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Juggling between three languages on a daily basis, Iris is known for her love of linguistics, arts, web design and typography, as well as her goldmine of animated GIFs for literally every occasion. As senior editor at the one and only @SmashingMag, she spends most of her time tenderly sifting through articles in search of golden thoughts and ideas that will bring readers to think, wonder, enjoy and learn something new. You can follow her on Twitter.
Have you ever dreamt of exploring the deep sea and getting up close to its fascinating, weird creatures? Or maybe you've dreamt of boarding a spacecraft to experience the beauty of our planet from above? The desire to leave the beaten tracks and explore unfamiliar terrain is human nature.
To celebrate mankind’s urge to explore, the creative folks at Vexels created a set of 30 adventurous icons that take you on a journey from the ground of the sea right up to outer space. The set offers all the building blocks you’ll need to create your own little universe and become an explorer yourself.
So, you want to give your projects some extra love? With Valentine's Day coming up soon, we've got a fresh new set that consists of a delicious selection — just like a good box of chocolates. Take a peek, and you'll find icons especially tailored to e-commerce projects (such as shopping carts and price tags), but also some more versatile motifs like a love letter, calendar, and even a WiFi sign that sends off some lovely vibes.
This catchy icon set is available in two different styles — each available in AI, SVG, EPS, Sketch, CSH and PNG formats. Thanks to the creative minds behind Roundicons who created these 30 sugar-sweet icons dedicated just for you to use for all things valentine. Perfect to spread some love, and hopefully, conquer the hearts of your users.
Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there is something magical about that special spooky day, surrounded by mystery, horror, scare and trick-or-treat candies for kids and adults alike.
In this post, we celebrate the creative side of Halloween with those of you who are also planning to celebrate with friends. The post features artists around the world who have been creating wonderful illustrations dedicated to Halloween.
Customers and clients cannot physically touch the products that online designers create, nor can they smell, hear or taste them. One of the important factors in a customer’s decision of whether to use a product is usually the brand’s visual presence, which can help a product stand out from the rest of what the market has to offer. Upon taking a closer look, it doesn't take long to see that good typography is involved.
Like all type designers, Akira Kobayashi believes that good typography reinforces the meaning of the text. He has a background in art and calligraphy and has been a freelance type designer for 18 years. Originally from Japan, Akira is a frequent speaker at type conferences and workshops in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and he has served as a judge in prestigious international type design competitions.
The beauty of typography has no borders. While many of us work with the familiar Latin alphabet, international projects usually require quite extensive knowledge of less familiar writing systems from around the world.
The aesthetics and structure of such designs can be strongly related to the shape and legibility of the letterforms, so learning about international writing systems will certainly help you to create more attractive and engaging Web designs.