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Free & ace repeating patterns from awesome people. The Ultimate Guide to Tiny Homes 20 Source Lists & Shopper's Guides | Apartment Therapy New York. Pugly pixel : freebies. WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A BRAND INSPIRATION BOARD | PROMISE TANGEMAN ART & DESIGN. Inspiration boards are a key research element in the design process for Promise Tangeman Creative.

WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A BRAND INSPIRATION BOARD | PROMISE TANGEMAN ART & DESIGN

Curating items, picking colors, and choosing elements is a major component to diving into the mindset and theme of a project. And it can sometimes be hard. The Fox Is Black » The Desktop Wallpaper Project. Spring has totally sprung here in LA and we’re reaching temperatures between 80º and 90º, aka my heaven.

The Fox Is Black » The Desktop Wallpaper Project

I figured that it was totally fitting then that we feature this incredibly beautiful wallpaper by Jensine Eckwall, which feels to me like spring incarnate. Jensine is a Brooklyn based artist/illustrator who loves to create pieces that are “delicate, nervous, and richly textured illustrations about women, relationships, psychology, and other fun(?) Stuff.” MiniCards | Design Customized Mini Business Cards. MiniCards: event cards, name cards, mini business cards, swing tags, gift tags, save the dates, promotional cards and cards to show off your photography or design...

MiniCards | Design Customized Mini Business Cards

MiniCards might be little, but they do pack a mighty punch! With a variety of different uses, it's sometimes tricky to list them all. Jan/Feb 2011. French Knot | Sublime Stitching. Hand Embroidery Network. Jill Bliss. Curbly | DIY Design Community. Home - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies. So You Need A Typeface « Inspiration Lab. So You Need A Typeface I never usually feature my students but I’m going to make an exception, we had such a brilliant critique today that I just want to say “Thank god for passionate students like mine!”.

So You Need A Typeface « Inspiration Lab

You guys rock!! (in spite of our verbal whupping; better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all). So let’s end the week with a student project, an info graphic related to the job we do as graphic designers. Julian did a flowchart of the choices we go through choosing fonts, with a humorous approach.