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30 Beautiful Examples of Flat Design

30 Beautiful Examples of Flat Design | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Flat design was our chosen new design trend of 2013 and it looks like it’s staying that way through 2014 too. Designers are moving away from hard textures, real looking buttons and ripped paper.

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Web design is always a field if fascination to me. I love the simplicity and ease of templates. Without this simplicity, the web would be just plain complicated and confusing. These are some examples that I found were full of contemporary design and showed great color choices.

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Exhibition: Graphic Design at Futura - Prague Post

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The new Graphic Design exhibition at Futura is meant to show “things which are things and art in the same time,” according to curator Michal Novotný.

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I'm not sure how I feel about the pieces shown within this post, however, the idea behind them is remarkable. I like the first piece of having paper be a "floor-mat" and layering the papers in a way to give it more depth. This is contemporary graphic design in one of its highest forms.

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Manuals 1 – Design & Identity Guidelines - Creative Review (blog)

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Creative Review (blog) Manuals 1 – Design & Identity Guidelines Creative Review (blog) Featuring images of pages from various printed documents created for institutions and corporations such as NASA, EXPO '67, Lufthansa, Randstad and British Steel,...

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I really like the cover of this manual, as well as its contents. It had thorough tips and "rules" for design they I think are vital to the field. Also, on a side note, the green the designer used was the top color for the past few years with Pantone.

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15 Free Vintage Logo Templates

15 Free Vintage Logo Templates | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Looking for free logo templates for your portfolio or design project? Sometimes it's hard to find good quality and unique logo templates. Many of free logo templates are like copies from another. In this article are 15 free and unique logo templates.

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If you're drowning in work and you absolutely need some help, these templates are eye-catching options to go with. I like the idea of having ready-to-use designs, however, that makes a problem of having design that looks too similar. I'd be interested if this is what graphic design would become in the future: templates.

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Nomi van Dun's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:40 AM

I'm not a very big fan of  logo templates, but these are really good! Very vintage!

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Famous film posters designed with Swiss style

Famous film posters designed with Swiss style | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it

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I really like this film poster because it focuses on the simplicity of the moon and how it is perceived by the typical public. White and black colors are always a great way to go if you're trying to have simplicity in your graphics.

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20 Emerging Graphic Designers You Should Know - Complex.com

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20 Emerging Graphic Designers You Should Know
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A few years ago, we introduced you to 25 Young Designers to Watch. This year, we have a new crop of talented folks who are creating amazing work under the radar.

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Am excellent list of up and coming contemporary graphic designers. I would argue that the judges of this post should look more to various art schools across the country to get more diversification if graphic design. For instance, I have friends that work in graphic design on different sides of the country, and their work is incredibly different.

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How to overcome creative block: 20 brilliant tips | Design | Creative Bloq

How to overcome creative block: 20 brilliant tips | Design | Creative Bloq | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Struggling for that killer idea? It happens to the best of us. But follow these 20 tips on beating creative block from leading designers and you'll soon see those inspirational juices flowing again.

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A general list of ways to fight creative-design block. Whenever. I have  creative block, I take a break and rethink what message I'm trying to convey in my design. The helps me reorganize my thought and take my design in the right direction.

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10 Great Design Blogs To Follow On Tumblr

10 Great Design Blogs To Follow On Tumblr | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
With almost 200 million monthly visitors and 170 million blogs registered on the site, it is no wonder that thousands of artists and designers from all around the globe have chosen Tumblr to share their works.

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A short compilation of great contemporary design blogs.

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Best of #graphics

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A selection of the #best of #graphic #design and #illustration's project published on domusweb http://t.co/jKHAseVzKq http://t.co/FW6zpY1LJK
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This Is What Happens When a Graphic Designer Turns GIFs Into Art - PolicyMic

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This Is What Happens When a Graphic Designer Turns GIFs Into Art
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Proof lies in the work of graphic designer David Szakaly, whose trance-inducing GIFs completley change how we should see this supposedly low-brow form of communication.

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20 Amazing Examples of Typography Sketches for Your Inspiration | Inspiration

20 Amazing Examples of Typography Sketches for Your Inspiration | Inspiration | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Often we’re critical about the end design, but behind the scenes a lot of process go to work, and one of which is sketching. Sketching is the skeleton of the

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Beautifully done sketches for design inspiration. These may be connected to traditional advertising, however, they showcase a growing trend of translating sketch to graphics.

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Christine Milot's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:24 AM

Hand drawn typography is always more delicate and beautiful. 

 

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Often we’re critical about the end design, but behind the scenes a lot of process go to work, and one of which is sketching. Sketching is the skeleton of the

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The Best of Fonts In Use in 2013 - Fonts In Use

The Best of Fonts In Use in 2013 - Fonts In Use | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
We mark our third anniversary by honoring some of our favorite typography from the year that was.

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A great modern-looking font. It's not my favorite because of the perfectly straight corners, however, it has a bit of simplicity that reads fresh to me.

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Jon Gamble's curator insight, March 3, 2014 3:03 PM

Really cool for typeface information and inspiration.

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Logo Design Fonts | How to Choose the Best Typeface for Your Logo...

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Logo Design Fonts | Your choice of fonts plays a crucial role in your brand’s logo design and overall brand identity, especially in word mark logo design... (Logo Design Fonts | How to Choose the Best #Typeface for Your Logo...

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One awesome informative on making font choice decisions. I usually scan the web for new fonts, however, many of the tips that are shown here are good methods too.

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What’s new for designers, February 2014

What’s new for designers, February 2014 | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
The February edition of what's new for web designers includes new web apps, icons, color resources, webmaster tools, graphics programs, CSS frameworks, JavaScri (What’s new for web/graphic designers for February 2014

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I found this post and was throughly pleased with its content. check this out if you are looking for quick and fun online tools for creating design. My favorite featured tool was Mondrian for its free online graphic editing software. 

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Literal Rock Band Posters | Graphic Design Blog

Literal Rock Band Posters | Graphic Design Blog | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it

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I'm really interested in this popular line-sketch design. I see pieces similar to it now and I can't help but wonder why people are drawn to the fluidity of black (or sometimes) white lines over a bold color. This is quite possibly one of contemporary forms of graphic design tha. Are super easy to make yourself at home.

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It's Nice That : Graphic Design: Typographers with too much time on ...

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If you're into hand-drawn type then look away now in case you wet yourself with excitement. A quick visit to collaborative blog Friends of Type last week was enough to show us that they have been very busy in the last few ...

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I thought being a typographer would be an awesome job. You get to work with font types all day long and get to decide how text will be represented through visual-text. I thought this post was a funny and neat look into the mind of typographers.

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Pantone Calendar

My brief was to create a calendar for Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour. The main aim for me was to make this calendar relevant on a global scale.

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I really enjoy Pantone. It provides color swatch choices for artists to use within their work and I've been going to Pantone for years for color ideas. I suggest that everybody check Pantone out at least once in their life to see the beauty of the color wheel.

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SOPRA

We were commissioned to rebrand Sopra, an Italian restaurant, for their Singapore outlet. The new Sopra Cucina & Bar is an ode to the glamorous days of post-war Italy, when Hollywood and the films of Federico Fellini and Sophia Loren first captured the im…
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Behance is a favorite design portfolio site of mine, and this graphic design portfolio shows a little into the level of modern-based graphic designers are on the site.

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Ideabook.com | Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design http://t.co/2r8pDPxG4Y

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Graphic Designer’s Road Map – Design 101

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Tweet Tweet | See more about road maps, graphic designers and graphic design.

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This is a great visual example of how to become a designer/create designs.

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It's Nice That : Graphic Design: Tip top record sleeve design from ...

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I read a good Tweet from MagCulture recently bemoaning how often you hear/read the “They say print is dead but…” way of introducing interesting and exciting print projects. The same could be said of the commonplace ...

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Amazing record cover art that uses flashy color swatches and atypical line drawings.

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First Principles of Interaction Design (Revised & Expanded)

First Principles of Interaction Design (Revised & Expanded) | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
The following principles are fundamental to the design and implementation of effective interfaces, whether for traditional GUI environments, the web, mobile devices, wearables, or Internet-connecte...

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A general list of graphic design application for web interaction.

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5 simply wonderful examples of symmetry in design | Illustration | Creative Bloq

5 simply wonderful examples of symmetry in design | Illustration | Creative Bloq | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Symmetry can really bring a piece of design to life. Whether it's an ambigraph or straightforward symmetrical execution, these illustrations are pretty wonderful when it comes to being a copy-cat. Take a look at the beautiful use of symmetry as part or all of their design for some reflective inspiration.

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These are super neat contemporary graphic approaches! 

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10 Best Free Graphic Design Software - Design Inspiration Magazine

10 Best Free Graphic Design Software - Design Inspiration Magazine | Tips on Contemporary Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Here you can find some of the most excellent, free graphic design software that can lead you to an creative start in photo editing.

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These are a few great design software programs to use that Re also free! Creative cloud subscriptions can be expensive, therefore these are great option to try.

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