I have a pile of freebies, and just haven't gotten around to including them -- but I'll start including some of them now. Also, an important item for web designers in this issue -- the typography thing between web sites and mobile sites is really a nightmare. Otherwise it's all fun and all good this issue so have a good time!
- Free: Vector Florals, Avatars, Patterns, Shapes and Banners
- Free: Fun Swirls, Doodles, Shapes, Balloons & Cakes
- Free Stuff : Minimalist Sports Icons
- Sally DaBronzo Free Printables
- Typography is impossible
Free: Vector Florals, Avatars, Patterns, Shapes and Banners
Here's another freebie package from Europe, this collection -- although a bit sophomoric -- is nicely done.
The freebie pack includes character drawings, ornaments, banners and floral elements courtesy of designers Lisa Glanz, The Pen and Brush as well as Type and Graphics Lab.
Lisa Glanz via designcuts.com
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Free: Fun Swirls, Doodles, Shapes, Balloons & Cakes
Planning a party? You'll want this free collection of vector art ...
The freebie pack includes spectacular vector ornaments courtesy of Nicky Laatz, Kimmy Design and Yellow Design Studio. http://www.yellowdesignstudio.com/
Nicky Laatz via Yellow Design Studio
Free Stuff : Minimalist Sports Icons
It takes a special talent to boil an image to its essence, and then express it in uniform line -- and Salinee seems to have perfected that skill to a high level.
Salinee Pimpakun is a UX/UI, Web Designer, and Graphic Designer from Bangkok, Thailand. When you visit her Behance page, you'll find lots of other cool stuff including other icon sets to match this one, and, including some very interesting UI challenges! Her web site is dezainwerkz.com
Salinee Pimpakun UX/UI, Web Designer
Sally DaBronzo Free Printables
a huge collection of interesting, unique, off-the-wall items that should appeal to just about any visual communicator. . .
You'll need to log into your Pinterest account to tap into this great collection!
This one is actually my favorite
Typography is impossible
This is a very good article by Marcin Wichary, Designer and typographer at Medium - aresluna.org ... it's important to anyone who writes code for the web -- the practical guide to why laying out type never quite does what you want
You’re a front-end engineer... but at this very moment, you’re also a typesetter. It’s good work. Satisfying work. (As of a few decades ago, you don’t even have to worry much about lead poisoning.) There’s something mathematically, geometrically comforting and peaceful about filling boxes. Computers are good at rectangles. This should be easy.But you’re about to discover, or perhaps already discovered, that this is no smooth sailing. Setting type can be tricky. Type lets you get close, but it never quite does what you want it to do.
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