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Handsome creative director Don Draper will try to power through sex, alcohol, and a dark past to craft a new set of 1960s-era ad campaigns when Mad Men returns for its fifth season Sunday on AMC. George Lois won’t be watching. He’s the real-life ad man who emerged in the '60s to create a storied body of branding and magazine work.
"Before PowerPoint, you had to go find a designer to create a custom presentation," says Stew Langille. "Even though everyone hates PowerPoint now, it was really helpful when it first came out." Now Langille’s startup, Visual.ly, is attempting to do for infographics what Microsoft did for presentations. Today, the company launched a new platform to allow virtually anyone to create data visualizations. By tapping into data APIs--from Facebook Insights, Twitter, Data.gov, and so forth--Visual.ly enables users to plug predetermined datasets into premade designs, offering a stable of templates and themes that will continue to grow thanks to the startup’s in-house team and community of roughly 4,000 freelance designers.
Here we have gathered some very smart and elegant social media icon packs that you can download and use in your project for free. Social media is a viral means of marketing as well as communicating with your customers. Social media icons on a website or blog allow its visitors to share website information on their social networking profiles with just one click.
If you’re unfamiliar with Adobe AIR, it’s a cross-operating system platform that allows developers to use HTML, Ajax, and Flash to build desktop applications. In the past couple of years AIR has gained a lot of popularity, and there’s been a lot of great applications created, including some that are very useful to web designers. Here are 12 of these AIR apps for web designers that really stand out in terms of functionality and usefulness. Adobe Shortcut App for Creative Suite
Either for self-promotion or simply for goodwill and to help others, the truth is that finding free resources and inspiration can be a really easy task. If you are an experienced designer, you know the best way to learn is by just looking and studying other people’s work. PSD files can be a powerful way to learn and fulfill your work expectations. Today, one of the main references for this purpose is definitely Dribbble. Dribbble is not only an awesome place to be inspired by many talented designers. You can actually stumble upon some fantastic free PSD files and examine them and learn more.
Year 2011 is rolling forward swiftly and the middle of summer is nearly here. Some of you might unwittingly note that the end of the summer is inevitable while for others that remaining month and half is enough to fully enjoy the benefits that summer offers. Here in the virtual world the time is running even faster and we can already see some of the changes this year has brought to us.
Today, we bring you 45 fresh and high quality free icon sets in PSD format. These PSD files can be edited easily according to your individual needs or requirements. In fact, it is the ease of use that encourages even the most experienced designers to take a keen interest in free icon sets and PSDs. So without further ado, here is the collection of icon sets.
• Quipsologies, is a division of UnderConsideration , chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis. • Quipsologies uses TypeKit to render P22 Underground, Skolar Web by TypeTogether, and Coquette by Mark Simonson. • Quipsologies is run with Six Apart’s MovableType 4.32-en
Welcome to episode 92 of Found Friday – the best design finds o’ the week. This week we have: a new (& beautiful) project management app for designers; a beautiful, hand-lettered sign for inspiration; Frank Chimero’s book, free to read online; Google’s crazy Chrome Web Lab; and a hilarious, satirical type article from the Onion. Cage There are a bevy of project management applications out there aimed at the web industry. Cage is a new one.
Most indie musicians are either poor, barely scraping by, or living with their parents. It’s a tough racket, and there are a lot of things to pay for when you’re a musician: touring, gas, recording, printing an album, promo materials and so forth. With that in mind, we donated some time to create and give away a free, killer one-page HTML template for musicians through Chorus Magazine . We call it the YourBand HTML Template.
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