There are some amazing new font foundries on the design scene who are doing some brilliant work and making it available to designers and developers everywhere for next to nothing. The release of a new font or font family sees the release of a free weight, a trending practice that garners no complaints from anyone.
In my recent jaunts on the interwebs, I have come across some great vector freebies. I have handpicked a few that are free for personal and commercial use (with some requiring mere credits). In this little roundup today, I am listing 50+ awesome free vector illustrator patterns, seamless and otherwise. These are perfect for the
Typography is possibly one of the most important design aspects of any project; using typography that doesn’t compliment your design can be incredibly detrimental to the design and effect usability and obviously the aesthetic properties of the project. There are thousands of fonts from many foundries available, as well as custom fonts that people wish
Gaining inspiration at times can be an incredibly difficult and frustrating task, like writers, designers suffer a form of "writers block" which can be a major design hurdle before you even start. You will see posts around the web "9999 Of The Best CSS Galleries" which OK they can be handy and serve a purpose,
When designing a fancy logo, we shouldn’t be using a plain font, nor something too grungy. These kind of logos need to maintain their class. The right balance of flair and flourish in typography will render these fancy logos absolutely beautiful. I prepared 20 free fonts which are just right for this purpose. Enjoy! 1.
Every few months I do a post rounding up the latest and freshest typography wallpapers on the scene that catch my eye. I have 47 new ones [or at least I think they are new cause I haven't seen them before] today and am really digging the "Why So Serious?", "Retro Machine" and "Lost" Wallpapers.
Okay, so we all went a little crazy when Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPad. Despite the mixed responses worldwide, I am actually quite excited about the iPad, but I am going to wait till the next generation devices are released before I buy it. Apart from some of us who snickered about the
VERBAL KUNG FU FOR FREELANCERS Author – JEREMY TUBER Pages – 166 LBOI RATING – I recently got an opportunity to review Jeremy Tuber’s Verbal Kung Fu For The Freelancer. Ever since I came across the title on another blog, I have been eager to read the book. The title made me think that
I have been working on a couple of projects lately and have been designing quick icons on and off to facilitate the design requirements. That got me thinking as to what sort of icons were available out there that would make a designer’s [or any person wanting to put together a web page] life simple.
A few days ago I started a 5-part series, showcasing some of the best retro fonts out there, that are absolutely free. Today, I have Part II of the series and this time around these retro fonts are accompanied by whimsy statements that popped into my head while I was doing this post. I
Deviantart houses some extremely talented people. They are not only gifted and quirky but immensely generous too. How else would you have access to these spectacular vector packs that would enable you to bring retro alive on your screens? Continuing on with our focus on all things "retro" this month, we present you with 25
Logo Hawk reporting for duty here on the Little Box Of Ideas Blog today. And she has an awesome roundup of branding and logo design news, resources and happenings from around the world for July 2009. There are some fantastic branding stories that caught the Hawk’s eye. Big companies are scrambling to rebrand, trying to
If you have been following my blog for the past few weeks, you must have realized that things get done a bit differently on here. You must have seen plenty of "The Best Design Sites To Follow" or "99 Design Blogs That Are a Must Follow" lists. Well, what about the not so very old
I have been working on a small project over the weekend and needed to create pretty trees for that. I wanted to make them in Illustrator so I could scale and play around with them easily. Ever since I have downloaded Designfruit’s beautiful pattern set, I have been itching to use it for something unusual.
A nice set of high resolution paper textures today. The set is called Lollidots, as I have fashioned the design after some round lollies that form a hole in the middle as you go on sucking at them. These are huge, 3600×3600 pixels each. There are some patterned and some plain ones in the pack,