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Guidelines and Standards for Visual Design

Less than a quarter of a century after the end of National Socialism, Otl Aicher was commissioned to design the „cheerful“ XX. Olympic Games in Munich, 1972. He took a systematic and scientific approach, liberating visual communication from national pathos and reducing it to the essential, in the spirit of the Bauhaus: purpose. The manual Guidelines and Standards for Visual Design, completed in 1967, is an astonishingly clear set of rules, a flexible system of colors, forms and writing that allowed… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Synco

Synco lettershape, based on OCR, pays homage to Viafont, 1969, by Harry L. Preble for viatron, a producer of OCR machines. It was designed for a London based sportswear brand in 2015. Synco is now ready to be released. However we believe that as a Designer it is important to understand the distinction between a project based on historical references and strict revival methods from which we want to distance ourselves as we consider them to be more archaeological than design-related. Altiplano aims to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Betti Nowak | 
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30+ Best Science & Technology PowerPoint Templates

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of science and technology PowerPoint templates for making more compelling arguments in your tech and science related presentations. Every science presentation needs charts and graphs to engage and entertain the audience. Same goes for tech-related presentations. A presentation at a tech conference or startup meeting won’t be complete without infographics and attractive timelines. Of course, we know that not everyone has the time to design unique charts, graphs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Mut zur Wut X Compendium

Since 2010, Mut zur Wut has organized poster exhibitions in the public space in Heidelberg, Germany. Within the framework of a competition, an international jury awards 30 posters per year. The winning posters are then exhibited throughout the city. A collection of the winners from 2010–2019 have now been published in this anniversary catalogue. In line with the the brand name Mut zur Wut, wich translates as „Courage to Anger,“ the posters critically deal with social, political and / or personal issues… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

It’s a tool that every startup business or entrepreneur needs – a great pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that you’ll use to help explain or showcase your product or service and potentially drives sales or investment. It needs to be polished and professional to do the job well. Today, we’ll take a look at what a pitch deck is, how to make one, and how to establish a design that will wow people who come in contact with your new business. We’ll also feature a few stunning pitch deck templates… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Instagram Grid Templates: 10 Examples + Tips

A secret used by some of the boldest visual brands on Instagram is to use a grid or puzzle template. What this style of template does is create 12 cohesive panels that come together as a single image when someone visits your Instagram profile page. The trick here is that the panels have to work equally well as single image posts and together as a whole. It can be difficult to pull off if you are not careful. A template can make it a lot easier to figure out and manage. You can create one yourself, or… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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German Design Awards 2021

Design, branding and innovation are the most important factors in the success of entrepreneurial strategy, especially in times of change and crisis like the present. Receiving a renowned award is an efficient opportunity to draw attention to the recipient’s work with precise, positive messages. The German Design Awards —the international premium prize of the German Design Council —are entering the call-for-entries stage and offering winners the best-possible opportunity for publicity. They are proof of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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20+ Hoodie Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

The key to selling your t-shirt and hoodie designs like hot cakes is to use attractive mockups to showcase your creations. If you’re working on a hoodie design, we’ve got the perfect collection of hoodie mockup templates for you. In this post, we’re featuring hip and stylish hoodie mockup templates. For showing off all kinds of hoodie designs from black hoodie mockups to blank white hoodie mockups. We also made sure to include a few free hoodie mockup templates too. Have a look at the collection below… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Variable Fonts: A 101 Introduction (+ Free Variable Fonts to Try)

Variable fonts is a new buzzword we keep hearing these days. Is it really just a buzzword or something revolutionary? In today’s article, we aim to give you a solid answer while covering the basics of variable fonts (with a few examples of great free variable fonts to try). Variable fonts are considered to be the biggest innovation since the introduction of web fonts in web design. In due time, variable fonts will make a huge impact on the web and the way you use typography in web design. Needless to say… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Das ABC der Typografie

Natalie Gaspar & Patrick Marc Sommer wrote and designed Das ABC der Typografie —a comprehensive reference book on typography basics with application reference. What is typography? If you are not professionally involved, you probably do not encounter this term very often. Maybe you know it has something to do with letters or writing. But we are surrounded by typography every day: texts we read in the news online or in a book, posts on social media, slogans in advertising. Every single one of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— patrick_s | 
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40+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets 2020

Unlike taking portrait photos, capturing beautiful scenes in travel and landscape photos is quite difficult because you have to work with the natural lighting conditions. With the power of a landscape Lightroom preset, you can add incredible depth and personality to your landscape photos with just a few clicks! Whether you’re a professional photographer using a DSLR or a traveler snapping photos with a smartphone, Lightroom is a must-have app that will help improve your landscape photos. One of the many… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Your Typeface

Your Typeface is a variable typeface experiment that enables you to design a typeface from the proportions and forced emotion of your face. Look surprised or uptight, yawn or smile, and let your face design your own typeface. And as if that wasn’t enough, you can download it and use it freely for any project you’d like. By combining the variable font technology with face recognition the creative agencies, Overtone and Set Snail created a surprisingly fun tool that appeals to everybody. The very… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Anders_Overtone | 
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How to Pick a Font (For Any Design): 10 Tips & Principles

Choosing the right font for a new project can be exhilarating. But it can also be a major challenge. Fortunately, there are some timeless rules you can follow when deciding how to pick a font. Whether you’re going for a super-subtle and simple design, or a bright and bold layout with impact, you’ll always need to consider some similar trade-offs with typography. How to pick a font is less about specific steps and more about creating the right feel for a design project. Here’s how you do it (with some… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Das Grafische Atelier Stankowski + Duschek

Logos, signage, corporate identity—these essential components of every modern company’s brand image were still in their infancy in the mid-twentieth-century. The Stankowski + Duschek graphic design studio in Stuttgart spearheaded their development; for many decades, it was one of Germany’s leading communication design agencies. The partnership spawned many famous trademarks and company images, including those of Deutsche Bank, Viessmann, and Messe Frankfurt. After having made a name for himself in the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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40+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates 2020

Today, we’re bringing you a set of professionally designed Microsoft Word brochure templates to help you get a head start on your next brochure project. Every designer has a collection of pre-designed templates. These templates not only allow you to enhance your workflow but also save hours of time otherwise spent searching for an inspiring starting point. Whether you’re working on a brochure for a business, a case study, report, or a project proposal, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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