Designer Iris van Herpen’s Kinetic Fashion Art

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen creates apparel that can appear both organic or frozen in movement, whether her fashion art emulates a splash of water or writhing, tentacle-like forms. Source: Designer Iris van Herpen’s Kinetic Fashion Art

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Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

Its fame was hugely amplified by a star appearance in the 1967 Hollywood film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman, but it didn’t need such publicity for success. Its basic excellence and loss-making Alfa Romeo’s inability to replace it caused it to live on for 27 years, in an increasingly adulterated form, before being replaced in … Continue reading Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

How Great User Experience = High Conversion Goals

User Experience experts have logged countless hours learning about human behaviour and typically asked questions to discover unique attributes for the customers. Frequent queries have raised for UX design to understand the customer needs. Source: How Great User Experience = High Conversion Goals

What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

Sometimes, the key to refining your design idea is to think like a designer. No matter how new you are to graphic design, by learning some of the most widely used graphic design terms, you’ll be able to think and design like a pro within minutes—no prior experience required. Source: What is graphic design? All … Continue reading What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

The best labels have one thing in common: they make their products stand out on shelves, even when they’re standing among crowds of competitors. Think of how many times you’ve tried a new food or brought home a cool craft beer because it had an interesting label. Source: The 10 best freelance label designers for … Continue reading The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

The 10 best freelance poster designers for hire in 2018

A well-designed poster is important because it piques viewers’ interest in the subject it depicts. This is true for all posters, whether they’re for movies, festivals or concerts, cities, public transportation schedules and maps, or decorative posters. Source: The 10 best freelance poster designers for hire in 2018

Prototyping An App’s Design From Photoshop To Adobe XD

Designing mobile apps means going through different stages: pre-planning, visual concepts, designing, prototyping, development. Source: Prototyping An App’s Design From Photoshop To Adobe XD

Magasins Généraux window signs

Contributed by Production Type Source: http://www.buildingparis.fr © Building Paris/Julien Lelièvre. License: All Rights Reserved. In 2013, T&P Work UNit has been commissioned to conceive BETC’s new offices in Les Magasins Généraux warehouses, Pantin, France, a former granary well known for becoming the favorite graffiti artists’ playground for almost a decade (interactive exploration of the building). Parisian studio … Continue reading Magasins Généraux window signs

Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

The Bezier Curve is the mathematics behind the "Pen Tool" a graphic designer's primary drawing tool. A Bezier Curve is a curved line in which its shape is defined by a mathematical equation.  They are used in vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as InDesign and Quark Express. It consists of two anchor points and levers that control the angle at which the curves leaves the end points.  Without Bezier curves it would be almost impossible to produce the multitude of unique and beautiful designs.

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New Magazine – Autodidact (Magculture)

Autodidact: a self-taught person. Autodidact is a new biannual magazine that invites creatives from across the globe to share stories about a common theme. Issue one explores duality: "The idea that everything in the world consists of two, often contradicting qualities."

Good Graphic Design is Critical to Solidifying Your Brand’s Image (reblog)

You have probably heard the saying ‘a picture conveys a thousand words.' You can use this concept to promote the brand image of the products or services you are offering to sell to the public via an eye-catching graphic design of your organization’s logo .

20 Best Tools to Generate Color Palettes

Some great tools that simplify the creative process when working with colour. Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small … Continue reading 20 Best Tools to Generate Color Palettes

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William Morris – beauty of practicality

William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic desgn "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful." That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a British designer and social reformer.  … Continue reading William Morris – beauty of practicality

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Bailey Street Design visual design excellence

Visual design is at work everywhere around us.  It gives shapes and form to the books we read, the posters we see and the road signs that we pass on the streets.

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Kim Walker

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Usability Best Practices for Web Design

Usability is a website that is easy for users to find the information they need when they need it.

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Creativity it is in all of us

What would it mean to argue that creativity is not anything special? It is not uncommon for people to say to me, "How did you ever get that idea?" Without meaning to be glib I say, "step by step" I can see the disappointment in their eyes, they want a flash of inspiration, that light … Continue reading Creativity it is in all of us