50 Extremely Awesome Examples of Typography This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent. Typography can in todays terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine. It’s turned into a very inspiring form of art, and there are many great pieces out there. Many times they can be mixed with either other graphical elements or some sort of poem or saying. Gun by ~mou5e Burdened by ~dylanroscover En Masse by ~clockblock your type by ~O-nay I Speak Alone by ~Gordorca Beauty by *mrgraphicsguy Typography Plate 002 by ~Postpwned I am not myself by ~OrigamiSuicida What Lies Within by ~um0p3pisdn Got a Light by ~DesertViper Typography by ~e-emoo John Lennon in Type by ~Dencii Come Back To Me_1600×1050 by ~Dmaghar Lying by =RenzGFX
Free Downloads: A Collection of Rusted Textures Resources June 15, 2010 Rust often signifies age and dirt that others may not want to have in their work. With designers, however, rust is viewed in a different aspect. Most especially if the rustiness can be used or applied as material for design projects, depending on its style and the projects’ goals. A Collection of Rusted Textures is compiled in this next post as a cool resource for designers of all ages. Metal Rust Texture 22 Download Source Nether Flesh Download Source Wall Texture Download Source Merlin Download Source Metal Rust Texture 05 Download Source Textureville Download Source Rusty – texture Download Source Rust texture pack Download Source Fired wall Download Source Rust Texture Pack 01 Download Source Rust textures Download Source Coloured Rust VI Download Source Rust texture 6 Download Source 6 Rusted Stone Textures Download Source Metal Rust Texture 20 Download Source Rust Download Source Download Source Monster Monster Download Source Rust Row Download Source Rusty metal gate Download Source burned Skip 2
20 Unique And Creative Ice Cube Trays EmailEmail Who said that ice cubes should be cube-shaped? Silicone ice cube trays can create any shape we want – from snowflakes to brains and guns. So, why not spice up your next party with one of these creative custom shaped ice cubes? 1. Everyone loves Lego! 2. Beautiful snowflakes in your drink! 3. We humans are well known for our highly-evolved sense of humor — as evidenced by Brain Freeze, the ice tray that makes 4 frosty brains. 4. This unique ice tray creates magic wands fit for a fairyprincess – sparkly glittery reusable drinking straws withstar-shaped ice cubes at the tip! 5. What’s that squirming around in your drink? 6. Chill your beverages to the bone! 7. It’s a tropical straw with a frozen twist! 8. Need to dig up a clever party accessory? 9. Planning a princess party? 10. Ice ahoy!! 11. Twilight descends, beverages are poured. 12. It’s time to kick back and chill and here’s a cool way to do it! 13. Feeling a little anxious? 14. 15. Is your drink packin’ heat? 16. 17. 18.
70 Excellent Background Textures for Designers Following our recent article 30 Examples of the Effective Use of Textures in Web Design, we are bringing you a collection of textures that really lend themselves for use in web design. Whether they are used just as they are, or are altered or enhanced by software such as Photoshop, textures are a very important part of a designer’s toolbox. In this round-up I have selected 10 textures from 7 different sites offering free textures. Textures for Designers The following textures are from Subtle Patterns. Textured Paper Subtle White Feathers AG Square Kinda Jean Escheresque Dark Subtle Grunge Noisy Grid Retina Wood Nistri The following collection of textures are all from Texturegen and are all photo textures. Diamond Drain Cover Beige Carpet Herringbone Block Paving Metal Shutter Surface Rust Stainless Steel Small Pebbles on Beach Sand Ripples Side of Barn Detail Black Diamond Plastic The following textures have been selected from TextureKing. Paper Texture Subtle Grunge Cardboard Grunge Vintage Wallpaper Watercolor
Resource Roundup: 15 Sources of Seamless Background Patterns Creating background patterns can be a bit of a pain in the butt if you don't have the patience to do it properly... That's why finding professional sources for pre-made background patterns can be a huge time saver. In the collection below, we have carefully gathered 12 websites where you can download awesome background patterns. We'll also share over 100 background patterns that you can use in your own projects! Patterns, Patterns, and More Patterns! Today we're bringing you over 100 background patterns to use in your own web designs. Illustrator Files (drag and drop into your web designs).PAT Files (drop these files into your Photoshop or Fireworks "Presets/Patterns" folder).PNG, .JPG, or .GIF files (you can make these into patterns from Photoshop or Fireworks, or just use them directly in your HTML docs). From straight edged grid-like patterns to wild and funky multi-colored sets, we've got something for everyone here! Graphic River Brusheeezy Brusheezy is another fantastic resource site.
Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic! There’s more to this article!
20 Unique and Creative Logo Designs Logo is a symbol or emblem commonly used by companies and individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. This post features our favorite examples of unique, memorable, and creative logos designed by talented artists from all over the world. Killed Productions Logo Clever logo designed by Sean Heisler for Killed Productions. [link] Spartan Logo Brilliant logo by Richard Fonteneau designed for Spartan golf club. Twins Logo Creative logo with “2″ instead of “N” designed by Action Designer. Steps Logo Jason Sanzone managed to incorporate “steps” into the actual logo. Zip Logo Zip logo designed by Mike Erickson features “zipper” instead of “I”. Look Logo Brilliant and memorable logo designed by Zain Zayan from India. Swing Studios Logo Creative literal logo designed by struve for Swing Studios. Pause Logo Logo designed by volkan ek? Foot Logo Perfect example of creative logo design by Dalius Stuoka. B Logo Creative bee inspired logo designed by William Patino. Goodduck Logo Catch 5 Logo
Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs Feb 25 2011 Every day we try our best to present to you some useful tips, dear reader, to inspire you with fresh ideas and to try out new things. Today, we’ve prepared a nice collection of free texture packs that you just may have been looking for to freshen up your designs you’re working on. 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures 9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures Starry Textures 4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures 5 High Resolution Grungy Paper Textures 10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures 46 High-Quality Graffiti Textures High Resolution Fabric Texture Pack 6 High Resolution Sand and Seashell Textures 27 High Resolution Watercolor Textures 12 Free Grungy Bokeh Textures 27 High-Res Playdough Textures 8 High Resolution Screen Print Ready Textures 30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures 14 High Resolution Paper & Canvas Textures 12 High Resolution Denim Textures 11 Free High Resolution Fabric Textures 10 Free High Resolution Wood Textures Wood Textures Grunge Texture Texture Pack: Let It Snow! (ik)
Sagaki Keita (click images for detail) Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. I am dumbstruck looking at these and love the wacky juxtaposition of fine art and notebook doodles. See more of his work here, and be sure to click the images above for more detail. Tutorials and projects » 20 Free PowerPoint Templates that Don't Suck Not satisfied? You can look for more free templates at these web sites (or if you’re game to design your own, here are some tips to keep in mind). If there are any sites that you like to use, don’t forget to post them in the comments section below! This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 2:11 am and is filed under Tutorials. Blancer