May 15, 2014 · 609,159 awesome subscribers NEWSLETTER ISSUE #120

The Ultimate Logo Mock Up and Design Kit

This fantastic bundle includes 70 retro logo templates, as well as 50+ photo-realistic logo mockups. All fully customizable and easy to use. Many of the templates come in 5 different versions: Color, Black, White, Dark Grunge and Light Grunge. Normally, these assets sell for $100, but for a limited time only, you can get the entire kit for just $24. See what’s inside

Translate your Photoshop text layers

Kaku is an Adobe Photoshop plugin that lets you translate your text layers to a different language. Just pick a text layer, set the original language and the one to translate to, and a new text layer will be added to your document with the translated text. It's easy to use and could be very useful for designers working on sites for global markets.

Internet tips and tricks you might not know

18 Cool Internet Tricks You Didn't Know About offers up some great tips that anyone who spends a lot of time on the web should know. While you may already be familiar with some of them, others are a bit more obscure (and yet still incredibly useful). Some are browser-specific (like the reverse image search in Chrome), while others should work in any modern browser.

What to ask when reviewing a design

Jason Fried, of Basecamp, has offered up his advice for assessing a design in Questions I ask when reviewing a design. It's a great resource for designers and creatives who want to make sure that the designs they're creating are really doing what they should.

A completely new Gmail interface?

Gmail has looked pretty much the same for a long time now, with only minor changes here and there. Screenshots suggest Google is testing a completely redesigned Gmail interface. Mashable shows that maybe that's going to change in the not-so-distant future. The leaked interface is more streamlined and minimal than the old one, something not all Gmail users are likely to embrace.

Some alternatives to Futura

Futura is a classic typeface, but it's not always the best choice for your designs. Futura Alternatives explores a number of other geometric sans serif typefaces that you should check out, to see if any of them fit your design's purpose and style better than Futura might. Included are typefaces like URW Erbar, Kabel, and PTL Superla, among many others.

A vector workflow for better designs

Leaving Pixels Behind is a slideshow discussing a vector workflow for designers from Todd Parker. It's massive, with 130+ slides, and filled with valuable tips for any designer who works with vector images, be they illustrations, icons, or anything in between. It's well thought out and a very handy resource.

Awesome aerials of familiar infrastructure

Holding Pattern is a Tumblr blog that offers up aerial photos of airports from around the world, and the fascinating patterns created by the taxiways, runways, terminals, and more that they're made up of. One of the most amazing parts is how varied the patterns are, and no two airports look alike.

What if Tarantino had directed Star Wars?

If Star Wars was a Tarantino film shows what the famous 1977 hit film would have looked like at the hands of Quentin Tarantino, rather than George Lucas. It's phenomenal, and whether you're a fan of the film series or not, you're sure to find this imaginary remake awesome. It's filled with Tarantino-esque music and effects, including some new titles and a rethink of the original cast.