With the advent of ever-improving smartphone camera technology, the digital SLR’s exclusive dominance in the world of quality photography is slowly crumbling. Smartphone users around the world are proving that a good photographer’s eye is far more important for taking a good photograph than your photographic hardware, so the IPPAWARDS (iPhone Photography Awards) were created to recognize their efforts.
The photos in this competition, which was organized by Apple, need to have been taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad and cannot have been edited on any way by desktop software (device-based apps are allowed).
Take a look at the winners – maybe they’ll inspire you to take an amazing photo with your own smartphone!
These advertisements address different types of issues, but they’re all about giving a voice to the voiceless. Most of us love animals, and yet we remain ignorant of or apathetic towards the abuse of domestic or circus animals or the extinction, poaching and over-harvesting of wild populations. If you’re an animal lover, consider putting your time or your money behind one of these noble campaigns!
There are lots of powerful animal ads out there, so if you’ve seen one that we missed, share it with us at the bottom of this post!
Fabrica is a deceptively simple sans serif typeface optimized for screen display on handheld devices. With its optimal quality and legibility, Fabrica proves to be highly efficient for small screens. Its details are drawn from the more systematic constructed Neo-Grotesques, giving it a neutral tone of voice. Above all, Fabrica’s beauty is found in its functionality.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Daughters of the Empire is a clothing boutique representing a passion and love for quality pieces that last a lifetime. It features up-and-coming, innovative and independent designers from around the world in search for the finest, quality goods and garment. DOE is passionate about the lines they carry as well as the inspiring people behind these lines, which are handpicked to represent the shop.
The latest Gallup poll (2012) revealed that 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” from their jobs worldwide. This means that, on average, burnt out employees outnumber the engaged employees 2 to 1.
Watermag is a school assignment by design student Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen from Denmark. He chose to redesign the danish surf magazine Watermag surfnews and his work was great. Check it out – See more at: http://abduzeedo.com/editorial-design-inspiration-watermag-surfnews#sthash.cjDUTgZl.dpuf
Automation is useful in the work of every designer. It saves precious time on repetitive tasks and helps us solve certain problems more quickly and easily.
If you love design you most likely love beer as well, so I decided to put together some eye candy that will leave you thirsty. These are some of the coolest beer design labels I’ve seen and I hope you enjoy. Cheers – See more at: http://abduzeedo.com/awesome-beer-label-designs#sthash.lYH60KvV.dpuf
Founder of Typodermic Fonts and type designer Ray Larabie is behind today’s font of choice Pakenham Regular. Available fromHypeForType, and inspired by Paul Renner’s 1950s creation, Steile Futura, Pakenham is described as having ‘an upright, modern look with gently turned corners and generously proportioned loops’.
Part of larger font family, Pakenham Regular is available as a free download for both personal and commercial use over onHypeForType.
Alek is a classy and elegant yet playful upright script family of two weights and an ornament set Alek is equipped with plenty of OpenType features: To activate the alternates click on Swash, Contextual, Stylistic or Titling Alternates or Discretionary Ligatures, Tabular or OldStyle Lining in any OpenType savvy program or manually select the characters from Glyph Palette. Always enable Standard Ligatures for the best outcome.