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It’s November! For some of you, it’s the last month before snow covers the landscape. For us Edmontonians… well, we’ve been shovelling for a few days already now. Awesome. But there’s nothing to brighten the spirits like a fresh coat of paint for your desktop, mobile device or tablet – and we’re here to help […]

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In the past couple of years, we’ve designed & released two free, popular design education resources: the Color Theory Quick Reference Poster, and the Elements of Design Quick Reference Poster. These items are now being used in classrooms all over the world, but we kept getting one specific question: when will you make a Principles […]

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Welcome to October! This month’s desktop wallpaper is a textured deal with some minimal type treatment; a nice update for your various devices! Download your size below and share away. Happy October! Click to download the free October 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600px, 1920X1200px, 1920X1080px, 1680X1050px, 1440X900px, 1280X800px, iPad and iPhone versions.

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Seems like an easy question to answer, doesn’t it? If you’re a designer, you want to sell your design services: perhaps logo design, print design, web design, interface design and so forth. The reality? Yeah, you should be selling that. But there’s much more that you should be selling. You should be selling comfort, reliability, […]

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It’s Found Friday Vol 96! This week we have an awesome, responsive jQuery modal window plugin; a CSS arrow generator; a handy color-picker tool; a cheeky blog on skeuomorphism in design; and the expanded version of League Gothic, a beautiful free typeface. Read on! *note: Feedburner is shutting down; thus, we’re thinking of finally moving Found […]

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It’s September, which means fall, which means the changing of the seasons, which means the changing of your wallpaper. Also, I’ve been designing type from 8am to 11pm every day this week, so my wordsmithing may leave something to be desired. Anyway, here’s a free wallpaper! Click to download the free September 2012 Desktop Calendar […]

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We’re back! Found Friday (Vol 95) this week has some gems: awesome & free downloadable artwork for your office; the Heineken cube bottle design; a Reddit-style site for web tutorials and resources; the new Microsoft logo; and a site that interviews well-known designers and web nerds about what they use to get stuff done. Read […]

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Welcome to our series where we highlight the best design-y finds of the week: Found Friday. This week we have: a great article on why never to use full black; a great collection of grungy retro video game iPhone wallpapers; how to create better widgets in WordPress; a super fun interactive site/time waster; and a […]

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Ahoy! It’s Found Friday vol 93, and this week we have: a neat, new little bookmarking/collection app; a look into the creation of the crazy London 2012 cauldron; the beautiful design of the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece collection; a new app that lets you drag & drop to sell, or peruse the marketplace for digital goods; […]

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It’s August! Get out from behind your monitor and enjoy the sun–once you’ve downloaded our new August 2012 desktop calendar wallpaper, that is! Click to download the free August 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600px, 1920X1200px, 1920X1080px, 1680X1050px, 1440X900px, 1280X800px, iPad and iPhone versions.

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