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With web users bombarded with so much information, web designers are constantly exploring new ways to deliver content. One-page websites are now being widely adopted with some of the biggest brands in the world using them to provide users...
If you're looking for a quick fix of typographic inspiration then boy, do I have a treat for you. It comes in the form of Typewolf. Typewolf is a showcase of typographic inspiration that identifies the fonts used in each of the featured designs....
These incredibly beautiful images by artist Christy Lee Rogers are created without the aid of Photoshop, with carefully lit models, in water, at night. Not the first to use the medium of water — the seminal video artist Bill Viola springs...
Any and every designer wants (and should) strive to be as creative as possible. We design to be functional and useful, but we should also design to be aesthetically pleasing. Who wants to make a web site that's an eyesore? Many wonderfully designed...
Friends of Type is the side project of designers Aaron Carambula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong and Jason Wong. The project is an ever growing archive of original typographic design and lettering primarily created by the aforementioned....
The excitement of scrolling has really evolved since we could use colored scrollbars in Internet Explorer years ago. Today, we are finding new ways to reinvent the process of scrolling with gestures, parallax scrolling features and more....
Every now and again I come across a talk that I find to be truly inspiring or informative. Over the years I've made sure to bookmark these talks for later reference and now, after recently revisiting my collection, I thought it would be a good time...
Fifty years ago today, one of the greatest orators of modern times delivered his most impassioned plea. At the march on Washington, August 28th 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Rev. King spoke of his vision...
For years, I've continuously read how print is a dying industry and how print designers are in danger. It's hard to argue, when many big name newspapers and magazines of the past see more readership online than in print. It's even harder when...
While airline travel in recent years has become a mundane exercise in getting from point A to B, it was merely a few decades ago that flying the friendly skies was full of glamour and prestige. It’s little wonder, then, that today’s functional...
One of the things about advancements online is the ability for us to learn. We're able to not only be easily connected to our colleges and universities, but we have the ability to get our degrees, diplomas and certificates online. It's convenient...
The Dead Words is a project created and curated by graphic designer Karen To. The idea behind the project is to rediscover dead words — words which were once part of our language but have now been omitted from the English dictionary — through...
One of the biggest trends right now is animation. It's smaller than video, more engaging than still images, and the range of talent worldwide seems to grow daily. Just a couple of years ago, web animation meant Flash, and when Flash lost credibility...
Today, everyone’s a photographer, grabbing their iPhones for a quick snap. Pictures are posted at a moment’s notice on Facebook and Instagram, so there’s never a void of visuals. Perhaps this image saturation is why surreal photo manipulation...