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The Haystack Dept.

The Haystack Dept.

Category: Blogs, Resources / Images, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Apr 11th 2012
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Keep an eye on The Haystack Dept., a curation of usable high resolution found and original graphics, textures, type and patterns. Most are free or inexpensive. It's a tumblr, so follow up if you're keen. ...

Flipping Typical

Flipping Typical

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Apr 3rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

flippingtypical.com is a great way to preview how a word/s will look in any of the fonts loaded on your computer. Saves the time and hassle of going through all the fonts one by one.   ...
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Flip Clock Screensaver

Flip Clock Screensaver

Category: Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Nov 9th 2011
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I was reading an interview with Shyama Golden which included some pictures of her apartment with a flip clock screensaver on her computer. I had a little look around for one similar and found this, and it's free...   ...
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Graph Paper PDFs

Graph Paper PDFs

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Images, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Nov 1st 2011
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'FREE Online Graph Paper' is a wonderful resource that I found a few years ago. Download as many grid papers as you can want, from hexagonal to triangular - These grids are especially great for helping to create structure to your thumbnails. I personally love to use these for creating my own typefaces. ...

Shape Type - A letter shaping game

Shape Type - A letter shaping game

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Online Tutorials,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Oct 25th 2011
No. of comments: 4

Following in the footsteps of Kern Type is Shape Type, an interactive game to help you get to grips with the illustrator pen tool - every design student's favourite!! Give it a go... ...

Shillington Design Reference App.

Shillington Design Reference App.

Category: Products, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
No. of comments: 6

We're delighted to annouce the launch of our new iPhone App. A 'must have' for any design student or emerging designer; the Shillington Design Reference App is a handy tool designed to make you a more efficient designer. Whether it's keyboard shortcuts, paper sizes or gener...

Zootool image bookmarking, digital visual diary and moodboards.

Zootool image bookmarking, digital visual diary and moodboards.

Category: Resources / Images, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
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If you are looking for a place to collect the sites, images and work you love to look at the Zootool is the perfect place to do it. Really easy to use. Allows you to categorise bookmarked images easily and bookmark sites you love to visit. It offers simple tools that you can add to your browser ...

Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Category: Blogs, Colour, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
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If you are like me and colour doesn't come easy to you looking for inspiration from colour palettes that work in images, artwork or even other pieces of design can be good. Designspiration is a great place for inspiration but as an awesome feature that allows you to browse work by colour. This makes it easy to find combi...

Colorschemers online tool makes colour palettes easy.

Colorschemers online tool makes colour palettes easy.

Category: Colour, Design / Interactive, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
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Colorschemedesigner is fantastic online tool that can speed up your colour palette creation. It allows you select various types of colour palettes based on the number of colours you'd like to use. The colour wheel interface is easy to use and has quick control selections such as complementary, mono etc. It also has ...

QR Codes

QR Codes

Category: Advertising, Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
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I keep seeing these little barcodes on more and more adverts. They're called QR Codes and were designed by Toyota back in 1994. I downloaded a QR Reader from the App Store and it works a treat. You just launch the App and hold it over the code. It scans it and then launches the website. It...