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8 Useful Sites for Finding the Perfect Fonts

As a designer, I’m always on the lookout for good resources to help select typefaces for upcoming branding, print, and web projects. Having a quick and easy way to find the perfect fonts can save a ton of time. And while online type-testers have improved a bit, viewing type samples set in “the quick brown fox… Read More

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Feeling Unsatisfied?

Everyone experiences moments of frustration when things don’t go as planned. Parallel Studio created a short animation, called UNSATISFYING, about these annoying little things of everyday life. Things such as missing a golf putt by a hair, or dropping a spoon into your soup bowl, or having a vending machine item get stuck. I thought… Read More

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Don’t Forget to Read the Label

Besides chocolate, not much pairs better with a glass of wine than a good book. Italian Winery Matteo Correggio and design agency Reverse Innovation creatively merged wine and books together in a series of three wines—two reds and a white—called “Librottiglia.” Each bottle’s label contains a short story that ranges from a fable about a… Read More

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That’s Old News

Old newspaper that is. Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama creates astonishingly detailed sculptures of life-size animals using rolled strips of wet newspaper. Think papier-mâché art to the nth degree. The sculptures are created as life-like as possible using the textures and colors of the rolled paper. What a brilliant way to repurpose something that would just end… Read More

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Rockemon Go

If you’re a fan of Pokemon Go, but are tired of searching for invisible characters on your phone, take a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the same spirit of Pokemon Go and scavenger hunts, Aaron Zenz and his family painted over 1,000 rocks this past year as different characters—all with vibrant colors and personalities. They will… Read More

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Fabric Faces

I really can’t stand ironing, but it doesn’t seem to bother British artist, Benjamin Shine, who skillfully turns thin fabric into realistic, sculptural paintings by layering and pleating the material to create shadows and depth. He must go through a ton of starch! Check out his fabric work along with other unique projects on his website. Photo credit: © Benjamin Shine 2016

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A Few Tips for Designing Icons

Since we design and illustrate a lot of icons for interfaces and infographics, I thought I’d share some tips I picked up along the way for you to consider as you dive into your next icon project. As you probably know, good icons can add visual appeal and structure to a layout, as well as help… Read More

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DIY Paper Masks for Halloween

Need a cheap costume idea for Halloween? Or just to wear around the office? Steve Wintercroft has designed three-dimensional masks with building instructions for you to download and create. The templates allow anyone to build their own masks from basic card stock. So on the next rainy day, get creative and make one of these… Read More

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Fun at the Beach (no sunscreen required)

If you happen to be around Washington D.C. this summer, a new interactive installation titled, “The BEACH,” at the National Building Museum would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Just remember to bring your pool floats! The indoor “beach” was created by covering 10,000 square feet in nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic… Read More