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iconfinder.com

Make beautiful presentations in Figma

Learn how to make neat-looking slides and present them effectively using Figma.

nathanfriend.io

Inspiral Web

Relive your childhood in pixel-perfect bliss by drawing spirals.

astralcodexten.substack.com

A Guide To Asking Robots To Design Stained Glass Windows

I love stained glass. Not so much your usual suburban house stained glass with a picture of lilies. The good stuff.

uxdesign.cc

Hold the line

A few relevant analogies, important references to inspirational figures, and the case made for refusing to wait a minute longer.

variable.io

Cindermedusae

A generative encyclopedia of imaginary sea creatures.

raw.studio

Spotify’s Embodiment Of Emotional Design

In this article, we will discuss how emotional design plays a key factor in Spotify’s iconic, personalised experience, and what we can learn from it.

prototypr.io

From Design System to 'NFT Design System': Creating TinyFaces

Max spent lockdown learning 3D design, leading to a venture into NFTs. He shares the stigmas and challenges of entering the NFT space as a designer.

contrachrome.com

Contra Chrome

With her meticulous rearrangement of Scott McCloud‘s Google-commissioned Chrome comic from 2008, Leah Elliot delivers a much-needed update.

sailorhg.com

home sweet homepage

A short illustrated story about growing up online.

christophniemann.com

Hammer

Variations on a theme.

webflow.com

How one illustration style took over the corporate world

Corporate Memphis seems to be everywhere nowadays, but where did it come from? And how did it get to be so popular?

fastcompany.com

How 29 artists banded together to put Equal Rights back in the spotlight

The artists, including Shepard Fairey, are bringing fresh urgency to the 99-year-old amendment that’s still waiting to be ratified.

fastcompany.com

Fruit stickers, the world’s tiniest canvases for graphic design

A new exhibition celebrates the grocery-store gems, which have been around for almost a century.

thisiscolossal.com

LEGO Letterpress: Bird Species Are Printed with Everyone’s Favorite Toy Bricks

Back in 2017, Roy Scholten and Martijn van der Blom brought LEGO into their letterpress workshops for elementary school students.

evolveartist.com

Are Today’s Portraitists Better Than the Old Masters?

Master portraitist Kevin Murphy applauds the contemporary realistic portrait artists who have taken on the legacy that the old masters left behind.

vertex.im

Vertex.im: Free customizable 3D icons

Handcrafted 3D icons. Customize it online - change color, material and choose right angle. 100% free.

amygoodchild.com

What is Generative Art?

An artwork may be generative in some ways and not in others. A piece could have generative aspects even if the artist didn’t have that intention.

visualcinnamon.com

Rotae

Explaining the background and design variations of the Rotae NFT collection, released on Art Blocks

minimator.app

Minimator

Minimalist graphical editor in your browser and on the go.

thisiscolossal.com

Marked with Pattern and Texture, Hula’s Murals Appear to Emerge from the Sea

To paint his murals, Sean Yoro, aka Hula, yields to the shifting tides of the ocean.