10 hot summer fonts, free!
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10 hot summer fonts, free!

With summer swiftly on its way we’ve compiled 10 new free fonts that are fresh off the press and worth having in your font library. Each summer font has been accompanied by an inspirational background image to help steer you towards a successful aesthetic and application. Keep in mind that some of these fonts (while free for personal use)…

How to make your own professional-looking explainer video
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How to make your own professional-looking explainer video

Explainer videos (sometimes called promo videos) are informative videos, usually less than 5 minutes long, that explain what a company does. Usually they are hosted on a business’ homepage and can lead to higher levels of engagement on your site. Think about it, wouldn’t you rather learn about something new by watching a video than reading a bunch…

Beer label design trends taking it to the extreme
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Beer label design trends taking it to the extreme

When the weather warms up, the arctic length of the supermarket beer aisle starts to beckon. And every year, when we venture over, we are amazed by the amount of design talent on display. Moreover, it is clear that the trends in beer label design are always changing. The growth of the craft beer (a.k.a. artisanal, a.k.a.…

Prepess checklist: how to prepare your design for print
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Prepess checklist: how to prepare your design for print

The best way to create the perfect brochure, poster or business card is for a designer and their client to work together. Both parties should be involved in each step of the project, from idea generation to printing. Often times, unfortunately, one or both of them assume that prepress and printing should be handled exclusively by…

Vote for May’s Top 9 at 99 now!
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Vote for May’s Top 9 at 99 now!

We had to really get in and dig through this month’s art-attack to bring you these exceptional designs as the official Top 9 nominees. Vote now to see your favourite take home the May crown! 1. CareerVillage.org May Tech Week logo Who knows tech? Teens do (just look at the iPhones glued to their hands). CareerVillage.org…

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