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Depositphoto, reliable, resourceful and flexible Royalty-Free Stock Photos.

Reliable, resourceful and flexible.  Three words that encircle our thoughts on Depositphotos, an images provider website which is rapidly becoming an excellent tool for designers, advertisers, images editor, content managers and blogger to obtain outstanding quality images. The site is also starting to be perceived as a resources sharing community from which obtaining some good […]

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Ten Cool Niche Graphics Design Businesses

The use of online marketing expands exponentially every year and as it grows so do the specialized services that cater to segments of the economy, both consumer oriented and B-to-B. The social media sites have added another dimension – or two, or three, depending on how you look at it – increasing the range of […]

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The boring business template problem – how to avoid “blah” in design

One of the most common complaints from website users and designers alike is the “boring template” effect. However great the business content, the site looks like a dull, unimaginative wasteland. That’s not good business or good marketing. Ironically, one of the best methods for a template comes from things like business card printing– Use of […]

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Cross-cultural Web Design for all the World

In theory, the worldwide web opens up your business, blog or personal website to an audience spanning the entire globe. In practice, creating a site that is both accessible and appealing to viewers from different cultures is not quite so simple. The casual surfer from the UK might be under the impression that the internet […]

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Digital Revolution in Graphic Design

We’re finishing our Design History series with a more contemporary matter: the computer and the graphic design. We’re going to see some great names that we already know, like Apple, Adobe and Microsoft, and how they contributed for the graphic design. Good reading.

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The History of Advertising

Today’s article from the Design History series talks about something we’re used to see all the time in our lives but we don’t really know how it began or expanded so much: advertising. It’s an important matter for designers, advertisers, companies and customers. Check that out.

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The Bauhaus

Here it goes one of the most expected articles from de design history series: The Bauhaus. Let’s see how everything begun, its artists, its influences and many things about the first big school of design, that means so much for us.

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Semiotics: A Powerful Communication Tool For Designers

There is an important thing present in advertising and other design uses, that we call semiotics. Actually, it’s present in everything in our lives, so deep that we don’t always pay attention and it happens naturally. So, what is this thing that surrounds us and is so important for design and advertising? The semiotics is […]

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Starting Your Own Business: When? How? Why?

The idea of working for yourself and administrating your own time is, at least, interesting. Thinking about some advantages of being your own boss, many professional designers are trying to get their slice of the market. Let’s discuss when is the best time to start a business, if it’s really worth, how to get started […]

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70 Designers that Shaped the World

This is a huge compilation of the most important product designers, graphic designers, architects and other great professionals that made part of our history contributing to the evolution that we see today in each field. It has a though call to decide which designer will make to cut. But we have to pick only 70 […]

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Composition and harmony 101

What makes an effective design? We’re always concerned about typography, colors or graphic elements and sometimes we don’t pay the right attention to the composition and harmony “rules”. I mean, the composition is frequently based on what we feel it’s right, but there are some tricks to make it more precise. We are going to […]

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Fonts 101 – Tips, categories, tools, tutorials and more

Text, typography, fonts, typos… This is a complex world that all designers are involved in. Today we’re going to talk about this important communication tool: typography. We’ll cover aspects like anatomy, categories, adjustments, tips about where to find them, useful tools, tutorials and a lot of other resources and information.

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Logo 101: information, tips and inspiration

We are going to talk about one of the most important areas of design: logo design. Certainly, there are lots of things to discuss here, this subject is really complex. In this article we are going to cover the main aspects, showing the importance of a good logo, giving you tips and also a collection […]

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