Never ending learning is a mindset all the successful individuals have adopted. Design is a complex field that takes years to understand and master. It is no way a separate field and includes many different topics great designers need to dig in, just to mention some, you will definitely need to learn about design history, human behavior, psychology, business and more.
There are many great books out there that will help you to become a better designer and build better products for our world. In this compilation I’ve gathered some great books including classics like “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug and some new promising pieces published just couple of months ago. Let the 2015 begins with some fresh knowledge.
You know how some people engrave their company’s name into live cattle? Although this may not be your idea of branding it seems to denote the same ideology. A company’s brand should be easily recognizable and help to label a product or service. Yet to create something so recognizable would require a lot of study and practice. It might be helpful if you deconstruct existing brands to study what works and what doesn’t.
Great typography can often represent a logo all by itself – think about how easy it is to recognize the Coca-Cola letters. But pairing up some text with a catchy and relatable logo is the best way to draw attention and leave a searing impression that will last a lifetime(without the nauseating smell of burnt hide). In this post I’ve organized a handful of beautiful logos with unique typographic styles for individual & company branding.
Back in January I posted a collection of pretty nice sans-serif typefaces that you can download to your font collection, following on from that post I wanted to share with you ten high quality retro fonts that you can also download and use.
These font faces should help you out when you need to add a retro feel to your next print or web design project. Try combining one of these retro fonts with the retro Photoshop actions I posted last week and share your results.
At the start of a new design project I always find myself on the search for new quality fonts that I can use in the project. Using typography correctly in the design project is often the fundamental foundation to delivering the tone, branding and intended message.
No matter if the project is print design, web design or mobile first design, paying close attention the typography used in the project is key in providing your users with a pleasant experience that allows them to easily digest your content.
I tend to think all designers maintain their own font collections, I find myself saving new ones all the time. With this in mind I would like to present you with a collection of 15 awesome sans-serif fonts I have added to my collection, hopefully you find them useful and add them to your font collection!
There are a plethora of techniques and styles to use when creating a new website design or printed design, today I wanted to focus on the use of whitespace in web design and the positive effect it can have for your brand and user experience.
Web design industry is changing everyday. New techniques and graphic styles are being adopted by creative professionals who set all the time changing trends. The newest trend is websites with full screen sliders taking all of the display space or at least all space horizontally.
Full screen visuals with big and bold typography help to tell the story in viewer’s mind. That is why people are more likely to remember a website with huge imagery. One more thing is that people are focusing on moving things and if this big impressive picture is being changed with another one it grabs their attention even more.
If you are following the trends in this post you will find 15 nice examples of creative websites with full screen sliders. Let me know what do you think about this trend in comments section.
The correct use of typography in web design plays an important role in the overall user experience, with the correct use of typography you help encourage the users reading and content discovery experience. The effective use of typography in these collected designs allows each site to have a very distinctive branding and tone, something which is not always easily achieved if your typography choice is a second thought in the design process.
In the past we have bought you some pretty awesome collections of typographic poster designs, hundreds of quality fonts to download and use in your projects, so this post serves as a great starting point to get some web typography inspiration and create something a little different in your next design.
I enjoy seeing logo designers post up write-ups of their latest design work and the process behind it, I particularly like logo work that features monogram designs and stunning typography. Recently I was working on a project that required the use of a typographic based logo design, in today’s post I bring you a collection of some the logos I used as a source of inspiration.
Today I would like to share with you some of my favorite typographic poster designs that I have come across recently.
Typography use in poster and general print format has a little more flexibility in terms of type use, color and layout variation then in web design, giving the designer more flexibility to create lively and unique typography variations to convey the story of the poster design.
Take a look at these super cool typographic poster designs and see if can find a place in your office for them!
When creating new website designs I always reach the point where I need an extensive font collection to enable me to experiment with different headline and body combinations. When coding the design into the browser I often use Google Fonts, this gives me a vast array of fonts to choose from, all of which are also free to use and download! Take a look and download some of my recently used sans-serif fonts which are compatible with Google Fonts and let me know some of your favorites.