Steampunk design: Imagining a futuristic past
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Steampunk design: Imagining a futuristic past

Steampunk is a growing subculture that’s existed since at least the 1980s. The genre uses the 19th century as its backdrop (often with a Victorian or Wild West slant) and focuses on a fictional world where steam power rules the world and delivers a new industrial era. The steampunk movement inspires us to imagine a different time with wildly imaginative, nostalgic and often far-fetched outcomes. The aesthetic…

How to make the right font selection for your design
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How to make the right font selection for your design

Making the right font selection is like choosing the right outfit. Whether you do it consciously or casually, it says a lot about your style and taste. Just like your everyday outfit won’t work for every occasion, different fonts serve different purposes. A bubbly font is perfect for a kid’s birthday party, but try using it in corporate collateral—you’d never be…

Photoshop vs. Illustrator vs. InDesign
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Photoshop vs. Illustrator vs. InDesign

From photo editing to typography tools to sound design, the industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite gives creators of all kinds everything they need to create professional work fast—for literally any type of design project. For now, let’s get graphic. Whether it’s creating a logo, designing social media graphics or putting together a brochure, Adobe has created…

The new Google Fonts is a win for designers
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The new Google Fonts is a win for designers

Google launched Google Fonts in 2010 to provide web fonts free of charge. Over the next six years it grew considerably, becoming very popular with web designers—for the obvious reason of affordability. The original website was definitely what the startup world would call an MVP: minimal viable product. It got the job done, but it…

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