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Design

rooki.design

This is a great digital magazine for young designers (and for olders too). Great interviews, nice resources, nice design.

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Design

FontBase

Being a designer and in love with typography over the years I have collected a TON of fonts. I used to keep lots of them installed at once, it’s just nice to have all of them ready to use when prototyping logos and such.

But recently I started to use a font manager, as it can really free up system resources when you don’t need them all. After a bit of research I’ve settled with FontBase (I’m not affiliated with them). Even in its free version it’s just nice and fast. It scans a folder for new fonts added, and the possibility to install Google Fonts with a click is a plus. Great piece of software.

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Design

Designer Bio Generator

I could really use this Designer Bio Generator

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Design

Affinity Publisher Beta

I’ve been using the Affinity Publisher Beta for a few months now, and I can say that even if it’s not on par with inDesign yet (or maybe it will never be), it can certainly do 95% of what is needed. The final version could be definitely used for professional work. It’s a good thing that finally there’s fresh competition in the desktop publishing world.

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Art Design

absurd.design

A free set of quality surrealist illustrations.

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Art Design

The “New Ugly” School of Design

Graphic design can only progress if practitioners continually look for unconventional methods to approaching a brief and challenging aesthetic ideas. “If you stay true to always asking ‘Why?’ and ‘Why not?’, you will always stay ahead,” he says. “It is always change that will evoke change.”

The critical design aesthetic is becoming popular, along the brutalist one in web design, and it’s great. I wonder what will be next.

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Art Design Science Video

Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happy

Interesting video