Identity & packaging for Airgraft by CommissionAirgraft is…


Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission


Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission


Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission


Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission


Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission


Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission

Identity & packaging for Airgraft by Commission

Airgraft is dedicated to serving up the purest expression of cannabis oils with quality standards that advance regulations. Our approach to the branding takes its cues from the world of luxury in order to elevate the vaping experience to new levels within the industry. 

The logotype takes inspiration directly from the clean, minimal lines and angles of the product itself. The chamfered end of the vaporizer is designed to sit comfortably against the lips for perfect draw control and this design detail is visually echoed throughout the characters within the wordmark. The packaging fuses inspirations from both the worlds of luxury and technology to create an elegant and elevated unboxing experience for the consumer. 

Commission is a London based design and branding consultancy led by Creative Directors David McFarline and Christopher Moorby. Founded with an ambition to create beautiful and intelligent design, their work is realised across print, packaging, editorial, advertising, and digital media.

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Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14A geometric sans…


Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14


Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14


Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14


Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14


Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14


Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14

Fractul: 36 Modern & Bold Fonts – only $14

A geometric sans serif with architectural qualities, Fractal is a truly unique modern font from Ladd Design. With Fractul Alt, an alternate type family, included, this deal boasts 36 different modern fonts, complete with 6 stylistic sets and loads of OpenType features such as alternates and ligatures. More than 100 languages are supported in this stylistic set.

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Dieter Rams: The Complete WorksDieter Rams is one of the most…


Dieter Rams: The Complete Works


Dieter Rams: The Complete Works


Dieter Rams: The Complete Works


Dieter Rams: The Complete Works


Dieter Rams: The Complete Works

Dieter Rams: The Complete Works

Dieter Rams is one of the most influential product designers of the twentieth century, who for more than sixty years has been defining the look, feel, and function of some of the world’s best-loved consumer items. Using his ‘ten principles for good design’ as a philosophy and practice for improving the industry in a more holistic, responsible way, Rams has built a reputation with global resonance.

Here, for the first time, is a catalogue raisonné of every product that he has designed in his lifetime — a true celebration of his seminal contribution to the field of industrial and product design. Including 300 color illustrations, the book is organized chronologically, each product is accompanied by a detailed description and specification breakdown, making this the ultimate reference guide for Rams fans.

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Hando: Neo Grotesque Typeface – 20 Fonts only $9Looking to add a…


Hando: Neo Grotesque Typeface – 20 Fonts only $9


Hando: Neo Grotesque Typeface – 20 Fonts only $9


Hando: Neo Grotesque Typeface – 20 Fonts only $9


Hando: Neo Grotesque Typeface – 20 Fonts only $9

Hando: Neo Grotesque Typeface – 20 Fonts only $9

Looking to add a new font family to your typeface toolbox? Hando is a welcome addition to anyone looking for a highly legible, unique, neo grotesque typeface. The family includes 20 fonts, OpenType features, and is just perfect for headline and text block use! Its curve tensions on the circular letterforms will give a futuristic impression to your projects.

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Consider Joining the A’ Design Award TodayA’ Design Award…


Consider Joining the A’ Design Award Today


Consider Joining the A’ Design Award Today


Consider Joining the A’ Design Award Today


Consider Joining the A’ Design Award Today

Consider Joining the A’ Design Award Today

A’ Design Award & Competition is the World’s leading international annual juried competition for design.  Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by a 218 person influential jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and established professionals.

A’ Design Award & Competition promises fame, prestige, publicity and international recognition to all A’ Design Award Winners through the A’ Design Prize which is given to celebrate the awarded designs. A’ Design Prize includes these:

Register here before deadline: https://competition.adesignaward.com/registration.php

Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by AlterProspect is a…


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter


Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter

Branding for Prospect Coffee Roasters by Alter

Prospect is a specialty coffee roasting and retail company started in 2014 by brothers Blake and Derek Ulrich in Ventura, California.

The identity Alter created for Prospect drew inspiration from the great legacy of American typographic branding. They were looking for a contemporary execution with an underlying sense of familiarity and character. Marr Sans by Commercial Type provided the perfect fit and works beautifully across a series of packages, each designed in a single size and weight.

To add dimension and tone Alter worked up a series of loose illustrations that eventually became a relaxed and welcoming thread throughout. They’re a kind of riff on how they imagine the Californian coffee experience. Pretty chill and super friendly.

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Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINSOver the last year, COLLINS…


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS


Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS

Brand Identity for Crane by COLLINS

Over the last year, COLLINS has worked closely with Crane’s teams to revitalize their brand, reboot their digital presence, developing a more relevant brand voice as well as enabling new products, artist collaborations, and customization capabilities. Crane is exploring new ways of expressing the depth and design of their timeless, premium-quality 100% cotton products.

COLLINS have committed to the classic Crane blue with a slight update – dialing up its vibrancy while showcasing Crane’s printing and engraving capabilities. The stationery box itself becomes an object of hope, never to be put in a drawer or a closet but proudly displayed on a desk, a shelf, or a coffee table. When displayed in a store and at retail locations, the larger presence of the Crane brand functions as a clear signal of where their quality products can be found.

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Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154The menu and experience at…


Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154


Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154


Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154


Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154


Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154


Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154

Brand identity for Kafeteria by NR2154

The menu and experience at Kafeteria combine Japanese minimalism and Danish culture with modern sensibilities. Sitting inside the National Gallery of Denmark, the café’s interior is designed by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo.

Taking these cues, NR2154 designed a geometric, friendly, and understated lowercase sans-serif logomark that embraces the café’s Zen sensibility. A custom typeface—based on the logomark—was also created to be used across promotional materials and printed collateral.

Every touchpoint was designed using the custom typeface to build a cohesive brand voice that elevates Chef Frederick Bille Brahe and chef Jakob Kjær’s culinary approach to creating simple, organic Japanese and Danish recipes.

Agency: NR2154
Creative Director: Jacob Wildschiodtz
Design Director: Elina Asanti
Art Director: Ayaka B. Ito
Designer: Stefanie Brückler

Restaurant photography courtesy of Kafeteria.
Portfolio photography by Ayaka B. Ito.

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Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey StudioHey studio finally launched…


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio


Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio

Hola Coffee Packaging by Hey Studio

Hey studio finally launched one of their very first speciality coffee in collaboration with their friends at @holacoffee. They wanted to create a packaging design so that every pouch could be an exclusive piece. 

Each design has been created from a range of geometric shapes and colours, and there are dozens of playful design combinations to be created. To give it their personal touch, each artwork is carefully applied by hand by their team. Since every pack is unique, when you place the order you will receive one of the designs at random.

Hey is a creative studio based in Barcelona since 2007. They create fresh brands, conceptual communication campaigns, unique illustrations and other creative stuff by working closely with their clients, building strong relationships and taking care of every aspect of the design process. They’re constantly evolving and adapting not only because business and design doesn’t stay still but also because they like to explore new ideas.

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15 Useful Tools & Resources Worth Checking Out

As a web designer, you face plenty of challenges, both good and bad. One of the bad ones is to suddenly find out that you’re either in danger of missing a client’s deadline or will be unable to meet it at all.

A missed deadline could be due to something beyond your control and no fault of your own. There are measures you can take to avoid what you do have control over. Such as not having the right design tool or design resources to do a task that has to be done.

An ounce of prevention can definitely be worth a pound of cure in this case. Before starting a project, make sure the tool or tools you will be using will be up to the task.

The 15 design tools presented here are the tops in their respective categories. You should be better able to handle whatever is thrown at you.

1. Be Theme

Its more than 200,000 sales to date have certainly established the BeTheme multipurpose WordPress theme as an all-time favorite among web designers.

In truth, “multipurpose” doesn’t do BeTheme justice. Users might argue that “all-purpose” would be a more accurate description.

Be’s 40+ core features give web designers plenty to work with in terms of page-building tools, design aids, design options, and special effects.

Most notably:

  • The Muffin Builder, which when used with other core features, makes building a website quick, easy, and coding-free;
  • The Admin Panel/Shortcode Generator combo gives all the flexibility designers need;
  • BeTheme’s 600+ customizable pre-built websites could well be the star of the show. They cover 30 business sectors and all the popular website types, they are customizable, responsive, and feature cool UX features, and they can get any project off to a rapid start.

Click on the banner to learn more about Be’s other core features.

2. Timezy Booking Software

Timezy will help you create a booking environment that works best for your business by allowing clients and customers to book your services as easily as possible. You can then integrate Timezy into your website to streamline and speed up your booking operation.

  • Clients and customers can book appointments online 24/7;
  • They can receive real-time email notifications and reminders;
  • Timezy can be integrated with Zoom;
  • You can reorder steps on the booking form to fit your needs;
  • Timezy can be used to manage employee assignments and schedules, vacations, and special days.

If you lack a website of your own, Timezy will provide you with a modern web page you can customize to fit your brand for clients to book appointments at any time.

3. wpDataTables

wpDataTables is the top-selling and most powerful WordPress table and chart-building plugin on the market. There are other good ones, but their table and chart-building capabilities quickly become inadequate as you go down the list of what wpDataTables can do that most others cannot.

wpDataTables key features and capabilities:

  • The ability to create interactive and responsive tables and charts;
  • The ability to create frontend editable and easily maintainable tables and charts;
  • The ability to rapidly process massive amounts of data that come in various formats and from various sources;
  • The ability to build tables and charts using real-time data.

You can also brighten up or improve a table or chart’s readability by highlighting or color-coding key information.

Click on the banner to find out more about what this plugin can do for you.

4. LayerSlider

LayerSlider is not for sliders only. This multipurpose WordPress tool can also be used to create eye-catching animations and engaging content.

  • Add a little spice to a stale website;
  • Create popups with stunning effects to interact better with visitors;
  • Avoid coding, since LayerSlider is drag and drop.

This popular design tool has been assisting web designers for nearly a decade and serves millions of active monthly users.

5. Amelia Booking Plugin

Amelia is a user-friendly WordPress booking plugin you can use to manage your appointments and events on a single platform.

  • Clients can instantly book, change, or cancel appointments online 24/7;
  • Employees and customers can manage meetings, appointments, and events from their own dashboards;
  • Amelia can be integrated with Zoom to conduct training or consultation sessions;
  • Amelia can also create packages of services with discounts and validity periods.

Amelia can service multiple business locations.

6. Uncode – Creative Multiuse & WooCommerce WordPress Theme

With its more than 80.000 sales to date, Uncode has become one of ThemeForest’s all-time best sellers.

  • You can create custom layouts and designs with Uncode’s Dynamic Content feature and use them as templates for category pages;
  • Uncode features the WooCommerce Product Builder, custom Checkout, Cart, My Account, Quick-View, etc.

Uncode has a comprehensive library of tutorial videos and a showcase of user-created websites that is well worth visiting.

7. Total WordPress Theme

Created with perfection in mind, Total is nonetheless an extremely user-friendly WordPress theme.

  • This drag and drop website building tool’s extreme flexibility allows users to create any type or style of website;
  • The WPBakery page builder is accompanied by an assortment of custom modules;
  • Total is RTL and Translation-ready and easily integrates with WooCommerce;
  • Total is developer-friendly.

Click on the banner to learn more.

8. Dr. Link Check

Dr. Link Check saves you the inconvenience of having to periodically conduct a manual search of your site for broken links.

Dr. Link Check inspects for:

  • Broken links and improper URL formatting;
  • Blacklisted malicious content links;
  • Websites that do not contain any valuable content, including ad-only sites.

Dr. Link Check publishes downloadable daily, weekly, or monthly reports.

9. Mobirise Website Builder

Mobirise is not only a top tool for creating fast, responsive, user-friendly websites. It also has the advantages of being offline. Mobirise is also free.

Factors that contribute to Mobirise’s excellent performance include:

  • Google Amp and Bootstrap 4 frameworks;
  • Professionally-crafted website templates, popups, sliders, and eCommerce features;
  • Mobirise is all drag and drop.

Click on the banner to download your very own copy.

10. 8b Website Builder

When a website builder is fast, free, responsive, user friendly, and Google-friendly as well, it is certainly worthy of consideration.

The 8b website builder:

  • Allows you to create websites at home or on the go on any device;
  • Features templates and website sections designed to get projects off to a rapid start;
  • It gives your site a Google ranking with a couple of clicks;
  • It can be hosted wherever you want.

Download your copy now.

11. WHATFONTIS

WhatFontIs, with its database of more than 700K commercial and free fonts and font-finding AI functionality enables you to identify fonts from images you upload.

This top-of-the-line font-finding tool:

  • Identifies an uploaded font 90% of the time;
  • Gives answers in seconds;
  • Identifies cursive fonts (the letters in the image must be separated);
  • Displays 60+ similar fonts for each uploaded image.

12. Litho – The Multipurpose HTML5 Template

Litho is a responsive multipurpose Bootstrap 4 HTML5 template that gives startups, design agencies, and other businesses an ideal website-building starting point.

Litho’s features include:

  • Cool selections of ready-made home pages, inner pages, and template blocks;
  • Page styles for portfolio, shop, and blogging sites;
  • Sliders, banners, forms, and other creative design elements.

Litho offers 5-star professional support.

13. XStore – The Most Customizable WooCommerce Theme Ever

XStore may be the best tool anyone could have at their fingertips when looking for a fast and easy way to create a high-performance eCommerce website –  for only $39.

XStore’s key features include:

  • 100+ customizable ready-to-go shops;
  • $500+ worth of premium WordPress plugins;
  • A Single Product builder and a Header builder.

14. Goodiewebsite

GOODIE’s web development platform assists clients who are eager to get a professionally-coded website quickly up and running.

GOODIE’s services focus on:

  • Web designers seeking a development partner;
  • Startups looking for ways to test their ideas and concepts;
  • Small businesses seeking an online presence or improvement of an existing one.

GOODIE’s specialties include 1-10 page, WordPress, and eCommerce websites.

15. Heroic Inbox

There are several excellent reasons for letting Heroic Inbox manage your business’s departmental email inboxes.

They include:

  • Encouraging efficient staff collaboration on email assignments and responses;
  • Helping staff members accomplish and maintain Inbox Zero status;
  • Tracking key team performance metrics.

Two key Heroic Inbox features are its smart workflows and a fast and friendly UI.

Every web designer owns a toolbox of tips and tricks they use in their website building projects. Even when a toolbox is superbly stocked, it is always challenging to keep it up to date. Doing so requires maintaining a knowledge of the latest and greatest web design resources and tools—some of which you may need to meet ever-changing industry demands.

This article features the top tools & resources for designers and agencies for 2021. Choosing one or more of them could not only help you stay on top of your game but could even make your day.

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