3 high res paper textures

April 24th, 2010

paper texture
Using textures is a good way to add a bit of reality into a piece of work. Here are several free paper textures you can download and use. continue reading

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Iranian and Arabic typography

April 24th, 2010

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There is a distinct charm in oriental and foreign alphabets. They are so different than what we’re used to. Here are several examples of unique Arabic and Iranian typography. continue reading

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Successful websites and their designs

April 16th, 2010

There are several articles on the web that showcase selections of ugly but successful websites. “The best websites are useful and ugly,” they say, like in this one.
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Quirky, colorful and textured websites

April 10th, 2010

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Colorful, sketchy designs are fun to look at. Well-crafted and often complex, they make good use of textures, patterns, hand-drawn sketchy scribbles and other elements to build a small multi-layered world captured in a web page. continue reading

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On conventions

April 3rd, 2010

In a sea of amazing websites, it’s hard to have your site stand out. Research and planning are the first steps to take before designing anything. continue reading

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Feel the spring!

March 28th, 2010

Amour Chaleur When it’s cold and rainy outside, it’s hard to believe that it is, in fact, springtime. At least it’s spring on the web – colorful and happy sites are showing up all over. continue reading

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Inspiration in unlikely places

March 25th, 2010

It’s important to just keep your eyes open wherever you go. There’s great design everywhere. Makeup packages, stationery, clothing, even food wrappers – there’s an aesthetic behind everything. The basic ideas of what makes those things appealing can be adapted to web or graphic design too. continue reading

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Minimalistic wallpaper

March 20th, 2010

Sometimes all we need is a clean workspace and a bit of encouragement.
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March 1st, 2010

Nothing to see here. Please hang tight!

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