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[Freebie] "Educons" Icon Set (PSD included)

June 28th, 2011 Comments off

To continue our grateful thanks to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release yet another freebie: Educons, an icon set with 15 quality educational related icons. These icons come in PNG format in 2 different sizes 128×128 and 64×64 pixels along with layered Photoshop PSD file of each icon.

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These icons are designed by GraphicsFuel.com exclusively for Hongkiat readers, and are delivered in both Photoshop and PNG formats.

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Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

June 27th, 2011 Comments off

The previous generation of our time has witnessed tremendous changes in society. As with previous time in history the society and culture of humanity are often reflected in artwork. For instance, our futuristic lifestyle can be portrayed elegantly with modern day technology.

Futurism is a style used to depict the ideal futuristic Earth society. Artists from around the world have contributed their ideas into the pool, thus the genre of futurism is heavily fractured into separate disciplines. Ranging from painted scenery to abstract and extra-terrestrial, the futurism movement has brought about some fantastic ideas in the late 21st century.

futurism and new age digital artwork Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Ed Price)

What many don’t consider is how the abstract arts have grown and affected modern trends. Digital artwork is constantly influenced by these factors and we can see examples in DVD covers, CD artwork, movie posters, and other alternative media. Full detail after jump.

Collective History of Futurism Artwork

The futurism movement began picking up steam in the mid 1980s. The word retro-futurism was originally coined by Llyod Dunn in 1983. The genre is heavily reminiscent of early-age 1960s cafe and diner styles.

The old-fashioned retro themes brought new life to examine our culture. The overarching trends can be expressed with two brief ideas: the future as seen from the past and the past as seen from the future. It seems a bit confusing at first, granted it has grown and matured since originally hitting the scene.

collective history of futurism artwork Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Klaur Bürgle)

However as time progressed new ideas were able to emerge. Societal growth has increased along with the trends in media. Common themes of artwork created in the 21st century often include spacemen and aliens. Also crude symbolism such as triangles or beams of rainbows is common amongst the abstract works.

Explanation of the Futuristic Art Style

As retro-futurism was just getting started the common ideas between artists were fantastic. The initial retro-futurism was based on creative ideas about how the future would look. Most artworks were symbolic and not meant to represent reality – thus the paintings were often adopting 1920s technology with a futuristic style of living.

explanation of futuristic art style Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Klaur Bürgle)

Examples could include flying cars or robots using a cooking range. Artists also kept major infrastructure, such as buildings and streets to keep the scenes grounded towards our modern world. Cars were sometimes depicted as driving along the road with flying buses above, which could be symbolic of a transition between automobiles and alternative travel.

explanation of futuristic art style 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Prof. Michael Stoll)

The purpose of retro-futurism artwork was to evoke a state of nostalgia in the viewer’s mind. This ties hand-in-hand with the secondary ideology of looking to create a better world for which to live in. World War II and the Cold War are often sub-themes which can be felt in some dated artwork and paintings. Though much of the latter works focused on optimism and society improvement with outstanding technological innovation.

Retro Old-School Effects

The style of life in western society can compare to no other. During the 1940s and 50s we saw the largest expansion of families and lifestyle changes. Looking back 60 years later it seems the lifestyle was much more vintage than our modern day.

These themes are expressed heavily with bright colors and lighting. Setting the mood for these futuristic societies seems to point towards upbeat spirits among each person. Bright lights are also used in random geometric shapes fitted above retro artwork.

retro old school effects Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Peter Nudo)

Adopters of this new style were able to transform the original scenery into abstract projects. These pieces of artwork wouldn’t include any specific place or time. Many times there are scenes which cannot realistically happen or don’t make any sense! Artists haven’t lost touch with the vintage by inclusion of old-school themes such as Leave it to Beaver-style men and women.

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(Image Source: Peter Nudo)

Human faces are a wildly common theme to express emotion. Artists pour their hearts into each project and this can be most easily represented with another human being’s facial expression. It’s not uncommon to see two or three people all expressing polarized emotions or even in sync with the same appearance. The direction towards where the face is looking also affects the mood of the whole scene.

Shapes and Mystical Geometry

Geometry is powerful imagery in all forms of art ranging back thousands of years. Digital artwork is no different, as futurists love the use of geometric shapes. Commonly triangles are seen representing the trinity with 3 sides and 3 angles. It seems also that although most triangles are created in 2D they seem to represent 3D pyramid-like objects.

Artists can create this effect by applying light beams from behind the shape and casting shadows across the canvas. In more contemporary art you may see people walking towards triangles. In these cases the artist may include a small door on the front, or possibly a walkway leading in. This effect adds a secondary structure in the viewer’s eyes to recognize not only the shape but some sort of building.

shapes and mystical geometry Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Sakke Soini)

Bright colors help to bring shapes out from the background. When we see modern day futurism up to 5 or 6 different swatches may be included together at once to create a rainbow of color. The magnificent barrage of colors and shapes is meant to jump out off the page and entice the average person.

shapes and mystical geometry 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Benjamin Koh)

Certainly with more bizarre works it’s easy gaining attention. Bright beams of color and light naturally catch our eyes even from great distances. This could be the reason many new musical artists include these themes within their album artwork.

Space and Astronaut Themes

One of the most prevalent themes in retro-futurism is space. As humans living on this earth for thousands of years we have dreamt to explore the cosmos. Once reaching the year 2000AD it was obvious that our society had graduated into a new era.

space and astronaut themes Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Tonic Vision)

The symbolism in many pieces includes background designs of stars and galaxies. Notably artists will include detailed galaxy formations along with close-up renders of planets. Star Wars plays a factor in the works of a few artists, as with UFOs and similar flying space crafts.

space and astronaut themes 2 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: David Fuhrer)

Coupled with the space exploration theme comes a Jetson’s style future. Robots are depicted often performing human tasks. This can include drinking, eating, or exercising. Spacemen and spirit-like beings are commonly seen interacting in the same scene.

space and astronaut themes 3 Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Ed Price)

Take for example the flyer artwork above. This clearly displays a bright and vibrant star cluster in the background which sets the mood for much of the foreground work. Beams of light are prevalent and stem from a center circle of light. All common themes which draw upon retro-futurism for guidance.

How Society and Retro-Futurism Have Advanced

The journey began from a nostalgic envisioning of our 1950s western society and moving forward into the most abstract of creation. Retro-futurism has changed dramatically in just a couple decades time, and digital illustrators have been changing right along with the trends.

More people are learning how to create digital artwork and it’s expected to see such an increase in abstract trends. Adobe Photoshop is the premiere software suite for creating layered digital art for both web and print. Vector artists have also worked deeply with futuristic trends creating not only clip art but detailed scenery.

how society and retro futurism advanced Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: Alex Beltechi)

As the genre now focuses heavily on themes in space the trends in retro-futurism have become fractals of their previous form. Granted the nostalgia and vintage feeling hasn’t been lost and has actually adopted many of the latter generations in American history. An example could include clothing or media from the 1980s with themes such as dancing, disco, and crazy sunglasses.

Trends in Retro Web Design

The vintage art style has elegantly carried over onto the World Wide Web. Digital interfaces of the modern day often include hints of retro effects. These can include checked or spotted backgrounds, emboldened typography, and exquisite vector artwork.

Often you can find fantastic illustrators who are devoted towards the practice and style of retro-futurism. Scenery depicting 1950s cafes and gas stations are just some of the brilliant works included. Bright stripes are still used quite visibly in website layouts, often times included in soft background patterns.

Standard fonts have been replaced with many old-school effects. This can be accomplished with font replacement techniques in CSS or static images. Google Web Fonts is another amazing service which boasts a handful of beautiful type faces.

trendsinretrowebdesign Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork
(Image Source: X-ray Delta One)

Paper and photographs are common themes throughout these designs, too. Notebooks and paper backgrounds may have typewriter-style lettering. This invokes a feeling of World War II technology with information transmission. Similarly this style can be compared to old-fashioned newsprint from the printing presses of the early 1900s.

Gallery of Vintage-Style Layouts

With so many fantastic examples it’s difficult to pick favorites. Retro artwork has greatly enhanced the styles of many popular websites. Layouts and vector artworks are fantastic inspiration for bringing the vintage feeling back into perspective.

Many of collections below include multiple elements of old-school artwork. Links and logo designs are some of the best examples, along with in-page text. Vector artworks play a key role in backgrounds and branding as well. Although it’s much more rare to see digital artists sticking with vintage illustrations in the foreground layers.

Farinella Bakery

farinella bakery Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Hipstery

hipstery Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Tennessee Vacation

tennessee vacation Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Tricycle Terror

tricycle terror Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

The Antique Piano Shop

the antique piano shop Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

The Wayward Irregular

the wayward irregular Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

The Dollar Dreadful

the dollar dreadful Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Five Cent Stand

five cent stand Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Level 2 Design

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Custom Design

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The New York Moon

the new york moon Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Eighty Two Design

eighty two design Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

mediaBOOM

mediaboom Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

singularity concepts

singularity concepts Case Study: Futurism & New Age Digital Artwork

Zen Garden CSS

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Taywell Ice Creams

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Michela Chiucini

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Jeff Sarmiento

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Lord Likely

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Web-o-matic

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Conclusion

New age digital artwork has come a long way from our ancestors. With the personal computer becoming commonplace it’s not unusual for kids and young adults to pick up these skills and begin creating their own artwork.

The genre has imposed a great deal of abstract imagery and forges ahead with futuristic trends. The styles are even now working their way into web design via vector characters and layout patterns. Icons are also seeing a change with so many open source project available for free download.

What are your thoughts on the changing trends of retro-futurism? Do you see any of these examples in modern day websites? If you have similar examples of great artwork please share with us in the comments below.

Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

June 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Business cards are hard printed medium for spreading word about your business and what you do. These papers should truly stand the test of time and patience between those you offer services towards. Thus, their concepts should be fascinating and creative, stretching far from common people’s imagination.

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Likewise we are not all gifted artists in this trade. Whether you’re freelancing alone or building a team business, cards will always influence your sales numbers. Consider some of the points I’ve raised below regarding modern card templates and how you can break out of the box. Such creativity isn’t as difficult as implied by artists and merely requires a bit of stretched thinking.

Concept arts showcased below are geared towards the modern era of print layout. There are many styles and shapes to consider, so I also recommend spending time not only researching but building a collection of business cards to enhance your mind patterns. Certainly if you’ve got further suggestions or ideas please do leave them in the comment section!

The Simple Pass-off

Regardless of the style and setting of your business card, we can extract the same conclusion from many different artists. Business cards shouldn’t be created too extravagantly as they turn into burdens of annoying paper not worth anybody’s time.

In fact, the whole purpose of exchanging cards with others is to allow for easy communication later on. The pass off period is how much time is required to hand out your business card and gauge your colleague’s reaction. With more complicated and erratic structures it will be very difficult for clients to find a comfortable placement in their pockets.

austin walsh photography Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!
(Image Source: Whiskey Design)

Consider sticking with shapes standard towards squares and rectangles. Objects which protrude outward can be fun and even evoke a state of playfulness. However this generally doesn’t belong in modern business card design and can retract from your credibility.

Keep in mind how the receiver will feel taking a big hunk of cardboard paper from you. If they really wish to contact you it’d be simpler for them to find a secure placement somewhere in their personals, i.e. a wallet or purse. This ensures they can find it later and it wouldn’t be sent through the washing machine by accident.

Confident Branding

You’ve got to push your company brand like nothing else. When it comes to passing around cards and word of mouth, nothing is more powerful than backup imagery and branding.

Notice fuzzy or embossed logos will stand out tremendously. Similarly adding holographic or shiny techniques over your logo gives your company the futuristic look. Every sleek businessman wants their cards to shine and this is one great technique.

confident branding Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!
(Image Source: Card Gala)

On a similar note you may create a letter branding or icon theme. This could be the first letter of your company, or possibly a similar logo such as Exxon’s logo. Regardless the point is to repeat and create the illusion of a dynamic pattern. Small hole punches or background imagery will fit the bill perfectly.

In spite of how you approach branding, you should consider the outcome important towards marketing. A company icon or logo will generally supplement a longer title since the symbolism is easier to recognize. If you are truly lacking space on your card try fitting something into the back side, or even a light shading of background textures. Some very creative designers have showcased these exact techniques with precision and great imagination.

Highlights of Typography

For some time consider how powerful the role of typography plays on your business card. Anybody holding onto your piece of paper will surely be interested in the information printed. This means your contacts should be legible and neatly spaced!

I can’t even begin to imagine how many cards offer poor-quality optics when comparing text. There have been many examples where background and text color barely contrast and almost blend together – quite a costly mistake. When clientele or possible leads become frustrated they’ll eventually give up, or best case scenario: google your brand and hopefully find a means of contact.

highlights of typography Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!
(Image Source: Card Gala)

Highlight different sections and see if you can draw attention into portions of your cards. The attentive bunch will pick up on simple techniques such as attracting eyes towards your company’s website or personal e-mail address. No matter what your objectives as a businessman any new lead is always a great possibility for prosperous growth.

Clever Puns & Symbology

When you’ve got a company working in a specific sector of society it’s simple to build clever puns with these. Often times this will come into fruition through clothing apparel and print companies, also handymen decorating cards with tools and clipart.

clever puns and symbology 01 Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!
(Image Source: Secret Agent Man)

Symbolism can play a key role in business card design. For a company such as Google it’s all too common an occurrence to play around in their neck of the woods. Holding the elite position of “Top Search Engine” the employees of Google are able to play off such a historic role in society with comical imagery proportional to their home page. The business card below is a prime example displaying the person’s name inside the search field with contact information on the back.

If you’ve acquired a talented graphic designer or know your way around Photoshop it’s entirely possible to blend symbology into your branding. If you can find a symbol or animal which represents your company, card design is often the best creative artboard for showcasing your ideas and getting your new branding afloat.

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(Image Source: Vista-se)

Suspending User Interaction

One major point of interest towards card design comes from an aspect of human intervention. By adding neat effects it’s simple to create interactive business cards which capture the imagination.

Your competitors will be ripe with envy while all of your clientele and corporate partners will be awestruck. There are many examples of this style, namely by Matt Imus in the photo below. You may notice not only the small slots of information open but there is a sliding inner piece which displays extra information.

suspending user interaction Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!
(Image Source: msimus)

This technique is just one of the many exciting renditions of interactive card design. Granted this isn’t the only viable solution, and in fact is quite rare. You would need a strong press or somebody very knowledgeable about printing dual or triple layered cards.

In other examples interactive designers often display maps and even cards wrapped in packaging. These effects are very contemporary and will help you stand out from the crowd. Ensure you don’t cross the line and go overboard, though, as your audience is probably finicky and wouldn’t like to spend hours toying around with your cards.

Design Gallery

Throughout many of these tips it’s difficult to fully grasp how business cards are created. The vast amounts of creativity required far exceed the mindset of many top graphic designers. I often find myself digging through internet archives for fantastic galleries of newer and modern card structures.

Below I’ve included over 25 business card examples for your viewing pleasure. These range from standard black-and-white letterpress to the exotic and almost inconceivable pieces. If you’re struggling to come up with your own card design I recommend checking out our brief gallery below.

Reactor. (Image Source: Cardonizer)

design gallery reactor Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Lisandro Enrique. (Image Source: Lisandro Moises Enrique)

design gallery lisandro enrique Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Yup. (Image Source: Peipei Yu)

design gallery yup Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Ubiquitous. (Image Source: Blush Publishing)

design gallery ubiquitous Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Violett Chakakov. (Image Source: Violet Tchalakov)

design gallery violett chakakov Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Wilma Traldi. (Image Source: Wilma Traldi)

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Amanda K Photography. (Image Source: A Fine Press / Jane Johnson Design)

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Lou Fargeot. (Image Source: Lou Fargoet)

design gallery lou fargeot Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Top Funky. (Image Source: Geoffrey Grosenbach)

design gallery top funky Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Sabrina Sorella. (Image Source: Stefanie Sosial)

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Metallics Unlimited. (Image Source: Luice Design)

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Design Nine. (Image Source: DesignNineMedia)

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Nataliea Roberts. (Image Source: Natalie Roberts)

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Edouard Domenici. (Image Source: Edouard Domenici)

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Marnie Gilder. (Image Source: Domian Hamilton)

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Forge. (Image Source: Forge)

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Klinetech. (Image Source: Julie Hanan Design)

design gallery klinetech Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Leroy T. (Image Source: BlueQ Desings)

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CR. (Image Source: CR)

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Rachel Russell. (Image Source: Mark Cossey)

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Thomas Antiques . (Image Source: Stefan Irava)

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Jake Caputo. (Image Source: Design Crumbs)

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Square One Communications. (Image Source: Ryan Ribstein and Matt @ Luice Design)

design gallery square one communications Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

WOOOOOO!. (Image Source: Woooooo! Design Team)

design gallery woooooo! Case Study: Designing Business Card that Rocks!

Abby Doodles. (Image Source: Abbydoodles Paperie)

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Duo. (Image Source: Lisa & Ian)

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Anick Bauer. (Image Source: Anick Bauer)

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Jonny Campbell. (Image Source: Jonny Campbell)

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Milky Interactive. (Image Source: Olivier Pineda)

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Conclusion

Whether you are working solo or aspiring to construct your business kingdom, business card design will guide you along the path towards building reputation. It’s difficult to break into any market these days without some form of physical presence.

In today’s culture it’s all about who you know. And the best way to increase who you know is through meet-n-greet with business cards! Never feel shy to offer your information or greet a new contact. When divulging towards deeper inspiration I recommend our huge collection of business card templates as a great starting point.

Spend some time browsing online galleries to come up with not only ideas but publishers who may create and print your cards. This process doesn’t need to be difficult and can actually result in a very fun experience. Try brainstorming in a group with close friends to see just how articulate the process of creation manifests.

36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

June 10th, 2011 Comments off

It’s a solid fact that real world companies have been trying very hard to infuse their brand into the web, due to the popularity of the internet. Apple knows about that, Coca-cola knows about that, even local fresh mart near my home knows about that.

For giant corporation like Nike, they can probably invest a small part of their fund to hire top-notch web designer to build an epic site, but for small companies without funds and design experience, it will be a crucial challenge for them to get their website existed online with nice design and functionality.

business templates 36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

This post exists to solve this problem. Here we’ve collected 35 high quality resources which include WordPress themes, HTML templates, PSD mockups and even step-by-step tutorials to help you build a website that meets your business need. You can either download, work on a bit and put it online directly, or hire a web designer to perform the customization until it fulfills your company’s need.

Meanwhile, you can visit some of our collection posts to get more quality design resources:

HTML/CSS Templates

Art of Business

Designed by Template Monster, Art of Business provides you a completely professional corporate environment to showcase your company and products. I must say that the quality of this template exceeds most templates found in premium market.

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Corporattica

Another very high quality site template built with brilliant typography, great color scheme, and professional content slider.

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Euphoria

Although the site is originally designed for personal work showcase, the site design itself suits very well for business site also.

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First

First stands out from common business templates with its fresh, creative and elegant design, making it a great choice for business user.

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High Technologies

Just as its name suggests, IT Technologies is perfect for company related with tech.

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Industrial Services

Here you go, a HTML5 powered, professionally designed layout with brilliant typography and corporate color scheme.

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IT Technologies

Another nicely designed template which suits perfectly to tech-related company.

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Lawyer And Attorney

While most business templates are designed with bright color scheme, Lawyer and Attorney offers you a dark yet elegant layout to showcase your company or service.

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Mondays

If you are tired of business templates with heavy graphic and color scheme, Mondays probably meets your minimalistic needs with its clean and fresh design.

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Smart Biz

Smart Biz is an universal business template with modern touch, which makes it compatible to most kind of business.

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WordPress Themes

Boldy

Boldy is a professional WordPress theme released exclusively by Site5 for business user. It includes WordPress-specific features such as image slider, real-time contact form and Twitter integration.

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Genoa

Genoa is a business-oriented WordPress theme designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. It also includes built-in page templates to allow you to change the way the content looks with different layouts.

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Simplybiz

Just as its name, Simplybiz impresses your site visitor with its simplicity and professionalism. The theme also contains large shortcode collection which makes your works even simpler.

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Webfolio

Webfolio comes with ads support, content slider and even Flickr photostream, absolutely a feature-rich theme for your various business needs.

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Wise Business

Released by the same company that publishes Webfolio, Wise Business comes with business friendly features like testimonials page templates and real-time contact form with email validation.

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PSD Templates

Hongkiat Exclusive: Polo360

Released exclusively by our site, Polo360 is suitable for a wide range of site like portfolio, product page or main business site. The best part of this Photoshop template is it comes with home page, about page, service page, portfolio page, and contact page design, almost everything you need to build a complete website.

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Hongkiat Exclusive: Business

Yes, another high quality business template released by our site. The design features a clean, slick and professional layout ideal for modern company. The template also comes with necessary page design like home page, service page and portfolio page.

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Corporatix

Designed by GraphicsFuel, Corporatix is a modern business template with completely slick and creative design. Although it looks quite complicated, graphic layers inside the template are well-organized for your easier customization.

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Crims Nite

Crims Nite has a completely different design approach with common business template by judging on its color scheme, so it’s suitable for business user who prefers a very different look to his/her company’s site.

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Exponet

Exponet is a well designed Photoshop template available to you with a home page and an about page design.

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Handmade

Produced by Web Designer Raid, Handmade is another very slick Photoshop layout perfect for business site.

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Interpoint

A Photoshop business template built with simplicity and elegance in mind.

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Openmint

Besides its clean and modern layout, Openmint includes a content part in the footer area that features company’s partners, which is greatly desired by most companies.

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Product Layout

Product layout is actually a freebie released by HVDesigns, followed by the tutorial that teaches how to create this slick layout.

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Purios

An one page Photoshop layout with elegance applied, looks simply nice.

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Terrion

This free advanced Photoshop template is purposefully designed to suit portfolio, agency or business site.

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Tutorials

Create A Business Website Design

Guided by Journey Digital Media, this tutorial will show you the detail to design a clean and solid fictional business layout. You can download the finished result as a Photoshop file as well.

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Create A Detailed Portfolio Homepage Design In Photoshop

Let the First Web Designer teaches you the true way to create a slick home page design well-suited for portfolio and business use.

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Create A Professional Web 2.0 Layout

Published by web design giant PSDTuts, this tutorial will guide you to create a web 2.0 layout with many Photoshop techniques mentioned.

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Create A Sleek, Corporate Web Design

From design to coding, you get to create a complete site template with corporate feel in this guided video series.

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Create A Stylish Design Agency Website

An easy to follow tutorial to produce a business site that stands out from other designs.

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Create An Amazing Personal Website From Scratch

Yet another comprehensive tutorial that teaches you to create a website from scratch with just shapes, layer styles and fonts. The result design of the tutorial suits very well to business site too.

create amazing personal website 36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

Create An Extremely Simple Dark Web Design in Photoshop

Here comes a rare tutorial that walks you through the process of creating a dark-theme website layout which features an almost pitch-black color theme with some glowing elements for contrast.

create dark web design 36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

Create Fantastic Landing Page

With proper use of spacing, typography and colors, you can create a professional landing page like below, just follow the tutorial!

create fantastic landing page 36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

Design A Beautiful Website From Scratch

From Nettuts, this tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful website with a modern touch.

design beautiful website 36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

Design A Clean Business Website

While most tutorials teach you to create a color-rich layout, this tutorial focuses on creating a very clean yet professional design for portfolio or small business use.

create clean business website 36 High Quality Templates & Tutorials To Design Business Website

Reflection

Although WordPress themes and site templates showcased here can be put online directly, I strongly recommend business owner to hire a web designer to perform customization until the template matches your brand like logo, color scheme, etc. After all, a great web design should not just look good or function well, but represent the precious brand and the very purpose of the company.

We are willing to hear what you think about these business templates, and possibly your favorite template from this showcase post, sincerely thanks.

[Freebie] “ThinkJuice” Product Site PSD Template Set

May 24th, 2011 Comments off

This exclusive freebie is a pack of 6-page product website templates in Photoshop format. The design uses a clean, slick and professional look throughout the templates so it’s especially designed for website selling products/ services. The design is also ideal for your business or corporate needs.

preview product website [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

The design comes in 6 templates: Homepage, Pricing page, Tour page, Portfolio page, Image Popup page (lightbox) and Contact page. All pages are fully-layered .PSD files, and are neatly organized in folders for easy identification and necessary editing of logo, text and graphics.

Since the templates are all ready for slicing, you can get them coded with appropriate modifications to fit your business needs.

These product website PSD templates are created by GraphicsFuel and released exclusively for Hongkiat readers, so you can use them for your personal or commercial purposes. Redistribution is prohibited.

Preview of “ThinkJuice” Templates

Let’s take a look at what’s included:

(Homepage)
preview product website home [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

(Portfolio page)
preview product website portfolio [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

(Portfolio popup page)
preview product website portfolio popup [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

(Contact page)
preview product website contact [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

(Pricing page)
preview product website pricing [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

(Video tour page)
preview product website video tour [Freebie] ThinkJuice Product Site PSD Template Set

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All 5 Photoshop PSD files are included in the following single zip file.

7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

April 29th, 2011 Comments off

Want to grab the attention of viewers with your next design and slap them in the face with it? If so, then thin, polite fonts probably won’t get the job done. Instead, thick, heavy duty fonts that scream for attention might do the trick.

bold fonts 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

These fonts are specifically designed for designers who aren’t afraid of taking risks by veering from traditionalist design trends. As such, if you think you’re prepared to take such as risk, consider using any of the following extra bold fonts in your next project.

1. High Contrast

Many extra bold fonts are characterized by their un-varying stroke sizes. You can use the fun font we illustrated above as a case in point. You’ll notice the letters are all exactly the same in stroke size. However, this may not be your desired option.

high contrast 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

If you’re searching for a little more font contrast in an upcoming project, choose one of the following high contrast fonts we’ve indicated below. Varying from extra thick to ultra-thin, the strokes in these fonts make them highly popular. This is because they not only make an impact visually they also ooze a “feeling” of grace and class. Taking a risk doesn’t mean you can’t do it with style!

Font suggestions:

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Bodoni XT

Bodoni XT 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

2. Bold and Compact

The downside of extra bold fonts is how much space they typically consume. If you’re working on a compact design project but still want to make a statement with bold fonts, one of the following bold and compact choices may be the perfect option.

bold compact 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)
(Image source: brian)

By being extra bold but consuming less space, they offer the best of both worlds. You’ll notice in the example below the strokes are still very dark and make an impact, but because they are condensed you can fit it into tight places. Just be careful you don’t over-use it, because it can end up making your space look cluttered and cramped if you go overboard.

And for most people, reading pages of bold font all on its own is hard on their eyes, so condensed fonts make it even harder. Chances are if you go overboard they’ll end up skipping right over something important.

Font suggestions:

Archery

Archery 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Furore

Furore 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Hursheys

Hursheys 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Forque

Forque 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

3. Vintage

Sometimes, vintage and bold is just better. At least that’s the assumption with these fonts. When you want to portray a retro feel, use one of the following fonts for an impactful result. They are great for incorporating “emotion” into a design.

vintage font 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

For instance the “scary” feel those old fashioned movie posters often portray. Or the slick artsy feel you might find on a museum advert. Anytime you want to inject a bit of “old school” into your project, vintage fonts are hands down a great way to do it.

Font suggestions:

Vintage

vintage 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Candy Inc

candy 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Superstar

superstar 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

4. Playful

While extra bold fonts are often loud, they don’t need to be insulting, or even classy, graceful, or retro. Sometimes they just want to be fun! If you want to retain a playful feel in your designs, consider using one of the following playful bold fonts. These fonts are great options for children-oriented designs or more relaxed projects.

playful bold 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)
(Image source: Creative Tempest)

They are a bit reminiscent of gingerbread cookies and sesame street murals. You’d also find these fonts used in the packaging design of many of today’s popular toys and other advertising geared toward youngsters and teenagers.

Font suggestions:

Cookies

cookies 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Grobold

grobold 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Bubblegum

bubblegum 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

5. Heavy and Sans Serif

The following fonts are heavy, black and modern. They’re also great for achieving an in-your-face effect. Use these options when you want to make an impactful impression with a modern sans serif approach. You can also try combining a sans serif font (a font without feet) with a serif font (a font with feet) and mixing it up a bit.

bold sans serif 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)
(Image source: karlfrankowski)

It can be a little bit dangerous to mix and match fonts and the result can end up looking amateur, so experiment a bit and I’d recommend always getting a second opinion before going live with any project design.

Font suggestions:

Harabara

harabara 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Bebas Neue

bebas 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Boris Black Boxx

boris 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

6. Serif Bold

Perhaps sans serif isn’t the route you want to take. The following font options are for those traditionalists who love a good serif font. The combination of bold strokes and elegant serif detailing can be a great option for your next project.

bold fonts 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)
(Image source: hypefortype)

Remember serif fonts are the fonts with “feet” (or the little detailing at the bottom of every letter that spreads out a bit) and can sometimes be combined with similar sans serif fonts for a great effect, often “old-fashioned” in mood.

Font suggestions:

Grendel

grendel 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Bambi

bambi 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

7. The Boldest of Bold

Before proceeding, you must be prepared for the consequences of these extra bold fonts. These are the boldest of bold, the blackest of black and should be used with the utmost of care. To make the ultimate personality statement with your next project, consider using one of these boldest of bold options.

boldest 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

The downside is that these types of fonts should be used very sparingly. They can at times be hard to read clearly or easily and too much of a good thing can ruin the look you’re trying to achieve. So have fun, but proceed with caution when using the boldest of the bold. You’ll often find fonts like these used by DJ’s to blare out an advertisement on where their next gig will be, to entice people to come in and see them mix. You’ll also often find fonts like these on CD covers!

Font suggestions:

Insight Issue New

insight 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Giant Head

giant 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

JuneBug

junebug 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (With Examples)

Conclusion

While extra bold fonts aren’t appropriate for all designs, they are sometimes exactly what your projects crave. Play around with different font combination such as pairing an extra bold font with an ultra-thin one for great effects. However, by using extra bold fonts, you must be prepared for the consequences, such as bolder statements and increased risk taking.

(bellefoong)

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10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

March 24th, 2011 Comments off

Free font downloads are useful for designers and non-designers alike. Simple to install and use, they offer an easy way to add variety and make a website visually pop. Whether creating a special heading or selecting a slightly off-beat font for your text, switching up your typeface can add aesthetic interest and can make your site worth noticing. There are many ways to incorporate new fonts into your text, such as using changes in font to separate sections to make your title stand out, to emphasize quotes or to highlight company facts.

quick sand dash 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

Whether you’re looking for fonts to create an online magazine or want to evoke a playful feel, choices are plentiful and you should have no problem finding the right font to match your needs. The ten fonts listed below provide a selection of interesting options that will capture your visitors’ attention, but not overwhelm the page. They’re a great starting point for designers looking to add a fresh and distinctive look to their website.

1. Kontrapunkt

What a typewriter’s font might look like in the contemporary world. Still a compressed, relatively short typeface, the letters are no longer clunky, but thin and light, with attenuated connections between lines. Can be used to create a forward-thinking business website or for an artistic endeavor.

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kontrapunkt 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

2. Covington

Covington recalls conventional magazine typeface. Not too heavy, not to light, neither clunky nor precious, it’s a nice middle ground. With letters that show gradations between thinner lines and wider ones, its other distinctive feature is the branching out small horizontal bar that serves as base and top. Good if you want to make a website that mirrors an editorial aesthetic.

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covington 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

3. NeoRetro Draw

Fonts that mimic handwriting or children’s drawing can often appear messy and prove difficult to read, especially when set against a distracting web page background. NeoRetroDraw, however, is an exception. Three dimensional block letters are clearly legible, yet retain that home-made feel.

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neoretrodraw 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

4. Eight One

A nice mixture of fun and a straightforward, clear aesthetic, Eight One features extremely rounded letters. The bulbous quality of the typeface is counteracted by the slimness of the lines and the ample spacing between letters. It’s slightly retro chic style might pair well with a digital portfolio.

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eight one 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

5. Quicksand Dash

Here’s another font that’s creative but in the same time remain clear and easy to read. Quicksand Dash mimics stitches, with little dashes comprising the letters. A rounded font, with plenty of space between letters, the clarity of the font’s shape helps to make this typeface fun, yet effective, so that it could even work for a business, not just a personal website.

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quick sand dash 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

6. Grandesign

This simple, neutral font can be used for a wide variety of purposes when you make a website. Grandesign looks like an elegant upgrade of a default typeface, with a truly subtle, yet rich mixture of curve and angle, thinness and thickness, and matched with small, unobtrusive flourishes. It is visually interesting.

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grandesign 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

7. Urban Sketch

An artistic option. One that is less frilly, more urban. This lightly scribbled-in font looks like the result of coloring in stencils. Equally useable for educational, contemporary art, architectural, or street and pop culture websites. Use sparingly and forgo large chunks of text in favor of logos or tags for an art portfolio.

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urban sketch 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

8. Bobel

The balloon-like letters of the Bobel typeface can swing two ways. In the first sense, they can appear childlike, fun, and simple. In the second, they present themselves as contemporary and tuned into pop culture. This font jumps off the page, so it can be great for lighthearted sites that are image-heavy and text-light. Select a bubbly color or keep it chicly neutral against your web page.

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bobel 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

9. Auctoritas

The name itself is the Latin origin of the word “authority”. Created by graphic designer and typographer Doug Sheets in 2010, Auctoritas was intended to look commanding and authoritative, and gives an extra sense of weight to the words it is used for. Auctoritas is fresh, crisp and clear, which makes it a great selection for body copy. If you’re looking for a sleek and classy way to make your text appear more powerful, Auctoritas is a stunning choice.

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auctoritas 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

10. Androgyne

Here’s a playful twist of a comic-style font. Perfect for adding a splash of personality to an event invitation, artist portfolio or a website targeted at a young audience. Androgyne is warm and inviting, with a distinctly playful feel. Created by Dimitri Castrique and also known as Androgyne, this font is as versatile as its name implies.

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andro 10 Free Fonts to Capture Online Visitors

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60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

February 14th, 2011 Comments off

In today’s social networking world, people seek to post their everyday observations and opinions on their blog in the quickest manner possible. Tumblelog is a form of microblogging which enables users to post texts, images, videos, etc, such that their followers can receive up-to-date entries. The birth of Tumblr to facilitate such postings. We do understand the same old great criterias about Tumbr but what is it that makes it thick? Speaking of themes, Tumblr’s competitors also provide themes for their users but they may not be free and attractive in the same time.

beoriginal 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Beautiful themes can attract visitors to your blog and compel them to read your posts. It is of the user’s advantage to use a gorgeous theme for their blogs draw more attentions and followersw. Else than attracting more readers and business possibilities, a theme is your identity and it differentiate you from other users.

Here are 60 great Tumblr themes which we have consider them as the more unique and elegant ones across numerous Tumblelogs. Enjoy!

Boxfactory
A simple theme for showcasing photos.

box 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Chopan
This Tumblr blog greets visitors with a unique design, putting eyes at ease with its easy-to-navigate menu.

chopan 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Digital Moleskine
A greyscale background mimics news print, bringing special attention to colored images posted.

moleskine 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Esquire
A Tumblr theme inspired by Esquire magazine.

esquire 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Farber
Orange fonts and white space against a wooden background; It all goes well in this theme.

farber1 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Gondaba
This simple Tumblr theme allows visitors to choose from a number of colour themes for their own preference.

gondaba 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Graphthemuseum
If you want to place several sections at one go for your visitors to see, this is the theme.

graph 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Hrrrthrrr.
Hand-written notes pasting all over Tumblr leave behind a nice casual feeling.

hrrrthrrr 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Jeff Finley
Sharp black-and-white theme along with simple buttons enhance readibility and navigability for visitors.

jefffinley 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Kalalalani
Dark background provides a good contrast against light font colors and colorful images.

Kalalalani 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Museum Theme
A good theme for showcasing several sections within a page.

museum 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Office
As the title of this Tumblr suggests, this theme creates a serious and business-like ambience for your site.

office 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Karen Abad
A lighthearted theme comprising of various layers of cutesy illustrations which will undoubtedly liven up visitors who stumble upon this Tumblr.

karenabad 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Opinionated
This original Tumblr theme features the author holding in his hand his posts, as if to say, “This is what I think”.

opinionated 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Perfs
A clean and minimalistic theme like this prevents unnecessary distractions from what the author wishes to express.

perfs 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Photoboard
Yet another theme good for showcasing many sections at one go. As the title suggests, it’s great for showcasing photos.

photoboard2 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Postage
A postage-inspired theme for your Tumblr? Cute.

postage 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Solstice
A simple blue theme for your Tumblr

Solstice 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Strict
Minimalistic Tumblr with light background and nice fonts go easy with eyes.

strict 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Phobic Man
A dark theme with bluish images, buttons and icons.

phobicman 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Funkytional Sezeen
A clean background with white and grey gradient and grey icons.

FunkytionalSezeen 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Headline
Simple clutter-free design draws attention to where it matters most: the content.

headline 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Scaffold
Mini paperclip icons with white post-it notes look-alike for your posts.

scaffold 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

The Fisherman’s Friend
A well-designed theme inspired by a fisherman out at sea. It makes one feel as if one is reading diary entries from a fisherman at sail.

fisherman 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

It’s the Interweb
A Tumblr theme unlike any other, which allows visitors to scroll through various images in a square. Clicking on any of them brings them to a new link.

interweb 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Organ
Moving your mouse across these bars expands them so that you can see what inside. Each bar links you to a new page.

organ 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Royal Ribbon
This theme is a refined way of showing your posts and contents. The soft colors and the clean icons augment readability without compromising the aesthetics.

royalribbon 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Fluid
This theme creates a feeling of being submerged underwater, seeing all the bubbles reflecting the colorful lights from above.

fluid 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

TumbleDesk
A metaphor of writing your blog and posts on your desk, with your iPhone, car keys, stationaries and of course, your notepad.

tumbledesk 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Panda Classics Recycled
Doesn’t this reminds you of the Penguin Classics book series? Indeed this theme was inspired by them. Unfortunately, copyright laws mandate that no similar penguin logo can be used for such theme, so it had been replaced by a panda.

pandaclassics 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Transparent Theme
A blend of overlapping colors serves as the background for this theme.

transparent 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

101
An interesting theme with columns of various colors by the side of the Tumblr.

101 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Bus Full of Hippies
Flowers, leaves and grasses sprawling out of your posts, giving it a very natural and green feel.

busfullofhippies 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Ultralite
One of, if not the most minimalistic Tumblr theme around, with simply white background and grey/black fonts. Yet, its typography complements such clean designs very well.

ultralite 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Papercut
This design is pretty much paper-based, with a white paper(for posts) lying on top of its greyish recycled paper background.

papercut 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Doodling in Class
Remember those days when you doodle in class, unknowingly coming up with creative designs? This theme lets you relive those moments with its hand-drawn icons on a piece of foolscap paper.

doodling 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Vintage Stripes
Vintage stripes and brown background as a theme.

vintage 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Cardstock
This whole Tumblr is almost all grey except for the hyperlinks. The posts seem to be written atop a piece of grey cardboard.

cardstock 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Modern
Great typography utilized in this theme with soothing light blue as the background. Red colors are used as buttons, titles as well as hyperlinks, which direct attention for visitors.

modern 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Vanilla Pod
Cute icons and buttons and a light background with vague flower prints.

vanillapod 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

For.Screen
A black Tumblr theme with TV screen-like tiles serving as background.

forscreen 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Solaris
A very sci-fi theme with cool typography. There is also a choice of ‘light’ and ‘dark’ mode for your theme.

solaris 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Vertigo
Inspiration drawn from the poster for the classic Vertigo film by Alfred Hitchcock.

vertigo 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Dream Theme
Floral burst theme with light cyan and dark pink.

dreamtheme 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

iBlack
An interesting theme mimicking the iPhone, except that it has a black background.

iblack 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Royal Cameleon
A good match of colors between cyan and red against a grey surface.

RoyalCameleon 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Color Shades
This theme allows you a choice of several colour themes for your liking.

colorshades 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Colorful Space
A Tumblr theme with buttons of the three primary colours: Red, yellow and blue.

colorspace 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Thematticus
Various shades of blue, white fonts and nice, small typography.

Thematticus 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Dainty Fresh
A theme for Tumblr that calls upon the daintiness of feminine hygiene products from an era gone by.

DaintyFresh 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Boston Polaroid
Simplistic black-and-white theme with some shades of grey.

BostonPolaroid 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Random Daze
This theme is basically hand-written all over, even the post. Unique typography.

daze 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

This Is A Tumblelog
A very simple theme using only different shades of blue for the background and the fonts.

tumblelog 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

The Writer That Type v0.2
Fancy that old-fashioned typewriter style of posting your entries? Check this out.

thewriterwhotypes 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Be Original
Pieces of torned-out papers sticking on top of a blue gradient surface.

beoriginal 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Cheshire
A very neat layout for a theme, comprising of purple background, green buttons and white spaces for your post entries.

cheshire 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Strange Little Town
A spooky little town beneath the vast starry purple sky serve as the background for this theme.

strangelittletown 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Letterpress
The embossing of the title and the sleek design creates a sense of reliability to the site.

letterpress 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Vertetbleu
This is a very professional and aesthetically pleasing piece of work. Visitors are greeted with a series of thumbnails which link to full images upon clicking on them.

vertetbleu 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

Coffee Shop
Anyone craving for caffeine? The heading of this theme include an animation of a cup of coffee emitting its fine aroma.

coffeeshop 60 Handpicked Beautiful Tumblr Themes

(bellefoong)

Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

December 10th, 2010 Comments off

Ho ho ho, it’s Christmas again! Which is holiday season where most of us are preparing to take a break, go around traveling. However, it’s probably a different agenda for designers for some of them maybe packed with last minute design ad-hoc notices. While most of us are going mad shopping for Christmas, they might be cracking heads and rushing to meet deadlines for Christmas card, e-cards design, newsletters, or other types of campaigns.

santa icons 1 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Here’s a little something to help getting the job done. We’ve have collected some materials related to Santa Clause, inclusive of graphics and free icons. Merry Christmas and have a very enjoyable holiday. We wish you a great year ahead!

More Christmas related posts:

Graphics and Vectors

Christmas Santa Clausvia easyvectors
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xmas santa claus 1 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Old Santavia TheNass
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old santa Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa Claus paper craftvia vectorjunky
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santa claus paper craft Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa vectorvia vectorjunky
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santa vector 2 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

X-masvia Aramisdream
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x mas Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa making yellow snowvia pixelgirlpresents
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yellow snow Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa rastor graphicvia angychan
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santa rastor 1 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Free Christmas Themed Sketchy Vector Graphics Packvia vecteezy
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sketchy vector pack Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Mr Santa Clausvia rayzong
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mr santa claus Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa Claus and snow ballvia SIR13
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santa claus snow ball Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa Claus HO HO HOvia paulh18
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santa hohoho Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Vector christmas elementsvia vecteezy
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vector xmas elements Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Icon Packs

Happy Santa iconsvia mid-nights
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santa icons 1 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa icon setvia freeiconsdownload
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santa icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Silent night Christmas iconsvia LazyCrazy
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silent night xmas Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Xmas buddy iconsvia iconka
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xmas buddy icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Xtal iconsvia iconarchive
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xtal icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Archigraphs Xmas iconsvia Cyberella74
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xmas porcelain icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa Claus iconsvia iconarchive
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santa claus icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

28 christmas vector icon RSvia mohsenfakharian
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xmas vector icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Christmas icon setvia vectorjungle
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xmas icon set 1 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Standard Christmas iconsvia iconarchive
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standard xmas icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Christmas- via csscreme
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xmas icon set 2 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Smashing Christmasvia Smashing Magazine
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smashing xmas Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Xmas Icons 2009via iconka
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xmas icons 2009 Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Xmas dock iconsvia iconarchive
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xmas dock icons Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa iconvia Iconspedia
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santa icon Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Santa Face Iconvia duckfarm
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santa face icon Christmas Design Resources: Santa Claus

Merry Christmas everyone!

(Bellefoong)

Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

December 9th, 2010 Comments off

There are technically no rules when it comes to logo designing. A good logo is one that can easily register to one’s impression or memory and it should easily associate with the company’s vision – even when it’s a very simple logo. It is essential because it is a very effective for marketing and branding purposes. Today we are showcasing some examples of rather unique and creative logo type – the symmetrical logo.

Symmetrical Logos Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

Symmetrical logo are formed symmetrically form the left and right angle creating a mirror effect therefore, what you will be seeing on the left will be identical with the right. Creating Symmetrical logo may seem simple in one’s opinion, sure, flipping one side to another voila! you have a Symmetrical logo. Big misunderstanding because it has many perspectives to satisfies. A true creative and beautiful Symmetrical logo has perfect identical sides but will manage to maintain its uniqueness and still be able to symbolize the brand’s name.

Here are more logo related articles we’ve previously posted:

Jaguar Pale Ale

Jaguar Pale Ale Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

Hidalgo Stout

Hidalgo Stout Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

Catrina Red Ale

Catrina Red Ale Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

Blu Leone

Blu Leone Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

Music production company

Music production company Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

Augusto Villa

Augusto Villa Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

bollywood masala logo

bollywood masala logo Showcase of Creative Symmetrical Logos

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