Serif vs. Sans: the final battle First it was the Capulets versus the Montagues; then it was Coke versus Pepsi; and the latest epic battle? Serif versus sans-serif, of course. Lucky for us, the crew at UrbanFonts has produced a nifty infographic to help clarify the age-old rivalry between serif and sans. 24 extraordinarily cool motion graphic designs Motion graphics are flat out neat. They’re what dazzles our eyes at the beginning of movies and during commercials. They’re what takes stagnant illustrations and makes them great animations. Even little pieces of motion graphics are implemented in video productions as well. There’s no other way to say it—motion graphics are cool.
Nick Sherman > Senior Degree Project > Ideation Long before the semester even started, I began thinking and writing about what exactly it was that I wanted to do. The first thing I decided to do was make a long list of all the topics I was heavily interested in—or at least enough to be happy spending a semester focusing on. Right from this point I became quite excited about this whole degree project thing.
2013 Web Design Trends Infographic Just as with everything, the web has it’s trends that come and go too. 2013 carries with it some web design trends from 2012 and makes some new ones of it’s own. Enfuzed (that’s us) created Infographic showcasing web design trends for 2013. Even though the year is half over, it’s also only half begun. Webdesign trends of 2013 include responsive, metro or “flat”, minimalism, typography, parallax, infinite scrolling, content first, fixed header, single page websites, and large image backgrounds. Obviously there are many more, but for the sake of load times on this Infographic we cut some of them out. The ones we cut out include retina ready websites and svg images.
The 61 best iPhone apps for designers We have selected the very best iPhone apps that you can download to Apple's smartphone right now. Despite some strong competition from free Android apps, the iPhone continues to be the main smartphone of choice for the design world. It's not just the best iPad apps that can be of practical use to designers; Apple's pocket-sized marvel can be a pretty handy design tool too. Combined with the best iPhone apps it can pack some real punch in the studio - and more importantly, out of it. On snot and fonts Africa: ⦿ Africa ⦿ Berber ⦿ Coptic ⦿ Egypt ⦿ Hieroglyphics ⦿ Mauritius ⦿ Morocco ⦿ Other ⦿ South-Africa Australia: ⦿ Australia ⦿ Maori ⦿ New Caledonia ⦿ New Zealand ⦿ Rongo Rongo Europe + the old USSR: ⦿ Albania ⦿ Austria ⦿ Basque ⦿ Belarus ⦿ Belgium ⦿ Bosnia ⦿ Bulgaria ⦿ Catalunya ⦿ Celtic/Gaelic ⦿ Croatia ⦿ Cyprus ⦿ Cyrillic ⦿ Czechia ⦿ Denmark ⦿ Eastern European ⦿ Esperanto ⦿ Estonia ⦿ Finland ⦿ France ⦿ Georgian ⦿ Germany ⦿ Greece ⦿ Greek ⦿ Hungary ⦿ Iceland ⦿ Ireland ⦿ Italy ⦿ Kazakhstan ⦿ Kyrgyzstan ⦿ Latvia ⦿ Liechtenstein ⦿ Lithuania ⦿ Luxemburg ⦿ Macedonia ⦿ Malta ⦿ Moldova ⦿ Montenegro ⦿ The Netherlands ⦿ Northern Ireland ⦿ Norway ⦿ Ogham ⦿ Old Italic ⦿ Poland ⦿ Portugal ⦿ Romania ⦿ Russia ⦿ Scotland ⦿ Serbia ⦿ Slovakia ⦿ Slovenia ⦿ Spain ⦿ Sweden ⦿ Switzerland ⦿ Turkey ⦿ United Kingdom ⦿ Ukraine ⦿ Wales Far East: ⦿ China ⦿ Hong-Kong ⦿ Japan ⦿ Korea ⦿ Macao ⦿ Mongolia ⦿ Taiwan
Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? I have a confession to make. There was a time, many years ago, where I thought that typography was fashion by another name. I didn't really appreciate how different typefaces function, and how the discipline evolved over time, under pressure from aesthetics and technology. And it makes me particularly red-faced to remember that I once flaunted that ignorance, going so far as to tell a noted creative director that bit about type as fashion. If only I'd known! If only I'd had this infographic!
40 Sets of Free Social Media Icons This post was originally published a few years ago. Some of the icon sets showcased in the original post are no longer online, so we’ve updated the post by removing the dead links and outdated icon sets. We’ve added many new icon sets as new social media sites are always popping up and many of the older sets didn’t include icons for sites like Pinterest that are now very popular. Design trends also change over time, and we’ve added links to a number of sets that use a trendy flat style of design. Designers love free icon sets. Home of the Universal Font Classification System With so many fonts available on the market today, a simple alphabetical font list can't do the job and font vendors have accordingly devised a variety of ways to help users find the font they are looking for, leveraging the accessibility and power of the Web. Different tools are available, suitable to the offering of the vendor and the user's level of expertise. Such tools typically include these kinds of font classifications: style, letter shape, keywords, designer, foundry, usage and category. The list below covers the main tools available on the Web. If you have suggestions for additions, by all means contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form. Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents. In this post there are 15 stunning examples of Data Visualization that are true works of art. Best Free Social Media Icons Buttons Social media icons play such a huge role in driving traffic to your blog or website. Over the past several months many other blogs have compiled their list of website, social media, Twitter and other icons, so in case you missed them here is the motherload collection! They have really become a “must have” feature. This large collection of recently released icon sets is supposed to help designers improve their designs on their web sites and in web applications. Free Social Media Line Icon Set
Periodic Table of Typefaces on Behance Large original English version HERESpanish version HEREPortuguese version HERE PRINTS, SOURCE FILES, and other Periodic Table of Typeface related goodies are available HERE The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world. This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically.