The Creative Edge

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Congrats to riki_azs for winning August’s Top 9 at 99!

We asked and you answered… Congratulations to riki_azs for earning the most votes for their modern, space-themed homepage design for Apollu! As the winner, we’ll be sending them an extra special prize. Check out the full winning website design below: And let’s not forget our other awesome August nominees: GagaSnaga PIXELIS™ Anve RVST JohnnyDias RedLogo... Read More

August 28th By

Take a peek at the winner of our Deez Nuts Community Contest!

We’ve wrapped up our wildly fun Community Contest for US Presidential Candidate Deez Nuts‘ campaign logo. This mysterious person (who turned out to be a 15-year-old named Brady Olson) gave the country a good laugh when he was reportedly polling at 9% in North Carolina, 8% in Minnesota, and 7% in Iowa, making him one of the top ranked candidates. With such rankings,... Read More

August 27th By

Exploring pop culture’s subversive sticker art culture

The thing I love most about stickers it is how they show that a simple graphic or design can get into the sub-conscience of society and become part of the visual zeitgeist for the next ten or twenty years. -DB Burkman, Co-author (with Monica LoCascio) of Stickers: Stuck Up Piece of Crap – From Punk... Read More

August 26th By

Enter PowerPoint contests for your chance at $1,000!

With great PowerPoint skills come awesome rewards… And that’s why we’re giving our community a shot at $1,000! From August 24th through September 30th, we’re keeping count of how many times you’re shortlisted in PowerPoint contests. Be shortlisted the most and you’ll win the grand prize! Second place will receive $400 and third gets $100. Here’s how it works: You’ll be automatically entered after being shortlisted... Read More

August 25th By

How to develop your eye for stock photography

Developing an eye for photography is usually in reference to shooting pictures with a camera. While as a designer you may not have to know enough to take your own photographs, you should know how to select the best ones. You need to be able to look at photography critically, understanding how the image functions so that you... Read More

August 24th By

Get hip to the geometric design trend

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but there’s a lot more shapes to play with out there. There is no denying that geometric designs are in vogue right now – and it’s easy to see why. Clean, dynamic lines are not only irresistably cool, but easily to translate across a variety of products and industries. From hipster t-shirts to boutique logos,... Read More

August 22nd By

Artists’ books to inspire your book cover designs

Artists’ books rank pretty high on the scale of the unknown to the general public, a niche category as far as obscure art forms go. They’re a bit of an enigma. What is an artist book? How is it different than a regular book? A comic book? A picture book? Is it just another crazy art world... Read More

August 21st By

Introducing August’s Top 9 at 99!

While others may be enjoying a warm, lazy Summer – our 99designs community has been hard at work this month! From spacy website designs to eye-catching skateboards, our designers’ diverse styles never cease to amaze us. Scroll down and place a vote for your favorite design below. We’ll announce the winner next week, along with a special prize! Voting ends... Read More

August 20th By

6 creative block-busting skills from 99U

Everyone has their off days. But when a deadline’s fast approaching, you can’t afford an unexpected creative slump. Below, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite articles that will help you knock creative block to the curb. We hope they help inspire you for your next project! Why you should carry a notebook with you everywhere... Read More

August 19th By

The recipe for a perfect logo

While there is no exact formula for the perfect logo, there are certain “ingredients” that can be explored and utilized in the creative process. This article looks at several successful examples and talks about how these “ingredients” are represented within. 1. It reads like a logo Logo Design: Saul Bass Certain logos just simply look like logos.... Read More

August 18th By