40 Awesome Examples of Typography in Advertising

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Typography forms an integral part of any design, be it print or digital. And when it comes to advertisements, proper use of typography can go a long way in conveying the ad’s message to the masses. After all, the goal of an advertisement is to convey a particular statement to the people, and there can be no better way to get your point across than by employing awesome typography in the advertisements’ design.

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50 Super Cool T-Shirt Designs You’d Love To See!

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We all have weaknesses. Mine, at least one of them, is t-shirts, especially cool t-shirt designs! Summer’s finally here, and  now is the best time to reorganize or supplement your wardrobe. T-shirts can be way more than just a piece of clothing. It’s often a way to express yourself/your interests/your views. What’s more, a great tee might even force you to stay in shape, just look at #47 if you want to know what I mean.

Beautiful design is beautiful design. Whether it’s a website, a poster or a t-shirt. Check out these 50 beautiful and creative T-shirt designs and, who knows, maybe you possess the same weakness as me!

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Mastering the Art of Cellphone Photography

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Are you a photography enthusiast but do not wish to burn a hole in your pocket by opting for a super-expensive SLR? Or perhaps you like to shoot weird signboards, views from bus windows and other random things — naturally, you wouldn’t want to carry a heavy camera 24/7, would you?

If the above description applies to you, you can probably use a common device that almost everyone has nowadays.

Microwave oven? No.

Television? No.

Air conditioner? Please, no!

Cellphone? YES!

In this article, we take a look at some tips and tricks that can be used to get great pictures out of cellphone cameras.

To begin with, do not expect to create a full-time career using cellphones as your primary camera (just in case you manage to do so, please write a book about it — I’d love to be inspired).

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40 Super Creative And Crazily Unique Web Designer Portfolios: 2012

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There’s a saying that nobody’s going to do the work better than yourself. So who else might have the best looking, supernaturally coded and most outstanding websites than the designers themselves? A portfolio is a designer’s best friend and it’s crucial to have a great one in the contemporary world where everybody’s an artist. Content must be the one to speak, but packing is also important.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 40 beautiful and inspiring web designer portfolios that’ll take your breath away.Each design is different and has its own cutoffs but there are still some main trends that loom out.

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Great Examples of Interactive Architecture for Your Inspiration

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While you need a lot of creativity to create a website or an advertising campaign, design can also be combined with something else: architecture. If you thought following a grid system is difficult, imagine interactive architects prototyping large buildings or interior designs in order for them to interact with people. It is definitely not an easy task.

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40+ Creative uses of Ribbons in Web Design

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You must have noticed the increasing trend of using ribbons in web design. By using ribbons in web design you can make the noteworthy objects of your website more appealing and prominent. More often than not, a ribbon is used as background for navigation. Here is a beautiful and inspiring showcase of some visually appealing web designs that feature ribbons.

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50 Fresh and Creative Business Card Designs: 2012 Edition

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Are you looking for some inspiration to design a beautiful business card then you are at the right place. Here we are showcasing some creative business card designs for your inspiration. Although there are loads of business card samples uploaded on the net, it is quite difficult to find the creative ones that appeal to you. Business cards are necessary no matter what business you are in. Business cards let you promote yourself in your professional circle. In this round up, you will discover some fresh and innovative ideas for business card designs. We hope that these designs will help you in establishing a professional image. Check this out and pick one! Do let us know what you feel about this round up.

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40 Creative Examples of Pricing Page Design for Your Inspiration

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At the moment, we are presenting some excellent examples of effective pricing pages that not only perform their job well, but also add a visual appeal to the overall web design. With the help of an appealing pricing page, you can certainly increase your sales to a greater extent. A pricing page is the first thing that your visitors or potential customers check when they want to sign up for your service. Therefore, the pricing page design along with the way it is displayed can have loads of determining factors on whether those interested visitors sign up or not.

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The Wizard of Design – Piet Zwart (1885 – 1977)

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As it happens with all geniuses ,Piet Zwart didn’t get the sort of recognition that he deserved. He was a rebel during his days and did not want to follow the set rules for design back then. Working late nights and swimming against the tide were his passions. His work covered a wide spectrum of industrial design. Alongside, Piet Zwart spent a lot of time excelling in the world of photography and typography. This article is a small tribute to one of the geniuses of the design industry. A human being who gave new meaning to the world of design and didn’t even ask for anything in return. I am sure that right now Piet Zwart is busy redesigning heaven!

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How Ruben Gamez Turned Bidsketch Into A Successful Online Business

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Ruben Gamez is the solo founder of Bidsketch , an online proposal software website for web designers.  In only a year and a half, he managed to take Bidsketch from  a humble side project that he started while having a full-time job to a full-time business that allowed him to quit his job and enjoy the freedom he has always desired. How did he do that? Today, Ruben shares his story with 1WD readers.

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