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Humorous Collection of Uninspiring Quote Posters

Scottish illustrator Linzie Hunter has recently created a humorous series of completely, as she calls them, ‘uninspiring posters’. Now when we say ‘uninspiring’, we’re not saying that the unique design of her posters are uninspired, actually it’s the complete opposite – they are inspiring, but the message they convey is categorically not inspiring. ‘Give Yourself an A for Average –…

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The Irony of Being Morally Wrong Illustration Series

Illustrator Joanne Ju has recently created a series of illustrations that challenges all of those moral rules we were taught when we were young, like ‘wait your turn’, watch your language’ or’just be yourself’. Each illustration shows the drawbacks and flaws of each life lesson in an ironic and comical way. The series is entitled ‘Morally Wrong‘. The Morally Wrong…

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WordPress Custom Fields – A Simple Use

Custom Fields are one of those features inside WordPress that not everyone is fully aware of. While they’ve been around for awhile, they aren’t really screaming "use me" out of a standard install of WordPress. That said, they can really help you achieve some powerful and unique features in your projects. Let’s explore one simple idea of how you can…

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Free Ebook: Web UI Design Patterns 2014

In web UI design, there now exist many new approaches to transition cleanly between devices while preserving the user experience. And in this free eBook – Web UI Design Patterns 2014: A Deeper Look at the Hottest Websites and Web Apps Today – UXPin analyzes a selection of 63 UI design patterns through the lens of today’s top companies, including…

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Hilarious and Clever Illustrations of Common Phrases

Graphic designer Abdul Latif Nabhan has created a fantastic series of clever and hilarious minimalistic illustrations based on common household objects, that represent some of our most common everyday phrases. These ridiculously simple illustrations collectively showcase Nabhan’s brilliant insight for conceptual design. Putting the design and charm aside, these clever illustrations are hilarious. Some of my favourites include the ‘Just…

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What To Do With Spare Ideas

We all get tons of new ideas constantly as designers. Which is awesome – don’t get me wrong – but sometimes we get way more ideas than we can actually get to in one sitting. Or even in one lifetime. Often, designers simply jot down those excess ideas in a notebook and file them away somewhere, but that’s boring and…

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What Designers Can Learn From Copywriters

Designers and copywriters have a symbiotic relationship. In our modern, web-based industry, one can’t really exist without the other. Copywriters provide the engaging content that snags users’ attention and prompts them to buy, and designers provide the overall framework that facilitates a great experience for said user. In fact, designers and copywriters have quite a bit to learn from each…

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Memorable World Cup Moments Illustration Series

And so the world cup comes to an end… Overall it has been a fantastic tournament, with some truly great goals and plenty of memorable moments. Some of those goals and moments have been immortalized by Dipanjan Biswas, an Indian based digital illustrator, who has created a series of illustrations depicting all of those golden moments from the world cup,…

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Free Ebook: Mobile UI Design Patterns 2014

Mobile applications today attempt to utilize a greater range of functionalities to incorporate an increasingly greater amount of information. With such a relatively small user interface screen to work with (as compared to a laptop or other computer screen), mobile app designers must decide which design patterns they will use to create the most intuitive UI without sacrificing major app…