News From The Designers World

Adidas, BMW, Netflix and Lego are among brands whose logos have been given a Bauhaus-inspired makeover in a graphic design project by creative platform 99designs.

In celebration of the Bauhaus centenary this year, the Australian freelancer platform asked graphic designers on its books to reimagine the world's biggest brand logos.

Each design has been produced in the style of the German design school, characterized by its minimalist approach and use of primary colors.

That industry or 'cannabusiness' as it's known is itself something made up of more than vendors, with ancillary companies forming in fields such as law, search, marketing, and logistics that do not 'touch the plant', as said in the trade.

More branding opportunities for designers and studios are on the horizon then, for the many companies that are either hands-on and hands-off with the product  - and creatives don't necessarily have to be the US or Canada-based to take advantage of them, either.

Pantone has released Pantone Metallics for Graphic and Packaging Design, a collection of metallic spot colors intended for use on printed products, packaging, branding, and other collateral. The new Pantone Metallics combines the prior Premium and regular metallic publications into one robust collection and includes a new Rose Gold base ink and 53 other new colors. The full selection features 655 trend- and market-relevant metallic shades that are globally available off-the-shelf and designed to enhance projects.​

Do you know what the future of Mobile UI/UX is?

The question seems to be tough, right?

But every UX designer has a different thought process about the future of his/her work, and this process of reflection brings out an easy answer. Since evolution is open-ended, the Mobile design has been evolving since 1994. We have seen multiple versions of mobile phones and then followed by mobile apps. Here’s an excellent infographic on different thought processes by various UX designers on the future of UI/UX.

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A new documentary film called Design Canada is revisiting the golden age of graphic design in Canada, relating to the ‘60s and ‘70s and the designs that have influenced the country’s designers today. This list is a glimpse at the 10 Canadian graphic designers you should know about, from the 1960s and beyond.

Allan Fleming, Hugh Syme,Esm-artificial, 

Rolf Harder, Burton Kramer, Carl Dair, 

Greg Durrell, Georges Huel, 

Marian Bantjes and Stuart Ash,  

For designers of type, creating the characters is only part of the job. Much of the hidden engineering and heavy lifting comes in fine-tuning how letters, ligatures, digits, and punctuation work together in combination—and kerning the white space between them. Many type designers have favorite words and phrases they use to assess and stress-test some of the more unusual letter sequences. Type designers describe their favorite test words, which we’ve set in one of their fonts.

A new family of typefaces. And the discovery that everything I’ve ever learned about optical size might be wrong. Publishing a new family of typefaces called Inkwell Condensed. These six new styles are part of the Inkwell universe of ‘handwritten typefaces,’ designed to have the informality and expressiveness of writing, but the credibility and ease of type. We’re rolling them into the Inkwell Complete package, so they’ll be a free download for existing licensees of those fonts, and available to purchase individually if you’re new to Inkwell.

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Combining typefaces is an art. The best part about art and design is that once you give shape to a form, you are free to explore different styles, techniques, and combinations to communicate a message. That being said, you have to understand the basics of typographic design to be able to move beyond these rules. Designers usually work with multiple fonts to create visual interest and establish information hierarchy. While there are no rigid and scientific rules to follow, it is important that you understand some tried and tested techniques to create a good typographic structure. By looking at some of the best practices in type design, you will be able to see what typefaces can be paired together and why they work well.

One of the truly cool and powerful features of WordPress is the ability to run a Multisite network. Install WordPress, create a network and you’ll be able to manage any number of websites within just one place.

Each website within that network can have its own users, themes and plugins. As a super admin, you have a wide range of control over what is and isn’t allowed for those sites. For example, you can set things up so that sites can only choose from a limited selection of pre-installed themes or plugins that you deem acceptable.

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There are very few projects that can be accomplished on your own. Literally, thousands of people may be involved in the making of a big-budget blockbuster. Even activities that we normally think of as solo endeavors will usually involve the contributions of several individuals.

Take writing a book, for example. We often picture an author working by themselves, typing away each day to craft their story. But while the author may come up with the story idea on their own, getting it to publication requires collaboration.