For budding designers or newbies, one advice from a pro can change the course of their careers. Producing ideas isn’t normally the problem – designers, newbie or seasoned, have plenty of that. Usually, it’s the self-doubt that creeps in, second-guessing if what you have in mind is the best thing that you can come up with. Below is a compilation of the best tips and pieces of advice to help designers deal with the joy of the art and the demands of the job.
Don’t beat yourself up if your first attempt of a design is a failure. No one gets it right the first time. Perfection requires practice and patience. Read the rest of “The Best Pieces of Advice Every Designer Needs to Know” »
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The words “retro” and “vintage” are making another timely appearance in the art world. To be retro means to be derivative of past influences. Retro art and design are typically inspired by nostalgia for trends, fashions or styles of the recent past. Vintage generally refers to developments within the last fifteen to twenty years, or older. Read the rest of “30 Cool Vintage Travel Posters” »
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When you think of minimal, the first thing that comes to your mind is less. Designers and art lovers admire and appreciate minimalism, because it eliminates all non-essential forms, features, and concepts by leaving you with the most necessary elements needed to get a specific point across. Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Well, he was definitely on to something.
Today we gathered thirty minimal movie posters for your inspiration. Most of the posters below require some knowledge about the movie at hand. If you’ve seen the movie, then you can easily relate. If you haven’t, then it’s a bit harder to comprehend the message the poster is trying to get across.
If you’re a movie nerd or a fellow cinephile, you’re bound to enjoy this showcase. Every single poster is linked to its original source. We hope this collection will encourage you to create a minimal poster for your favorite movie. Enjoy!
The Avengers by Amogh
With the rise of tablets and smartphones, having a go everywhere keyboard is becoming more common. Instead of wasting your time trying to type on the on on-screen keyboard, why not have a small, portable, and wireless keyboard that can come along with you?
Below you will find 6 awesome bluetooth keyboards to make your life much easier when you’re on the go.
1. Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard
The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard is very beneficial for people on the go. The easy switch technology allows users to switch from one device to another with the push of a button. With brightly lightened backlit keys, you can type on the grow regardless of time of day or brightness of your light source. On the go users will be pleased to know that the device uses no batteries and you won’t have to tote a pack of batteries along on your trip. Read the rest of “Top 5 Wireless Keyboards for People on The Go” »
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Industrial designers are always hard at work figuring out ways to perfectly put form and function together. They put sweat and tears into products which help make our lives easier and more practical. Read the rest of “40 Gorgeous Examples of Industrial Design” »
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Even though it might seem old school, having business cards to promote your restaurant or cafe is still important. Before customers step outside the door, you should have some easily accessible business cards for them to take. Remember to include the essentials like your name, address, phone number, email, website, and working hours. Below you will find twenty-five simple, clean, and beautiful restaurant based business card designs. We hope they’ll bring some useful inspiration to you during the design process. Good luck!
Wasabi Business Cards
Statistics show that posting a bus shelter ad produces high impressions at a low CPM. Companies understand and use this to their advantage. Due to great visibility and low public ad cost, companies hire good advertising agencies to create engaging bus stop ads for them.
What’s great about bus shelter ads, is that they’re working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also have high visibility as drivers, pedestrians, and bus riders all see your ads. Another great thing about them is that if you’re a local business owner, you can target a specific area of the city. It’s probably one, if not the, best way to target local consumers.
Today we will showcase twenty clever creative bus stop ads that got people talking. We did our best to select only the most creative and self explanatory ads for your viewing pleasure. So grab a cup of joe and enjoy!
IKEA: Bus Stop
Glitch art is the aestheticization of digital or analog errors usually occurring in software, video games, images, videos, audio, and other forms of data. It’s usually created by either corrupting the digital code or physically manipulating electronic devices. Read the rest of “30 Cool Examples of Glitch Art” »
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A well layed out store can have a huge impact on sales. But getting there is easier said than done.
To have a successful interior layout you have to tell your brand’s story, create an immersive experience, have eye-catching window displays, and focus on every tiny detail possible. You want to create a space where customers feel welcomed and comfortable. All of these tiny goals take countless hours of planning and strategizing, but in the end they’re totally worth it.
When it comes to creating effective retail interiors, smart design decisions make a significant difference. For example, having a free-flowing layout gives merchants opportunities to spur impulse buying. You also don’t want to have a tall counter. Why? Because it creates an “us vs. them” mentality and sends the wrong signals. Continuously people may not be aware of this, but everybody knows that your subconscious mind is always at work.
Another well know fact is that more than 90 percent of customers will turn to the right as soon as they enter a store. Therefore you should utilize this opportunity by placing a high impact display showcasing your newest, hottest, and best products. Enticing and arousing your customer’s attention at this time can make a significant difference in regards to whether you make a sale or not.
A common theme you will find among the store layouts listed below is that they don’t force you down a narrow alley. Instead, they have large open spaces which create a much more comfortable shopping experience. It gives customers some room to breath and avoids the “butt-brush effect.” This term was coined by consumer behavious expert Paco Underhill. He discovered that typical customers, especially women, will avoid going after merchandise in an aisle where they could potentially brush another customer’s backside or have their backside brushed.
QUIQUE store by SYNArchitecture, San Jose – Costa Rica
Because most people judge a product by its packaging, any mediocre product packed in a fancy package would win against a great product in weak packaging. Instead of cutting corners companies are actually going beyond the conventional ‘shoe box’ by putting more time and thought when it comes to the overall customer experience.
The designs you will see today are very well executed, interesting, and are the epiphany of thinking outside the box. We hope they’ll spark some neurons and deliver some good ol’ inspiration. Enjoy!
Vans Shoeboxes by Nate Eul
The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, then you’ll will want to play ahead. Many families are completing their fall pictures now in order to be ready when the time comes.
Below you will find twenty minimal holiday cards that you can send to your loved ones. Each card can be easily edited and is print ready. Simply download the card, change the pictures, and you’re good to go. Yep, it’s that easy. Good luck and happy holidays!
Watercolor Peace Holiday Card
With a mounting focus on the environment, coupled with rising gas prices and a need for exercise, an increasing number of likeminded people are turning to a means of transport that is almost 200 years old and yet the height of modernisation: the bicycle. Read the rest of “15 Creative Bike Rack Designs” »
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Most people assosiate street art with graffiti and vandalism. But in reality, it can be a lot of things. Technically speaking, street art is visual art created in public locations. It can be a stencil, chalk art, mural, graffiti, wheatpaste poster, street installation, or sculpture. The artists behind these pieces choose the streets to serve as their art gallery. Read the rest of “Feast for the Eyes: 40 Visually Stimulating Street Artworks” »
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It’s one of the world’s most poorly kept secrets that inside even the most domesticated of men there is a furtive longing for a bachelor pad. A place of refuge in the wildest of locations, where he can live (or relive) his youth with just his best mates, the ultimate in gadgets and, perhaps most importantly, decorated in whatever outlandish style he wants. For some men, this dream has become a reality.
1. The Sheats Goldstein Residence
Designed by the legendary architect John Lautner, it’s no wonder the 50 year old Sheats Goldstein residence is still any bachelor’s dream come true. The space age design includes 750 tiny skylights made from actual drinking glasses, motorized sliding glass panels between rooms and a hot tub with stunning views overlooking Los Angeles. Read the rest of “10 Extravagant Bachelor Pads From Around the World” »
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Inspiration plays an important role in the web design process. Keeping up and checking out the latest trends is a great way to see what is working and what you should avoid.
The most vital part of the website, along with functionality, is the way it looks. The 1990′s are over, meaning ugly websites should not even exist. Let’s face the truth, people judge by looks all the time. You think a cute girl, or guy for the women, isn’t going to get noticed as soon as he/she enters an overcrowded Starbucks? I’ll let you figure that out yourself…
Presenting a beautiful website to a first time visitor will make them stop for a second and say, “Wow, this site is pretty sexy!” Why look foul when you can look good? Focusing on designing a gorgeous website for any niche/industry is totally worth it, especially if it’s your brand.
Today we collected twenty-five outstanding web designs that will make any designed drool. Enjoy!
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