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The Stylish Typography of Joshua Blankenship

I recently ran into a site called Prom Night Fist Fight,which is the illustration, color, & typography experimentation playground of Joshua Blankenship. I was amazed at the awesome typography that I saw. For the next 30 minutes, I browsed his site, 1 awesome typography work after the other. If you need some typography inspiration, then you definitely need to check his site. He has over 200 pieces of awesomeness in his website. Not only does he have a lot, but each of them has its own unique style.

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The Fabulous, Must-See Work of Anthony Hare

Once in a while, I'll be browsing the internet and would run into an artist that would just make me say, "WOW!" Well, Anthony Hare is one of them. This man has mastered the art of black and white illustrations. You absolutely need to see his work. I like his work very much. It is very clean, and the lines are sharp and crisp. Another thing that amazes me is not only the quality of his work, but the quantity of it as well. Anthony has tons of pieces in his portfolio and they are all really nice. You need to check out his portfolio site here.

Anyways, enough of me talking and more of you viewing. Go ahead and check out 20 of his illustrations that I have included here.

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Ask the Expert – Starting a Design Blog with Grant Friedman of Colorburned

Ask the Expert is a new series here on Design Informer. Every two weeks, we will ask an expert about a special topic in regards to web design, graphic design, technology, and development. Starting a Design Blog is the current theme. Our expert for this topic is Grant Friedman from Colorburned.

Grant Friedman is a designer, author, and blogger. In addition to being the founder of the popular blog, Colorburned, he is also an interactive and graphic designer with 10 years of experience.

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Free Under Construction XHTML/CSS Template

Design Informer loves to give away freebies and resources. This is our first freebie from the Design Informer. By the way, there will be many more to come. It is an under construction website template that has space for a logo, a twitter stream, contact information, other websites, and portfolio links.

This was my old Under Construction page for Jad Graphics but I only ended up using it for a week because I finished the main site right away.

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17 Useful WordPress Plugins That You Should Install On Your Own Blog

In case you didn't know yet, Design Informer is powered by Wordpress on the back-end. The great thing about Wordpress is they have tons of plugins that you can download for free. From SEO to Analytics, if there is a feature that you can think of adding to your blog, there is probably already a plugin that was created for that purpose.

Today, I would like to share the 17 really awesome plugins that I personally use to run and operate this website. Without these plugins, this site would not have all the features that it does. Some of these plugins are extremely popular, while others are not as popular, but they are still quite useful.

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50 Creative Star Logos For Inspiration

The other day, while browsing some logo galleries, I noticed the trend of using stars in logos. I saw all kinds of different companies and organizations who used a star in their logo. It used to be that the main companies who used a star were only entertainment companies or Hollywood companies, but now, I even saw pharmaceutical companies and medical companies using the star.

I think that this has quickly become a fast growing trend in the design community. Here is a compilation of 50 star logos that I gathered to show you this up and coming trend in logo design.

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