Articles by You the Designer

  • THIS IS JUST A NEW POST FROM NEW SERVER

    Articles July 16, 2016 TEST POST WITH NEWLY UPLOADED IMAGE

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  • Selfie Fables — Disney Alternative Art Illustrations by Simona Bonafini

    Articles April 10, 2015 What if Disney stories had Instagram? Probably not a good idea Instagram has been a huge part of the social media sphere ever since its introduction in 2010. Created by software engineers Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, it gained rapid popularity with over 300 million active users at the end of 2014. It […]

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  • These Japanese Barcodes Are So Kawaii!

      In today’s commercial world, barcodes are almost everywhere. Present in every product packaging that we use today, barcodes have become universal with their use in automating supermarket checkout systems. Recently, innovations in barcode technology have made it possible to do more than tagging products. They can also be used to encode music, images, URLs […]

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  • Amazing Game Of Thrones Illustrations By Ivan Belikov

      GOOD NEWS: Game of Thrones is returning in less than a week. And we need a Game of Thrones themed post to ride the hype train. And luckily, I just found just the graphic designer to feature. Russian illustrator Ivan Belikov was previously featured here with his Social Networks illustrations and now he’s back with his Game of […]

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  • FREEBIES: 10 Free One-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Prepaid Plans

    Freebies March 31, 2015 As designers, we know how essential Adobe’s applications are in everything that we do. From photo manipulation and editing to web design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects are a designer’s choice of weapons in their arsenal. Photo Credit: Adobe Blogs And we’re giving you just that. In partnership with Adobe USA, we’re giving you […]

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  • This Is Your Brain On Drugs—Minimalist Posters by Meaghan Li

    Articles March 31, 2015 Despite all the bad effects of drugs both physically and emotionally, there’s no question about the visual stimulation it can give to a user. Something graphic designer Meaghan Li tried to depict in her side project This Is Your Brain On Drugs.  The title is reminiscent of two ad campaigns of the same […]

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  • Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

    Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some creativity exercises would ensure that your brain remains sharp enough for you to do your projects effectively. Aside from that, it’s inevitable that you will run into a creative block where it would seem that your fountain […]

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  • 9 Generic Logotypes You Should Avoid When Designing A Logo

    One of the most crucial aspects of designing a logo is making elements reflect what the company really is. But there are times when we as designers get influenced with current design trends. It may be caused by false inspiration, unintentional plagiarism, or just a plain result of the changing design times. In a previous […]

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  • Illustrator Turns Your Deepest Fears Into Cute Comics

    Articles March 25, 2015 They are called intrusive thoughts—disruptive fantasies of anger, hate, and most of all, fear. In psychology, intrusive thoughts are negative ideas that’re automatic, frequent, upsetting or distressing, and difficult to control or get rid of. They are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorders and depression, but they can be experienced by all of us. And […]

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  • The 7 Original Godzilla Posters by Noriyoshi Ohrai

    Articles March 23, 2015 Godzilla is one monster, or kaiju, we all recognize from childhood. He is one of the most recognizable icons of Japaneses popular culture, and is the face of Japanese kaiju film subgenre.  Last year, Godzilla was featured in an American film and retells his origin as an ancient alpha predator whose existence was hidden […]

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  • The Controversial Joker-Themed DC Covers Are Morbidly Beautiful

    Let’s put a smile on that face It seems like DC Comics is making the variant covers a monthly affair. This June, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the notoriously sadistic madman everyone loves, DC is releasing variant covers of their flagship titles featuring Clown Prince of Crime. Awww yeah! That’s right. The Joker is […]

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  • “There’s nothing in this program!”—Experts’ Reactions on Photoshop 1.0 Are Priceless

    It’s quite easy to take for granted the convenience and capabilities of image editing software Adobe Photoshop for today so much that we fail to take into account that the previous generations of graphic designers relied on the first iterations of the software. Before the minimalist “PS” logo of Photoshop, there was the feather plume, […]

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  • Sources of Inspiration for Creatives

    Articles March 14, 2015 Creatives always look for inspiration to kickstart their personal or commissioned projects. Digital media such as social networks, websites, and films are currently the top sources of inspiration. On the other hand, traditional media such as magazine and print ads, architecture, and fashion steadily remain as sources of creative juices. The following are […]

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  • Negative Space—Thought-Provoking Illustrations by Noma Bar

    Articles March 13, 2015 One of the core tenets of minimalism is the use of negative space. But what is negative space really? Negative space is the space around the elements of an image. Probably the best example to illustrate this is the famous Rubin’s vase. It’s an image of a vase, but the negative space […]

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  • On Patreon And Supporting The Creators You Love

    Articles March 12, 2015 Arguably, the greatest works of art in history are those commissioned by the patrons of the arts i.e. those who can afford it. The Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is thought to be commissioned by the Medici Family Without them and their sizable pockets, the Last Supper, the Creation of Adam, and the […]

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  • These Crappy Designs Will Make You Feel Good About Your Visuals

    What is the purpose of design? A good design incorporates both function and aesthetics. A well-designed object does not differentiate between form and function, but rather incorporates them into one single, coherent concept. This is the primary aim of designers—to communicate an idea without making the aesthetic component suffer. A concept the following designs failed miserably at. […]

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  • Nintendo’s 1993 Character Designs Will Make You Want To Color Like A Kid

    Articles March 7, 2015 There’s no question that Nintendo redefined the video game genre for years to come. Mario, Luigi and the rest of the gang have been a part of our childhood and hearing that classic Mario tune makes one quite nostalgic. Gaming site Press the Buttons recently acquired a copy of Nintendo’s Character style […]

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  • Freelancing: Work From Home versus Office Work

    Articles March 7, 2015 There are two types of freelance designers, or workers in general. Those who work from home, and those who work in an office. Working in either environment has its own advantages and setbacks. Problems such as distractions, interruptions, and the lack of collaborative space are just some of the things you’ll […]

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  • Pokémon Branding—Pokemon Reimagined as Companies

    Articles March 6, 2015 We all live in a Pokémon world! Who didn’t grow up imagining Pokémon were real and wanted to befriend or even battle with them? I sure as heck did. But how would the design world be different? San Francisco-based design shop Pictogram showcased a corporate “what if?” where Pokémon were reimagined as corporate entities. […]

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  • Why Contemporary Art Sucks

    “Master after master from Leonard, to Rembrandt, to Bierstadt produced works that inspired, uplifted and deepened us. And they did this by demanding of themselves the highest standards of excellence, improving upon the work of each previous generation of masters, and continuing to aspire to the highest quality attainable. But something happened on the way […]

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