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Magazine Covers by Charles Williams

Magazine Covers by Charles Williams

We all know that digital design has already become the most important field in terms of media, however there's still something amazing about designing for magazines and newspapers. Traditional print design is the foundation for what we draft off of today, or at least set out to do on the web. In the future, as technology evolves, that will be possible. To inspire this notion, we're excited to feature some amazing magazine covers designed by Charles Williams. Charles Williams is a freelance illustrator/designer based in London. For more information check out his website at http://madeup.org/ Via Behance

Editorial Design Inspiration: Pencil Post

Editorial Design Inspiration: Pencil Post

The Pencil Post is one of the most beautiful print pieces I have seen in a while. Designed by British design agency Pencil, this post contains an insider's guide to Soho's hidden gems, a piece on William Sieghart's Poetry Prescriptions and a showcase of Pencil's work, among other things. For more from Pencil Agency visit pencilagency.com and behance.net/ChloeGalea Pencil Agency - situated in the heart of London's Soho - creates considered, bespoke content for clients across all channels but with a particular love of print. With this in mind it would only seem right that Pencil promoted itself and the importance of curated content to brands by way of a beautifully designed newspaper. Printed in navy and fluorescent orange inks, and delivered in matching envelope, Pencil Post really stood out on the desks of those it was sent to.

Big Up Cover Illustration by Saad Moosajee

Monday is our tutorial day. We try to post tutorials every Monday showing how to create some nice effects or compositions we like. Today is not different, but instead of a tutorial we have a really nice case study by Saad Moosajee. It is an image created for the cover of the Big Up magazine. Saad is a great contributor to the blog, always sharing beautiful wallpaper with us. Now we will be able to see how he created the beautiful Big Up Cover Magazine Big Up Cover Magazine Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Final Result Details For more information visit http://saadart.com/

Incredible Illustrations by Hugo Ortiz

Hugo Ortiz aka IconBlast is a Colombian illustrator and graphic designer with great and powerful illustrations full of colors and strong details. His works appears in magazines, t-shirts, posters and much more. Check it out! "Mywork is strongly influenced for all that I have liked along my life: skateboarding, music, the streets, good times, draw, have fun, movies, posters, magazines, smiles, PMA, my family, and my friends." Hugo Ortiz For more make sure to visit iconblast.com

Awesome Brochure and Print Design Inspiration

Print design is becoming quite influential in web design, we have seen more and more websites using big headers, lots of white space and nice font size contrasts. As I am looking for print design references for a brochure I am working on, I decided to select some nice brochures and print design examples to share with you. Also there was a suggestion from a reader for us to feature more print design references. Let me know if you have any example of a nice brochure, poster or print design you like. You can send it to me via email at abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com or via twitter at http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Miriello Grafico Emmanuel Rovere's Portfolio Felix von der Weppen Ginger Monkey aka Tom Lane Taulant Bushi's Portfolio Mike Giesser's Portfolio Michael Schepis's Portfolio David Weik's Portfolio Aleksander Blücher's Portfolio Bruno Siriani's Portfolio Romeu & Julieta - Estúdio's Portfolio Benjamin Jimenez AKA PIN's Portfolio Andrew Townsend's Portfolio jekyll & hyde's Portfolio David Arias's Portfolio Jason Little's Portfolio Heesun Seo's Portfolio Vincent Jugé's Portfolio Wemake Design's Portfolio Michael Schepis's Portfolio Michael Schepis's Portfolio Rebrand Advertising and Design Inc.'s Portfolio Andrew MacPhee Allison Wilton's Portfolio Un.titled Roman krikheli Andreas Hidber John Owens Andrew Townsend Matias Fernandez Aleksander Blücher Roman krikheli David Arias HVD Fonts Ashraf Majiet Vincent Jugé Misc Gonçalo Durães Jeff Quigley RiseDesign Dario Berardi Octavian Belintan Planet Interactive Arts Ltd We Love... dailey crafton David Motter Hayden Peek Ashraf Majiet Caroline Tattersall Images via Behance.net

Designers Must-Know: Emigre magazine

One of the greatest influences on Desktop Publishing was without doubt the Emigre Magazine. It was first published back in the 80's, more precisely in 1984, in the very beginning of computers, and lasted for over 2 decades, having its last issue in 2005. The primary goal of the magazine was to promote the typefaces created by Zuzana Licko, but ended up being a sort of icon to modern typography and desktop publishing because it was one of the first publications to use Machintosh computers.. I remember back in college how admired the Emigre Magazine was. Emigre magazine was published between 1984 and 2005. A total of 69 issues were produced, sometimes on a quarterly basis, but more often irregularly. Issues #1 through #63 were published and distributed by Emigre, Inc. Issues #64 through #69 were co-published and distributed by Princeton Architectural Press, New York. Collections Emigre magazine is in the permanent design collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Design Museum in London, and the Denver Art Museum. Emigre Website It's really cool to see how the DTP has changed over the years, even though we've been living a transition seeing the end of important magazines and newspapers, it's very important to know and learn from great examples, and the Emigre was one of the greatest. Some images