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10 free grunge fonts

Take advantage of this compilation of free grunge fonts that you can put to use in your cool designs.

    Grunge fonts are becoming increasingly popular. Instead of shiny, crisp typefaces, many artists and designers are seeking to use an urban, dirty, street style in their designs. With this in mind, we’ve scoured the web to find you 10 top, free grunge fonts available to download now.
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      01. Everyday Ghost

      Everyday Ghost by Andrew Hart

      Everyday Ghost is one of 63 fonts created by typeface designer Andrew Hart. The design, which features smudges and blotchy effects, adds an interesting twist to an otherwise generic serif font. Free for personal use only.

      FORMAT: TTF

      02. Fail

      Fail by Douglas Vitkausk

      This cool typeface does anything but what its name suggests, having been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times since its release. This is one of 129 fonts designed by Douglas Vitkausk, whose work has amassed over 12 million downloads! Free for personal use only.

      FORMAT: TTF

      03. Laundromat 1967

      Laundromat 1967 by Last Soundtrack

      This cool Laundromat 1967 typeface would make a great newspaper-type ransom note design. Developed by designer Gyom Séguin aka Last Soundtrack, this is one of 46 fonts he’s crafted. The full set of this particular type features uppercase letters and numbers. Free for personal use only.

      FORMAT: TTF

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      How not to design! The Biggest mistakes that designers make | creativebloq.com


      All designers make mistakes. Craig Minchington examines the most common howlers, and how to avoid them.

      Although we don’t like to admit it later on in our careers, when we start making our way as designers, we make a lot of mistakes. Once you’re working in a creative agency you quickly learn that there are a lot of things you should not do. Here I’ve compiled a list of 10 common design mistakes for you to be aware of. Although I’ve committed most of these crimes myself, I have learned from them and hopefully they can help you too…

      01. Not understanding the brief

      Get as much detail about what the clients wants and needs, as early on as possible

      Without a clear idea of what the client wants you can end up making matters complicated for yourself. A lot of time can be wasted procrastinating, or working up design ideas that may not be relevant to the client’s needs. Instead, you need to read and understand the brief carefully from the start, make notes, brainstorm and try to keep in contact with the client to ensure that what you are working up is heading in the right direction.

      02. Not saving files correctly

      In general, save your designs as CMYK for print, RGB for web

      Knowing how to set up your files correctly from the start is vitally important. There are many things to consider depending on the output of the work.

      Print work is generally set up as CMYK and at 300dpi, whereas work for the web should be RGB at 72dpi. Remember to consider bleed, trim and safety areas. Before sending to print, think about your file formats, outlining fonts and colour profiles.

      This may all seem like a lot to take in but learning these processes will save you time in the long run, ensuring your work is reproduced correctly and keeping the client happy.    >>>>>    Leer más “How not to design! The Biggest mistakes that designers make | creativebloq.com”

      30 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Design


      Stuffkit.com

      Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces,point sizeline length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters.

      Type design is a closely related craft, which some consider distinct and others a part of typography, And StuffKit presents 30 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Design which is created in adobe photoshop, used different tools and effects from photoshop.

      Leer más “30 Beautiful Examples Of Typography Design”

      26 Creative Typography Graphic Designs and Illustrations for your inspiration


      26 Creative Typography Graphic Designs and Illustrations for your inspiration

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      Typography is one of the most fascinating elements of graphic design. If it’s web design, album art, posters, or any other type of graphic design, typographical inspiration can be a great resource for designers. Here we have added 22 most beautiful examples of creative typography designs for your inspiration. Leer más “26 Creative Typography Graphic Designs and Illustrations for your inspiration”

      25 Gorgeous Typography Wallpapers

      Inspiring desktop wallpapers can help you get into a creative and productive mood. In this collection we will focus on beautiful wallpapers based on typography. Nowadays typography plays one of the most important roles of effective and beautiful web and graphic design, but typography can also be an art form. Unusual combinations, transformations and compositions of type can become a breathtaking piece of art. Here are 25 gorgeous typography inspired wallpapers for you to enjoy.


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      Inspiring desktop wallpapers can help you get into a creative and productive mood. In this collection we will focus on beautiful wallpapers based on typography. Nowadays typography plays one of the most important roles of effective and beautiful web and graphic design, but typography can also be an art form. Unusual combinations, transformations and compositions of type can become a breathtaking piece of art. Here are 25 gorgeous typography inspired wallpapers for you to enjoy.

      I Love Typography

      I Love Typography

      The Characteristics of a Typeface

      The Characteristics of a Typeface Leer más “25 Gorgeous Typography Wallpapers”

      The Social Network: Ecosystem vs. Egosystem


      Social Media Today

      Editor’s Choices

      The Social Network: Ecosystem vs. Egosystem

      By Brian Solis – Of all the social networks competing for our online persona and social graph, Twitter is special. The culture and self-governing rules of engagement shaped by the “me” in social media, create a personalized experience that looks and feels less like a “social” network and instead, creates as an empowering information exchange. Twitter is at the heart of the Web’s evolving egosystem and its archetype is powerful and quite understated.
      » Continue…

      Study Finds Celebrities Have Little Twitter Influence

      By Steve Olenski – “Celebrities who have an army of followers on Twitter do not actually hold any influence on the micro-blogging website, scientists have discovered.” This was the headline on a story posted to the telegraph.co.uk this past Saturday, September 25th. Now my initial reaction was one of feigned disbelief… Really? How can that be?
      » Continue…

      Social Media: In-House or Outsourced

      By Maria Ogneva – Social media is hot, and sometimes it can feel like an arms race across businesses of all sizes to start using social media. There are many caveats and best practices to listening and engaging correctly; although it’s still a developing field and best practices are formed every day, there are certain spoken and unspoken rules and approaches. With that said, it’s imperative that brands adopt a smart strategy and thoughtful execution of social media.
      » Continue…

      How successful are Facebook ads?
      By Donna DeClemente – Like all internet-based content providers making a killing despite charging nothing for their products, Facebook delivers advertisements. Unlike Google, whose AdWords system has rewritten some basic concepts of internet advertising, Facebook ads often prove far more annoying, or simply confounding, than successful. 
      » Continue…

      Social Media: In-House or Outsourced
      By Maria Ogneva – Social media is hot, and sometimes it can feel like an arms race across businesses of all sizes to start using social media. There are many caveats and best practices to listening and engaging correctly; although it’s still a developing field and best practices are formed every day, there are certain spoken and unspoken rules and approaches. With that said, it’s imperative that brands adopt a smart strategy and thoughtful execution of social media. 
      » Continue…

      B2B and Social Media: A Logical Fit
      By Drew Hawkins – When something is past the point of experimentation and is still sticking around as a business tool, it’s more than likely here to stay. This video found here shows that. I’ve heard estimates of nearly 20% of people use social tools like LinkedIn and Twitter over email as their primary communication tool. That’s not to say that email is dead (far from it actually) but it is a note that the pendulum is swinging.
      » Continue…

      You know you are a Designer when…….

      Being a designer totally kicks butt! You become so engrossed in this profession that you fail to notice the awesomeness in it; which (other) people think is totally insignificant. Well, it is time to educate them and let them know why we are the real deal.

      To be honest, I think I’ve learned a lot in the process of living the life of a designer. I’m sure you understand when I say this. So, I decided to gather a few peculiar behaviors of today’s designer. This may sound funny to many, but i guarantee this is true to the last nerve 🙂

      Before I became a designer (or so I think), i used to find these behaviors hysterical but now I realize the more time I spent being a designer, the clearer it became. Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on this. It is a weekend post, so have a good laugh 🙂

      You know you are a Designer when…..

      1. You (kinda)worship Paul Rand, Dieter Rams or Milton Glaser.
      2. You can give a big lecture on the differences between ART and DESIGN.
      3. You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
      4. Your desk is (mostly) clean and you like to keep it as simple as possible.
      5. Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
      6. You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
      7. You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
      8. Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you get a nervous breakdown.
      9. You take nearly 15 minutes to experiment and decide on the perfect color palette.
      10. GIF Images and scrolling texts make you go absolutely mad.
      11. You pay (very)close attention to the tiniest of details and don’t want to make even the simplest of mistakes.
      12. You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
      13. You (at least)know what HTML/CSS stands for.
      14. If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
      15. You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
      16. You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
      17. You get the heebie jeebies when you hear someone say IE.
      18. You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
      19. Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
      20. You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably.


      Written by Richie
      //richworks.in

      you know you are a designer whenBeing a designer totally kicks butt! You become so engrossed in this profession that you fail to notice the awesomeness in it; which (other) people think is totally insignificant. Well, it is time to educate them and let them know why we are the real deal.

      To be honest, I think I’ve learned a lot in the process of living the life of a designer. I’m sure you understand when I say this. So, I decided to gather a few peculiar behaviors of today’s designer. This may sound funny to many, but i guarantee this is true to the last nerve 🙂

      Before I became a designer (or so I think), i used to find these behaviors hysterical but now I realize the more time I spent being a designer, the clearer it became. Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on this. It is a weekend post, so have a good laugh 🙂

      You know you are a Designer when…..

      1. You (kinda)worship Paul Rand, Dieter Rams or Milton Glaser.
      2. You can give a big lecture on the differences between ART and DESIGN.
      3. You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
      4. Your desk is (mostly) clean and you like to keep it as simple as possible.
      5. Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
      6. You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
      7. You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
      8. Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you get a nervous breakdown.
      9. You take nearly 15 minutes to experiment and decide on the perfect color palette.
      10. GIF Images and scrolling texts make you go absolutely mad.
      11. You pay (very)close attention to the tiniest of details and don’t want to make even the simplest of mistakes.
      12. You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
      13. You (at least)know what HTML/CSS stands for.
      14. If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
      15. You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
      16. You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
      17. You get the heebie jeebies when you hear someone say IE.
      18. You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
      19. Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
      20. You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably. Leer más “You know you are a Designer when…….”

      Habits of Mind [Acá volcamos varios…]

      This is still a work in progress (and feedback would be greatly appreciated), but I’ve decided to explicitly teach (and assess…more on that later) 4 “categories” of mathematics this year.

      1. Skills (I know how to…)
      2. Concepts (I understand and can explain why…)
      3. Connections (I see and can explain the relationship between…)
      4. Mathematical Habits of Mind (I can use and appreciate the process of…)

      I’ve decided not to use the term “problem solving” because I believe this term is often misused to include be limited to solving problems and because the motivation for problem solving skills seems to be to solely help you get an answer. While I believe that they can be very helpful in finding answers, I see mathematical habits of mind as also being mathematical in and of themselves. So…while searching for patterns may help you solve a problem it is also DOING mathematics.


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      This is still a work in progress (and feedback would be greatly appreciated), but I’ve decided to explicitly teach (and assess…more on that later) 4 “categories” of mathematics this year.

      1. Skills (I know how to…)
      2. Concepts (I understand and can explain why…)
      3. Connections (I see and can explain the relationship between…)
      4. Mathematical Habits of Mind (I can use and appreciate the process of…)

      I’ve decided not to use the term “problem solving” because I believe this term is often misused to include be limited to solving problems and because the motivation for problem solving skills seems to be to solely help you get an answer.  While I believe that they can be very helpful in finding answers, I see mathematical habits of mind as also being mathematical in and of themselves.  So…while searching for patterns may help you solve a problem it is also DOING mathematics.

      Here’s the current version of the mathematical habits of mind I think are important.  I hope to explore (in varying depths) every one of these and have already shared the list with my 6th graders.

      This is definitely a work in progress and some of these are based on work by Cuoco, Driscoll, Schoenfeld, and others.

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      11 New High-Quality Free Fonts


      11 New High-Quality Free Fonts

      by Henry Jones

      AW Conqueror

      (to download, click on Solutions > Typefaces in the left menu)

      fonts

      Alt Tiwo

      fonts

      Alt Matey

      fonts Leer más “11 New High-Quality Free Fonts”

      Minimalism in Web Design: A Guide

      Minimalism is a word that gets tossed around in a lot of different contexts. Whether it be a lifestyle or an art form, saying something is “minimalistic” can take on a variety of meanings.

      In the web design field, minimalism is carving out an ever-increasing niche among designers that are looking to convey important content in a new way. Like just about any trend or theory in the web design world, minimalism can be easy to get wrong.

      So what is minimalism in web design? Just as important, what is it not?

      It’s easy to see how a minimal web design can be misconstrued as something that requires less effort or time to create. After all, conveying the feeling of simplicity and a primary focus is really the purpose of a minimal design.

      However, saying that it requires less work couldn’t be further from the truth. Minimal web designs are strategically stripped of excess features and gimmicks in order to deliver a clear and concise message to the target audience.


      by Jason Gross

      A Comprehensive Guide to Minimalism in Web Design

      Minimalism is a word that gets tossed around in a lot of different contexts. Whether it be a lifestyle or an art form, saying something is “minimalistic” can take on a variety of meanings.

      In the web design field, minimalism is carving out an ever-increasing niche among designers that are looking to convey important content in a new way. Like just about any trend or theory in the web design world, minimalism can be easy to get wrong.

      So what is minimalism in web design? Just as important, what is it not?

      It’s easy to see how a minimal web design can be misconstrued as something that requires less effort or time to create. After all, conveying the feeling of simplicity and a primary focus is really the purpose of a minimal design.

      However, saying that it requires less work couldn’t be further from the truth. Minimal web designs are strategically stripped of excess features and gimmicks in order to deliver a clear and concise message to the target audience. Leer más “Minimalism in Web Design: A Guide”

      36 Cre­ative 3D Typography Designs


      By Prakash Ghodke

      3D Typography is an art of collecting and arranging text in three dimension view. So in this showcase we’ve collected 36 creative 3D typography designs

      TYPE

      FWA – Milk

      Requiem

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      35 Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designers

      Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner.

      The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave.

      Below you’ll find Collection of Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts to Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications.

      The basic purpose behind this post is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free Downloadable font types to save your time searching them online. Direct download link available for the entire fonts.

      You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.


      Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner.

      The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave.

      Below you’ll find Collection of Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts to Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications.

      The basic purpose behind this post is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free Downloadable font types to save your time searching them online. Direct download link available for the entire fonts.

      You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.

      You may be interested in the following professional typography and free fonts related articles as well.

      Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs

      We know that typography can be used as a way of mutual understanding between you and your users. To communicate effectively, typography requires appropriate typefaces as there are a lot of unsung fonts out there that have really inspired us. Color and size of type elements are much more prevalent than in text typography. Most display typography exploits type at larger sizes, where the details of letter design are magnified. Color is used for its emotional effect in conveying the tone and nature of subject matter.

      30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Every now and then we look around, select fresh high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to.

      In this selection, we’re pleased to present Piron, Nobile, St Marie, Code, Arcus, Crimson Text, Quadranta, Juice, Prociono, Mr Jones, Ibarra Real and various useful symbol fonts. Please note that some fonts are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts; they can change from time to time.

      [Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]
      New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Piron
      Piron is a highly legible typeface, very well suited to any display or text usage: Web, print (especially magazines), brochures, logos, posters, flyers, motion graphics. The font comes in two weights: regular and oblique. Designed by Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova. Available for free and commercial use, and available in OpenType format.


      By Vitaly Friedman

      Every now and then we look around, select fresh high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to.

      In this selection, we’re pleased to present Piron, Nobile, St Marie, Code, Arcus, Crimson Text, Quadranta, Juice, Prociono, Mr Jones, Ibarra Real and various useful symbol fonts. Please note that some fonts are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts; they can change from time to time.

      [Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]

      New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Piron
      Piron is a highly legible typeface, very well suited to any display or text usage: Web, print (especially magazines), brochures, logos, posters, flyers, motion graphics. The font comes in two weights: regular and oblique. Designed by Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova. Available for free and commercial use, and available in OpenType format.

      Piron in 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Fonts-130 in 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Fonts-131 in 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts Leer más “30 New Free High-Quality Fonts”

      Mixing Type and Imagery: How to Manage a Controlled Collision

      By setting images in type, you are able to express more than words or pictures can alone.

      The effect packs a lot of information into a tight space. But it can get ugly if the text and imagery are at odds with each other.

      Designers can steer clear of disaster by keeping their purpose in mind: expressing the idea clearly should trump the “wow” factor of the technique.

      Setting images directly in text mixes the straightforward communication of words with the emotional effect of photos.

      Words state, and photos express. But when images get lost or text becomes muddled, or both, we get conflict. Images and text can be harmonized seamlessly, but only if we follow some guidelines that balance the readability of both. Read on to find out how to effectively mix text and imagery.


      photo set into text By setting images in type, you are able to express more than words or pictures can alone.

      The effect packs a lot of information into a tight space. But it can get ugly if the text and imagery are at odds with each other.

      Designers can steer clear of disaster by keeping their purpose in mind: expressing the idea clearly should trump the “wow” factor of the technique.

      Setting images directly in text mixes the straightforward communication of words with the emotional effect of photos.

      Words state, and photos express. But when images get lost or text becomes muddled, or both, we get conflict. Images and text can be harmonized seamlessly, but only if we follow some guidelines that balance the readability of both. Read on to find out how to effectively mix text and imagery.

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      Balancing Text and Image Readability… Leer más “Mixing Type and Imagery: How to Manage a Controlled Collision”

      Tips for Creating Big Stature With Small Caps

      When a web page demands respect from readers, few type treatments give it dignity like “small capitals.”

      This treatment makes all letters in a line of text uppercase, but retains hierarchy by making the initial letters of important words noticeably larger.

      When used properly, small caps make things look stable and reliable. They can appear official or solemn; stately text is never rushed.

      Small caps march to their own deliberate beat. Small caps almost guarantee that text won’t look cheap.

      Like any technique, though, this one can be abused or used improperly. Read on for some tips on how to integrate the power of small caps in your designs…


      using small capitals in typographyWhen a web page demands respect from readers, few type treatments give it dignity like “small capitals.”

      This treatment makes all letters in a line of text uppercase, but retains hierarchy by making the initial letters of important words noticeably larger.

      When used properly, small caps make things look stable and reliable. They can appear official or solemn; stately text is never rushed.

      Small caps march to their own deliberate beat. Small caps almost guarantee that text won’t look cheap.

      Like any technique, though, this one can be abused or used improperly. Read on for some tips on how to integrate the power of small caps in your designs…