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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…

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Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Saul Bass

Part of my education as a graphic designer was learning about the field’s history. Before, I thought history classes were stuffy and dull. Not this class. I was floored by the bold approaches and radical experiments I saw in this “old” work. I wrote Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design to highlight the pioneers, from El Lissitzky to…

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Weekly News for Designers (N.244)

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 Shoelace – A visual Bootstrap 3 grid builder. Papa Parse – A powerful CSV (delimited text) parser…

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50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques

If you are looking for in-depth articles on the inner workings of flexbox, or a comprehensive explanation for using CSS regions, then this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, we have squarely put our focus on those CSS tutorials that not only make the smaller details of the web visually appealing, but are also really useful. You know…

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Creating a Full Width Responsive Tiled Menu with CSS

Full width tiled menus are a crisp way for displaying your site’s navigation and for giving end to end coverage, creating a very full-bodied effect for the user. In this tutorial, we’re going to make it fully responsive, and throw in some quick JavaScript at the end to show/hide the navigation on smaller screen widths, via a navigation toggle button….

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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…