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Fontstand is Netflix for fonts, and it’s amazing.

Fontstand front page. What is Fontstand? Fontstand is a Mac app that lets you try fonts for free and rent them by the month for desktop use for a fraction of their regular price. Typotheque developed this app in collaboration with Andrej Krátky. Conceived by independent…

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4 nifty games to help refine your design skills.

  The folks over at Method Action have created some nifty little games to help you learn, refine or test your design skills. Method of Action was born in 2011 and was a collaboration between María Munuera and Mark MacKay.   Kerning Game Think you’re the kern master? Test…

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Jack Howl’s illustrations create a world of eccentric and curious characters.

  Jack Howl’s illustrations suggest he’s visited a futuristic world fraught with semi-surrealist demons and characters inspired by Japanese folklore and pop culture. The longer you look at the meticulously hand drawn artworks, the more quirky details you find, adding to the narrative of each…

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4 website inspiration galleries to drool over

As a designer, I’m constantly on the lookout for websites that don’t fit the mould of a stock standard template design. If a site is intriguing, invites me to explore various elements on the page, and looks unique, it goes straight to my bookmarks bar.…

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Some words of wisdom from designer and illustrator, Zach Hobbs.

  As well as working as a communication designer at IDEO, Zach Hobbs creates experimental, abstract, and satirical artworks that resemble the sharpie rendition of a bad acid trip. I was lucky enough to interview Zach recently and wanted to share with you his insights…

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4 colour scheme tools that aren’t Adobe Kuler

Ever looked at a colour wheel and felt overwhelmed by the number of combinations possible? Just can’t seem to get that palette right? Never fear, for here you can find a selection of tools to help you find the perfect colour combinations. 1. Tobias van…

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Scarfolk visualises 1984 propaganda

Over the weekend I read George Orwell’s gripping novel, 1984. To give you a brief summary, the story follows a middle aged man named Winston Smith as he wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the ‘Party’ scrutinises human actions with ever-watchful Big Brother. Working, eating, talking, thinking,…

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Augmented reality brings light to the dark future of print

It was a rather dark and gloomy Monday inside and outside of the studio. Our spirits were weathered from the weekend and we nursed a grievance against the sudden wintry weather. It was around noon that we received a little brightness in the form of…

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The F Word. Feminism.

Feminism. The word that when uttered causes men to shift uncomfortably, and women to deny any form of association. For some time now, feminism has been getting a bad rap, with people perceiving it as a negative movement campaigned by narrow-minded individuals. This is because…

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Happy New Year from Truly Deeply

We’re back in the studio and ready as ever for what 2018 has in store. The team at Truly Deeply had a great holiday away (bar the few thirsty studio plants that may need some time to recover), with a few of the team travelling…

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Biophilia creeps into graphic design

Biophilia Biophilia is humankind’s inherent connection to nature. It’s why crackling fires and crashing waves captivate us; why strolling through a park soothes us; and why shadow and light can affect our mood. Biophilia suggests that we have a need to connect with nature and that…

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