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The Beauty of Minimalist Design: 5 Reasons to Include Less

Minimalism. The term is pretty divisive. Some think it’s a bunch of self-serving nonsense – a fancy label for a convoluted lifestyle design. Others swear by the principle, drastically improving their life and surroundings. Regardless of what you think of it, the fact is that there are benefits to be found within minimalism that can simplify and improve your designs….

Weekly Graphic Design Inspiration – N.01

Graphic designers can draw inspiration from anything and everything. In this article I have gathered a series of designs from some of my favorite graphic designers and artists from which I have created many logo’s and designs myself, using their designs as inspiration and perhaps somewhat of a motivational tool to create my own pieces of art. Here are 30…

The Beauty of the Hand-Drawn Typography Trend in Design

Hand-drawn typography has recently emerged as a growing trend in print and digital medias. This is due in part from the fact that designers, illustrators, and art directors are struggling to stand out in a digital age. Basic desktop publishing and word processors skills have become blase; even neighborhood garage sale signs can be printed at home rather than being…

30 Powerful and Compelling Public Awareness Print Ads

Public awareness print ads are presented to maintain or improve the understanding of a community. They can persuade people to either contribute a dollar or change lifestyles altogether. For most organizations, raising consciousness is one of the most difficult tasks. Therefore, imaginative minds, who can come up with intriguing concepts, are always in demand. If you are embarking on a…

10 Album Covers for Eye-grabbing Color Scheme Inspiration

A great color scheme can really make your visual design stand out. Often times the difference between an eye-grabbing design and a bland one is the color combination. The same layout of shapes and text, when paired with the right color scheme, can go from drab to fab (wow that was corny). There are certain trusted color combinations that many…

Showcase of Beautiful and Unique iPhone Apps

In this showcase we have a selection of beautifully designed iPhone apps, all utilizing its limited screen size to its full potential, and all have been designed with a carefully crafted UI shell that truly distinguishes them from the rest. MoneyBook MoneyBook is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, the iPad and requires IOS 3.0. Awesome Note Awesome Note is…

50 Fresh and Beautiful Ecommerce Websites II

Beautiful ecommerce websites are regularly referred to for web design inspiration by creative and experienced web developers. They are also being featured on various CSS website galleries, and in fact there are more than a few gallery sites that are solely dedicated showcasing beautiful and standards compliant shopping cart and ecommerce websites. With the exceptional flexibility for customization of ecommerce…

Typography as Art

Typography is one of the cornerstones of good graphic design. Selecting and manipulating typefaces is an art unto itself. Therefore it’s no surprise that classic typography regularly makes its way into famous paintings and sculptures. Below are some inspirational images of typography used in the fine arts to help give you a fresh point of view on typographic possibilities in…

20 Web Dev Events, 20 Beautifully Crafted Web Designs

The initial idea for this article was to highlight all web design related events and conferences up until the end of 2010. As the article evolved, the primary focus and direction changed – no longer were we only highlighting some important and essential conferences, we soon realized we were privy to some truly inspirational and highly original examples of beautiful…