Back during WWII many of the messages the US and British government stressed to their public were limited in the medium they could be relayed, and were left with few options including radio, newspapers and posters. The posters are now described as "propaganda posters" as the posters addressed particular subjects but omitted certain information to give some extra weight to the issue at hand. Aside from the powerful messages they portray, the design and typography in these posters is something to marvel at, which is why we have compiled a small handful of them for you to look at.
If you want your business card to stand out from the crowd (there's a lot to stand out from!) you need something special. There a bunch of trends and different printing techniques you can choose from to make your cards more interesting, such as spot uv, embossing and letterpressing. This showcase features 30 beautiful transparent plastic business cards to help inspire you when designing your own cards. What one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section! If you like this topic, you should check this great book out: "The Best of Business Card Design 9".
Minimalism in web design is a very popular trend at the moment and there is a great reason to why that is. It makes the usability of a site look superb, and in general the majority of people like the look of minimal and clean designs - you'd be surprised at how many sites suffer from user loss just because they're not 100% happy with how it looks or works. Part two of this showcase features a selection of impressive and rather beautiful examples of the minimalism trend in web design. What do you think of minimal designs? Remember to check out part one!
Milli-Jane (Emily Jane Pooley) is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Cambridge, UK. About to start her degree in illustration at Norwich University College of the Arts, Milli-Jane is looking to take on more freelance projects. You can check out Milli's blog, The Marvellous Milli-Jane and her Tumblrblog, or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter. Let us know what you think of Milli's work in the comments section at the bottom of this post - what's your favourite piece?