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Founded, designed and curated by Ena Baćanović - graphic designer based in Zagreb - Croatia, The Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world, with the main focus on young designers/ students. Except from the daily inspiration, whole week is filled with different types of inspiring posts and sections that are design-related. The Design Blog is designed by Ena and developed by Jen Yuan.

Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNOMikasa is a young…


Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNO


Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNO


Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNO


Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNO


Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNO

Branding & Website for Mikasa by ONNO

Mikasa is a young company that needed a strong identity to position themselves as a team that’s serious about their business — offering reliable services with high attention to details, creative and fun ideas for the homeowners and great care for both homes and clients they work with.

The logo was inspired by three main structures that were directly connected to their business and name: shape of the house; apartment buildings and letter M. Combining those objects and their shared forms, the final mark became a simple shape with a hidden, but the smart twist on the brand’s name and the pun behind it.

ONNO is a graphic and interaction design studio founded by Ena Bacanovic. Ena works across a diverse range of platforms and disciplines, always crafting simple, thoughtful and user-driven experiences and solutions for both screen and print.

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Architectural Logos by Counter-Print‘Architectural…


Architectural Logos by Counter-Print


Architectural Logos by Counter-Print


Architectural Logos by Counter-Print


Architectural Logos by Counter-Print


Architectural Logos by Counter-Print


Architectural Logos by Counter-Print

Architectural Logos by Counter-Print

‘Architectural Logos’ contains a wonderful selection of logos, trademarks and symbols from around the world formed of architectural elements such as houses, buildings, windows, stairs and doors.

The book is a collection of work from some of the most talented designers around the world including Anagrama, Bond Creative Agency, Civilization, Fuzzco, Garbett, Grand Deluxe, Stefan Kanchev, Lundgren+Lindqvist, Richard Robinson Design and many more.

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10 Design Resources for WebmastersDesigning an entire website on…

10 Design Resources for Webmasters

Designing an entire website on your own can often be a herculean task. However, you can make your job a lot easier by using some of the best graphic design tools that the Internet has to offer. These include:

1.Color Supply

Color Supply is a minimalistic and simple app that helps you find complementary colors in the groups of 2,3, and 4. All you have to do is select the colors that you are interested in and it will list the various shades of these colors that go along with each other. You can also change the number of colors in the group on the fly with the arrow buttons.

2.Pexels

A website can’t look attractive unless it has high-quality images. The problem is that many of the online resources that offer stock photos don’t have a good variety of high-resolution and professional-looking images. This is why it’s highly recommended that you check out Pexels.com. It’s one of the few websites on the Internet that offers nothing but top-notch photos mainly because each individual photo is hand-picked by the Pexels team. Plus, they tag all the photos so that you can easily find the images that you are looking for.

3. Webdesigner News

Webdesigner News doesn’t directly help you with the graphic design work, but it’s an excellent source of information that can keep you up to date with the new trends in the web design industry.  You can read about new apps and software, case studies, tutorials, and a lot more. In fact, you won’t need to read any other blog ever again as it will bring all the important stories under one roof for you.

4. Tailor Brands

To brand a website, you have to design a unique logo that fits its color palette, brand values, and industry. If you will do this manually, then it can take hours or even days. So, instead you can use an advanced service like Tailor Brands that allows you to create attractive and premium logos in a matter of minutes. This is possible because of the artificial intelligence technology that powers all of its tools including the logo maker. Plus, it’s available as a mobile app too which means that you can create and edit logos when you are traveling or are away from the office for some other reason.

5. Awesome Screenshot

Are you spending way too much time on taking screenshots and cropping them properly to make them fit for use? If your answer is “yes”, then maybe you should try using Awesome Screenshot.

Awesome Screenshot is a Chrome and Firefox extension that allows you to take screenshots easily without launching a dedicated program every single time. This is because it becomes a part of your browser itself and you can just capture different sections of a web page when you need. You can capture an entire page, a certain section, or only the visible area of the page. Plus, you can organize all the screenshots in separate folders for different projects.

6. Flaticon

Need a good selection of high-quality vector icons for your websites? Flaticon has got you covered! It offers over 1,47,000 vector icons in popular formats like EPS, SVG, PNG, PSD and BASE 64. These are neatly categorized in around 30,000 packs to make searching easier and faster.

Most of the icons on Flaticon are completely free but you can also use premium icons by subscribing to its service that costs just $8.5 a month.

7. Google Drawings

If you want to design basic visual elements like icons and shapes, etc. then Google Drawings can be of great help. It’s an image editing tool that’s really simple and easy to use, and it also comes with an invisible background by default which means that when you create a design, then you can directly export it to put it on photos, banners, etc. Since it is also a cloud-based service, you can share your work with others and collaborate seamlessly.

8. WhatFont

Admit it, there are times when you come across a beautiful font on a website and you want to learn its name so that you can find it and use it for your own projects. If you have WhatFont, then you do just that!

WhatFont is a nifty browser plugin that allows you to identify new fonts “one click at a time”. All you have to do is hover your mouse’s cursor over the font you are interested in, and it displays the correct name along with other details like font size and height, etc. It’s as simple as that!

9. Project Felix

There are certain websites that demand nothing but photorealistic visuals. However, creating images that use 2D photography and 3D assets like logos can be quite time-consuming- unless you are using a tool like Project Felix, that is.

A product of Adobe, Project Felix uses machine learning technology to automatically apply the right amount of lighting and shadows at the right spots in your images. All you have to do is preview the results and download the files to use them wherever you want.

10. Canva

With the right design templates, you can reduce your work to a huge extent, and a tool like Canva can provide you with some of the best options. From email headers to infographics, it has a template for everything. All you have to do is pick one that fits your requirements and customize it the way you see fit, and that’s it! It also has a drag-and-drop feature which makes it easy to use for even an average user.   

Designing beautiful websites doesn’t have to an ordeal. So, be sure to use the tools above to observe a drastic reduction in the amount of time that you have to spend on your projects.

Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & DuckKate Lee is a…


Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & Duck


Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & Duck

Brand Identity for Kate Lee by Mildred & Duck

Kate Lee is a Melbourne-based designer and stylist. With over a decade of experience working alongside top design practices in the Melbourne interiors industry, Kate’s refined style reflects her love of quality and her eye for detail. M&D worked closely with Kate to create an identity that represents her aesthetic and values, the resulting design combining distinctive typography and tactile papers with an embossed finish.

Mildred & Duck is a Melbourne-based graphic design and communication studio established by Sigiriya Brown and Daniel Smith. They design for print, digital and environmental media, creating solutions that communicate and connect with people.

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Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by AkatreAkatre is a…


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre


Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre

Exhibition book of the artist Djeff by Akatre

Akatre is a creative studio founded in 2007, in Paris, by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sébastien Riveron. The trio works and expresses themselves in graphic design, photography, typography, video, artistic installation and musical creation for institutions in art, cultural, fashion, media and luxury.

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Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15!Modern and…


Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15!


Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15!


Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15!

Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15!

Modern and elegant, Gabriela Stencil is a classic font based upon the Didone typefaces from the 19th century. This complete font family features 6 different styles, all in regular and italics versions, meaning it’s like getting 12 different fonts in 1! Highly legible, this typeface is perfect for all sorts of publishing projects featuring headlines, short text or other branding.

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Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by KobraOne of the main…


Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra


Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra


Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra


Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra


Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra


Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra

Brand Identity for Veikko Kähkönen by Kobra

One of the main challenges was how to transform the conventional notebook into a more intriguing and compelling object, that would fascinate and amaze. It was also important that the book didn’t come across as a portfolio, but rather as an artistic object and introduction to Veikko Kähkönen’s work.

We took an unconventional approach, considering the subject matter, by hiding the photographs behind a “veil”, using slightly transparent paper and a Japanese binding method. This way each spread holds a hidden secret behind the pages that can be discovered, while the book still keeps its functionality.

Kobra is a designer driven creative agency. They create strong brands through research, insight and vision, delivering innovative, aesthetic and long-lasting solutions that work.

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Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by GrisGraphic…


Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris


Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris


Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris


Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris


Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris


Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris

Visual Identity for Lee Miller exhibition by Gris

Graphic campaign and exhibition graphics (main entrance and activities space) for “Lee Miller i el Surrealisme a la Gran Bretanya” (Lee Miller & Surrealism in Britain) exhibition, by Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona.

Concept based on London Bulletin magazines (the most influential English Surrealist periodical, where each issue published had different colour covers). The colorful palette also reflects the power of Lee Miller, a real character as a woman and an artist. This power is also transmitted through typography, featuring and playing with Lee’s name. 

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Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!Lota Grotesque was…


Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!


Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!


Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!


Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!


Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!

Lota Grotesque Family (7 Weights) – only $19!

Lota Grotesque was designed by Daniel Hernández with the collaboration of Rodrigo Fuenzalida and Latinotype Team in digital editing. The family comes in 7 weights with matching italics and includes alternative versions that provide high versatility and functionality. The whole font family is composed of 4 subfamilies that share exactly the same number of characters and styles, but with differences in programming and default characters.

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DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design todayWith the…


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today


DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today

DESIGN{H}ERS : A celebration of women in design today

With the amount of progress humankind has made in attitudes and achievements to-date, the time cannot be more apt than now to celebrate how far women have come in the creative industry today.

DESIGN{H}ERS is a stunning showcase of up-and-coming talent spanning across a variety of design mediums to highlight the distinction and diversity that women bring to their respective fields. Coupled with compelling stories revolving around the journeys of luminaries who have already made their mark, this book serves to intrigue and inspire the creatives of the future.

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