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The Psychology of Fonts by Weemss Featured

Choosing the right fonts is one of the most important decisions when it comes to anything relating to design, whether it be a printed graphic or a website. Knowing the psychology behind choosing the correct font will give you the upper hand when it comes to designing.

Weemss took the time to layout this Infographic on the psychology of fonts displaying the top 5 in each group, and what type of events they are best used for.

Created by Weemss

The Psychology of Fonts by Weemss

San Francisco Minimalism Poster by Ryan Russell Featured

April 2013’s Artist of the Month is Ryan M. Russell. Ryan has started a project creating minimalism iconic city skyline posters for various cities across the U.S. Minimalism really seems to be taking the design world by storm as of late, so why not add to the rage by creating a feature on it? You can check out Ryan M. Russell’s Portfolio here, and his LinkedIn here.

Chicago

Chicago Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Dallas

Dallas Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Houston

Houston Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Las Vegas

Las Vegas Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Nashville

Nashville Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

New York City

New York City Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

St. Louis

St. Louis Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

San Antonio

San Antonio Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

San Francisco

San Francisco Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Seattle

Seattle Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Minimalism Poster by Ryan M. Russell

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This freebie is brought to you by Alex Banaga (who created all of these except the instagram icon) and Matt Gentile (who created the instagram icon) who created these 12 flat metro style social media icons that are free to download. What I love about them is that they are clean and simple, so they will integrate well into just about any website.

Social Icons by Alex Banaga and Matt Gentile

12 Metro Style Social Icons by Alex Banaga and Matt Gentile

**Click the title link or the image to direct to the download page**

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Standard 3.5 x 2 business cards won’t cut it these days, especially in the design world. I can’t tell you how many business cards I throw away (or just avoid grabbing in the first place) because it’s plain old black ink on a white 3.5 inch by 2 inch piece of paper. It’s almost to the point where it’s an annoyance to see them. Thankful there are a few people in this world who share my same views and have done something to destroy that old standard.

Below we’ve gathered 25 unique and unconventional business card designs for your inspiration, hopefully after seeing these you will go burn your current standard/boring business cards to spare us all.

1. Moss Optical by Soul Seven

Moss Optical Business Card by Soul Seven

2. Elena Mirosedina by Tanya Kozlova

Elena Mirosedina Business Card by Tanya Kozlova

3. Recycled Paper by Paper Papel Papier

Recycled Paper Business Card by Paper Papel Papier

4. Broome Street by Presshaus LA

Broome Street Business Card by Presshaus LA

5. Gabe Ferreira

Gabe Ferreira Business Card

6. Black Acrylic by Engravable Designs Inc.

Black Acrylic Business Card by Engravable Designs Inc.

7. TEDx St Johns by Engravable Designs Inc.

TEDx St Johns Business Card by Engravable Designs Inc.

8. MODHair by Fabio Milito

MODHair Business Card by Fabio Milito

9. TAM Cargo by Eduardo Quadra and Eduardo Araujo

TAM Cargo Business Card by Y&R

10. Klinetech by Julie Hanan Design

Klinetech Business Card by Julie Hanan Design

11. 10 10 Tires by Spring Advertising

10 10 Tires Business Card by Spring Advertising

12. iPhone by Beasty Design

iPhone Business Card by Beasty Design

13. Cafe Java by Taste of Ink

Cafe Java Business Card by Taste of Ink

14. Longshots by Taste of Ink

Longshots Business Card by Taste of Ink

15. Lady Bon Bon by Taste of Ink

Lady Bon Bon Business Card by Taste of Ink

16. State System Radio Inc. by Taste of Ink

State System Radio Inc. Business Card by Taste of Ink

17. Mineral Spring Water by Taste of Ink

Mineral Spring Water Business Card by Taste of Ink

18. Mitnick Security

Mitnick Security Business Card

19. Lush by Struck

Lush Lawn Business Card by Struck

Lush Lawn Business Card by Struck

20. Feeding the Self by LUMO

Feeding the Self Business Card by LUMO

21. We Are Designers by Hash Milhan

We Are Designers Business Card by Hash Milhan

22. Scanimated by Matthew Skelton

Scanimated Business Card by Matthew Skelton

Scanimated Business Card by Matthew Skelton

23. Barber Shop by Evgeny Katz

Barber Shop Business Card by Evgeny Katz

Barber Shop Business Card in Motion

24. Sheet Seat by Emily Berry

Sheet Seat Business Card by Emily Berry

25. La Charcuterie by Rethink Canada

La Charcuterie Business Card by Rethink Canada

26. Qooo by Rock Design

Qooo Business Card by Rock Design

27. Lucian Bernhard by Luke Anspach

Lucian Bernhard Business Card by Luke Anspach

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It’s a must to stay current on latest trends in the design world, especially Web Design. The people from designzzz brought us this infographic showing what the latest trends in web design are, which include responsive design, oversized images, metro designs, interactivity, and speed just to name a few.

Created by Designzzz

Latest Web Design Trends by Designzzz

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Adobe Creative Suite Keyboard Shortcuts Featured

For Web and Graphic Designers, some Adobe programs are a must have to survive in the industry. A lot of us use them on a daily basis (I know I do) so getting to know them better and being able to zip through them faster to crank out projects is a must.

These Adobe Creative Suite keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash will help you learn the shortcuts you need to blast through work quickly and effortlessly.

**Click images for larger sizes**

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash Keyboard Shortcuts

**Original author could not be found, if you know the original author of these please contact us so proper credit can be given**