The Beauty of Minimal Portfolio Design

It wasn’t that many years ago when creating a design was a matter of cramming as much as possible onto each page, particularly the landing page – with the view that site owners want their visitors to get an eyeful of what they have to offer right off the bat.

30 Amazing Examples of Outdoor Advertising

As all types of media advertising becomes more and more creative, we are lucky enough to be living in times when advertisements can amaze us with their detail and creativity. Outdoor or ambient advertising is included in this, and agencies now go the extra mile to make us do a double-take when we see some of their creations.

30 Creative and Effective Black and White Logo Designs

Our world is in full color, and there is no group of people who like to make more use of that fact than designers. However, sometimes designers opt for monochrome to enhance their designs and show their true skill.

When designing in black and white there is little room for error – the lines have to be clear and precise and when designing a logo without added color, the designer is still obliged to impart the message or style the company or individual wants to portray.

Mobile App User Interfaces for Simpler Navigation

The mobile iOS App Store has seen a tremendous influx in publishers over the past year. 2012 has been a phenomenal time for app developers with new creative and unique interfaces. From this small burst of creativity we can find dozens of examples for cleaner, more intuitive user navigation menus.

As such I’d like to dedicate this article looking into some newer trends for simpler mobile app navigation. iOS designers & developers are working together blending ideas with practical functionality and programming. There are also plenty of examples for mobile apps exclusive to the Android platform. But I feel that Apple developers are always ahead of the curve, which leads to a more polished and refined user experience within the App Store.

59 Beautifully Designed Retro and Vintage Logos

Retro and vintage has been a trend in web design for some time now, and shows no signs of going out of fashion. It therefore follows, that this style is also trending in logo design. There is a lot of skill involved in designing logos, the designer is expected to create a ‘feel’ in a very small piece of art and/or text, and to convey the message the company wants to put across to their existing and potential customers.

In this round-up we have selected 60 retro and vintage logos that have been beautifully designed, some of which have been designed for companies, others have been created for practise or for portfolios.

23 Beautiful Examples of Organic Website Design

Organic website design is a style of design that uses natural textures such as wood and paper, as well as scenic or floral imagery. There are many, many sites that could be considered organic in their design, and in this collection we have selected 23 of the best we could find that are beautifully presented and use organic elements to their very best effect.