branding + typography created with 6,950+ wine corks @lokalmiami @camilorojas

They say the first bite is taken with the eye. If so, i want to invite you to savoury the next bite. Take a look at the identity, branding and art created for loKal, neighborhood burger and beer joint located in bohemian Coconut Grove, Florida – United States

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Hand Lettered Chalk Typography By Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer living in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas, Dana moved to New York City to design Broadway show posters at Spotco—a leader in arts and live entertainment branding.

In early 2010, she took a job working under Louise Fili at Louise Fili Ltd, specializing in the design of restaurants and food packaging. Currently, Dana works full time as a custom chalk letterer and has been commissioned by clients such as West Elm, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Google, The Ace Hotel, Adidas, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Lululemon Athletica, and Garden & Gun Magazine.

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Playing with Spikes

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New series o experiences of the designer Álvaro de Almeida, untitled ‘Playing with Spikes’, where he uses Redoute’s roses as base.
Find the rest of the series in his Behance website.

Fresh Resources for Creative Designers #10

Today we’ll be celebrating a small jubilee with already the 10th edition of our fresh creative resources series. You may expect the crème de la crème of graphic design … but you’re already used to that if you’re not the first time scrolling through our posts. Most of the items in the latest collection are not free, but I would say almost free, as they’re just few bucks. If you’re not into buying something, get inspired. Of course at the very bottom, there is a free section with nice items you may use for personal as well as commercial purposes. Enjoy!

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Easier to Understand 10+ Web Design Trends For 2012

The trends in the field of web design are born, enhanced, and leads to the development of other trends. Based on the emerging trends over the years, especially towards the end of 2011, web design is expected to witness the following trends in 2012:

1. Increased focus on simplistic design

2. Application of images as background

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Clean Business Card Templates from LogoIdol

Amazing templates for your new corporate identity projects

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Daily Inspirations no. 405

You may remember photography by Mike Powell, it’s not the first time we featured his work here on Cruzine. Anyway, I like his photos with tiny bit of post production .) Check the runner … it’s the very first photo. Let’s move lower down though. From illustrations I would like to highlight Cover Trois Couleurs – FR by DAVID VICENTE as well as Abominable Snowman by Joel Hustak. These two are amazing. From art / digital art section I like the water painting called Water Spread by Sophie Song. If you guys could need a free postcard design, check our freebie section for Painted Postcards by FluxVFX. Enjoy!

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Web Typography: 10 Ultimate Steps To Follow To Hit The Bull’s Eye

Setting type is considered a second nature for designers. However, a checklist that can be consulted to ensure that the basics of typesetting have been covered will be useful not only to experienced designers but to new entrants in this field. The following are 10 important points that should be kept in mind when setting type for a web page:

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Typography Design Inspiration #4

Here goes another fresh part of typography design inspiration. In this post we bring you the latest artworks from the wonderful world of typography design. We hope this collection will serve as a great source for your typography inspiration. All the artworks were hand-picked based on quality, and every image is linked to their original source. We do not take credit for any of the work mentioned below, however we do take credit for hunting the Internet!

Typography Design Inspiration

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Creative Business Card Templates

Amazing templates for your business card projects. Download and enjoy ;)

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Daily Inspirations no. 404

Today as every single day, we’re bringing you a mixture of various quality artworks for you to get inspired. I am sure you’re already curious what did out team put together. So, let’s take a closer look. My personal picks from the photography section are the very first two photos. I’m speaking about the baseball player and the calm full moon photo by Nicolai Perjesi. The section right below dedicated to illustrations brought us several cool artworks. The first one that deserves your attention is called Repressed by Jennifer Healy. I kind of like the Mermaid Pin-Up by Roberto Pena as well. The ones into traditional art such as paintings, should take a closer look at Stardust* by J. Luna. Web designers and programmers may look forward a nice jQuery banner / ad rotator by Coding Jack. Enjoy!

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Eco-Friendly, Type-Based “Designer” Tote Bags To Help Celebrate Earth Day

The new line of type-based “designer” tote bags from WORDS BRAND™. To help celebrate Earth Day, save 15% now through April 24th on our large, eco-friendly tote bags. Enter code: ORGANIC2012 at checkout. More colors available, see the full line here.

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Best (so far) CSS3 Tutorials, Inspirations & Resources of 2012

CSS is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can also be applied to any kind of XML document, including plain XML, SVG and XUL.

In comes CSS3 – Like A Sir. With its fancy looks, animations and effects.

I hope that these resources help you on your journey of mastering CSS – If you don’t love CSS, you probably will after this, and if you do love CSS – then this will just make you happy in the pants area, like it does to me.

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Bold and Justified:The Huge World of Typography [Infographic]

Bold & Justified: Typography infographic was researched and designed by the talented Meghan Robichaud and published in COLOURLovers website.Meghan is graphic designer and illustrator from [Hampton] New Brunswick, Canada.

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IDEAS#33 – Logos