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[Expired] Giveaway – Win 1 of 5 Limited Edition Card Games for Developers and Designers!

We have another fantastic giveaway for you this week. fournova not only released version 2 of their popular Git client Tower recently, they have also created a fantastic card game for developers and designers, entitled “The Nerdy Game of Cards,” featuring open source projects and frameworks. The fun game comes in a nice little box of 32 cards and cannot…

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Archimachine – Illustrated Architectural Machines that Represent 17 Countries

Architect and artist Federico Babina believes that the architecture of a country plays a big part in its culture. His recent illustration series, entitled ‘Archimachine‘, perfectly depicts this sentiment. Federico has created 17 visually stunning illustrated architectural machine representations of countries from around the world. The mechanical components of these machines are represented by examples of that particular country’s architecture,…

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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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Why Faster Websites Make More Money [Infographic]

From a design point of creating a website, it seems simple. Some design websites to be pleasing to the eye. Others focus on UX and functionality. However, it seems as though an often forgotten element in creating a website is its speed. Loading the site down with heavy background images and fancy animations might win some design awards. However, the…

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Weekly News for Designers (N.246)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Fontface Ninja – A Chrome extension that allows you to recognize and download any font. BitcoinJS –…

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The Mysterious Noir Superhero Series Art

Ted Grant has rightly said that “when you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” Keeping this quote in mind, the mysterious black & white noir superhero series by Marko Manev has captured our hearts. By draining out colors and adding some glorious vintage noir effects…

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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…