40 Useful and Creative Infographics

May 10 2009 by Jacob Gube | 86 Comments

Information graphics (or infographics) are graphical depictions of data and information. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers.

In this collection, you’ll find forty beautiful and educational infographics, displaying the uncommon spectacle of "art meets science".

1. Coffee Drinks Illustrated

The proportion of ingredients for popular coffee drinks and their pronunciation keys.

Coffee Drinks Illustrated

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30 Fresh and Promising Design Blogs to Follow

Mar 31 2009 by Jacob Gube | 70 Comments

There’s a plethora of weblogs that cover the topic of design. We all know of the big names out there (such as the amazing people over at Smashing Magazine), but there are tons more in the vast realm of the web that you may not have heard of yet, and it’s high time that they’re given some love.

This article presents 30 new and fresh design blogs that are worth checking out. Weblogs featured here discuss web, graphic, and print design. Hopefully you’ll find a link or two (or more) that piques your interests enough to prompt you to subscribe to them.

1. Line25 Web Design Blog

Line25 Web Design Blog - screen shot.

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70 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials and Resources

Mar 25 2009 by Jacob Gube | 81 Comments

An effective logo sets the tone and public perception of your brand, and therefore careful thought and creativity must be put into constructing it.

In this article, you’ll find a large collection of tutorials and resources on the topic of designing logos by some of the most well-respected logo designers in the industry.

Logo Design Tutorials

Step-by-step logo

Designer/Author Chuck Green shows us the general process he takes when designing a logo.

Step-by-step logo - screen shot

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16 Genuine, Authentic Designers on Twitter

Mar 20 2009 by Chris Wallace | 53 Comments

I’ve seen a few Twitter designer lists pop up here and there and wanted to offer a fresh spin on things. This list contains 16 designers who I find extremely friendly, genuine, and have something to offer to the design community.

16 Genuine, Authentic Designers on Twitter - leading image.

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20 Useful Typography Tools

Mar 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 35 Comments

Typography is a crucial component of a design. When used effectively, it sets the mood and solicits emotion about the design. Working with typography can be challenging, but fortunately, there is a plethora of free tools on the web that can help you work with type.

In this article, you’ll find 20 tools for working with typography. You’ll find an assortment of tools that’ll help you with testing, identifying, sizing, and even making, fonts.

1. Typetester

Typetester - screen shot.

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40 Useful Adobe Illustrator 3D Tutorials and Techniques

Mar 8 2009 by Jacob Gube | 48 Comments

Adobe Illustrator is a versatile vector illustration application that’s preferred by many professional artists and designers. Its robust and powerful set of tools coupled with its intuitive interface makes it the go-to app for vector work. Illustrator excels in allowing designers to craft stunning and realistic-looking 3D artwork.

In this collection, you will find 40 useful and informative tutorials and techniques on creating three-dimensional artworks in Adobe Illustrator.

1. Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool

Create an Open Book with Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool - preview.

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20 Beautiful Vintage Photoshop Brush Sets

Mar 4 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 38 Comments

Vintage designs has gotten very popular over the past years, and it seems the trend keeps on going.

In this round-up, you’ll find 20 vintage Photoshop brushes you can download for free. There are over 300 individual vintage brushes here, so you will have a broad choice of brushes to apply onto your designs.

Each brush set was first tested, and the images you see below are previews of what to expect from each brush pack.

1. Darger-esque (23 brushes)

Darger-esque - preview.

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