Afrodite, an Interview with a Fashion and Art Muse

18.06.2014, 9:34

Interviewing a graphic designer and fashion expert

“Fashion is not only clothes. Fashion is a message,
a statement, a brand, a way of expression.”

Afrodite Kappasa is a young and successful graphic designer with a strong passion for the world of fashion and a rather unique blog called Fashion Art Muse. Since summer is finally here we wanted to give our easy-to-personalize T-shirts a run for their money and asked her to show us what a creative fashion mind could do.

Read our interview with her and don’t forget to leave a comment to have the chance to win* a T-shirt with one of her amazing Fashion Art Muse designs.

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30 envelopes that are almost too good for the post

11.06.2014, 12:24

Reviving the joy of traditional mail

In the age of e-mail and SMS handwritten letters are a rarity. That said, if you do need to send regular post nowadays it is likely to be an extremely important or meaningful letter. Something so beautiful and noble should stand out! A perfect way to achieve this is to package it in creative and imaginative enveloper.

The following 30 envelopes are already almost too good for the post. Enjoy them and be inspired to make an outstanding impression by sending someone a true old-style gesture. Smiles are almost guaranteed.

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40 examples of how typography can inspire

04.06.2014, 10:28

The beauty of the alphabet

Superbly achieved typography can inspire. It’s a language shared by fans and masters of the art. Indeed, typography fans and the masters of typography both care for every small twist and ligature. In this article we introduce you to 20 of the most magnificent typography artists in this post. It is hard to believe these examples were done by hand… but they were.

Since not everyone can achieve such a level of perfection with their typography, we also introduce you to 20 high quality fonts, which can be used immediately and quickly lead to outstanding results alike to those of hand-drawn typography.

Have fun, inspire yourself and dare to create!

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30 outstanding Lightroom presets for quick photo effects at your fingertips

28.05.2014, 10:47

Images, they say, are worth a thousand words

Adobe’s Lightroom is used to manage, optimize and convert photos. It is perfect for the photographer who wants to organize and develop his shots. The biggest advantage that Lightroom has is that it is able to work in a non-destructive manner. That is, leaving the original unchanged by storing changes externally. These changes can also be saved and loaded again to implement fast image pre-made styles.

In this article we put 30 outstanding Lightroom presets for quick photo effects at your fingertips. Use and peruse these effects to enhance the quality of your images and, by extention, enhance the impact of your marketing efforts.

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30 black-and-white logos that are convincing as achromatic version

21.05.2014, 11:16

The power of a good contrast

A logo must always work in its black-and-white version. The reason? Simple. So it gives a good image of your company in faxes, photocopies and printed material rather than just on high-quality print.

The opposite, however, is also a challenge. Making B&W logos look as good as coloured ones in high quality print is not an easy thing. B&W logos must come with clean lines and clear surfaces because they must stand out from the rest without the support of colors.

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45 interesting typography pages for the font enthusiast

07.05.2014, 10:37

Font-porn at its best

Instagram is the perfect source for the typography fan. Whilst the focus of this social network is on photos, there are numerous profiles with a variety of typography styles to discover. We have turned Instagram upside down in the quest of the most beautiful typography pages for you.

Here you have them. 25 instagram sources with their hear and soul invested exclusively to typography. In addition, we bring you 20 weblogs where typography lives and rules. Altogether you will be flabbergasted by a total of 45 of the most outstanding sources in the world for typography inspiration.

Let yourself be inspired!

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30 stickers that go beyond your imagination

30.04.2014, 10:39

Conquering the world one sticker at a time!

It’s time to get a little tacky… but in a cool way because you will discover that some stickers are actually quite awesome. Thanks to the Internet we can now reach sticker ideas and executions that make our imagination fly and will help you to push the limits of your design.

Take a look at the 30 stickers that we found to be coolest amongst all because they go beyond the normal boundaries of creativity. They will surely help you inspire and encourage your own work.

Oh! As if this what not enough, you will also find in between the images 3 useful micro-tutorials with helpful tricks to create and spice your own stickers. Enjoy!

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40 modern (and absolutely beautiful) packaging designs

24.04.2014, 11:09

Dressed to impress!

Whereas it is during shopping or during our morning refrigerator trip, packaging makes part of our daily lives. It often goes unnoticed, but sometimes some products are packed in manner that makes them amazingly attractive and impossible not to notice. As is the case of the examples given in this article.

In this article we have taken the time to find 40 incredibly eye-catching modern packaging designs for you. All of them seem like if they came straight from the future. Crayons with a surprise, a tea bag in the shape of a bird, straws with coffee integration.

Take a thorough look at these examples. Rarely does product advertising gets to be so fun and exciting!

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Built For It Trials | Video of the week

22.04.2014, 10:01

Don't be clumsy!

Have you ever played Jenga? You know how this little game works: you start building a tower and afterwards you have to remove it piece by piece… If one removes a piece and the building falls dowm, that person loses!

Cat machines are doing things even more complicated! The object of the game is for heavy equipment operators to remove and then reposition a stack of 27 JENGA blocks one at a time.

How would it finish?

44 brochure designs to inspire your own projects

16.04.2014, 10:19

Powerful marketing in all sizes and colours

Brochures are one of the most popular promotional products. The boundaries are blurred, small folded flyers, larger brochures, mid-sized ones… Often it is not even a matter of size but rather of creative implementation and marketing wit.

We have gathered more than 44 inspiring brochure designs. Our choices are as varied as brochures ome so we are quite sure that there is something for every taste. Have fun with this overview!

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