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Emerald is the Pantone color of the year
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Pantone has selected 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013. Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It's also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity — no other color conveys regeneration more than green. More

Design a textured app icon with Fireworks
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Ever since the iPhone launched in 2007 the demand for mobile application design has continued its upwards trajectory. Many designers who had traditionally worked on Web projects for a living suddenly found themselves taking on design contracts solely for mobile interfaces. Four years have now passed since the release of the iPhone SDK, and with other platforms such as Android and BlackBerry cornering their shares of the market, it doesn't look as if the mobile wars will be ending any time soon. But whatever the platform, there's something all these bits of software have in common. Every app has an icon. More


The graphic designer's gift guide
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In lieu of early Christmas planning, You the Designer compiled some of the best gift ideas to give out to your creative and hardworking colleagues at work or to your loved ones on these coming holidays. More

Fully Customized UniKeep™ Case Binders
With Univenture's UniKeep Binders, you have a better, more customizable way to keep your important documents safe. Made from durable polypropylene that snaps shut, they are available with full-color digital printing for a high-quality custom design or message. More info

2013 AIA Gold Medal awarded to Thom Mayne
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The American Institute of Architects has selected Thom Mayne, FAIA, as the recipient of 2013 AIA Gold Medal. Mayne will be honored at a special event in March in Washington, D.C., as well as at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver. The AIA Gold Medal, voted on annually, is considered to be the profession's highest honor that an individual can receive. More

Cool illustrations featuring Santa Claus
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To show how much Santa Claus has influenced many lives of people and to celebrate the Christmas spirit of the season, You The Designer collected some of the coolest, amazing, funny and unique fan art illustrations of Santa by various artists over the Internet. Let's see how the original image of Santa illustrated by Thomas Nast has evolved. More


Free holiday e-cards from Extensis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Overwhelmed by your holiday to-do list? The folks at Extensis want to help. They have launched a customizable holiday card generator that lets you make cool-looking cards you can share via Twitter, Facbook or email. More

Imagination creates graphics and spatial design for Stockholm's Tolv entertainment site
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Imagination is creating the concept for Tolv Stockholm, a multi-use entertainment space beneath the Tele2 Arena in the Swedish capital. The consultancy is responsible for creating the spatial design and visual identity for Tolv, working alongside Swedish architect Tema Arkitekter on the project. More

The paper that changed type design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
John Baskerville is known best as the man who, in the mid-18th century, created a new typeface that now bears his name. It was finer, more delicate and lighter on the page than all that went before it, and it opened the door to a new genre of type designs: the so-called modern faces, including Bodoni and Didot. More


Master retro looks with Photoshop
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The retro, or vintage, look is a popular style used on some of the best-looking sites on the Web. This article from Web Designer offers techniques, inspiration and tips on how to recreate the look with Photoshop. More

WebKit browsers gain in latest browser stats
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According to StatCounter's Q3 2012 stats, WebKit browsers appear to be cementing their dominance. As outlined on mobile strategist Peter-Paul Koch's QuirksBlog, Opera's mobile share dropped, enabling the Android browser to match Safari's 24 per cent share. On the desktop, Chrome finally overtook Internet Explorer, seemingly grabbing a chunk of Firefox's share. More

Create a WordPress theme with underscores
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Underscores are a theme made by Automattic, the company behind WordPress itself. It's not intended to be a parent theme with which to base any number of child themes on. Instead, the whole point is to hack the code of underscore around to do your exact bidding. When you're building sites for a client in WordPress, part of the initial labor is in stripping out all the functionality you don't need from an existing theme. Underscores aim to provide the mere essentials, so you can get on with what makes your site unique. More

Event       Location     Dates Notes

Typography Day 2013       Guwahati, India     March 7-9 The event will feature a day of workshops on typography and calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to display typography.

agIdeas International Design Week       Melbourne, Australia     April 29-May 3 Events celebrate design excellence and promote the value of design driven innovation.


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