22 Elegant and Cool Designs of Retro Logos

Logo of a company is extremely important for every enterprise, as it is the symbol through which the viewers can identify the brand with ease. It is a very important facet of creating brand awareness, thus the entrepreneurs need to pay due attention to this facet of company promotion. The logo of a company should [...]

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Doritos Packaging Concept | 3DS Max Modeling Tutorial

Being a designer means that you will constantly need to come up with new concepts and ideas. The way we present them is of crucial importance. In the following tutorial, I will show you how I have modeled a new packaging concept for Doritos inside 3DS Max. You can see the whole concept and read [...]

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Blue Collar Designers: 5 Lessons From the Lunch Pail

The callused hands, the dirty brows, and the sweat-drenched boots. I’m talking about the blue-collar worker. The men and women who wake up every morning with a day full of manual labor in front of them. From coal mining to telephone pole repair to high-rise construction workers, the working class makes the world go with their hard work, dedication and sweat equity.

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One Unexplored Reason Why Photoshop Won’t Be Dethroned Anytime Soon

The term Photoshop has been absorbed into the vernacular and transformed into a verb having to do with the digital modification of an image, seemingly regardless of what actual software may have been used. It would seem that this language phenomenon has helped Photoshop solidify its firm grip at the top despite other quality applications like GIMP, Pixelmator and Corel Photo Paint.

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Measuring Up: Are You a Good Designer or a Great One?

I was once told an inspirational little nugget of truth that I have clung to since, and allowed its influence to guide me along my path. The saying was told to me by an old manager whom I worked under for only a short time, but whose simple words stuck with me. He said, ‘Good is the enemy of great.’, and the words took a second to wash over me and for me to fully grasp what it was he was saying.

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Let Your Audience Guide Your Design!

There is an old saying that rings true, no matter what forum or context it’s applied in. ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.’ We were thinking of this the other day, and how with some minor tweakage the statement could become a powerful statement of affirmation for designers, or at least it could lead us towards this freeing affirmation.

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3 Powerful Ways To Make Typography Talk On Your Website

Typography is a very powerful tool in a web designer’s arsenal. We have seen simple websites glorified in an instant with the use of proper typography. We have seen brilliant websites pale because the “type” tone they used was all wrong.

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8 Designers Who Never Fail to Inspire

As creative people we are always looking for that spark of energy or that person who’s work never fails to get our heads thinking in a new and more creative direction. I have profiled eight people who I always look towards in inspiration for both product and graphic design.

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How I Learned To Love Adobe Upgrades

With Adobe CS4 about 6 months old now, have you made the upgrade yet? Are you willing to spend that much on an upgrade? Will you be pulling your hair out or enjoying the ride? If you find yourself going bald over the decision, here are few tips that might help you out.

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Questions To Ask For 4-Color T-Shirt Printing

Have you ever cranked out a t-shirt design for a client or yourself, only to find out the printer does not do 4-color process printing? If this has happened to you, you were probably left with a lot of lost hours without much to show for it. We want to clear that up for you and provide you with the information to avoid the same problem next time.

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5 Reasons to Subscribe to Design Blogs

My RSS feed reader is stocked with 100′s of feeds from the design community. The articles that fill my reader, inspire me, teach me, and keep me up to date with the latest in the design community. It has become instrumental to helping me grow and keep up to date with this quickly changing field.

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Breaking Through Creative Blocks

Working in a creative field, such as design, can be taxing on the imagination. But there are some ways that have proven effective to folks who have faced these times, and come through them with success. And they all involve taking a mental five.

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