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Product Hunt Year in Review for Web Designers: 20 Picks

Product Hunt recently released its giant list of the best featured products of 2019. It’s packed with plenty of neat tools and resources, for businesses, freelancers, designers and developers alike. To help you find the best tools for working as a designer, we’ve narrowed down the list to the 20 best items for web designers (in no particular order). We’re covering everything from colours and fonts, to CSS and grids. You’re bound to find a few incredibly helpful tools that you haven’t come across… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Typeface of the Month: Marble

Our Typeface of the Month: Marble, is a new versatile sans serif of the URW Asterisk Type Collection. How do you introduce a new twist into a sans serif to create a font that is truly modern but, unlike the typical geometric sans serifs, full of character? It’s a challenging design brief but that’s where designers Vaibhav Singh and Alessia Mazzarella began when they started to create Marble for URW’s Asterisk Type Collection. It’s a delicate balance that sees the structure and expected functionality… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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Parcours Winter 2020

On behalf of all graduates, Parcours  invites you to the exhibition of the bachelor’s theses from the fields of Illustration, communication-, Media- and Product Design as well as master’s theses of the Information and Communication course from February 7th to 9th, 2020. Parcours is more than just an exhibition. Rich in contrast and versatile, sometimes contradictory, but always individual and special. Like a white beam of light through a prism, design can also be broken up into its many facets. At… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today. These Photoshop Actions help you save time and improve your workflow when editing a portrait photo. You can use them to instantly retouch photos, add makeup, enhance colors, add effects, adjust toning… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Typostammtisch Hamburg 2020

If you like typography and want to talk about letters without apologizing for being nerdy—mark your calendar and join us at Typostammtisch Hamburg 2020! Every two months the Typostammtisch offers the opportunity to learn about exciting typeface projects, meet other typophiles and spin ideas—open to all and free of charge. Each event begins with a short lecture as an inspiration and opportunity for discussion. Afterwards there is time for the casual part of the evening (the part with the cold drinks)… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Jenna Gesse | 
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20+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Finding the right font is the most important part of book design. It not only plays a key role in improving readability but also helps make your book look more professional. In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best fonts you can use to design books. It’s always good practice to use at least two different fonts for your titles and body text. Of course, the cover design requires an entirely different font as well. We made sure to cover all these aspects in this collection by listing fonts for… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Gum13

The well worth reading, elaborately designed and carefully produced 13th edition of the GUM magazine, „GUM13,“ published by the Institut für Buchgestaltung (Institute for Book Design) at the FH Bielefeld (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences), is all about typefaces and typography. The magazine gives renowned typographers and proven experts the opportunity to speak on topics and questions concerning type, typography, Book and Magazine Design, as well as Graphic and Communication Design in… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— gum13 | 
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What Is Modern Web Design in 2020? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question. From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges. The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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TypeTech Munich MeetUp 2020

The TypeTech Munich MeetUp 2020 hosted by ATypI and Granshan is a unique event during the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), where communities of font engineers and designers, web designers and developers, industry experts and tech- and business professionals gather in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a forum to jointly develop, discuss and document the current state of font technology as well as create a platform for the exchange of best practices, to advance the state of the art and to promote the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Adobe has the industry leading suite of software for designing and photo editing. However, not many designers can afford its hefty monthly subscription. Thankfully there are many affordable alternatives out there. PhotoWorks is one of them. It’s a simple and beginner-friendly photo editing app for PC that comes with a one-off price tag. Whether you’re a photographer looking for an app to improve photos or someone looking to optimize their everyday photos without an expert level of photo editing… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way. We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more. We’re also sharing our… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Charting Futures

The collaboration between Bloomberg and the data visualization Italian studio algo.tv continues, aiming to redefine the future of news media production. With Algo being a cloud platform creating real-time, data-driven videos from tailored design templates, it was the perfect match for Bloomberg’s needs to offer a concise weekly financial recap to a broader audience. Powered by the motion design studio illo.tv, Algo creates tailored experiences for each project, blending data flow and the mighty… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— illo.tv | 
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Never Mind The Kiosk Festival 2020

The NEVER MIND THE KIOSK FESTIVAL 2020 is a conference initiated by Dortmund’s PRINTER’S KIOSK with the aim of developing new ways of communication between creative and producing corporate structures and to encourage cooperation. Agencies, freelancers, printers, founders, and promoters talk about the necessity of communication, cooperation and team building in the media industry. At last. Opinions, approaches and moods are taken up, broken down and openly discussed through the different… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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40+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself. In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos. Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Ost Deutsch Now

Sebastian Jung and the publisher Kerber released the book „Ost Deutsch Now“ (engl. „East German Now.“) When asked, „What is East German Now,“ Sebastian Jung’s answer is far from being one-dimensional or monocausal. On the contrary, his astute observations of all the unrealized promises of salvation are equally empathetic and witty. Revealingly, he intensifies and delegates the grotesque tension between oppressive solitude, consumption, and amusement to the beholders, whose laughter gets stuck in their… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 

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