotta Warriors , has gotten a dose of modernity thanks to a new bookstore. Designed by Shanghai-based Wutopia Labs, the futuristic interior of the Zhongshu Bookstore was created using nearly 10,000 feet of curved steel bookcases to show off the reading materials. Source: Futuristic … Continue reading Futuristic Bookstore in China Designed to Bring Readers Into a Cloud

Tiny Worlds Buried into Gallery Walls by Patrick Jacobs

The Brooklyn based artist Patrick Jacobs explores the gallery space in a unique way. He installs his work inside galleries - literally within the gallery. Jacobs carefully constructs meticulously detailed diorama-like models. These models are then installed within the white walls of the gallery and fitted with porthole type windows. Source: Tiny Worlds Buried into … Continue reading Tiny Worlds Buried into Gallery Walls by Patrick Jacobs

Steven M. Johnson’s Bizarre Invention #204: New Baseball Field Designs

Steven Johnson Sideline business as cartoonist specializing in quirky invention ideas since 1966. Author of 7 books: What the World Needs Now; Public Therapy Buses (two editions); Have Fun Inventing; Patent Depending: Vehicles;Patent Depending: Armbrella; Patent Depending: The Early Years; and Patent Depending: A Collection. Source: Steven M. Johnson's Bizarre Invention #204: New Baseball Field … Continue reading Steven M. Johnson’s Bizarre Invention #204: New Baseball Field Designs

The Otherworldly Nature Photography of SVA Alumnus Luca Marziale

Indeed, some of Marziale's projects are not always easy to pull off. For one , he traveled to a volcanic region of Ethiopia, near the border of Eritrea. "They are at war," he says of the two countries, "so when I first landed there was a state of emergency." He proceeded with his journey anyway. … Continue reading The Otherworldly Nature Photography of SVA Alumnus Luca Marziale

Learn how to create a brand guide from scratch with this tutorial

Were you just commissioned to create a brand guide and you have no idea where to start? It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Just take a deep breath, grab a cup of coffee or tea (or wine) and get ready to find out everything you need to know about creating the raddest brand guide in … Continue reading Learn how to create a brand guide from scratch with this tutorial

A4 Resume Mockup Template PSD

  Download A4 Resume Template Mockup PSD. A Free PSD mockup for you to showcase your Resume CV, flyers, poster or any other print template designs in unique way. Along with A4 Resume Mockup a Rubber Stamp also added to give some sense of profession working environment. Source: A4 Resume Template Mockup PSD

A Dutch Designer's Cozy London Home Feels Like Being in a Happy, Patterned Gift Box — House Tour

Ottoline de Vries founded the London-based Dutch design company (named Ottoline) in 2010, growing it into a prominent purveyor of fabulously patterned homegoods like wallpaper, furniture, lampshades, throw pillows and art. Inspired by architecture, nature, artists, geometry and more, one of the things all her patterns and products have in common is they broadcast a … Continue reading A Dutch Designer's Cozy London Home Feels Like Being in a Happy, Patterned Gift Box — House Tour