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Cast it #3

Cast it #3 is a publication discussing the history and culture of type and it is a specimen showing the CAST typefaces in use too. In the first issue they chose the entry Fonditore di caratteri da stampa  („Type founder“) from the Dizionario delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Venice, 1769). In the second issue, their „test“ text was the first two chapters of The printer’s grammar, a manual for compositors written and published in London in 1755. Cast it #3 features one of the earliest descriptions of type… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Baltus Salzwedel | 
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15+ Adobe XD Tutorials (Beginner to Advanced)

Adobe XD is a Photoshop-to-prototype tool that’s part of the Creative Cloud Suite (and our Adobe XD 101 intro is a good place to start!). It’s a robust tool with a lot of functionality, but you might need some help learning how to use it. Today we’ve collected some of the best Adobe XD tutorials to help you get started. Adobe XD can be a little intimidating at first glance. What are the best learning resources? We’ve picked best Adobe XD tutorials for everyone from beginners to advanced users (and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2020

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have. The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Surfing Bauhaus – Hessen + Typography

Every day, new artifacts related to the Bauhaus surface online, and with the 100th anniversary of the school, the number is reaching a peak. Surfing Bauhaus – Hessen + Typography  confronts this flood of information and approaches the institution Bauhaus in a contemporary way. Becker and Hoffmann Robbiani focus on Bauhaus representatives who had a connection to Hesse and worked typographically. Using Internet search engines, they collect, filter, and combine digital results with material researched… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Design Your Own Logo With LogoMyWay’s Logo Maker

Creating a professional-looking logo design that effectively markets your company and its services is an essential part of creating a new startup – and thanks to the wide array of tools and platforms available online you now have a range of options to choose from when it comes to how you will go about procuring a great logo for your company. One such option that offers several considerable benefits is designing your logo using the new online logo maker by LogoMyWay. To help you take full advantage of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— David Appleyard | 
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20+ Best Outline Fonts

If you’re working on a poster, flyer, or greeting card design, an outline font is a great choice for adding titles and headlines that attract attention. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best outline fonts you can use in not only print designs but in digital graphic designs as well. Unlike most other types of fonts, an outline font is easily recognizable. Just as the name suggests, an outline font features a character design that only consists of outlines without a fill. These fonts are widely… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Fruit Exhibition Bologna 2020 Open Call

Fruit Exhibition Bologna 2020 is the annual independent art book fair of Bologna, taking place from May 29th to 31st. Open to the public, Fruit Exhibition includes artists’ books, catalogs, graphic design projects, periodicals, stationary, and zines. REPLICA, the Italian artist’s book archive, and Fruit Exhibition are looking for editorial and visual project to show the unusual point of view of the last decade’s travel publishing. Narrative and visual storytelling that combine poetry and information… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Baltus Salzwedel | 
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40+ Web Tools & Services You Should Check Out for 2020

With so many new apps and tools releasing every year it’s hard to keep track of the best tools. But with this list, you can easily have all the greatest tools in one place. For this article, we curated a list of over 40 different web tools and services. Including a remote collaboration tool, a complete service for WordPress that can do for you everything you need, as well as tools related to design, development, SEO, WordPress, and much more. Have a look and see if you can find any tools useful for… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Design Trend: Mixing Realism and Illustrations

There’s a trend afoot in website design that mixes real images with illustrations and art elements in interesting ways. And it’s quirky, unique, and beautiful! It’s a mashup of visual elements that don’t seem like they go together at first, but when done well can create a stunning aesthetic that is highly engaging and delightful. Here, we’re going to look at examples of this design trend and different ways of mixing realism and illustrations for maximum impact. Some of these sit within fairly corporate… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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CXI Conference 2020 #12

The largest European corporate and brand identity conference CXI is entering it’s twelfth round and will again present outstanding branding case studies. On May 29th selected clients and brand agencies will again be showing together how things look from both sides of the partnership, identifying problem areas and presenting solutions at CXI Conference 2020 #12. They will give insights into the complexity and sheer breadth of what is involved in defining a project, bringing clarity to desired outcomes… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Jumpstart Your Logo Design With Tailor Brands

Branding can be one of the most intimidating parts of getting your small business off the ground. How do you create a brand that’s memorable and that you can use for logos, social media, and websites? Enter Tailor Brands Logo Maker. The tool offers an automated logo maker and brand identity platform, that’s easy to use, customizable, and made with small business owners in mind. Here, we’re going to take a look at Tailor Brands and tools that you can use to jumpstart your logo and brand design… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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10 Websites We’d Love to See Redesigned in 2020 (And Why)

Different designers have different takes on what makes a great website. But, one thing we can all agree on is popularity never makes a website design great. We have proof. Today we take a look at a few popular websites owned by well-known companies and brands. These websites receive millions of visitors every month. And they are well-known around the world. All these websites have one thing in common—they could all use a bit of a visual refresh! Even though web design has come so far as an industry and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Video Transition Effects (For After Effects + Premiere Pro)

Video editing is an art form of its own. It takes careful and creative thinking to create a video that captivates an audience. Not just in filmmaking but it applies to YouTube, Instagram, and many other types of video content as well. The art of transitioning from one scene to the next is one of the most challenging tasks video editors have to deal with. Especially when it comes to creating content for online audiences, people expect to see attractive effects in transitions. Let’s face it, the default… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Squadron

Turning past into present with typography and photography. The title „Squadron,“ that appears in the 1942 documentary on Czechoslovak airmen in Great Britain, was the initial inspiration for a photographic—typographic project, whose basic concept is a reflection on the story of Czech airmen. The fates of Czechoslovak airmen during World War II represent an important moment in history that, in its moral significance, transcends the borders of the Czech Republic. For artistic duo of typographer Jan… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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40+ Best Premiere Pro Animated Title Templates 2020

Making a professional-looking title scene for your video often takes a lot of work. When it comes to creating animated titles in Premiere Pro, it could take hours to figure out the right settings and design. These Premiere Pro animated title templates are a life-saver! The opening title scene is arguably the most important part of any video. But this fact puts more responsibility on you to craft the perfect title scene that fits the video, and grabs your viewer’s attention. Thankfully, you don’t have… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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