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Product Design

30 Genius Examples of Product/Industrial Designs

Every now and then you come across a Product Design or Industrial Design that goes above and beyond with it’s purpose and design. These products are simply genius and help broaden our perspective on the endless possibilities of Product/Industrial Designs.

Today we’ll be showcasing some pretty cool and genius examples of product/industrial design, ranging from a new concept on a toilet roll holder, an inspiring salt and pepper shaker that looks out of this world! And some new concepts on everyday items like chairs and cutlery.

Cloud concrete toilet roll holder

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Salt and Pepper concept

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A wooden amplifier for iPhone

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Flexible Grater

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Apple Slicer

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Cutlery

Axe

Wheel Chair

Cyclone Vaccum

Chair

Chair

Chair

Helmet

Book Storage

Tray

Watch

Bike

Trempel

O’ Clock

Lamp

Table

Knives

Storage

Sweeper & Dustpan

Key Holder

Bookshelf

Cups

Cutlery

O’ Clock

Toothbrush

Tattoos

46 Inspiring Travel Tattoos That Kick Ass

We all love travelling and going on holidays, travelling is always filled with fond memories so it makes perfect sense you’d want to get a tattoo related to your travels to help keep the fond memories alive.

If you love travelling abroad or in your own country, travel tattoos can be almost anything, in this list of 46 Inspiring Travel Tattoos That Kick Ass you’ll see some great ideas including a compass tattoo, longitude and latitude based tattoo, country shapes tattoos, typography based destinations tattoos and many more beautiful travel tattoo ideas!

via BuzzFeed

Art

45 Most Cutest Christmas Cards You’ve Ever Seen

The holidays are coming and the internet is once again being flooded by some of the most cutest Christmas cards! Christmas is such a fun time of the year, you get to be with your family and share gifts and of course the Christmas card. Christmas themed cards usually lack creative style. Here at Design Bump, we absolutely love Christmas time, and thought we’d share with you 45 Most Cutest Christmas Cards You’ve Ever Seen!

These Christmas Cards are some of the best we’ve seen and some are even available to buy! In this month of December, many graphic designers download Christmas Graphics and inspiring Christmas fonts to create magical Christmas designs.

Today we’ve focusing on a wide range of the most cutest Christmas cards you’ve ever seen, featuring some breathtaking diy craft, artwork and eye catching typography. We hope you enjoy!

 

Handmade Shaped Christmas Cards

45 Most Cutest Christmas Cards You've Ever Seen

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Holiday Card Illustrations

45 Most Cutest Christmas Cards You've Ever Seen

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Christmas Characters Card

45 Most Cutest Christmas Cards You've Ever Seen

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Christmas Card Collection

45 Most Cutest Christmas Cards You've Ever Seen owl_print robin_2012 Merry Print Print Print

 

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Home/Life

15 Inspirational Posters to Motivate Your Life

When you’re a creative person wanting some motivational and inspiration posters, Be Happy have released some motivational posters. Be Happy believe that words  are powerful, they have collected a range of inspiring quotes and have put them on t-shirts, posters, cards and mugs. In today’s post we’ll be showcasing 15 Inspirational Posters to Motivate Your Life!

What better way to get more motivated about your life than reading some insightful quotes that are sure to benefit your creativity! Here at Design Bump we find everyday quotes to be special and help us explore our possibilities.

As Be Happy states:

Life isn’t all fun and games, but the cloud always has a silver lining. We’re tired of all things negative in the world. Instead, we want to focus on what’s good, and on giving us the nudge to get even better. We believe that starting your day off with a bit of inspiration prompts you to think about your day, open your mind to details you might not normally notice, and puts you in the path of amazing things.

More info: BeHappy.me

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Design/Dev

29 Brilliant Websites using Video Backgrounds

These days websites don’t have to be static, we’ve found these brilliant websites using video backgrounds.

With the rise of HTML5 websites don’t have to be boring and static anymore. It’s become so much easier to create websites containing richer content like videos. We’ve found some exceptional websites which feature videos backgrounds to create a more enriched and visual experience to the viewer. You can easily implement video onto any website these days with the help of HTML5.

Websites are now taking advantage of the large browser sizes by using videos backgrounds on their websites. These websites using video backgrounds are packed in large sizes making them more visually pleasing allowing for the user to feel a mood and atmosphere of the website. Today’s websites using videos showcasing their product, non-profit organization or simply telling a story.

To help your brain get filled with inspiration we’ve found 28 Brilliant Websites using Video Backgrounds, these websites are fun, emotional and all use the full potential of video backgrounds.We hope you find these websites useful for your next website project!

Take your Pulse

Websites using Video Backgrounds

Xenon — Countdown & YouTube Video Background Page

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Reebok Fall/Winter ’14 Lookbook

Websites using Video Backgrounds

FIAT LUX – Fullscreen Image & Video Background WP

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Dynamo6

Websites using Video Backgrounds

Mater

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Clicky Media

Websites using Video Backgrounds

Zeus

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Lexi Miller

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Fenix

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Women’s Fitness 2014 by DICK’s Sporting Goods

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Scotch & Soda Alchemy Blues

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Celebrity couch

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Neighbor’s Day

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Aria Studio

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Toranj – Responsive Creative HTML Template

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DUNCKELFELD

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M2M Private Bank

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The Tech Beach

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Decathlon Recruitment

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1MD | One Million Dollars

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The Network Is Watching

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AXE Matte Effect

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Cronulla Riots

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Look Films

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Sci2

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Lalawora

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Imagina nas Férias

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Sparx

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Design/Dev

50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters

If you’re low on motivation and need some designs to help inspire you these 50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters will help. Typography can be an excellent source of inspiration with it’s fonts, color schemes and effects to convey messages and emotions. Typography can be one of the most intriguing elements of design. It’s usually seen in brochures, flyers, business cards and as the main source of information. But in this collection typography is more information, these typography posters feature type as an art form.

In this large collection were showcasing over 50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters. All of these posters have been designed by talented designers which I help inspires you!

1. TYPOGRAPHY IS CIVILIZATION by PederDingo

50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters

2. Typography 4. by TJay-Design

50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters

3. Typography by PandikAtak

4. TypoGraphy by PhilosDesign

50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters

5. Typography by anjea

50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters

6. Typography Explosion by Teakster

50 Stunning and Inspirational Typography Posters

7. Typography by gwenbarrow

8. Vintage typography by essfero

9. typography by kwedo

10. Flower Typography by BahiQ8

11. Typography by daveycoleman

12. Typography by alesfuck

13. Typography by fabianohikaru

14. Typography by lailasbaba

15. Arabic Typography IV by Qa9ed2000

16. I Love Typography by Stadno

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17. Grungy Typography by YungRob

18. Ruby Typography by Necrum99

19. Typography by FillTheFrame

20. Typography-A by lemondesign

21. Towers in arabic Typography by Bakryx

22. Typography I by twomonies

23. sunny typography by rhuday

24. Typography Plate 002 by Postpwned

25. Neon typography tutorial by a4ateeq

26. Spy Typography by Javelines-rus

27. Typography 5. by TJay-Design

28. Typography in the wild by tsok

29. Embrace Typography by Techmaster05

30.inject knowledge question mark by CHIN2OFF

31. Team Typography Practice by Stoneface-GFX

32. TypoGraphy by PhilosDesign

33. Gerard Way Typography by Madisya

34. Typography Self-Portrait by neurotic-imaging

35. Mickey Mouse Typography by SoSo-K

36. TypoGraphy by kho13

37. I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY by RichardTheRough

38. Magazine cover – Typography by Synergy10

39. Equality Typography by Quietscreamiing

40. Make Good Typography by clideone

41. Sponge Bob Typography by SoSo-K

42. Typography by fivepixel

43. Punk typography by lilqus

44. Typography: Attempt II by JoeleneyBeaney

45. Typography… by DatBoiFuri

46. Typography by nicograffit

47. Typography II by STZDMR

48. Typography Work by mvgraphics

49. Typography-Fan Art Leox90 by LuVCHiBiDeSu

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50. typography razangraphics by razangraphics

51. Ugly Typography by yamz66

52. Grunge Typography Poster by Bloom Web Design

Design/Dev

33 Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

Many of us see Billboards on a daily basis, innovative Billboard Advertising can get your attention and is hard to miss when your outside. Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising can be a great source of inspiration and are quite interesting to look at.

A billboard (sometimes also called a hoarding in the UK and many other parts of the world) is a large outdoor advertising structure (a billing board), typically found in high-traffic areas such as alongside busy roads. Billboards present large advertisements to passing pedestrians and drivers. Typically showing large, ostensibly witty slogans, and distinctive visuals, billboards are highly visible in the top designated market areas. Bulletins are the largest standard-size billboards. Located primarily on major highways, expressways or principal arterials, they command high-density consumer exposure (mostly to vehicular traffic). Bulletins afford greatest visibility due not only to their size, but because they allow creative “customizing” through extensions and embellishments.

Posters are the other common form of billboard advertising, located mostly along primary and secondary arterial roads. Posters are a smaller format than bulletins and are viewed principally by residents and commuter traffic, with some pedestrian exposure.

Billboard advertisements are designed to catch a person’s attention and create a memorable impression very quickly, leaving the reader thinking about the advertisement after they have driven past it. They have to be readable in a very short time because they are usually read while being passed at high speeds. Thus there are usually only a few words, in large print, and a humorous or arresting image in brilliant color.

Here’s a collection of clever and creative billboards ads, these ads are very different to your usual billboard advertising and have showcase just what you can creative with billboards.

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32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

Photography

37 Beautiful Examples of Landscape Photography

Many of us admire beautiful examples of landscape photography, but how many of us leave our expensive cameras to collect dust and never use them? Every now and then we all need a hobby to help fulfil our time and maybe Photography can be the answer.

To help you become inspired and motivation we want to show you some stunning landscape photography from around the globe. These photos should help you get out the door with your camera and motivate you to get into nature and go back to basics when photography. Mother nature makes for a beautiful canvas! Why not enjoy it’s glory, you can start by taking pictures when the lighting is just right. This is usually best at dawn or dusk and helps to bring in more depth. Low contrast captures more depth in nature making your photo reach it’s greatest.

Take a look through these 37 Beautiful Examples of Landscape Photography and see which photo inspires you! Share your own landscape photography with us!

Genova Landscape

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Photo by Luca Rosacura

Surreal Landscape

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Photo by Awstein

Romania Landscape

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Photo by el1as

Shiny Landscape

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Photo by Juhku

Infrared Landscape Part III

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Photo by knechtrootrecht

foggy landscape

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Photo by anaid-anael

Landscapes Wallpaper-Pack

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Photo by Miguel-Santos

The Road Goes Ever On & On

Photo by Gary McParland

Fields of Gold

Photo by Allard One

Tunnel of Love

Photo by Oleg Gordienko

Japan Flower Park

Photo by crazy-frankenstein.com

Netherlands Flower Park

Photo by crazy-frankenstein.com

Wisteria Tunnel at Pinces Gardens

Photographer unknown

In the Mist’s..

Photo by Michal Ostrowski

On the Field`s Appeal

Photo by Pawel Kucharski

Under A Blood Red Sky

Photo by Ian Sane

Rain of Spring

Photo by Kouji Tomihisa

Rapeseed And the Tree

Photo by aspheric.lens

A Twankly Mess

Photo by ™ Pacheco

Purple

Photo by Erasmus T

Lost In an Ocean of Red

Photo by powerfocusfotografie

Sakuras

Photo by sullivan™

They Thought That It Was a Spring

Photo by Pawel Kucharski

Black Forest

Photo by andy linden

Lavender Sunrise

Photo by Antony Spencer

Sunflowers

Photo by B’Rob

Trees Watching Sunrise

Photo by Larry Lefever

Fields of Tea

Photographer unknown

Blue Pond & First Snow

Photo by Kent Shiraishi

Autumn With Tractor

Photo by pawel uchorczak

Labyrinth

Photo by Lina Gunawan

Bluebell Sunrise

Photo by Antony Spencer

Painting of Nature

Photo by hardibudi

Red District

Photo by Ales Komovec

La Magie d’Ayguebonne

Photo by Florent Courty

Magic Forest

Photo by deep21

Maravian Field

Photo by Marek Kiedrowski

Design/Dev

20 Elegant Landing Page Designs You’ll Love

Designing a beautiful landing page is extremely difficult. There are usually several goals that a landing page is designed for – it needs to help educate the visitor about what the product is, it needs to explain how it’s useful to them and it needs to look good while it does it. A well designed marketing page helps to show that the product is also well designed, and so it’s crucial that you get it right.

There are a huge number of landing pages out there, but it’s not easy to find ones that are beautifully crafted, useful and informative (or that give just enough information to peak your interest) and that show off the product well. I often keep track of landing pages that I find interesting and well built as it gives me inspiration for my own side projects, and I wanted to share some of my favourite examples with you today. So, without further ado, here is a collection of beautiful, stylish and useful landing pages that – hopefully – will give you some inspiration too.

MailChimp

Elegant Landing Page Designs

Path Talk

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Tinker

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Whiteboard

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Marmoset

Elegant Landing Page Designs

Taplytics

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Firehose Chat

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Meeting Hero

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Unmetric

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PaperLater

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Knock

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Front

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Pie

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Shippo

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Hashtack

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Kickdrop

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Buffer

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Pingboard

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Qunb

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Dayboard

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Which of these landing page designs do you like best? Have you worked on any others that you think deserve to be included in this roundup? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Design/Dev

25+ Creative Examples of Parallax Scrolling Websites

One of the hottest trends today is Parallax scrolling websites, with it’s use has made websites look more fancy and stylish!

You may be asking, what exactly is Parallax Scrolling? Parallax scrolling is a special scrolling technique in computer graphics, wherein background images move by the camera slower than foreground images, creating an illusion of depth on a website.

Web designers began incorporating parallax scrolling in 2011, using HTML5 and CSS3. Websites with parallax backgrounds are becoming an increasingly popular strategy, as advocates argue it is a simple way to embrace the fluidity of the Web. Additionally, proponents use parallax backgrounds as a tool to better engage users and improve the overall experience that a website provides. However, a Purdue University study, published in 2013, revealed the following findings: “… although parallax scrolling enhanced certain aspects of the user experience, it did not necessarily improve the overall user experience.

Parallax Scrolling has never been more popular! In today’s post we’ll be looking at 25+ Creative Examples of Parallax Scrolling Websites.What do you think of these Parallax Scrolling Examples? We’d love to hear your thoughts so comment below!

Believe In

Bagigia

25+ Creative Examples of Parallax Scrolling Websites

iutopia

25+ Creative Examples of Parallax Scrolling Websites

OK Studios

Nike

25+ Creative Examples of Parallax Scrolling Websites

Cultural Solutions Uk

Tag Reaction

Jan Ploch

Farmhouse Fare

Grab & Go

Fishy

Saucony

ito sie ceni

No Leath

Finger Billiards

Unfinished Business

Titanic Q Music

Row to the Pole

Appmiral

Playted

TokioLab

Lost World’s Fairs

BeerCamp

Johan Reinhold

Von Dutch

Unfold

Design/Dev

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

Many of us see Billboards on a daily basis, innovative Billboard Advertising can get your attention and is hard to miss when your outside. Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising can be a great source of inpsiration and are quite interesting to look at.

A billboard (sometimes also called a hoarding in the UK and many other parts of the world) is a large outdoor advertising structure (a billing board), typically found in high-traffic areas such as alongside busy roads. Billboards present large advertisements to passing pedestrians and drivers. Typically showing large, ostensibly witty slogans, and distinctive visuals, billboards are highly visible in the top designated market areas. Bulletins are the largest standard-size billboards. Located primarily on major highways, expressways or principal arterials, they command high-density consumer exposure (mostly to vehicular traffic). Bulletins afford greatest visibility due not only to their size, but because they allow creative “customizing” through extensions and embellishments.

Posters are the other common form of billboard advertising, located mostly along primary and secondary arterial roads. Posters are a smaller format than bulletins and are viewed principally by residents and commuter traffic, with some pedestrian exposure.

Billboard advertisements are designed to catch a person’s attention and create a memorable impression very quickly, leaving the reader thinking about the advertisement after they have driven past it. They have to be readable in a very short time because they are usually read while being passed at high speeds. Thus there are usually only a few words, in large print, and a humorous or arresting image in brilliant color.

Here’s a collection of clever and creative billboards ads, these ads are very different to your usual billboard advertising and have showcase just what you can creative with billboards.

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

32+ Creative Examples of Billboard Advertising

Product Design

30 Clever and Mind Blowing Package Designs

There are thousands of products out on the market today, with so many package designs has never been so important.

Many of us are bombarded with countless package designs daily, creating clever and mind blowing package designs can sometimes be difficult. Lots of trends have risen like renewable package and eco friendly materials.

More than ever packaging design has never been so popular, nowadays all sorts of industries require it. In today’s collection we’ve gathered 30 Clever and Mind Blowing Package Designs, these are all amazing and really stand out from the crowd! If you’re looking for some Package Design inspiration, checkout these…

 

Earth-friendly, protective egg packaging

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Designed by monstop

Juicy Juice

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Designer: Preston Grubbs

Spine Vodka

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Gortz Shoes

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Designer: Gürtlerbachmann GmbH

Thelma’s

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Designer: Saturday Mfg

Nike Air

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Designer: Scholz & Friends

Designer: Johannes Schulz

Royal Tea

Company: Donkey Products

(No) More Sex

Designer: Robert Daniel Nagy & Mads Jakob Poulsen

“Smoking Kills” Cigarette Package

Designer: unknown

Rellana Wool

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Germany

Kitchen Sponge

Designer: unknown

Detergent Package

Designer: unknown

Juicy Juice Packagings

Designer: Naoto Fukasawa

Creative Product Packaging Designs

Creative Product Packaging Designs

Six Feet Under DVD Box

Designer: unknown

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags

Designer: unknown

CD Bakery

Designer: York/Sheridan

Blood – Energy Drink

Designer: Unknown

Nike Stadium Shoe Box

Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

Vagina Can

Designer: unknown

Coconut Water

Designer: unknown

White and Color Laundry Detergent

Designer: unknown

Hand Cream

Designer: unknown

Expiry Date Milk Cartons

Designer: Ko Yang

Tea Hangers

Designer: Soon Mo Kang

What’s Wrong? Help Remedies

Designer: ChappsMalina, Little Fury & Help Remedies

Yogurt Spooning

Designer: Cho Hye-seung

Condom Packaging

Designer: unknown

Freshness Label

This food label changes its color by reacting to ammonia given off by food when it is becoming spoiled.

Concept by To-Genkyo

Milk Package

Designer: Julien De Repentigny & Gabriel Lefebvre

Flower Pills

Designer: Moon Sun-Hee

Design/Dev

50+ Awesome Examples of Websites using HTML5

In today’s post we’ve hand-picked 50+ Awesome Examples of Websites using HTML5. Websites using HTML5 can be a great source of inspiration while helping you to learn more and see some good practises about HTML5 and CSS3.

For many Web Developers HTML5 has been gaining popularity and recognition in the past 2 years. HTML has been the main markup language used for creating websites and other information being displayed on a web browser. To start receiving the benefits of using HTML5, some of us need a helping hand with the markup language with the help of HTML5 Online Tools for Web Developers.

With the HTML5 new features & flexibility it’s now a big player regarding html and is gradually being used world wide. Here’s a collection of brilliant and fresh websites coded HTML5. To learn more about html5 Best Tutorials, Resources, and Tips for HTML5 is a great article to read. We’ve also previously covered 20+ HTML5 Online Tools for Web Developers and 42 Responsive Business HTML5 Templates You’ll Love.

Earl Varona

Websites using HTML5

Plaveb

Babel the King

Golden State of Mind

Websites using HTML5

Big Noise

Websites using HTML5

Breezi

Lead Motion

Mouse will Play

Malibu Sunshine Project

Launch Factory

Websites using HTML5

Equilibrium

Time Do it

Shop Locket

Damar Publicidad

Weave Web

Kronos

Inspiration Magazine

Mistix

Neil Carpenter

Thomas Doumen

Tool Marklets

HTML5 Canvas & Audio Experiment

Trailer Park Truck

Picsy

The UK Energy Consumption Guide

HTML5 Interactive Dribble Infographic

Bear CSS

Code Poet

DIY

Ginger Whale

Foundry Collection

Luke Mynus

Mailboxing

Guilt Taste

Red Monkey Goo

Rice Bowls

Berrry

Hello Studios

7even

Creep Fest

The Purple Bunny

Mo’s & Bows

Vestiaro

Unico

Segway Rome Tours

Sunday Best Designs

Valuid

Slice

Happy Digital

Jet Cooper

Denver Beer Co.

Web Typography for the Lonely

Design/Dev

28+ Graphic Design Books You Should Read

We have a round up of the most motivating Graphic Design Books You Should Read. Learning Graphic Design can be a life long process, Graphic Designer should always be learning the latest ideas and trend if they want to keep up with latest trends. 

While searching for the best Graphic Design Books You Should Read, we came across some inspiring reads for Graphic Designs covering Exercise Books, Typography, Illustration, Freelance and Logo Design. Each of these Graphic Design Books contains plenty of inspiration and information to help you boost your creativity and graphic design skills!

Checkout these Graphic Design Books You Should Read!

 

Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you.

Graphic Design Books

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

Graphic Design, Referenced is a visual and informational guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design. 

Graphic Design Books

Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

An inspired resource for creating meaningful design, Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational books that cover the fundamental areas of graphic design. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works.

Graphic Design Books

The New Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course in Principles and Practice

Graphic Design School is a foundation course for graphic designers working in print, moving image, and digital media.

Graphic Design Books

Graphic Design Thinking (Design Briefs)

Creativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard-earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking: How to Define Problems, Get Ideas, and Create Form explores a variety of informal techniques ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods for stimulating fresh thinking, and ultimately arriving at compelling and viable solutions. 

Graphic Design Books

100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

New in the "100 Ideas that Changed…" series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

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Graphic Design: The New Basics

How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside thedesign annuals and monographs of other designers' work. For those looking to challenge the cut-and-paste mentality thereare few resources that are both informative and inspirational.

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Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 14th Edition is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both digital and print media and as clients struggle with shrinking budgets in the current economy, the need for up-to-date information on business, ethical, and legal issues is greater than ever.

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Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points.

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Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects.

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The Graphic Design Exercise Book

Graphic designers like to be creatively challenged. The design briefs in The Graphic Design Exercise Book act as sparks to fire your creativity and exercises to broaden your skill set. As prompts for developing your own personal projects they can lead to unexpected developments and revitalized portfolios, helping you break into new and lucrative areas of the design industry.

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Thinking with Type

Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering.

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Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

Since color is such a important part of graphic design, designers need the most up to date as well as the most fundamental, information on the subject to have the tools needed to use color effectively. From the meanings behind colors to working with color in presentations, this book provides readers with the vital information needed to apply color creatively and effectively to their design work. 

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How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul

This new, expanded edition brings this essential text up to date with new chapters on professional skills, the creative process, and global trends that include social responsibility, ethics, and the rise of digital culture. How to Be a Graphic Designer offers clear, concise guidance along with focused, no-nonsense strategies for setting up, running, and promoting a studio; finding work; and collaborating with clients.

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Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff

Before and After magazine's focus on clarity, simplicity, and elegance has won it legions of fans–fans who will welcome this second volume of the definitive Before and After Page Design by John McWade. Truly an icon of the graphic design community, his insistence on approaching design not as mere decoration but as an essential form of communication is vividly apparent in this cohesive primer on page design and layout.

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Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design

Graphic Design School allows students to develop core competencies while understanding how these fundamentals translate into new and evolving media. With examples from magazines, websites, books, and mobile devices, the Fifth Edition provides an overview of the visual communications profession, with a new focus on the intersection of design specialties. A brand-new section on web and interactivity covers topics such as web tools, coding requirements, information architecture, web design and layout, mobile device composition, app design, CMS, designing for social media, and SEO.

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Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type – the cornerstone of graphic design – succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily.

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Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity, Fourth Edition offers brand managers, marketers, and designers a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. Enriched by new case studies showcasing successful world-class brands, this Fourth Edition brings readers up to date with a detailed look at the latest trends in branding, including social networks, mobile devices, global markets, apps, video, and virtual brands.

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Graphic Design Theory (Graphic Design in Context)

This textbook combines an analysis of historical thinking about design with contemporary critical theory. Throughout, explanations are linked to visual concepts, so the book is useful for studio instruction as well as freestanding lecture courses on history or theory. Promoting rigorous thinking as well as practical and technical proficiency, it encourages students to critique the professional design work they encounter, as well as their own studio practice. New thinking about graphic design, uniting a historical perspective with an essential critical background, is made accessible to students—this thinking would otherwise be available only in diverse and unsuitable readings. 260 illustrations, 188 in color.

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White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design

Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web.

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Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual

This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

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Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines)

For years, the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines has been the industry bible for graphic designers and illustrators. This, the 13th edition, continues the tradition with new information, listings and pricing information based on surveys of working designers. It addresses legal rights and issues such as how copyright laws affect the income and work of graphic artists. It also provides tips on how to negotiate the best deals and how and what to charge for work, and includes sample contracts. For design and illustration professionals, there is no more comprehensive and informative resource.

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The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Graphic Designers Need to Know Every Day

The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.

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Meggs' History of Graphic Design

This is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award-winning reference tool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by the Association of American Publishers. Now, this Fifth Edition of Meggs' History of Graphic Design offers even more detail and breadth of content than its heralded predecessors, revealing a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important developments responsible for paving the historic paths that define the graphic design experience. In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, this new Fifth Edition presents new information on current trends and technologies sweeping the graphic design landscape—such as the web, multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, thus adding new layers of depth to an already rich resource.

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Popular Lies About Graphic Design

Lovingly designed and written both passionately and irreverently, Ward pulls from his ten years of experience to tackle lighter subjects such as design fetishists, Helvetica's neutrality and urgent briefs, alongside discussions on more worthy topics such as the validity of design education, the supposed death of print, client relationships and pitch planning

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Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers

We are constantly surrounded by design—in advertisements, in books and magazines, on the Internet, on television—and each graphic element we see was carefully constructed through a designer’s very personal process. Yet only the finished article is presented. Rarely do we gain insight into how visual solutions have been reached or the exploration, experimentation, and ideas behind them. In this ambitious publication, some one hundred of the world’s leading graphic designers and illustrators open up their private sketchbooks to offer a privileged glimpse into their creative processes. The result is a visual tour de force.

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The Best American Infographics 2013

The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media—from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world to visually arresting depictions of Twitter traffic—reveals patterns in our lives and our world in fresh and surprising ways. In the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge—on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more—to digest, to tweet, to share, to go viral.

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Design/Portfolio: Self promotion at its best

Featuring a curated collection of approximately 300 exquisite designs, along with essays from designers in the field about the essence and importance of a good portfolio design, Design: Portfolio contains mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of exceptional design treatments from around the world. Designers will discover the underlying details that make each design so special. This is an exciting new addition to the informative and inspiring Design series by Rockport Publishers that offers the best of design in practice.

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A Graphic Design Student's Guide to Freelance: Practice Makes Perfect 

A Graphic Design Student's Guide to Freelance: Practice Makes Perfect covers everything you need to know to begin successfully freelancing as a designer, including how to set up your business, deal with legal and financial issues, find clients, and work with them effectively.

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Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles

Playing with Type is a hands-on, playful approach to learning type application and principles. This engaging guide begins with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play. Along with a series of experimental design projects with an emphasis on type, the author provides designers with a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. 

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The Best of Brochure Design 12

Brochure design is a perennial in the world of marketing and graphic design, yet it can be challenging to execute successfully. This substantial collection of the world’s best brochure design offers hundreds of ideas, pages of inspiration, and armloads of advice for professional graphic designers and students alike. With a clean, engaging presentation, this volume is a highly visual collection of ideas for everything from choosing type to selecting photo treatments, and everything in between.

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30+ Creative Examples of Graffiti Artworks You'll Love

Graffiti Artworks can represent vandalism while others can be seen as creative artworks. Street Culture is know for being provocative and bold when it comes to Graffiti Artworks, Graffiti has now become a rich medium for unrestricted expression of ideas and statements.Many creative artists from around the world use Graffiti as a way of delivering their messages visually. 

Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.

In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.

In today's post we're taking a look at a tribute to Graffiti Artworks and Street Art with over 30 Creative Examples of Graffiti Artworks You'll Love. Hopefully everybody will find some inspiration at least in some of the works showcased below. Click on the artworks to go to the artists websites. Enjoy!

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30+ Attractive Pink Website Designs for Inspiration

When most of us think of the color Pink, we see it as a Girls color, but Pink Website Designs can look quite striking and eye catching. When Pink Website Designs are combined with light or dark shades they can bring great contrast.

Pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink, especially when combined with white or pale blue, is the color most commonly associated with femininity, sensitivity, tenderness, childhood, and the romantic.

In today’s collection we’ve brought you 30+ Attractive Pink Website Designs for Inspiration, all of these Pink Website Designs contain fantastic ways of using the color Pink as a main color. We hope these beautiful Pink Website Designs bring you lots of inspiration when using the color Pink as a main influence.

 

 

Tickled Pink Designz

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Docteur Bourdon

Daguai

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Song Clash

Subplot

Stacy Bias

Ajans Retro

Solid Giant

Joachim Molund

Hotmeal

Peter Ganfors

Formee

Rien n’est Parfait

Make Mine Pink

Caitlin Warren

Opopad

Mailchimp 5.3

Liz Lance

Pink Feet

Pulcopiyo

Design Pink

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Icon Sweets

Sarah Hyland

Winestore

WorkLifeBalance Centre

Ouou

Love Hunt

The Social Agency

Design Code Play

Kobe

Motion Moto

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30+ Creative Examples of Unforgettable Advertisements

Many of us are tired of boring advertisements, when we see Creative Examples of Unforgettable Advertisements that make us look twice, we're more likely to remember the product. Clever Advertisements should convey a clear message about their product or service and direct those ideas clearly. 

Commercial advertisers often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through "branding", which involves associating a product name or image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers. Non-commercial advertisers who spend money to advertise items other than a consumer product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Nonprofit organizations may rely on free modes of persuasion, such as a public service announcement (PSA).

Companies send a lot of money on trying to catch your attention, in this collection we've gathered 30+ Creative Examples of Unforgettable Advertisements, all including innovative ideas and concepts on promoting their client. These Creative Examples of Unforgettable Advertisements have certainly turned heads and have helped them reach their goal. We hope this collection inspires you!

 

Playboy


 

Have Fun


 

 

Missing a Piece?

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Folgers Coffee

30+ Creative Examples of Unforgettable Advertisements


 

Canon Powershot S1

30+ Creative Examples of Unforgettable Advertisements

 

Meister Proper


 

Maximum Ride: The Kids Who could Fly



 

Sony Bravia


 

Audi Quattro Cup 2009


 

Traffic Police of Mumbai


 

Duracell


 

Plastic Surgery


 

Papa John's



 

Otto


 

World AIDS day


 

VITAE


 

Amnesty International


 

The Sopranos



 

Ultra Slim Sony Cybershot T1


 

Don't Drink and Drive


 

Leica Camera's Zoom 1


 

Leica Camera's Zoom 2


 

Life's Too Short 1


Life's Too Short 2


 Life's Too Short 3


 Life's Too Short 4


 

Finding Nemo


 

Vijay Sales


 

Shopping Curitiba: Barcode


 

Julian Beever


 

Aseema: Make Every Child Count


 

FedEx: Kinko


 

McDonald's: McFries Pedestrian Crossing


 

Water is Life


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37+ Creative Examples of Typography in Advertisements

When it comes to Print Advertisements, Typography in Advertisements play an important design role. The Print Ad must deliver powerful messages in order to attract the customers attention, by using effective Typography in Advertisements, the message can be delivered successfully. In today's post we've gathered 37+ Creative Examples of Typography in Advertisements.

Commercial advertisers often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through "branding", which involves associating a product name or image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers. Non-commercial advertisers who spend money to advertise items other than a consumer product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Nonprofit organizations may rely on free modes of persuasion, such as a public service announcement (PSA).

Advertising or advertizing in business is a form of marketing communication used to encourage, persuade, or manipulate an audience (viewers, readers or listeners; sometimes a specific group) to take or continue to take some action. Most commonly, the desired result is to drive consumer behavior with respect to a commercial offering, although political and ideological advertising is also common. This type of work belongs to a category called affective labor.

Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, comic book artists, graffiti artists, clerical workers, and anyone else who arranges type for a product. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users, and David Jury, Head of Graphic Design at Colchester Institute in England, states that "typography is now something everybody does."

Here's a large collection of highly creative typography designs ranging from various topics used in print ads.

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30+ Creative & Fun Wedding Invitations You'll Love

When it comes to Print Design, Wedding Invitations are one of the most popular and creative areas. Many talented designers make Creative & Fun Wedding Invitations which stand out from the crowd and showcase excellent skills and creativity. A wedding invitation is a letter asking the recipient to attend a wedding. It is typically written in formal, third-person language and mailed five to eight weeks before the wedding date.

When it comes to the printing side of Wedding Invitations, more recently Letterpress printing has made a strong resurgence in popularity for wedding invitations. It has a certain boutique and craft appeal due to the deep impression that is possible. Many letterpress firms that specialize in wedding invitations are small start ups, rather than large printing companies. The latest trend in wedding invitations is to order them online. Using the internet has made viewing, organising and ordering wedding invitations an easy task. There are hundreds of websites that offer wedding invitations and stationery and being online allows the customer to order from anywhere in the world.

In today's collection we've gathered 30+ Creative & Fun Wedding Invitations You'll Love, these wedding invitations have been designed by fantastic designers, featuring beautiful typography, materials and illustrations. We hope this list of wedding invitations bring you inspiration for your next design projects!

 

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Orange Invites


Invites Done


"I Do!"

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Gettin' Hitched

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Wedding Invitation & RSVP

Wedding Invitations

Joseph and Allison

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Rosie & Kris – Wedding Invites Front


Wedding Invitation (Final)

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B&C Wedding Invites

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Invites

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Invite Time

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Vintage Travel Wedding Invite

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Wedding Invite Final 2

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Save the Date Roughs

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pennsylvania wedding

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Teepee Save the Date

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Wedding Invites

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Disney Themed Wedding Invitation PT.2

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Wedding Invite – final letterpress result

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Colorado wedding invitation

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Wedding Invitation

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Wedding Invitations

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Fall Wedding Stamp

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Goncharow Save The Dates

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Peterson Invite

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Wedding Invitation Design (for letterpress)

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Paul & Liz Wedding Invites

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42 Best CSS3 & PSD Search Boxes

Today we’ve gathered some of the best CSS3 & PSD Search Boxes that you can download for free. Search Boxes are one of the most commonly used elements in an interface so it’s important to get right. When a visitor is trying to find something they go straight to the Search Box. Sometimes search boxes are overlooked by the visitors because of their simplicity and unappealing designs. Search Box Designs can be fun to design and create but sometimes we need some resources to help us out!

These 38 Best CSS3 & PSD Search Boxes are the perfect list to get you going, featuring Search Box Tutorials, Search Box Freebies and Search Box PSD files. We hope this collection bring you lots of help with your future website design projects!

 

Realistic Soft Search Box in pure CSS

In this article you will learn how to create a simple search box using HTML5 placeholder attribute and styling it with CSS to give a realistic shadow effects.

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Search Box (Free PSD)

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Search Box UI Free PSD

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Blue Search Box with Free PSD

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Search Box Free PSD

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Super Cool Search Input Bar Using CSS3 and JS

Learn how to make a super cool search input form for your website with CSS3 and jQuery. In this codecast, you’ll see the use of labels as the input replacements for better styling and customization, and then some nice styling for the whole search box.

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How to create a cool and usable CSS3 search box

In this new article, you’ll learn how create a cool and usable CSS3 search box using the HTML5 placeholder attribute. For the browsers that don’t support this new HTML5 attribute, a fallback is created using Modernizr’s feature detection.

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Creating “Next Level” Search Form Using jQuery & CSS3

Lately we found ton of new style search form crafted beautifully using CSS3 and JavaScript. Apple’s for example, widen the input field when it receive focus from user. The question is “how far we can go for styling search form?”, in this tutorial we are going to move search form to the next level using jQuery & CSS3.

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Tabbed search bar using CSS and Javascript

This tutorial explains how to implement a simple tabbed search bar using CSS and a javascript function which set “active” the selected tab and changes the value of an hidden <input> element to set search options and execute your search only for all items related to the selected topic (for example: web, images, videos…).

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Create a Fancy Search Box using CSS

Nowadays, most websites come with a search box to improve surfing experience. To make your website looks good, beside having a nice looking theme, you would need a fancy search box to replace the classic ones.

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Design a beautiful CSS3 search form

One of the elements most frequently used by websites is probably the search box. If you want to improve user experience in a simple way, and make it easy to search and find content for your users, then you have to add a search form on your website.

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WebKit HTML5 Search Inputs

One of the new types of inputs in HTML5 is search.

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5 STYLES FLUID SEARCH BOX/BAR

Okay, lets go back to the fluid search box. It uses only CSS; pure CSS believe me. The CSS3 properties behind it may be ignored but the fallbacks work just nice; I think.

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Styled search box with CSS and images

Almost every site have a search box, but sometimes the search box isn’t attractive, or it’s just a simple search box, and users doesn’t even see it. In this tutorial I’m gonna show you how to make a nice search box using CSS and images.

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A simple CSS based usability tip for search buttons

Do you have the habit of hitting the search button multiple times even before it loads the search results? Well… I used to do that and so do many other users. Clicking the search button multiple times results in additional server requests and slows down the page’s loading time.

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Clean Search Form, CSS3/jQuery + PSD

The search form is a very important part of a website allowing users to find quickly the content they are searching for. A well designed search form makes a website look professional and modern. So today’s web design resource is a clean search form. It’s available in the coded version, ready to use, and in the PSD version for changing the colors and effects as you like.

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Search Bar Animation (.psd, HTML & CSS)

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OS X style searchbox

The OS X search box is an integral part of the OS X UI, and can be seen in a wide range of Macintosh software. It has an magnifying glass icon on the left of the input field, which serves as a pulldown for options/recent search terms. There is an optional placeholder (“Google” in the Safari Google search box). If there is user input in the textfield, a ‘clear’ button appears to the right of the text.

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“Loooong” the search bar

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How to Create a Fancy Search Box Using CSS

Almost every website have a search box that facilitate the visitors to explore the site and find what they require easily. As search boxes are important part of the best, they must look beautiful and attractive. Today we discussing how to create a fancy search box using CSS.

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How to Build a Stylish CSS3 Search Box

A search box is probably one of the most common UI elements around, and I think there is no need to explain its purpose anymore. Whether it’s about a website or a web application, to increase user experience for it, you may want to add a stylish search box.

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Some CSS styles for your search box II

In this Post you’ll find a set of css stylesheets for your search box. We create this stylesheets months ago as a hobby, and we think that it can be useful for some of you, and if isn’t, just watch it and leave a comment to improve this.

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Create beautiful form fields using CSS and images

Web Designers or developers care more for site design, colors, arrangement of the form elements, User Interface etc. rather than designing a cool, pleasant and great looking forms as they give designing form elements as a lowest priority.

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Beautiful CSS3 Search Form

Lately I’ve been playing around with CSS3 and discovered some new CSS tricks. Did you know you can make a round circle with border-radius and create inner shadow effect with box-shadow inset? Check out this beautiful search form demo that I’ve created with CSS gradient, border-radius, and box-shadow. It displays perfect in CSS3 browsers and degrades gracefully in non-CSS3 browsers.

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Google Powered Site Search with jQuery

By far one of the most requested features by Tutorialzine’s readers, is building a site-wide search. One way to do it, is to build it yourself from the ground up. That is, to use a server-side language like PHP and run search queries on your database, displaying the results to the user.

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Grooveshark Search with CSS3

I am a huge fan of the Grooveshark interface. Every time I look at the site I start to dissect the UI and turn it into code in my head. I wanted to see if I could create the search box only using HTML and CSS. Sadly there is one image and it’s the search icon in the button. I recently read a tutorial that shows you how to create a custom font and use the font-face property for icons, but they didn’t have the search icon I needed.

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Cool Search Box with New Google Style

Google has updated their appearance, including their search box. I think this Search Box is very nice with some. So better for us to try create Cool Search Box with New Google Style. Below is the difference of the search box.

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ROCKING AND ROLLING ROUNDED MENU WITH JQUERY

In this tutorial we are going to make use of the incredibly awesome rotating and scaling jQuery patch from Zachary Johnson that can be found here. We will create a menu with little icons that will rotate when hovering. Also, we will make the menu item expand and reveal some menu content.

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Create a CSS3 Search Form

A site’s search form is a vital tool for visitors to quickly find exactly what they want. Since it is such a useful tool, it should not only stand out on your site in location, but also by appearance. Thanks to CSS3, creating a slick search form is easier than ever.

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CSS3 Search Form

A Search Form design made by using only CSS3 (except the icon). As you can see it comes in two versions – Light and Dark. The jsfiddle links to the two versions are given below. They are part of a collection of CSS3 forms that I made for Codecanyon. Check them out and let me know what you think.

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jQuery and CSS3 “Next Level” animation Search Form

We found ton of new style search form crafted beautifully using CSS3 and JavaScript. Apple’s for example, widen the input field when it receive focus from user. The question is “how far we can go for styling search form?”, in this tutorial we are going to move search form to the next level using jQuery & CSS3.

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jQuery Plugin for On-demand Search Box: SeacrhMeme

No other contribution towards simplicity of design is today’s freebie which is a free jQuery plugin for on-demand search box. We call it SearchMeme – the idea is to provide a small search button that can be placed anywhere on the website (you may want to put it in your website header). Clicking on search button expands it to show a text box where you can type your search terms.

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SearchBox

SearchBox is a jQuery plugin that allows you to have reach search controls with filters on your pages (similar to GMail and Google Docs).

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Search Forms

Need a search form for your website? Here are a couple of free ones, released as a FREE PSD, with both white and black backgrounds. And guess what? All elements are vector shaped. Enjoy!

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Pretty Little Search Fields (PSD)

Almost every site could benefit from a search function and yours is no different. Do your users a favour and put together a search form, I promise they’ll love you more for it.

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Modern Search Fields PSD

Today’s Psd Freebie is the Modern Search Field PSD fully layered for you to edit/customize. 9 Alternate colours, Grey, Red, Black, Green, Turqoise, Pink, Blue, Orange and Yellow.

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[How-To] Make a search box with Pure CSS for blogger!

If you are blogging, your blog is not complete without a search box. A search bar allows visitors to easily search content on your blog, and is certainly necessary. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a custom search bar for your site with pure CSS.

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Pulsating CSS3 Input Search Box

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Search Box

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CSS3 Form Pack

CSS3 Form Pack features a large collection of form styles that are used regularly in websites. You get Search Forms, Login Forms, Contact Forms and General Form styles. Further all these forms are available in Dark and Light coloured versions, so you get a total of 224 form styles! The login, contact and general forms also have focus and validation error styles defined in the css.

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Search Box with Suggestions Dropdown

A rounded CSS3 search box with fancy search suggestions. It consists of a form element having two children namely input (for the main search field) and ul.results (for the search suggestions dropdown). The results container is initially hidden by setting its display property to none. When the search field is clicked (focused), the results get visible by setting its display property to block.

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40+ Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

Finding the Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites can sometimes be tricky if you don’t know where to look. Web design galleries offer designers and developers creative inspiration on their own designs. We have compiled this collection for the best css galleries out there. Now don’t get us wrong, we obviously know there are hundreds if not thousands of css galleries. So obviously the more subscribers a gallery has, the more exposure you will get.

One can discuss whether numerous CSS-galleries challenge our creativity, however they can serve as a quite nice source for inspiration. The galleries of CSS-based designs showcase exemplary design practices, solutions, ideas and templates. Once you have no idea what you should do next with your web-site, it’s worth taking a look at some beautiful works. We hope you enjoy this collection of over 40+ Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites! Do you have a favorite CSS Gallery? Comment below!

 

Awwwards

Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

Awwwards are the Website Awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.

I Killed a Pixel

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ikilledapixel.com is a CSS gallery showcasing only awesome websites from around the globe.

We Love WP

Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

Welovewp is one of my favourite web gallery that accumulate quality websites that are built with XTML/CSS.

Minimalist Gallery

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Welcome to Minimal Sites, a website gallery and community for minimalist designers and websites.

The Best Designs

Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

The Best Designs recognizes the best Flash and CSS web sites from around the world. Websites are categorized by CSS or Flash and also by elements of the design.

CSS Remix

Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

The latest from cssremix (@cssremix). Premier source of web design inspiration and trends.

Submit CSS

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Submit Css is a website which showcases only the best web site designs on the web and allows web designers to submit css-based designs.

Site Inspire

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A CSS gallery and showcase of the best web design inspiration, featuring over 2500 websites searchable by type, subject, and style.

Creattica

Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

Creattica is a simple gallery of inspirational design.

Design Fridge

Best CSS Galleries to Showcase Your Websites

Design Fridge – CSS Gallery showcasing web design inspiration. Latest web design trends for 2010, categorized by Clean, Minimal, Web 2.0, Grunge, Retro, Over-sized, Type-based, Funky, Crafted, Vector and illustration. Web Design Articles and Useful Resources

CSS Showcases

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CSS Showcases is a wonderful gallery site full of very vivid and colourful sites. You visit this site and you can submit any recourse sites for free.

One Page Love

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One Page Love is a one page website design gallery showcasing the best single page website designs from around the web.

CSS Showcase

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CSS Showcase is a gallery of websites built in web 2.0 with a great design.

Style Vault

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Style Vault is a fantastic CSS gallery website where you’ll find Animated, Blogs, Commercial, Communities, CSS Websites, Mobile and Portfolios.

CSS Loggia

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Css Loggia is a project focused on providing its audience with a database of well designed CSS based websites from around the world.

CSS Drive

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Gallery organized into categories, such as two column, three columns, and business. Includes code examples.

CSS Leak

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CssLeak is a gallery that feature the best design website around the world.

Minimal Exhibit

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Minimal Exhibit is a gallery that exists to showcase the best websites that feature a minimalist design style. Minimalism can bring great elegance, beauty, and usability to a website, so we hope that you enjoy the collection of sites found here.

CSS Impress

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Cssimpress is one of the most updated CSS Galleries, showcasing the best XHTML/CSS websites from all around the world.

Portfolio Friend

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A showcase of fine art and design to admire, learn from, and promote.

CSS Heroes

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CSS Heroes is a gallery of the best standards-compliant web designs which hand-pick the sites and only accept the highest-quality code and visual design.

CSS Nature

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We showcase the best nature inspired CSS and FLASH website designs from around the world. Submit your design today to be featured in our inspiring web design gallery showcase.

CSS Flavor

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CSS Flavor is a website focused on providing its audience with a wide range database of well designed CSS based & standard compliant websites from around the world.

CSS Flash

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CSSFlash has a huge library of nice XHTML/CSS websites.

CSS Exchange

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Cssexchange not only host a variety of CSS based websites but also provide a shopping store for CSS based books.

CSS galleries

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CSS Mania was born in March 2004 as section as a personal blog and now has grown to one of the largest CSS showcase in the world.

CSS based

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CSS Based is a project providing web designers a gallery of well designed CSS-based websites from all around the world.

CSS Bag

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Cssbag is an interactive gallery of CSS based websites. it showcases new and well designed websites for your daily inspiration.

CSS 20

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CSS20 is one of the most updated design gallery around, with an average of 4 new sites featured every day.

Web Creme

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Web Creme is a clean and sleek gallery gathering many CSS websites.

Urban Trash

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Urbantrash cssgallery host around hundreds of quality CSS built websites.

Design Shack – Gallery

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Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way.

CSS Lounge

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CSS Lounge is a constantly growing project focused on providing you with a database of the best designed CSS based websites from around the world.

Best CSS gallery

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Best CSS gallery is a mission that paying attention on providing its viewers a huge number of well designed CSS and flash based websites from around the world.

Divine CSS

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Divine CSS website showcases some of the world’s best designed websites (Flash & CSS) from around the world.

Design Bombs

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Design Bombs serves as an inspiration portal for all web designers/developers around the world.

The Import

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CSSImport consolidate some of the finest CSS gallery around on the web.

CSS Elite

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CSSelite is a site featuring quality CSS gallery and website development resources.

CSS Beauty

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CSSBEAUTY™ is a project focused on providing its audience with a database of well designed CSS based websites from around the world.

Best Web Gallery

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Best Web Gallery is an inspirational gallery site where they collect a wide range of quality design websites (Flash & CSS).

Siiimple – Minimalist CSS gallery

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Siiimple is a collection of the best minimalist css designs on the whole internet machine. We have collected precisely 1,200 sites with 1,053 comments. Go forth & prosper.

CSS Downunder

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CSS gallery CSS Downunder is an Australian CSS web design gallery that showcases the best website designs from web designers in Australia. Submit your site now.

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30+ Beautiful Christmas Illustrations & Designs to Inspire You

December is a fantastic time to Graphic Designers to start designing beautiful Christmas Illustrations & Designs, sometimes Christmas time can be boring with the usual christmas designs that come out with boring photography and design work. Holiday's are once again getting closer, we all have our own thoughts on what make's Christmas. The Christmas Tree, Christmas Lights, Christmas Illustrations, Christmas Designs and Christmas Decorations. Today we've decided to look through the web to find Christmas Illustrations & Designs that standout from the crowd. These Beautiful Christmas Illustrations & Designs feature fantastic Graphic Design work featuring Vintage Typography, Characters, 3D Designs and Print Designs.

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide.Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

Christmas is always a fun time of year and with the holiday season approaching many client are wanting Christmas themed designs. I've compiled a collection of beautiful examples of Chistmas based designs to help get your creative ideas flowing!

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30 Fantastic Graphic Design Books for Designers

Learning Graphic Design can be a great journey, if you’re a graphic designer or know someone that’s a graphic design, these Graphic Design Books are the perfect gift. For Graphic Designers there’s many skills to learn including typography, color schemes, layouts through to freelancing and guidelines. It’s important that designers are well rounded with their skills and continue learning about graphic design.

In this collection we’ve gathered 30 Fantastic Graphic Design Books for Designers, these books covers a variety of topics like Typography, Workshops, Color, Layouts, References, History, Logo Design, Freelancing and Pricing. We hope these Graphic Design Books inspires you for your future design projects or to help find your design friend or family member a gift.

Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

Graphic Design Books

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design

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Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

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The New Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course in Principles and Practice

Graphic Design Books

Graphic Design Thinking (Design Briefs)

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100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

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Graphic Design: The New Basics

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Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines

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Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

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Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

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The Graphic Design Exercise Book

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Thinking with Type

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Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

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How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul

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Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff

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Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design

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Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

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Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

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Graphic Design Theory (Graphic Design in Context)

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White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner’s Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design

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Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual

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Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines)

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The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Graphic Designers Need to Know Every Day

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Meggs’ History of Graphic Design

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Popular Lies About Graphic Design

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Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

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The Best American Infographics 2013

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Design/Portfolio: Self promotion at its best

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A Graphic Design Student’s Guide to Freelance: Practice Makes Perfect 

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Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles

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The Best of Brochure Design 12

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23 Creative Websites using Video Backgrounds

Not all websites have to be static, websites using Video Backgrounds can be life to a website adding in movement and more appeal. With the ever growing speed of broadband and bigger screen sizes, there’s much more creativity to be had when designing websites using video backgrounds.

With the growth of html5, it’s becoming easier to add features like animation & videos making the website flourish and become more engaging to viewers. Some websites are making the most out of large screen sizes by creating full sized video backgrounds in websites, while others are telling a story using videos that would otherwise be a boring static website.

In today’s post we’ve gathered 23 Creative Websites using Video Backgrounds, these video backgrounds range from fun and quirky to serious and creative ways of showcasing more of a business feel. We hope this collection of websites using video backgrounds give you inspirations for your next design project!

Websites using Video Backgrounds

MetaLab

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Poolhouse Digital

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Ryu Island

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Sarah Borghi

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Cash

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Opening Up

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Antro

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Kingsbury Press

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Tool of North America

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Rabbit Hole

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The Younger

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Into the Arctic

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Ony Agency

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15 Seconds on Air

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Matter

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All in Bar

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Ordinary Day

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Ikkio

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Piksel

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Preflight Nerves

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Blue iOS App

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Lamplighter

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Menuus App

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33 Inspiring Laptop Sleeves and Bags Ideas

Today Laptops are more than a device, most web designers and web developers carry around their laptops for work. Sometimes we want to customize our laptop to suit our persionalities with inspiring laptop sleeves and bags. When you buy a laptop your usually provided with a default laptop sleeve which isn't trendy or unique. You can spice up your laptop with some trendy inspiring Laptop Sleeves & Bags ideas you can buy today. 

There are many beautiful Laptop Sleeves & Bags ideas around today, although finding them can be tricky, Inspiring Laptop Sleeves & Bags including artistic, elegant and quirky styles, most of which you can buy. These Inspiring Laptop Sleeves & Bags will suit your personal needs and office needs making you're laptop say something about you. 

In this collection we've gathered 33 Inspiring Laptop Sleeves and Bags Ideas, ranging from various styles and trends. We found these Laptop Sleeves & Bags very eye catching and fun. We hope you find these Laptop Sleeves & Bag ideas inspiring and maybe even find something that suites your needs.

 

superwash retro macbook case

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Digital Treasures ChargeIt! Battery Station  $29.99

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Keep Calm and Carry On – Lime Laptop Skin $24.95

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Seeing Stars $30

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Geometric Fox Laptop Sleeve $35

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Macbook Case

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Patience Designer Sleeve $29.95

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Targus Versavu™ for the new iPad® (3rd Generation) $48.99

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Star Eyed Skulls Laptop Skin $24.95

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Puddles of Love $30

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Felt Laptop Sleeve $26.83

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Sakroots Artist Circle iPad Folio $30

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Letterpress laptop Skin $24.95

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Boombox $30

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Octopus Grey $39.70

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Dishonest Heart $30

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Crime Scene Investigation Laptop $37.56

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Carina, Carina $30

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Wavy Whale Laptop Sleeve $48.29

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Skull Jewels $30

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Map  Laptop Sleeve, 15 '' $36.69

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A Curious Embrace $30

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Star Trek Laptop Sleeve $40.78

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Viva la Muetre $30

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Laptop Sleeve Crochet Pattern $5.37

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Tree of Life $30

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Owl Laptop Padded Sleeve $34.76

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Almond Braches in Bloom

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Wren Laptop Folio $95

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Herringbone Laptop Sleeve $35.77

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Action Packed $30

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Pinnacle of Horror $155

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Peacock $30

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32+ Examples of Ribbons in Web Design Inspiration

There are many web design trends that come and go, but some trends like Ribbons in Web Design, can be seen on websites for years. If you looking through hundreds of websites like me, you’ll start to see a pattern emerging with the trend of Tags and Ribbons in Web Design. Ribbon elements can add a nice and elegant touch to your website, sometimes they can leave a subtle impression on the website, or play a larger role in the website design.

Ribbons in Web Design can be created either using the graphic design software, Adobe Photoshop, or can be created using CSS3. You can learn how to create your own ribbons thanks to these tutorials, Create No Image Pure CSS Ribbon TutorialDesign a Slider with Ribbon Elements in Photoshop (CS6 Tutorial). Ribbon can be used on many different parts of a website like the navigation, header, footer or heading styles.

In today’s collection we’ve gathered 32+ Examples of Ribbons in Web Design Inspiration. These website’s showcase beautifully designed ribbon elements mainly used in the navigation and heading areas. Ribbon’s are a great feature to have on a website when wanting to portray a old fashioned style and can be used in various ways. We hope these Ribbons in Web Design Inspires you to create your own fancy ribbons elements.

 

Nnegocio De Mulher

Sandro E Sisnande

Native Sun

Wells Riley

WP 1000 Themes

Virtual Sky Studio

Radoor Co

Cake Sweet Cake

Carnivale Du Vin

Under the Big Top

Zero Bundle

St Kilda High Hopes

Mark Hobbs

Chipmunk

Kastiel Jasenica

Tapp3

Mo Blues

Tom & Dan

Macaroni Bros

Hungarian Wine Society

Blog En Bois

Anna Monroe

Myself Dsk

Le Tipi

Pistachio App

Ferocious

Consafan

Pixel Stadium

X Graphica

Pongathon

Ruby Bots

Appmiral

Justin R Freeman

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Examples of Illustration in Logo Design

I’ve often said that my favourite design work is logo design. There’s something about having constraints in the form of a very small canvas size to work with, but the freedom to go in any design direction you want, that I find particularly appealing. There are so many directions that you can take a logo, and so many different techniques and styles, that it’s difficult to know where to begin. On a canvas size that small, any design decision you make will have a very noticeable impact on the feel and personality of the finished product, and so you have to tread carefully.

One style that I absolutely love is the use of illustration as part of the logo. This is a remarkably difficult style to get right, and requires some real talent – but the end result is usually a brand identity that feels a bit more personal. There are still different paths to take with this style – from fun and quirky to elegant and refined, but illustration helps to add that personal touch which is hard to achieve with other logo design styles.

To help give you some logo illustration inspiration, I’ve collected some examples of my favourite new, fresh designs. Some remarkably talented designers have meticulously crafted these logos, and I hope they help to get your creative juices flowing. I’d love to know which ones of these are your favourites in the comments.

Glitchers
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Kenya
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Lab Rat
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Smorss
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Foxy
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Carlos
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King Fisher
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Get Wired
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Little Boat Records
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Tobias Hall
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Insplore
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Mr. Cooper Studios
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Dash Media
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Gears and Pistons
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Saber
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Heart
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The Groover
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Big Colors
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Agile Rocket
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Agrivok
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Handcrafted
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Ranger Fun Run
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Paper Rocket
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Barcolana
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Moonshine
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Love Yu
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Alternative
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John T Law’s Hike or Die
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Milton Keynes Thunder
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Have you found any examples of logo design illustration that you think should be included in our post? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments.