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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…

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Weekly News for Designers (N.245)

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 Responsive Logos – An intriguing exploration into scalable logos from Joe Harrison. Justified.js – A jQuery plugin…

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The Unique and Humorous Illustrated Caricatures from Graphicurry

Digital artist Prasad Bhat, the brainchild of the Graphicurry design agency, has designed an impressive series of illustrated caricatures from popular television series’ and movies that beautifully combine his unique cartoon design style with a huge splash of satirical humor. Some of his original artwork include the main characters from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, a fantastic ensemble…

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Google Analytics Tips for UX Research

Google Analytics can be an incredibly powerful tool for optimising your site’s user experience. Here are my top tips for harnessing its full potential. 1. Always have a goal Google Analytics has continually evolved since it was originally released, and now offers a mind-boggling amount of information about your site visitors. This is a double-edged sword though, as one of…

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Cosmopolis – An Inspiring Collection of Major City Illustrations

Mexican artist Aldo Crusher has recently designed an inspiring collection of illustrations of all the major cities of the world, entitled “Cosmopolis“. He has combined his unique conceptual illustration style, which is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, and shapes to represent buildings and famous monuments of each metropolis, with beautiful colors. The exuberant use of colors…